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Dementia Associated With Altered Immune System
News   Oct 17, 2019

Recent research has revealed increased inflammatory activity in some patients with frontotemporal dementia.

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Acai Berry Extract Shows Antimalarial Properties
News   Oct 17, 2019

Scientists have found that aҫaí berry extracts can reduce malaria parasites in the blood and prolong the survival of infected mice.

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The Secret Is in Our Saliva
News   Oct 17, 2019

Two million years of eating meat and cooked food may have helped humans shift further from other great apes on the evolutionary tree. The evidence is in our saliva.

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Developing Pioneering Cell Therapies for Immunotherapy Non-responders
News   Oct 17, 2019

New research signposts a novel, less invasive method to identify killer T lymphocytes in patients with gastrointestinal tumors with low mutational burden who are refractory to currently-approved immune-based treatments.

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Study Finds Commercially Available Antibodies Are Not Binding Their Target
News   Oct 16, 2019

In a new study, researchers have tested the binding specificity of commercial antibodies to the C9ORF72 protein, and explored a novel validation approach.

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"Exhausted" T Cells Lose the Battle Against Disease
News   Oct 16, 2019

A new study has identified the molecular mechanisms behind which T cells will lose the battle against cancer earlier, which could inform treatment.

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Noise Pollution Harmful to Birds Too
News   Oct 16, 2019

Noise pollution is one of the leading environmental health risks in humans. In zebra finches, traffic noise negatively affects their health and the growth of their offspring too.

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Revival of 50,000-Year-Old Gene Reveals How Deadliest Malaria Parasite Jumped From Gorillas to Humans
News   Oct 15, 2019

In a study published today in PLOS Biology, researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the University of Montpellier have reconstructed a ~50,000-year-old gene sequence acquired by the ancestor of Plasmodium falciparum. The acquisition of the gene sequence enabled the parasite to infect human red blood cells.

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Microbiome Is Shaped by Genetic Differences in the Immune System
News   Oct 15, 2019

Genetic differences in the immune system shape the collections of bacteria that colonize the digestive system, according to new research by scientists at the University of Chicago.

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Fungus Chemistry May Mimic Opioids With Fewer Side Effects
News   Oct 15, 2019

The hunt for an opioid alternative has made a leap forward – a unique fungus may be able to mimic opioid suggesting it could be a safer less addictive drug, helping address the opioid epidemic of deaths by overdose.

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