Non-hereditary mutation acts as natural gene therapy in patient with rare disease

Researchers affiliated with the Center for Cell-Based Therapy (CTC (ctcusp.org/rationale-2/presentation)) in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, have identified for the first time a non-hereditary mutation in blood cells from a patient with GATA2 deficiency, a rare autosomal disease caused by inherited mutations in the gene that encodes GATA-binding protein 2 (GATA2). GATA2 regulates the expression of many […]

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British ski workers ‘set to lose seasonal jobs’ after Brexit

Adieu to the British seasonaire. Barring an 11th-hour reprieve, Europe’s ski resorts will soon be largely devoid of British seasonal workers. From 1 January, post-Brexit, British employees seeking seasonal work as chalet hosts, instructors, drivers and nannies in European ski resorts will find it more difficult to obtain work. “It’s game over unless the government […]

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Marcus Rashford launches book club so every child can experience ‘escapism’

Marcus Rashford is launching a book club and his own range of literature with the aim of giving children from lower socio-economic backgrounds the opportunity to embrace reading from an early age. The Manchester United and England footballer is working with Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB) to promote reading and literacy among children from all backgrounds, […]

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New coalition plans to tackle Africa’s growing burden of stroke

Africa is currently experiencing a changing pattern of diseases and deaths. The continent faces a double burden of infectious diseases and rapid escalation of non-communicable diseases such as stroke and heart disease. These conditions are driven by factors like aging populations, changes in dietary habits, and rising rates of hypertension, physical inactivity, smoking, diabetes, raised […]

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Facebook removes election misinformation pages tied to Steve Bannon

Facebook has removed a series of pages linked to former Trump advisor Steve Bannon. The pages were removed after nonprofit organization Avaaz flagged them as spreading — and artificially amplifying — election-related misinformation under the “Stop The Steal” tag. Facebook confirmed to The New York Times that it removed “several clusters of activity” late last […]

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