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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Health News: New strain of norovirus hits Minnesota ♦ Understanding the sense of smell in cells ♦ Eyes turn into skin: How inflammation can change the fate of cells

New strain of norovirus hits Minnesota Health officials say common intestinal illness often comes from eating contaminated food, can be avoided with vigilant handwashing and food handling A new strain of norovirus, the most common cause of sudden intestinal illness, has shown up in Minnesota, and that could mean more norovirus illnesses this winter, state health officials warned today.
Eyes turn into skin: How inflammation can change the fate of cells Chronic inflammation can cause regenerating cells to grow into new, aberrant types; this is called metaplasia, and is a disorder linked to prolonged inflammation. A new study highlights a new concept of chronic inflammation and could lead to better treatments.
How graphic photos on cigarette packs help smokers consider quitting A new study is the first to provide real-world evidence of the effectiveness of smoking warning labels that include graphic photos of the damage caused by regular tobacco use.
A multitool for cells: Understanding the sense of smell in cells Cells have an infallible sense of smell that tells them which direction to grow in to move closer to the source of a scent. Now, researchers have now learned how this sense of smell works

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