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Why sex really matters | David Page | TEDxBeaconStreet

Translator: Jenny Lam-Chowdhury Reviewer: Capa Girl I would like to talk with you about sex and disease, but perhaps not what you’re thinking. So, now that I’ve gotten your attention, I’d like to tell you about something that’s really fundamental. I’d like to tell you about a connection between sex and disease that is very […]

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The First Complete Molecular Structure of a Tetraspanin: A Family of Elusive Proteins

In this paper, we figured out the structure of this protein called the Tetraspanin, CD81, and the molecule adopts a very unusual shape in which the four parts that cross the membrane come in two pairs of two so that you get a V-shape, and within that V-shape, there’s a large cavity that can be […]

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Genetic testing in ovarian cancer clinical study – Target Ovarian Cancer

Target Ovarian Cancer is funding a study at Cambridge University, to test women who have been impacted by ovarian cancer to see whether they actually are carrying mutations in their BRCA 1 and 2 genes. If you carry a mutation in one of these genes, it dramatically increases your risk of both ovarian cancer and […]

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Treating Hemophilia A

Hemophilia A is an inherited bleeding disorder caused by a deficiency in factor VIII activity. The current standard of care includes prophylactic intravenous factor VIII infusions. However, these infusions can result in the development of anti-factor VIII antibodies that can inhibit efficacy and increase morbidity. Intravenous bypassing agents such as activated factor VII and activated […]

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The next software revolution: programming biological cells | Sara-Jane Dunn

The second half of the last century was completely defined by a technological revolution: the software revolution. The ability to program electrons on a material called silicon made possible technologies, companies and industries that were at one point unimaginable to many of us, but which have now fundamentally changed the way the world works. The […]

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