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Exposure to routine viruses makes mice better test subjects
Exposure to routine viruses makes mice better test subjects
Vaccines and therapeutics developed using mice sometimes don't work as expected in humans. New research points to the near-sterile surroundings of laboratory mice as a key reason. When the researchers infected laboratory mice with the mouse equivalent ...
Virtual reality lets med students experience what it's like to be 74
Virtual reality lets med students experience what it's like to be 74
Elder care is about to become much more empathetic. Embodied Labs has come up with a new virtual reality program called "We Are Alfred," which allows young medical students to feel what it's like to be an elderly individual experiencing audio and visu...
Are popular at-home genetic kits misleading?
Are popular at-home genetic kits misleading?
Relatively inexpensive genetic test kits, such as 23andMe and Pathway Genomics, are becoming popular. But choosing an at-home kit over a laboratory test could lead to potentially risky consequences, a new paper warns. Researchers at the National Instit...
Researchers: Pancreatic cancer is '4 separate diseases'
Researchers: Pancreatic cancer is '4 separate diseases'
After carrying out a detailed analysis of DNA disruption, gene expression and molecular pathways in hundreds of tumors, researchers conclude pancreatic cancer is not one but four separate diseases, each with a different genetic trigger and requiring a ...