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Zika biomarkers in blood could lead to prenatal screening for birth defects

The highest risk of birth defects is from Zika virus infection during the first and second trimester, USC researcher says USC researchers have identified biomarkers associated with severe birth defects in babies born to women infected with the Zika virus. The discovery could lead to screening tests and a better understanding about how the infection… Read More »

Research on clots could make pancreatic cancer more treatable

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — You’re experiencing jaundice, abdominal pain or constipation. And by then, you may be too late. Pancreatic cancer symptoms often arrive after the cancer has already spread, making the disease one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the U.S. However, a team of researchers believes that targeting how blood clots form and… Read More »

North Dakota women could buy marijuana-infused ‘inserts’ for menstrual pain if recreational measure passes

North Dakota residents are voting to legalize recreational marijuana in November. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) If North Dakota residents vote to next month to legalize recreational marijuana, women in the state could be able to purchase an unusual item that’s said relieve menstrual-related pain: cannabis-infused inserts. A company called Foria, which makes cannabis-infused inserts, or… Read More »