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Chilean GeneproDX is ready to go global with its patented ThyroidPrint®

Chilean biotech GeneproDX can substantially increase the prediction accuracy of detecting thyroid cancer and dramatically reduce the need for surgery which is currently used to confirm cancer diagnosis in indeterminate nodules. ______________________________________________________________ Thyroid nodules are widespread; particularly among people aged 60 years and older. In fact, it’s estimated that up to 50% of people over…
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Puerto Rico and STEM: Where Politics and Culture Collide

While STEM education and funding in Puerto Rico is on the rise and shows promise as an engine to create well-paying jobs of the future, a long history of unfortunate political decisions and ongoing unfair treatment of the island’s people puts its future there at risk. Leer en español ____________________________________________________________ When we talk about the…
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Colorado to Consider Flavour Ban to Reduce e-Cig Consumption

Lawmakers in Colorado will soon be considering a new bill that would ban the sale of all flavoured tobacco products. The aim of the new law would be to curb the consumption of e-cigarettes by youth, in a state that has seen adolescent use of flavoured vaping products surge in recent years. The bill would…
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How Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria Changed The Way We Grow Cannabis

In 2007, my husband Raul* and I decided to leave our corporate jobs behind and buy an organic farm. Feeling unfulfilled with the drudgery that comes with sitting behind a desk, day after day, we left the daily grind of California and bought an 18-acre farm in the interior of the Caribbean island of Puerto…
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Republican Bill Could Create Ingestible CBD Pathway, but Passage Remains Iffy

Nancy Mace, a first-term Republican Congresswoman from South Carolina, recently introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would decriminalize cannabis at the federal level. This legislation, which is entitled the ‘States Reform Act,’ would remove any and all barriers in the federal law that might conflict with the autonomy of states to decide for…
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Cannabis And Cancer: Coincidence, Or A Viable Treatment Option?

Few things strike fear in people the way a cancer diagnosis can. Who gets cancer and who survives it can be very complex. A combination of age, race, sex (distinct from gender), environment, diet, type of cancer, lifestyle, stress level, weight, overall health, early detection and family history are all factors in diagnoses and survival…
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How is CBD Extracted from the Hemp Plant?

By now, you've not only heard about the powers of CBD, you've experienced them for yourself. You've got CBD for sleep, CBD for pets, and calming CBD salves to soothe achy muscles. But where does all this cannabidiol (CBD) come from? You may be curious about this non-intoxicating cannabinoid you find creeping into just about every…
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History of CBD Use

Hemp-derived CBD, whether in the form of flower, a tincture or cream, oil, edible or non-combustible, has risen in popularity at near breakneck speed. So quickly, in fact, that if you are unfamiliar with its history, you may think CBD is relatively new. The history of CBD use may surprise you. As it happens, hemp,…
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Color Remediation Column BHO Extraction

Butane Hash Oil (BHO) extraction techniques have been widely used by cannabis manufacturers seeking to produce high-quality concentrates. Innovators in BHO extraction have created an impressive variety of products with different textures and terpene- or cannabinoid-rich chemical profiles, spurring the continued growth in the concentrate marketplace. Recently, cannabis entrepreneurs working with BHO have started to…
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Credit union runs into trouble with US agency over too-lax cannabis activities

Access to banking services has been a problem for the legal cannabis sector in the US from the beginning – and the experience of one cooperative in Michigan shows that the relationship can be problematic for financial institutions too. The US National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) issued a cease-and-desist order in February requiring the $69m…
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