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Allergic Responses May Protect Against Skin Cancer
Allergic Responses May Protect Against Skin Cancer
News   Jul 17, 2018

The components of the immune system that trigger allergic reactions may also help protect the skin against cancer, suggest new findings.

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Natural Product Could Lead to New Class of Commercial Herbicide
Natural Product Could Lead to New Class of Commercial Herbicide
News   Jul 16, 2018

By looking for microorganism's protective shield, specifically the genes that can make it, a team discovered a new and potentially highly effective type of weed killer. This finding could lead to the first new class of commercial herbicides in more than 30 years.

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Pfizer to Organize for Future Growth
Pfizer to Organize for Future Growth
News   Jul 15, 2018

Pfizer Inc. announced it will organize the company into three businesses.

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Tool Illuminates Immune Recovery in HIV Patients
Tool Illuminates Immune Recovery in HIV Patients
News   Jul 13, 2018

Findings from an animal study suggest that a non-invasive imaging technique could, with further development, become a useful tool to assess immune system recovery in people receiving treatment for HIV infection.

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3D Structure of 1918 Influenza Recreated
3D Structure of 1918 Influenza Recreated
News   Jul 13, 2018

Researchers who specialize in visualizing molecular structures developed a 3D model based on the 1918 H1 pandemic influenza virus. They aimed to increase knowledge on virus-like particles which show promise as vaccine platform.

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Understanding Malaria's Escape
Understanding Malaria's Escape
News   Jul 13, 2018

The vacuole, a compartment inside human red blood cells in which malaria parasites reproduce and develop, takes on a distinct spherical shape just minutes before its membrane ruptures, leading to the release of parasites into the blood stream.

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African Swine Fever Epidemic Prevention Strategy Formed
African Swine Fever Epidemic Prevention Strategy Formed
News   Jul 13, 2018

Experts investigate the density of the wild boar population in Europe, and assess measures to reduce it and keep wild boar infected with African swine fever away from uninfected ones. They also identify ways to detect the disease early.

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Guardian of the Cell
Guardian of the Cell
News   Jul 13, 2018

Scientists unravel the structure, key features of a human immune-surveillance protein, setting the stage for more precise immune therapies.

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Chemical Compound Class Possesses Potential for Treating Zika Virus
Chemical Compound Class Possesses Potential for Treating Zika Virus
News   Jul 12, 2018

A new and promising class of chemical compounds has major potential for treating Zika virus and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, according to a new study.

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Enzyme Discovery Fuels War on TB
Enzyme Discovery Fuels War on TB
News   Jul 12, 2018

An enzyme structure discovery made by scientists could help to eradicate tuberculosis. They identified a weak point within this protein could be targeted to enable them to design specific molecules to block its function.

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