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Osteoarthritis: a multi-ancestry analysis reveals new genetic loci associated with the disease

Osteoarthritis: a multi-ancestry analysis reveals new genetic loci associated with the disease

The first large multi-ancestry genetic study of osteoarthritis, or osteoarthritis, found 10 new genetic loci associated with osteoarthritis, and the results showed that some of the regions associated with osteoarthritis are found robustly in every ancestry of the population studied. The first large multi-ancestry genetic study of osteoarthritis, or osteoarthritis, found 10 new genetic loci …

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Discovery paves way for development of new therapies for Chagas disease

Discovery paves way for development of new therapies for Chagas disease

Chagas disease, caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, affects some 8 million people worldwide. More than a third develop serious heart or digestive problems with an increased risk of death. The process that leads to this clinical condition is not completely understood. An article published in the journal Biomedicines describes a study by Brazilian …

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Passion for Strawberries Boosts Graduate Students' Education and Career Goals

Passion for Strawberries Boosts Graduate Students’ Education and Career Goals

PhD in plants, breeding, genetics and biotechnology. student Ashley Wright focuses on strawberry research and teaching about improving science literacy in non-STEM subjects. Ashley Wright is a PhD student in the Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology (PBGB) program at Michigan State University (MSU). She is researching resistance breeding in strawberries while pursuing a college teaching …

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How Bermuda youth are promoting conservation and climate action |  FairPlanet

How Bermuda youth are promoting conservation and climate action | FairPlanet

For nearly 30 years, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) has been cultivating knowledge of the oceans. “We believe in understanding the ocean as a living organism in order to connect with it, appreciate it, and understand what climate change is doing to the ocean,” explained Karla Lacey, CEO of BUEI. From November 21-26, BUEI …

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