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Sunday, November 30, 2014

11/30/14 Health News: Chemicals That Poison our Food ♦ Missing gene linked to autism ♦ Drugs better against colorectal cancer ♦ Save thousands with student's DIY microscope

Our Daily Poison: How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain
(Image: The New Press)Kirkus Reviews praises Our Daily Poison, From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick: "For readers with a strong interest in environmental and public health and food safety policy, this may be one of the most important books of the year." Contribute to Truthout and receive the book now by …Continue Reading
Missing gene linked to autism
Researchers have shed light on a gene mutation linked to autistic traits. The team already knew that some people with autism were deficient in a gene called neurexin-II. To investigate whether the gene was associated with autism symptoms, the Leeds team studied mice with the same defect. They found behavioral features that were similar to autism symptoms, including a lack of sociability or interest in other mice. Continue Reading  
One-two punch of drugs better than either alone against colorectal cancer
Experimental anti-cancer agents PF-04691502 and PD-0325901 excel in lab tests against colorectal cancer models and enter phase 1 trial, scientists report. "This study demonstrates strong potential for this combination in treating laboratory models of colorectal cancer. We hope that if we can discover biomarkers that predict which tumors respond and which don't respond to the combination that we can optimize its use," one researcher says.  Continue Reading
Scientists could save thousands with student's DIY microscope

Expensive tests for measuring everything from sperm motility to cancer diagnosis have just been made hundreds of thousands of dollars cheaper by a Ph.D. student from England who hacked his own microscope  Continue Reading

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