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GnRH replacement shown to improve cognitive deficits in people with Down syndrome

A new study shows GnRH therapy may be an effective treatment for improving cognitive deficits associated with Down syndrome. (Image: Down syndrome karyotype, Wikimedia/Josef Reischig) Down syndrome is a genetic condition

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New review suggests there is “no convincing evidence” that low serotonin levels cause depression

A widely held belief about the relationship between serotonin and depression is being contested by a University College London research group. (Credit: Bryan Bruno/MidCityTMS) The serotonin theory of depression postulates serotonin

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CRISPR-based diagnostic test capable of identifying heart attacks and certain cancer types

A research group has developed a new diagnostic test that improves on current CRISPR-based testing methods and is capable of identifying various diseases. (Credit: Dean Calma, Flickr) Innovation in diagnostic

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New blood test uses circulating tumor DNA to help develop personalized cancer treatments

A novel blood test developed at the Vancouver Prostate Center utilizes the DNA of metastatic cancer to help with developing patient-specific treatment plans. DNA from malignant cells and tumors is

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CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing shown to change social behaviors in animal models

A Georgia State University research team has used CRISPR gene editing technology to show how the Avpr1a receptor affects social behaviors in hamsters. CRISPR-Cas9 technology was utilized by a team

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Blood test that identifies risk of Alzheimer’s disease shown to be highly accurate in large study

Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a highly reliable blood test for identifying Alzheimer’s disease, which uses the biomarkers amyloid beta proteins Aβ42 and