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An artificial ovary for fertility preservation without the risk of reintroducing malignancy
Important steps in the development of an artificial ovary have been successfully completed by one of the world's leading groups in fertility preservation.
$20 blood test could help diagnose hepatitis B patients across Africa
A simple $20 blood test could help diagnose thousands of patients with hepatitis B in need of treatment in some of Africa's poorest regions.
Cost-effective universal screening for hepatitis C in France
An estimated 75,000 people in France are unaware they are infected by hepatitis C virus.
Gene discovery unlocks mysteries to our immunity
Australia's national science agency CSIRO has identified a new gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body's immune response to infection and disease.
Anemones take the heat with a little help from their friends
Research reveals the genetic response to heat stress and highlights symbiotic algae's role.
Mindfulness is key to tinnitus relief research reveals
New studies suggest mindfulness-based CBT could significantly help tinnitus sufferers.
Does a full hospital mean higher infection risk?
While it might seem obvious that a fuller hospital would mean higher risk of hospital-acquired infections among its patients, a new study finds the opposite to be true.
Predicting bad side effects
Researchers from Japan's Tohoku University and colleagues have found that a simple DNA test can predict if East Asian patients are likely to have bad reactions to thiopurine medications.

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