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Modifier Gene May Explain Why Some with Cystic Fibrosis are Less Prone to Infection

Cystic fibrosis is caused by an inherited mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Due to this mutation, the CFTR protein doesn’t embed in cell membranes to form a channel for chlorine ions the way it should. As a result, mucus-producing cells secrete a thicker-than-normal mucus that can create blockages in the lungs and… Read More »

Sales are already kicking off this Thanksgiving — here are some of the top brands offering discounts

Source: Outdoor Voices More than 85% of Americans are expected to make purchases over the Thanksgiving weekend, either online or in their local mall, according to a recent poll. To capture their attention, even the most coveted and popular brands are offering deals. Some are kicking off their promotions early, hoping to lure shoppers who… Read More »

Trump says ban of some flavored e-cigarette products could lead to illegal sales

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday expressed concerns that enacting his administration’s proposed ban on many flavored e-cigarette and vaping products would lead to people obtaining them illegally. Trump also raised worries during a raucous meeting with public health and industry representatives that illegal e-cigarette and vaping products could be substandard. “If… Read More »

Zero gravity made some astronauts’ blood flow backwards

By Clare Wilson Zero gravity made some astronauts on the International Space Station experience reversed blood flow.NASA Being in zero gravity can have strange effects on the body – now it’s emerged that it can make people’s blood flow backwards. The changes to circulation caused two astronauts to develop small blood clots, which could have… Read More »

FDA says some data testing Novartis’ $2 million gene therapy was manipulated

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that some data from early testing of Novartis’ more than $ 2 million gene therapy Zolgensma was manipulated, but the agency believes the treatment should remain on the market. FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is… Read More »