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Encyclopedia of 1,000 Genes Linked to Organ Development
News   Jan 28, 2020

A team of undergraduates and high school students has published an encyclopedia of more than 1,000 fruit fly genes which could be associated with the development of several organs.

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Inside the Social Network of Neurons
News   Jan 28, 2020

The same three proteins that bring together neighboring neurons are also responsible for the repulsion of migrating nerve cells in early brain development, according to a new study.

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New Look at Odd Holes Involved in Taste, Alzheimer’s and Asthma
News   Jan 28, 2020

Researchers have showcased the detailed structure and function of large pores found in cells, associated with taste, Alzheimer’s and asthma.

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First Global Census of Cell Surface Proteins
News   Jan 27, 2020

Stanford scientists have completed the first global census of diverse proteins sprouting tree-like from the outer membrane of a cell. These cell surface proteins govern how cells interact with one another and how they assemble into tissues and organs such as hearts and brains.

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Missing Link in Fight-or-flight Response Identified
News   Jan 27, 2020

Researchers have uncovered how adrenaline regulates a key class of membrane proteins that are responsible for initiating the contraction of heart cells in the fight-or-flight response.

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Forensic Techniques Used in Bid To Protect Turtles
News   Jan 27, 2020

According to new research tracking Loggerhead turtles with chemical signatures, the creatures feed in the same places year after year – meaning key locations should be protected, researchers say.

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New NMR-based Method Simplifies Natural Product Structural Analysis
News   Jan 23, 2020

Many drugs are derived from natural products. But before natural products can be exploited, chemists must first determine their structure and stereochemistry. A new NMR-based method has now been developed that simplifies the analysis and produces more accurate results.

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Residues in Fingerprints May Disclose Their Age
News   Jan 23, 2020

Police have long relied on fingerprints to identify suspects. However, they have no way to tell how long ago those prints were left behind, but now that could change.

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Portable Device Helps Doctors Diagnose Sepsis Faster
News   Jan 23, 2020

EPFL researchers have developed a highly sensitive and portable optical biosensor that stands to accelerate the diagnosis of fatal conditions like sepsis. It could be used by ambulances and hospitals to improve the triage process and save lives.

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Easy Arsenic Decontamination Thanks to Innovative Polymers
News   Jan 22, 2020

Researchers have developed specialized polymer electrodes that can significantly reduce arsenic in water while using much less energy than other methods.

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