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First Ever Video of T Cell "Safety Training"
News   May 20, 2019

Immunologists have captured on video what happens when T-cells – the contract killers of the immune system – undergo a type of assassin-training program before they get unleashed in the body.

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Good Compliance in Minimizing Veterinary Drug Residues in Food
News   May 20, 2019

Monitoring data on the presence of residues of veterinary medicines and contaminants in animals and animal-derived food show high rates of compliance with recommended safety levels.

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Wave Goodbye to Weights as We Know Them
News   May 20, 2019

Following the General Conference on Weights and Measures in November 2018, perhaps one of the most significant revisions to the International System of Units (the SI) since its inception was agreed. Today, on World Metrology Day, it is being put into action.

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Specialized Microscope Scans and Closes Single Blood Vessels
News   May 16, 2019

If further developed, this specialized microscope could be revolutionary for the treatment of skin cancer, as it enables incredibly precise surgery – all without cutting skin.

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What Makes Chocolate Smell So Good?
News   May 16, 2019

Much like a fine wine, high-quality dark chocolate has a multi-layered scent and flavor, with notes of vanilla, banana or vinegar. Now, researchers report which substances — and how much of them — make up this heavenly aroma.

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Widely “Inconsistent” Use of Antibodies in Lab Experiments
News   May 16, 2019

Widespread inconsistencies have been affirmed in the use of a common laboratory procedure, immunohistochemical staining, throwing study results into doubt and shedding light on the “reproducibility crisis”.

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Tissue Morphogenesis Shaped by Distinct Modes of Cell Competition
News   May 16, 2019

In mice, skin cells have been shown to engage in two forms of competition, which are believed to be crucial to the cultivation of healthy skin.

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Styrofoam Alternative Developed That's Environmentally-friendly
News   May 15, 2019

Researchers have developed an environmentally-friendly, plant-based material that for the first time works better than Styrofoam for insulation.

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Link Made Between Roundup and Liver Disease
News   May 15, 2019

Glyphosate, the primary ingredient in Monsanto’s popular weed killer Roundup, has been linked to liver disease in animal models.

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RNA Silencing Sees Potatoes “Baking” in the Sun
News   May 15, 2019

If there's one thing potato plants don't like, it's heat. If the temperature is too high, potato plants form significantly lower numbers of tubers or sometimes none at all. Biochemists have now discovered the reason why. If the temperature rises, a so-called small RNA blocks the formation of tubers.

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