Acinic Cell Carcinoma
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  July 31, 2018  
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 Acinic Cell CarcinomaAcinic Cell Carcinoma
 
As salivary glands are made up of different cells, tumors could start in any one of such. Various salivary gland tumors, which may be benign or malignant, may develop within and around the mouth, and could cause cancers of various severity.
 
   Study shows bats co-opted genes from ancient ebola like virus million years agoStudy shows bats co-opted genes from ancient ebola like virus million years ago
 
Some 18 million years ago, an ancestor of mouse-eared bats "stole" genetic material from an ancient virus related to Ebola.
 
   Undersea tools with powerful jets of water are being redesigned to cut human bone and tissueUndersea tools with powerful jets of water are being redesigned to cut human bone and tissue
 
Robust cutting technology designed to withstand the rigours of the North Sea could soon be adapted to perform delicate surgery, thanks to engineers at the University of Edinburgh.
 
 CNDA approves KEYTRUDA for treatment of advanced melanoma
 
CNDA approves KEYTRUDA for treatment of advanced melanomaMerck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that KEYTRUDA, Merck's anti-PD-1 therapy, has been approved by the China National Drug Administration for the treatment of adult patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma following failure of one prior line of therapy.
 
 
 New study aims to develop nucleoside therapy as treatment for mitochondrial depletion syndromes
 
New study aims to develop nucleoside therapy as treatment for mitochondrial depletion syndromesHundreds of types of mitochondrial disease affect up to 38 million people worldwide, yet there are very few effective treatments, forcing patients and doctors to rely on symptom management to battle the serious and potentially fatal genetic disorder that starves the body’s cells of energy.
 
 
 Neuropathy, Ataxia and Retinitis Pigmentosa (NARP Syndrome)
 
Neuropathy, Ataxia and Retinitis Pigmentosa (NARP Syndrome)Neuropathy, ataxia and retinitis pigmentosa, also known as NARP syndrome, is a rare genetic condition characterized by numerous signs and symptoms which affect the nervous system. People with NARP typically experience tingling, numbness, or pain in the arms or legs, problems with balance or ataxia, muscle weakness, and loss of vision.
 
 
 NIH officials highlight growing threat of tickborne diseases
 
NIH officials highlight growing threat of tickborne diseasesThe incidence of tickborne infections in the United States has risen significantly within the past decade. It is imperative, therefore, that public health officials and scientists build a robust understanding of pathogenesis, design improved diagnostics, and develop preventive vaccines.