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ERS Genomics and Applied StemCell sign agreement on commercialization of CRISPR gene editing tools – News-Medical.net

ERS Genomics Limited, which was formed to provide broad access to the foundational CRISPR/Cas9 intellectual property (IP) co-owned by Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier…

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Study confirms men have 62% increased risk of COVID associated death, possibly related to higher degree of inflammation – Medical Xpress

New research presented at this week’s ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID, online 23-25 September) confirms that men with COVID-19 have worse outcomes than women, possibly related to them experiencing higher levels of inflammation. The study is b…

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New research presented at this week’s ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID, online 23-25 September) confirms that men with COVID-19 have worse outcomes than women, possibly related to them experiencing higher levels of inflammation. The study is by Dr. Frank Hanses, University Hospital Regensburg, Germany, and colleagues, and shows that men have a 62% increased risk of COVID-19 associated death compared with women, after adjustment for various factors.
Increasing evidence suggests a…

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FDA finalizes molluscan shellfish equivalence determination for two EU Member States – News-Medical.Net

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized a molluscan shellfish equivalence determination for two European Union (EU) Member States, Spain and the Netherlands.

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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized a molluscan shellfish equivalence determination for two European Union (EU) Member States, Spain and the Netherlands.
Today’s announcement is a significant milestone that will resume trade in shellfish between the U.S. and the EU for the first time since 2010. These actions reflect key strategic international engagement and several years of careful review by the FDA on behalf of consumers at ho…

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Massachusetts man dies from eating excessive amount of black licorice – New York Post

A Massachusetts man died last year from eating an excessive amount of black licorice, doctors said Wednesday. The unusual case was reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, detailing how the…

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A Massachusetts man died last year from eating an excessive amount of black licorice, doctors said Wednesday.
The unusual case was reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, detailing how the man consumed a bag and half of the candy every day for two weeks prior to his death.
Licorice contains glycyrrhizic acid, which could deplete potassium levels and contribute to heart rhythm problems, doctors explained.
Even a small amount of licorice you eat can increase your blood pressure a littl…

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