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How Environmental Pollutants and Genetics Work Together in Rheumatoid Arthritis
How Environmental Pollutants and Genetics Work Together in Rheumatoid Arthritis
News   Apr 20, 2018

It is well known that individuals with a particular version of human leukocyte antigen have an increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis, but there has been growing interest in the role of environmental pollutants. In a new mouse study, researchers probed the relationship between the two.

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Food Crops Take Up Antimicrobials from Irrigation
Food Crops Take Up Antimicrobials from Irrigation
News   Apr 19, 2018

Scientists that antimicrobial substances and related molecules, that enter the water supply from personal care products, can end up in food, with potentially negative health effects.

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Fog Harvesting with Harps
Fog Harvesting with Harps
News   Apr 19, 2018

For those who live in arid climates year-round, water shortages are a constant concern. In these areas, residents must capitalize on even the smallest bit of moisture in the air. Now researchers have developed a type of “harp” to harvest fresh water from fog.

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Food Wastage Puts Pressure on Resources
Food Wastage Puts Pressure on Resources
News   Apr 19, 2018

U.S. consumers waste nearly a pound of food per person per day, equivalent to about one-third of daily calories. This translates to substantial resource wastage including cropland, pesticides, fertilizer and irrigation water.

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Crystal Structure of Neuropeptide 1 Receptor Solved, Providing Therapeutic Angle For Obesity Treatment
Crystal Structure of Neuropeptide 1 Receptor Solved, Providing Therapeutic Angle For Obesity Treatment
News   Apr 19, 2018

An international team has uncovered the potential to beat obesity at the cellular level, characterizing for the first time a complex, little-understood receptor type that, when activated, shuts off hunger.

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Kitchen Cabinets Can Emit Potentially Harmful Compounds
Kitchen Cabinets Can Emit Potentially Harmful Compounds
News   Apr 19, 2018

Probably the last place anyone would want to find airborne polychlorinated biphenyl compounds (PCBs) is in the kitchen, yet that's exactly where scientists detected their presence, according to a new report.

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Neuropeptide Y Y1 Receptor Structure Solved, Offers New Opportunities for Anti-obesity Drug Discovery
Neuropeptide Y Y1 Receptor Structure Solved, Offers New Opportunities for Anti-obesity Drug Discovery
News   Apr 19, 2018

Scientists solve the crystal structure of Neuropeptide Y Y1 Receptor, offering new opportunities for anti-obesity drug discovery.

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Deficiency of Innate Immune Adaptor TRIF Linked to Neurodegeneration
Deficiency of Innate Immune Adaptor TRIF Linked to Neurodegeneration
News   Apr 18, 2018

Research has revealed that deficiency of the innate immune adaptor TRIF, which is essential for certain Toll-like receptor signaling cascades, significantly shortened survival time of ALS mice.

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Of Mice and Disease: House Mice Carry Bacteria Responsible for Food Poisoning
Of Mice and Disease: House Mice Carry Bacteria Responsible for Food Poisoning
News   Apr 18, 2018

A Study of mice from apartment buildings showed that many carry bacteria responsible for mild to life-threatening gastroenteritis in people, and some of these bacteria may be resistant to antibiotics.

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Mechanism That Enables Avian Flu Viruses to Infect Humans Discovered
Mechanism That Enables Avian Flu Viruses to Infect Humans Discovered
News   Apr 18, 2018

A team of investigators has found a new mechanism that is critical to the ability of certain avian influenza A viruses to infect humans. The mechanism overcomes a defense that normally protects human cells from infection by avian influenza.

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