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 - dna strand

An integral piece of the process that goes into the repair of DNA has been discovered by scientists at Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, the institution announced Monday. This information could improve gene therapies for hereditary disease.

 - People Network

Several thousands of people were polled to see what they thought about neurological disorders. Not only did three out of four participants across 10 countries say that they would rather know if they had a disorder regardless of a cure available, but 94 percent said governments or insurers should foot the bill, according to the survey conducted by Millward Brown and announced today by survey sponsor GE Healthcare.

 - children

A reduction in tau protein levels in the brain effectively curtails the progression of Dravet syndrome, a serious form of epilepsy in children, the Gladstone Institutes announced Aug. 13.

 - F-18 choline PET/MR of prostate cancer

Quantitative values of simultaneous F-18 choline PET and diffusion-weighted imaging do not correlate in the assessment of intermediate prostate cancer—perhaps because the measurements characterize different tumor biology, according to a study published last month in PLOS ONE.

 - The University of Missouri Research Reactor

GE Healthcare and NorthStar Medical RadioIsotopes have signed a letter of intent for the production and distribution of an American supply of medical isotopes, including the largest staple isotope, molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), NorthStar announced today.