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Transmission of amyloid-β protein pathology from cadaveric pituitary growth hormone

John Collinge from MRC Prion Unit at UCL, UCL Institute of Prion Diseases, London, UK and his colleagues previously reported the presence of amyloid-β protein (Aβ) deposits in individuals with Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) who had been treated during childhood with human cadaveric pituitary-derived growth hormone (c-hGH) contaminated with prions.

Date:2018-12-28

Coffee or tea? The answer might be in your genes

An article about gene might affect ones preference of coffee or tea, was published on The Guardian recently.Scientists say a genetic predisposition to perceiving the bitterness of particular substances appears to nudge us towards one beverage or the other.

Date:2018-12-28

Holidays′ pitfalls for those with food allergies

About 15 million people in the United States have one or more foodallergies."Its unfortunate that theres been such an uptick in food allergy diagnoses, but the good thing is people are talking about it and theres not as much stigma as there was previously," said Dr. Kara Wada, an allergy and immunology physician at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Date:2018-12-27

Gene discovery reveals new targets for treating atherosclerosis, inflammatory diseases

A group of genes that has been largely ignored by scientists could play critical roles in atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), inflammation, and likely obesity and other metabolic diseases, new research suggests.

Date:2018-12-27

Can I get infected with HIV from mosquitoes?

studies conducted by the CDC and elsewhere have shown no evidence of HIV transmission through mosquitoes or any other insects - even in areas where there are many cases of AIDS and large populations of mosquitoes. Lack of such outbreaks, despite intense efforts to detect them, supports the conclusion that HIV is not transmitted by insects.

Date:2018-12-21

Blushing Drinkers at Risk for Esophageal Cancer

People whose faces turn red when they drink alcohol may be facing more than embarrassment. The flushing may indicate an increased risk for a deadly throat cancer, researchers report.

Date:2018-12-21

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