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Immune Protein May Protect Premature Babies From Deadly Intestinal Disease
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Immune Protein May Protect Premature Babies From Deadly Intestinal Disease

Researchers have identified a protein in the immune system that may protect babies from necrotizing enterocolitis and lead to the development of new treatments.
Metabolic Processes Visualized at the Single-Cell Level
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Metabolic Processes Visualized at the Single-Cell Level

Researchers at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering and Biological Sciences Division have developed a combined imaging and machine learning technique that can, for the first time, measure a metabolic process at both the cellular and sub-cellular levels.
Landfill Bacteria Could Help To Eliminate Toxic Chemicals
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Landfill Bacteria Could Help To Eliminate Toxic Chemicals

Researchers have used landfill bacteria to generate enzymes that can break down dangerous such as pesticides and brominated flame retardants, that accumulate in nature and in food chains.
Infant Immune System Trained by Key Gut Bacteria
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Infant Immune System Trained by Key Gut Bacteria

Many diseases caused by a dysregulated immune system, such as allergies, asthma and autoimmunity, can be traced back to events in the first few months after birth, although the mechanisms were poorly understood. Now, researchers show a connection between breast milk, beneficial gut bacteria and the development of the immune system.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Hold Key to Unlocking Blood-Brain Barrier
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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Hold Key to Unlocking Blood-Brain Barrier

Researchers have obtained a 3D structure of the transporter protein that provides a gateway for omega-3s to enter the brain, possibly informing drug design.
SARS-CoV-2 May Have the Ability To Reactivate Dormant Tuberculosis
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SARS-CoV-2 May Have the Ability To Reactivate Dormant Tuberculosis

In a study, scientists found that infection with a specific coronavirus strain reactivated dormant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in mice.
Small Epigenomic Signals Matter in the Human Brain, Here’s Why
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Small Epigenomic Signals Matter in the Human Brain, Here’s Why

Researchers have carried out the largest study to date on the regulatory elements in the genome of primates. They found that in humans, the weakest regulatory signals, that are not usually studied, play an important role in the regulation of genes linked to brain.
Antarctic Ozone Pollution Has Increased
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Antarctic Ozone Pollution Has Increased

Ozone very high in the atmosphere’s ozone layer absorbs damaging ultraviolet radiation, but is a pollutant at ground level. Researchers have analyzed more than 25 years of Antarctic data, finding that concentrations near the ground arose from both natural and human-related sources.
Bioactive Packaging Keeps Strawberries Fresh
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Bioactive Packaging Keeps Strawberries Fresh

Researchers have developed a packaging film that can keep strawberries fresh for up to 12 days.
How Do Immune Cells Become Activated?
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How Do Immune Cells Become Activated?

By studying the structure of cellular receptors and of the molecules that activate them, scientists are deciphering the details of immune cell activation.

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