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Judge temporarily blocks FEMA from ending housing aid to displaced Puerto Ricans

A judge will hold a hearing on Monday after a Latino civil rights group filed a suit to stop what it feared would be evictions.

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Trump claims Saudi Arabia will boost oil production

"During the call, the two leaders stressed the need to make efforts to maintain the stability of oil markets and the growth of the global economy," a statement read.

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The travel ban decision adds to the court's legacy of legitimizing racism

The rule the president once called a 'Muslim ban' is constitutional, as far as the courts are concerned.

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Up to half of childhood cancer survivors will develop hormone disorders

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on how to diagnose and treat the endocrine disorders that affect a significant portion of childhood cancer survivors in the United States today.

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Up to half of childhood cancer survivors will develop hormone disorders

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on how to diagnose and treat the endocrine disorders that affect a significant portion of childhood cancer survivors in the United States today.

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Complication of 'fat freezing' procedure may be more common than thought

Cryolipolysis is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that eliminates excess fat by freezing it. But a complication called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) -- a hardened area of localized fat developing after cryolipolysis -- may be more common than previously thought, suggests an article.

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Complication of 'fat freezing' procedure may be more common than thought

Cryolipolysis is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that eliminates excess fat by freezing it. But a complication called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) -- a hardened area of localized fat developing after cryolipolysis -- may be more common than previously thought, suggests an article.

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Newly developed therapeutic shown to combat drug addiction

A new therapeutic may help reverse chemical imbalances made to the brain by habitual drug use and could one day help recovering drug addicts avoid future drug use.

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Higher doses of rifampin appear more effective in fighting TB without increasing risk of adverse events

Higher daily doses of rifampin, a cornerstone of tuberculosis treatment, killed more TB bacteria in sputum cultures, and the higher doses did so without increasing the adverse effects of treatment, according to a randomized controlled trial.

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The novel function of self-renewal factor of spermatogonial stem cells is identified

A research team found a novel function of FGF2 in mammalian testis. Although it has demonstrated that both GDNF and FGF2 are the self-renewal factor for spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) in vitro, present study revealed that FGF2 acts to facilitate the differentiation of SSCs in vivo. The understanding of molecular mechanism regulating SSCs has potential for future applications for male infertility treatment.

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Promising therapy' for alcohol abuse

A professor is working to change that, and a new clinical trial is right around the corner.

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Mutations in gene TRAF7 are associated with a multisystem disorder

Four mutations of gene TRAF7 have been associated with a multisystem disorder.

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Genetic ancestry test users 'cherry-pick' which races to identify with

Genetic ancestry tests are often advertised as a tool to uncover new connections to diverse cultures and ancestries, but new research has found people tend to pick and choose which races they identify with based on preconceived biases.

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Obesity + aging linked to Alzheimer's markers in the brain

A new study suggests that when a high-fat, high-sugar diet that leads to obesity is paired with normal aging, it may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease. In addition, researchers discovered that certain areas of the brain respond differently to risk factors associated with Alzheimer's.

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Rapid Zika detection test uses smartphone technology

Leveraging nanoparticles and digital health technology, investigators develop rapid, deployable, low-cost diagnostic test for Zika virus.

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Newly developed therapeutic shown to combat drug addiction

A new therapeutic may help reverse chemical imbalances made to the brain by habitual drug use and could one day help recovering drug addicts avoid future drug use.

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Higher doses of rifampin appear more effective in fighting TB without increasing risk of adverse events

Higher daily doses of rifampin, a cornerstone of tuberculosis treatment, killed more TB bacteria in sputum cultures, and the higher doses did so without increasing the adverse effects of treatment, according to a randomized controlled trial.

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The novel function of self-renewal factor of spermatogonial stem cells is identified

A research team found a novel function of FGF2 in mammalian testis. Although it has demonstrated that both GDNF and FGF2 are the self-renewal factor for spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) in vitro, present study revealed that FGF2 acts to facilitate the differentiation of SSCs in vivo. The understanding of molecular mechanism regulating SSCs has potential for future applications for male infertility treatment.

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Promising therapy' for alcohol abuse

A professor is working to change that, and a new clinical trial is right around the corner.

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Mutations in gene TRAF7 are associated with a multisystem disorder

Four mutations of gene TRAF7 have been associated with a multisystem disorder.

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Genetic ancestry test users 'cherry-pick' which races to identify with

Genetic ancestry tests are often advertised as a tool to uncover new connections to diverse cultures and ancestries, but new research has found people tend to pick and choose which races they identify with based on preconceived biases.

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Obesity + aging linked to Alzheimer's markers in the brain

A new study suggests that when a high-fat, high-sugar diet that leads to obesity is paired with normal aging, it may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease. In addition, researchers discovered that certain areas of the brain respond differently to risk factors associated with Alzheimer's.

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Rapid Zika detection test uses smartphone technology

Leveraging nanoparticles and digital health technology, investigators develop rapid, deployable, low-cost diagnostic test for Zika virus.

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Self-monitoring of type 2 diabetes reduces follow-up costs by more than half

Self-monitoring of type 2 diabetes used in combination with an electronic feedback system results in considerable savings on health care costs especially in sparsely populated areas, a new study shows.

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CAR-T immunotherapies may have a new player

Emerging CAR-T immunotherapies leverage modified versions of patient's T-cells to target and kill cancer cells. In a new study, researchers report that similarly modified natural killer (NK) cells derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) also displayed heightened activity against a mouse model of ovarian cancer.

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Men and women have different genetic risk factors for developing brain cancer

Researchers have discovered that men and women have different genetic risk factors for developing glioma.

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Function of a mysterious component of the inner ear revealed

A new study finds that a mysterious component of the inner ear acts as a pressure-relief valve, formed by a thin barrier of cellular projections that opens and closes to regulate the release of inner ear fluid.

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More than half of Amazonian armadillos carry leprosy

The bacteria that causes leprosy, a chronic disease that can lead to disfigurement and nerve damage, is known to be transmitted to humans from nine-banded armadillos. A new study reports that 62 percent of the armadillos in the western part of Pará state in the Brazilian Amazon are positive for the leprosy bacteria.

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Open relationships just as satisfying as monogamous ones

Couples in non-monogamous relationships have the same level of relationship satisfaction, psychological well-being and sexual satisfaction as those in monogamous relationships, a new study has found.

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Self-monitoring of type 2 diabetes reduces follow-up costs by more than half

Self-monitoring of type 2 diabetes used in combination with an electronic feedback system results in considerable savings on health care costs especially in sparsely populated areas, a new study shows.

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CAR-T immunotherapies may have a new player

Emerging CAR-T immunotherapies leverage modified versions of patient's T-cells to target and kill cancer cells. In a new study, researchers report that similarly modified natural killer (NK) cells derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) also displayed heightened activity against a mouse model of ovarian cancer.

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Men and women have different genetic risk factors for developing brain cancer

Researchers have discovered that men and women have different genetic risk factors for developing glioma.

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Function of a mysterious component of the inner ear revealed

A new study finds that a mysterious component of the inner ear acts as a pressure-relief valve, formed by a thin barrier of cellular projections that opens and closes to regulate the release of inner ear fluid.

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More than half of Amazonian armadillos carry leprosy

The bacteria that causes leprosy, a chronic disease that can lead to disfigurement and nerve damage, is known to be transmitted to humans from nine-banded armadillos. A new study reports that 62 percent of the armadillos in the western part of Pará state in the Brazilian Amazon are positive for the leprosy bacteria.

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Open relationships just as satisfying as monogamous ones

Couples in non-monogamous relationships have the same level of relationship satisfaction, psychological well-being and sexual satisfaction as those in monogamous relationships, a new study has found.

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New promise in search for simple, early test for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have found early evidence that tiny snippets of genetic material called microRNA may help with early detection of conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.

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Computational models provide novel genetic insights into atherosclerosis

Researchers have identified a new gene-activation pathway caused by lipids associated with coronary artery disease, a finding that could help identify new directions in research and drug development. The researchers used a new computational model of the cells lining blood vessels in the human heart.

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Two proteins involved in schistosome epigenetics play key roles in parasite's biology

Two proteins that recognize and translate DNA methylation marks in Schistosoma mansoni are required for growth of adult stem cells in the parasitic flatworm, as well as production of eggs, according to new research.

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New promise in search for simple, early test for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have found early evidence that tiny snippets of genetic material called microRNA may help with early detection of conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.

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Computational models provide novel genetic insights into atherosclerosis

Researchers have identified a new gene-activation pathway caused by lipids associated with coronary artery disease, a finding that could help identify new directions in research and drug development. The researchers used a new computational model of the cells lining blood vessels in the human heart.

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Two proteins involved in schistosome epigenetics play key roles in parasite's biology

Two proteins that recognize and translate DNA methylation marks in Schistosoma mansoni are required for growth of adult stem cells in the parasitic flatworm, as well as production of eggs, according to new research.

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Team sports have ancient roots

Competitive team games in which men test their mettle against others are universal across the world, and may have deep roots in our evolutionary past. Among hunter-gatherers, these games enable men to hone their physical skills and stamina, assess the commitment of their team members, and see how each performs under pressure.

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Are police officers being charged faster in fatal shootings?

Criminal charges this week against officers in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Kingsland, Georgia, suggest a shift in how police-involved shooting cases are handled.

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Thousands march against Trump's policy of separating families

"I have literally never seen Americans show up for immigrants like this," said Jess Morales Rocketto, who works for the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

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Best advice to U.S. dairy farmers? 'Sell out as fast as you can'

Small-dairy farmers are getting squeezed out by corporate agriculture. "That is not what America is about," a struggling farmer said.

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Ahead of elections, Mexicans say they want change, a stop to violence

Mexico's leftist candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has held a steady lead throughout the campaign.

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Running dry? British pubs hit by World Cup beer shortage

As England prepares to enter the tournament's knockout stages, Londoners are among those being hit by a European CO2 outage affecting the drinks industry.

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Third U.S. ambassador to step down amid frustrations with Trump

Melville said comments made by President Donald Trump on Wednesday about the European Union spurred his decision to step down.

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'Everyone is running for his life': 160,000 displaced by regime offensive in Syria

More than 160,000 civilians have fled towards the Jordanian border as the Assad regime looks to press its advantage in the country's civil war.

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Photos: Thousands march coast to coast against Trump's immigration policy

Tens of thousands nationwide protest the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, crying out that "children should be with families."

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Cheap tech and widespread internet access fuel rise in cybersex trafficking

The low cost of child cybersex trafficking makes it easy to operate and difficult to prevent.

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Sweltering heat wave bakes large part of nation ahead of July 4th

Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing heat that will approach 100 degrees. Advisories and warnings cover a large swath of the nation.

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Kennedy's retirement enables Trump's racist, anti-woman agenda

The Supreme Court justice might have been remembered as a principled conservative. Instead, he'll facilitate the worst of the president's agenda.

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This Democrat is writing a bill to 'abolish ICE.' Here's how it would work.

"Abolish ICE" is a rallying cry among progressive activists. Now lawmakers are exploring how to turn it into policy.

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North Korea has increased nuclear production at secret sites, say U.S. officials

"Work is ongoing to deceive us on the number of facilities, the number of weapons, the number of missiles," said one U.S. official.

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At the center of their own tragedy, Capital Gazette journalists get to work

"Something like this might happen in Afghanistan or Iraq ... but you don't expect it to happen in a little sleepy office across from the local mall."

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Sweltering heat wave bakes large part of nation ahead of July 4th

Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing heat that will approach 100 degrees. Advisories and warnings cover a large swath of the nation.

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'Everyone is running for his life': 160,000 displaced by regime offensive in Syria

More than 160,000 civilians have fled towards the Jordanian border as the Assad regime looks to press its advantage in the country's civil war.

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Connection between genes, response to environmental chemicals

Researchers have pinpointed a genetic difference in zebrafish tied to differing responses to the same environmental chemical. The work could have implications for identifying genetic factors that explain differential chemical sensitivity.

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The neuroscience of human vocal pitch

Among primates, humans are uniquely able to consciously control the pitch of their voices, making it possible to hit high notes in singing or stress a word in a sentence to convey meaning. Researchers narrow in on a region of the brain's frontal lobe that controls the ''voice box'' muscles that are responsible for vocal pitch.

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How the flu virus builds a better mousetrap

For the first time, scientists have directly visualized real-time structural changes in the surface protein of the influenza virus that may help the virus fuse with and enter target cells before hijacking them. Single molecules of the protein were found to stretch toward target cells, then refold and try again 5 to 10 times per second. The discovery may help develop more effective vaccines and better understand other viruses, including Ebola, HIV, and SARS.

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Connection between genes, response to environmental chemicals

Researchers have pinpointed a genetic difference in zebrafish tied to differing responses to the same environmental chemical. The work could have implications for identifying genetic factors that explain differential chemical sensitivity.

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How the flu virus builds a better mousetrap

For the first time, scientists have directly visualized real-time structural changes in the surface protein of the influenza virus that may help the virus fuse with and enter target cells before hijacking them. Single molecules of the protein were found to stretch toward target cells, then refold and try again 5 to 10 times per second. The discovery may help develop more effective vaccines and better understand other viruses, including Ebola, HIV, and SARS.

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Are police officers being charged faster in fatal shootings?

Criminal charges this week against officers in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Kingsland, Georgia, suggest a shift in how police-involved shooting cases are handled.

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Kennedy's retirement enables Trump's racist, anti-woman agenda

The Supreme Court justice might have been remembered as a principled conservative. Instead, he'll facilitate the worst of the president's agenda.

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Viruses are found to be the most common cause of meningitis but diagnosis is often delayed

The first major paper looking at the causes and consequences of meningitis in the UK has found that viruses are now the most common cause of meningitis in adults and a cause of substantial long-term ill health. The paper also found that the management of many patients with meningitis is sub-optimal.

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Air pollution contributes significantly to diabetes globally

New research links outdoor air pollution -- even at levels deemed safe -- to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a new study. The findings raise the possibility that reducing pollution may lead to a drop in diabetes cases in heavily polluted countries such as India and less polluted ones such as the United States.

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Viruses are found to be the most common cause of meningitis but diagnosis is often delayed

The first major paper looking at the causes and consequences of meningitis in the UK has found that viruses are now the most common cause of meningitis in adults and a cause of substantial long-term ill health. The paper also found that the management of many patients with meningitis is sub-optimal.

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Air pollution contributes significantly to diabetes globally

New research links outdoor air pollution -- even at levels deemed safe -- to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a new study. The findings raise the possibility that reducing pollution may lead to a drop in diabetes cases in heavily polluted countries such as India and less polluted ones such as the United States.

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Ronaldo, Portugal out of World Cup after loss to Uruguay

Uruguay propelled past Portugal and into the quarterfinals for the second time in three tournaments at the 2018 World Cup.

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Report: LeBron not meeting Cavaliers in person to start free agency

LeBron James is more focused on his preferred targets to start free agency.

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Thousands march coast to coast against Trump's immigration policy

Tens of thousands nationwide protest the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, crying out that "children should be with families."

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Third U.S. ambassador to step down amid frustrations with Trump

Melville said comments made by President Donald Trump on Wednesday about the European Union spurred his decision to step down.

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Cheap tech and widespread internet access fuel rise in cybersex trafficking

The low cost of child cybersex trafficking makes it easy to operate and difficult to prevent.

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The hidden complexity underlying a common cause of autism

Genes located in a large chromosomal aberration associated with autism interact with each other to modulate the variable symptoms of the disease, according to new research.

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Drinking changes young adults' metabolite profile

Adolescent drinking is associated with changes in the metabolite profile, a new study shows. The researchers observed metabolite profile changes even in young people who consumed alcohol at a level that is socially acceptable.

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The hidden complexity underlying a common cause of autism

Genes located in a large chromosomal aberration associated with autism interact with each other to modulate the variable symptoms of the disease, according to new research.

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Drinking changes young adults' metabolite profile

Adolescent drinking is associated with changes in the metabolite profile, a new study shows. The researchers observed metabolite profile changes even in young people who consumed alcohol at a level that is socially acceptable.

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Learning to love your body (even in a bathing suit)

The #EveryBodyIsABeachBody and #BodyPositive hash tags are trending on social media, but the real journey to loving your body starts from the inside out.

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What is 'Fortnite'?: A look at the video game that has become a phenomenon

The game now makes more than $300 million per month — even though it's free to play.

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Progress toward improved Wilson's disease drug

Researchers report that they have conducted promising preclinical experiments on a compound that could be used to treat Wilson's disease and possibly other disorders -- including certain types of cancer -- in which levels of copper in the body are elevated, causing or contributing to pathology.

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Don't let depression keep you from exercising

Exercise may be just as crucial to a depression patient's good health as finding an effective antidepressant.

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Change in brain cells linked to opiate addiction, narcolepsy

Two discoveries -- one in the brains of people with heroin addiction and the other in the brains of sleepy mice -- shed light on chemical messengers in the brain that regulate sleep and addiction.

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Rethinking existing method opens new doors for cancer diagnostics

Researchers overcame limitations of current DNA sequencers by using current-tunneling measurements to measure the base sequence and quantities of DNA and microRNA simultaneously. They successfully determined the entire base sequences of four types of DNA corresponding to the let-7 microRNA, a 22-base cancer marker. The method also permits counting of DNA molecules that contain a specific base sequence.

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Progress toward improved Wilson's disease drug

Researchers report that they have conducted promising preclinical experiments on a compound that could be used to treat Wilson's disease and possibly other disorders -- including certain types of cancer -- in which levels of copper in the body are elevated, causing or contributing to pathology.

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France eliminates Messi, Argentina from World Cup

France is the first team to stamp its place in the quarterfinals.

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What Trump doesn't get about the parents risking everything to come to America

Central American families come to the U.S. to protect their children by any means possible, just like countless parents have done before them.

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The best way to keep your house cool and your utility bills low

Don't lose your cool with high air conditioning bills this summer — try these expert tips instead.

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Running dry? British pubs hit by World Cup beer shortage

As England prepares to enter the tournament's knockout stages, Londoners are among those being hit by a European CO2 outage affecting the drinks industry.

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Thousands across U.S. join 'Keep Families Together' march

"I have literally never seen Americans show up for immigrants like this," said Jess Morales Rocketto, who works for the National Domestic Workers Alliance.

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Best advice to U.S. dairy farmers? 'Sell out as fast as you can'

Small-dairy farmers are getting squeezed out by corporate agriculture. "That is not what America is about," a struggling farmer said.

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Lance Bass: Pride is intrinsic to the resistance in this political era

The climate of increasing intolerance is particular dangerous for LGBT people. But we are a resilient community.

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Rescuers racing the clock to find missing soccer team in Thailand

The search for a dozen youth soccer players and their coach, who went missing last Saturday when exploring a cave in Thailand, is entering its second week. NBC's Lucy Kafanov reports for TODAY that there is still a chance the group could be found alive, according to experts.

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This congressman wants to 'abolish ICE.' We asked him how it would work.

"Abolish ICE" is a rallying cry among progressive activists. Now lawmakers are exploring how to turn it into policy.

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Lawsuit challenges 'jail-like' detention of migrant children

"We think they have due process rights that are being violated by the Trump administration's actions," an attorney said.

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Saturn's moon Enceladus is now the likeliest place to find alien life

Astronomers found complex organic molecules, the building blocks of life, on the small icy moon.

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'We will not back down': Canada announces billions in retaliatory tariffs against U.S.

"We will not escalate and we will not back down," Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said.

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Don't just call for civility. Stop dehumanizing your political opponents.

We all know that over-the-top rhetoric can have real consequences. Let's start acting like it.

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'Queer Eye's' Fab Five give their top tips for summer

Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, and Jonathan Van Ness tell us their favorite things to do during the summer.

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Mother charged with murder, torture in death of 10-year-old son

An attorney representing the family of the boy said he wonders if caseworkers did enough to protect him.

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Can we figure out alien languages?

The movie Arrival posits that, once aliens arrive, finding a way to understand their language will be possible. In reality, we've already spent decades trying to interpret messages that may have come from the cosmos and send back our own in return.

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Why our brains crave the thrill of a rollercoaster

Complex brain activity leads us to seek out thrilling adventures such as roller coasters.

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It only took 3 seconds: Fire pit injuries on the rise

A quarter of burn victims are children under the age of 5.

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Kentucky barred from requiring Medicaid recipients to work

The ruling is a blow to the Trump administration's attempt to scale back health insurance for the poor and disabled.

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Government says it will detain migrant families until they prosecuted

"The government will not separate families but detain families together during the pendency of immigration proceedings," government filing states.

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Annapolis paper dropped '13 harassment complaint against shooting suspect

The Capital Gazette feared that pressing a harassment case against Jarrod Ramos would be like "putting a stick in a beehive," according to a police report.

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Timing is key for bacteria surviving antibiotics

For bacteria facing a dose of antibiotics, timing might be the key to evading destruction. In a series of experiments, researchers found that cells that repaired DNA damaged by antibiotics before resuming growth had a much better chance of surviving treatment.

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Computing power used to track the spread of cancer

Researchers have developed a new computational method that increases the ability to track the spread of cancer cells from one part of the body to another. This migration of cells can lead to metastatic disease, which causes about 90 percent of cancer deaths from solid tumors -- masses of cells that grow in organs such as the breast, prostate or colon. Understanding the drivers of metastasis could lead to new treatments aimed at blocking the process of cancer spreading through the body.

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Timing is key for bacteria surviving antibiotics

For bacteria facing a dose of antibiotics, timing might be the key to evading destruction. In a series of experiments, researchers found that cells that repaired DNA damaged by antibiotics before resuming growth had a much better chance of surviving treatment.

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Computing power used to track the spread of cancer

Researchers have developed a new computational method that increases the ability to track the spread of cancer cells from one part of the body to another. This migration of cells can lead to metastatic disease, which causes about 90 percent of cancer deaths from solid tumors -- masses of cells that grow in organs such as the breast, prostate or colon. Understanding the drivers of metastasis could lead to new treatments aimed at blocking the process of cancer spreading through the body.

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Mandatory labels reduce GMO food fears

As national regulators work to develop labeling standards for foods containing genetically modified ingredients, a researcher finds that consumer opposition to GMOs dropped significantly after Vermont adopted mandatory labels.

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New regulator of neuron formation identified

The protein NEK7 regulates neuron formation, as it is required for dendrite growth and branching, as well as the formation and shaping of dendritic spines.

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Key protein providing defense against 'jumping genes' identified

International researchers revealed the crucial function of the protein HP1a for piRNA biogenesis, which is important for transposon silencing. Transposons are DNA sequences that have the potential to move to new positions within the genome, causing infertility and diseases. Knockdown of the gene HP1a in the fruit fly model revealed HP1a predominantly functions to repress transposons located at pericentmeric and telomeric regions by repressing splicing of precursor transcripts arising from those regions.

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Cancer-causing virus HTLV-1 changes DNA loops to 'affect tens of thousands of genes'

A human virus that causes a rare form of leukemia increases the risk of disease by changing the way DNA loops inside our cells.

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New measure for stress in overtrained athletes

Overload training -- or, training to exhaustion followed by a period or rest and recovery before a race -- is a method used by many endurance athletes in search of a personal best. A new study has found that overtraining might alter firing in the body's sympathetic nerve fibers which might hinder athletic performance.

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Teens with concussion may benefit from earlier physical therapy