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Hoppy Beer Without the Nasty Surprise
Hoppy Beer Without the Nasty Surprise
News   Sep 20, 2018

The biochemical basis of unintended high alcohol content and high pressures in dry hopping has been explained, which could help brewers create “hoppy” beverages without the quality-control and safety issues.

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Protein Curbs Obesity Through Our Gut Bacteria
Protein Curbs Obesity Through Our Gut Bacteria
News   Sep 20, 2018

Scientists from the UNC School of Medicine discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they are fed a high-fat diet. The researchers also reported that the NLRP12 gene is underactive in people who are obese, making it a potential therapeutic target for treating obesity and diabetes.

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Probing Yeast Cells to Understand Cell Misregulation
Probing Yeast Cells to Understand Cell Misregulation
News   Sep 20, 2018

Manipulating yeast with optogenetics and microfluidics to explore the MAP kinase pathway may be key for drug discovery.

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Marker Indicates Those at Higher Risk from Lethal Fungal Spores
Marker Indicates Those at Higher Risk from Lethal Fungal Spores
News   Sep 20, 2018

Genetic mutation in humans linked to a 17-fold increase in the amount of dangerous fungal spores in the lungs.

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T Cell Study Uncovers New Hurdle for Developing Immunotherapies
T Cell Study Uncovers New Hurdle for Developing Immunotherapies
News   Sep 19, 2018

There's an unexpected challenge to be overcome - T cell receptors can be more cross-reactive than previously thought.

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Engineered E. coli Adds Value in Chemical Production
Engineered E. coli Adds Value in Chemical Production
News   Sep 19, 2018

An E. coli strain has been engineered that converts formic acid and CO2 to pyruvate and produces cellular energy from formic acid, providing a new platform for producing value-added chemicals from one-carbon sources.

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UK-India Project Combats Infections Threat with Diagnostics
UK-India Project Combats Infections Threat with Diagnostics
News   Sep 19, 2018

A £3 million interdisciplinary research project is to address the growing threat of drug-resistant infections in India.

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Additional Evidence Shows HPV Vaccine is Safe
Additional Evidence Shows HPV Vaccine is Safe
News   Sep 19, 2018

Further evidence has been generated to demonstrate the safety of the life-saving bivalent HPV vaccine.

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Surf's Up for Microbes and Cells
Surf's Up for Microbes and Cells
News   Sep 18, 2018

New calculations and experiments show how balls ‘catch a wave’ when falling through viscous liquid near a flexible rubber sheet, comparable to microbes and cells in the human body.

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Are Cleaning Products Making Children Fat?
Are Cleaning Products Making Children Fat?
News   Sep 18, 2018

Commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight by altering their gut microbiota.

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