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New study identifies genetic markers linked to oral cancer

New study identifies genetic markers linked to oral cancer

Dental researchers have identified genetic markers in saliva that could aid in the detection of oral cancer, according to a study published online in the journal Clinical Cancer Research .

Markers, called microRNAs, are molecules produced in cells that have the ability to simultaneously control activity and evaluate the behavior of multiple genes. The researchers believe that these markers could be the key to the early detection of cancer. The appearance of a microRNA profile in saliva represents a major step towards the early detection of oral cancer.

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Dengue vaccine: understand how the Brazilian vaccine tests will be done

Dengue vaccine: understand how the Brazilian vaccine tests will be done

In the first half of 2016, tests will begin for the dengue vaccine being developed by the Butantan Institute in São Paulo. The tests will take five years to complete, but Butantan Institute expects that the vaccine will be available to the population by 2017. This is the third stage of testing and will be done in 17,000 volunteers in 13 large cities nationwide : Manaus, Porto Velho, Boa Vista, Aracaju, Recife, Fortaleza, Brasília, Cuiabá, Campo Grande, São Paulo, São José do Rio Preto (SP), Belo Horizonte and Porto Alegre.

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Epidermolysis bullosa: genetic disease is marked by skin fragility

Epidermolysis bullosa: genetic disease is marked by skin fragility

Epidermolysis bullosa is the name given to a set of hereditary diseases that cause blisters on the skin from any type of trauma. There are many types of epidermolysis bullosa, with varying clinical conditions and different modes of genetic transmission. The marked characteristic of this disease is skin fragility, and any touch or trauma, even if minimal, causes blistering of the skin.

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