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Laboratory modified corn has shown some progress in treating a rare, life-threatening childhood genetic disease. Researchers have been developing enzyme therapeutics for lysosomal storage diseases - rare but devastating childhood genetic diseases – for more than a decade. 

In the most severe forms of these inherited diseases, untreated patients die in early childhood because of progressive damage to all organs of the body and currently, enzyme treatments are available for only six of the more than 70 diverse types of lysosomal storage diseases.

Doctors don't want to be general care physicians, they want to specialize, and it is a problem that will only get worse because it involves money.

Primary care physicians are at the heart of health care in the United States, they are the first to diagnose patients and ensure those patients receive the care they need.  But faced with increased regulations, paperwork, the onslaught of defensive medicine, malpractice costs and staggering medical school bills, many are instead opting to become specialists.

Health Robotics today announced that it has entered the Blood/Plasma Automation Industry by leveraging its technology across the Pharmaceutical and Blood/Plasma industry sectors. They also announced the general availability of embedded Radio-frequency identification (RFID) for its Sterile Compounding Automation solutions i.v.STATION, i.v.SOFT, and i.v.STATION ONCO. These RFID upgrades will be showcased at the upcoming ASHP Midyear Meeting&Exhibition (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) on December 2-6 in Las Vegas. 


Humans of the Upper Palaeolithic Age recycled and repurposed their stone artifacts to be put to other uses, according to a group of anthropologists after examining burnt artifacts found in the Molí del Salt site in Tarragona, Spain.

How could they make that determination? Finding that stone tools during prehistoric times were recycled is not going to be apparent in archaeological records.

Gravitational lensing has found MACS1149-JD1, which was created less than 500 million years after the Big Bang, making it the most remote galaxy ever to be observed. 

Our universe came into being approx. 13.7 billion years ago with a Big Bang. 400 to 500 million years later, conditions in the cosmos allowed for the formation of the first stars but it was believed there was almost no hope of ever receiving a signal from any object of this time period; if there already were galaxies back then, their brightness would be far weaker than the light of a candle on the moon.
You have heard of biofeedback, controlling bodily responses using audio or visual cues to map performance.  It may be possible to do that with learning, a kind of neurofeedback, according to research at Sandia National Laboratories. They show that it's possible to predict how well people will remember information by monitoring their brain activity while they study.