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Stealth Virus for Cancer Therapy

Scientists have redesigned an adenovirus for use in cancer therapy. To achieve this they developed a new protein shield that hides the virus and protects it from being eliminated. Adapters on the surface of the virus enable the reconstructed virus to specifically infect tumor cells.

Insights of rare diseases by Epigenetic alteration of a vitamin B12 gene

An international research team led by scientists at the University of Lorraine in France along with McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center (RI-MUHC) in Canada discovered a new cause of a rare condition known as cblC , that they named "epi-cblC" . Patients who have  cblC  are not able to process vitamin B 12 *, leading to severe health problems.

Energy Expenditure during Running estimated using Sports Watches

The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of three different sport watches in estimating energy expenditure (EE) during aerobic and anaerobic running. Researchers validate the EE estimations of three sports watches (Suunto Ambit2, Garmin Forerunner920XT, and Polar V800), as these manufacturers are the top competitors on the market, during low, moderate, and high-intensity running against estimates of EE from indirect calorimetry as the criterion measure.

Outline of microRNAs in the human embryonic inner ear

In the current study, they have achieved the first miRNA sequencing of otic precursors in human specimens. Using HTG miRNA Whole Transcriptome assays, we examined miRNA expression in the cochleovestibular ganglion (CVG), neural crest (NC), and otic vesicle (OV) from paraffin embedded (FFPE) human specimens in the Carnegie developmental stages. Even performed gene set enrichment analyses to determine differentially regulated pathways that are relevant to CVG development in humans.