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7 things you can do to prevent a stroke

Regardless of your age or family history, a stroke doesn’t have to be inevitable. Here are some ways to protect yourself starting today. Age makes us more susceptible to having a stroke, as does having a mother, father, or other close relative who has had a stroke. You can’t reverse the years or change your…

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

KEY POINTS Tests are used to screen for different types of cancer. Studies show that some screening tests for colorectal cancer help find cancer at an early stage and may decrease the number of deaths from the disease. Five types of tests are used to screen for colorectal cancer: Fecal occult blood test Sigmoidoscopy Colonoscopy…

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Protocol of RNA Amplification

First strand synthesis The standard protocol for amplifications employed a 10 µl reverse transcription (RT) reaction with 200 U SuperScript III (Invitrogen), I µl of linear acryl amide (0.1µg/µl, Ambion, ….) and 1 µg T7-N6s:  5’AATTGTAATACGACTCACTATAGGGNNNNN[N-Q]  in 1x first-strand buffer (Life Technologies) with a 50°C incubation. Add the following RNA template (100 ng) 1 ug…

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5 tricks for spotting a bad boss during a job interview

A job interview isn’t just about what the employer thinks of the applicant. Job applicants have to make sure they feel comfortable with their prospective boss, too. According to the Harvard Business Review and various studies, the most significant cause of workplace unhappiness isn’t salary or vacation days, it’s having a bad boss. A bad…

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Do genes cause Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s is a complex disease. Doctors and scientists don’t know yet exactly what causes it. But we do know that a person’s genes can affect how likely they are to develop the disease. Having certain genes is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s. A risk factor is something that increases the chance of getting a disease.…

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