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Eating small amounts of peanut after immunotherapy may extend allergy treatment benefits
Regular dietary peanut consumption after completing oral immunotherapy (OIT) or sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) for peanut allergy may provide continued protection against accidental exposures to the allergen, according to a new study led by Edwin Kim, MD, who presented the findings at the annual American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) conference in San Francisco.
Sperm quality unaffected by one course of chemotherapy for early testicular cancer
Men with early stage testicular cancer can safely receive one course of chemotherapy or radiotherapy after surgery without it having a long-term effect on their sperm count, according to a study published in Annals of Oncology.
Incentives to downsize would ease the housing crisis
Housing policy is too concentrated on first-time buyers and should be refocused towards 'last-time buyers' to encourage those aged 55+ to downsize, according to a new report for the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI).
School-based health services and educational attainment
A new article from the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation examines relationships between availability and use of school-based health centers among adolescents and educational attainment in adulthood.
Finnish researchers discover a new form of hereditary osteoporosis
Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki University Hospital (HUS) and Folkhälsan have identified a new gene whose variants cause hereditary childhood-onset osteoporosis.
Scientists decode dynamics of the largest protein-degrading machine in atomic detail
Seven cryo-EM structures at atomic-level resolution revealed the inner working of human proteasome and its dynamic substrate-processing steps of ubiquitin recognition, deubiquitylation, translocation initiation and processive substrate degradation.

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