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  • Dec- 2017 -
    6 December

    Tronox To Vigorously Fight FTC Lawsuit

    STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Tronox Limited (NYSE: TROX) today said it would vigorously fight a lawsuit filed December 5, 2017 by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) seeking to block the company’s proposed acquisition of the titanium dioxide (TiO2) business of…

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  • 6 December

    Adaptive Self Injection Systems

    NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The past decade has seen a dramatic shift in terms of the types of approved injectable drugs, the diseases they target, and the devices used to deliver them. This shift has fostered change on several levels of the healthcare sector. Read the…

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  • Nov- 2017 -
    30 November

    Do Vitamin D Supplements Affect Bone Mineral Density in Pregnancy?

    In a recent study, researchers safely investigated whether vitamin D supplementation has an effect on pregnancy bone mineral density. The most common bone mineral density test is a central dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. Given the use of radiation, this poses a major safety concern for pregnant women and is why there is currently limited information known about bone mineral density (BMD)…

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  • Sep- 2017 -
    7 September

    Fetal Immune System Operational by Second Trimester

    Until now, much of human fetal immune development has been a black box. But a new study, published today (June 14) in Nature, reveals that dendritic cells appear in human fetuses early in the second trimester of pregnancy. These cells likely function to suppress an immune reaction to cells from the mother, the researchers found. This study “extends our understanding…

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  • 7 September

    Immunoassay Biomarkers Evaluated for Preeclampsia Diagnosis

    Preeclampsia is one of the leading hypertensive disorders in pregnant women worldwide and it is estimated to cause more than 60,000 deaths per year. Preeclampsia is induced by placental and maternal vascular dysfunction, which affects both maternal and neonatal health.

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  • 7 September

    Zika suppresses immune system during pregnancy to harm baby, report researchers

    Scientists from the University of Southern California (USC) have discovered that the Zika virus works by suppressing a pregnant woman’s immune system so that the virus can spread and increase the chance of harming an unborn baby. The virus, which leads to miscarriages and birth defects, specifically targets white blood cells called CD14+ monocytes, cells that turn into macrophages in…

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  • 7 September

    Researchers hope to harness immune cells for better treatment of allergies, infections

    By learning how a recently discovered immune cell works in the body, researchers hope to one day harness the cells to better treat allergies and infections, according to new Cornell University research. Type 1 regulatory (Tr1) cells are a type of regulatory immune cell that help suppress immune responses, including inflammation and tissue damage, but very few details were known…

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  • 7 September

    Sugars in mother’s milk exhibit antibacterial properties

    Mother’s milk, which consists of a complex and continually changing blend of proteins, fats and sugars, helps protect babies against bacterial infections. In the past, scientists have concentrated their search for the source of its antibacterial properties on the proteins it contains. However, an interdisciplinary team of chemists and doctors at Vanderbilt University have discovered that some of the carbohydrates…

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  • 7 September

    Smartphone-Based Analyzer Designed for Sample Testing

    A handheld spectrophotometer that uses a smartphone camera to measure changes in absorption of natural light or emission of fluorescent light is the key to a mobile instrument that can evaluate biological samples with the accuracy of clinical laboratory analyzers but at a fraction of the cost. Investigators at the University of Illinois College of Engineering (Urbana-Champaign, USA) utilized the…

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  • 7 September

    New biomarkers for early Lyme Disease identified

    A team of researchers led by Colorado State University has developed a test to facilitate early diagnosis of Lyme Disease, which it is hoped will improve treatment outcomes. Until now, it was difficult to distinguish Lyme disease from similar, less severe tick-borne conditions. Lyme disease is a serious infectious disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria, which can be transmitted to…

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