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United States reports new cases of puzzling, poliolike disease that strikes children – Science Magazine

Nine-year-old Jayden Broadway from Denver suffered from breathing problems caused by EV-D68 in 2014. The virus may also cause muscle paralysis. Cyrus McCrimmon/GETTY IMAGES By Gretchen VogelOct. 16, 2018 , 4:00 PM Does a virus that usually causes mild cold symptoms sometimes paralyze children? That’s the question facing scientists again this fall, after dozens of previously healthy kids across the ...

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Bulldogs' Screw Tails Linked to Human Genetic Disease – UC Davis

With their small size, stubby faces and wide-set eyes, bulldogs, French bulldogs and Boston terriers are among the most popular of domestic dog breeds. Now researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine have found the genetic basis for these dogs’ appearance, and linked it to a rare inherited syndrome in humans.  Bulldogs, French bulldogs and Boston ...

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Identification of first-in-class enzyme involved in childbirth and muscle diseases – Scope

Identification of first-in-class enzyme involved in childbirth and muscle diseases New Stanford research has identified an enzyme that plays a critical role in uterine contractions as well as in other muscle tissues. Author Roxanne OhayonPublished on January 8, 2019January 8, 2019 What started as research pertaining to viral infections has unexpectedly led to the discovery of a first-in-class enzyme in ...

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