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2 2 4 formula and the belly is in twelve weeks – a guide

In a few weeks, five inches of waist circumference to lose. This not only sounds fantastic – it is thanks to a simple Fitness formula even possible. Sports scientist Dr. Dr. Michael Despeghel has set the foundations for a successful abdominal workout. Here are the three rules: 1. Endurance training improves fat metabolism. 2. Strength […]

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Scientists first to pinpoint a cause of pigmentary glaucoma

An international team of researchers has identified a gene responsible for the onset of pigmentary glaucoma, which may lead to new therapies for the condition. “People who traditionally we wouldn’t think of having glaucoma—young males in their 20s and 30s—are at particular risk for this form of the disease and of losing their vision,” said […]

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GARFIELD classifies disease-relevant changes in the genome

Researchers at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) have developed a new approach to understand the functional effects of genetic variations associated with a disease, even if they aren’t located in a gene. Using this approach could help scientists uncover previously unknown mechanisms that control gene activity and determine whether cell […]

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Set of genes predicts severity of dengue, study reports

There’s no such thing as a “good” case of dengue fever, but some are worse than others, and it’s difficult to determine which patients will make a smooth recovery and which may find their condition life-threatening. Now, after scouring the gene expression of hundreds of patients infected with dengue virus—a mosquito-borne virus that can cause […]

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Less cancer deaths with regular PSA Tests

For the early detection of prostate cancer is a blood test available called a PSA Test. The Benefit of this investigation is, however, discussed for years by experts critically. A new long-term study from Sweden shows that through the Test, the deaths due to prostate cancer by 30 percent. Since 1995, the collected data from […]