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Red Yeast From Deep-Sea Sediment Shows Anticancer and Antibacterial Properties
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Scientists have succeeded in demonstrating anticancer and antibacterial effects of red yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, isolated from a deep-sea sediment sample from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

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Infant Immune Cells Not Functionally Immature as Previously Thought
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A study has shown that putatively immature dendritic cells found in young children are able to induce robust immune responses. The results could lead to improved vaccination protocols.

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Fatty Acid Could Help Combat Multiple Sclerosis
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The abnormal immune system response that causes multiple sclerosis (MS) by attacking and damaging the central nervous system can be triggered by the lack of a specific fatty acid in fat tissue, according to a new Yale study.

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Dormancy Key to "Tummy Bug" Bacteria's Success
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Scientists have discovered how bacteria commonly responsible for seafood-related stomach upsets can go dormant and then "wake up".

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Study Investigates Potential Impact of Variant on COVID-19 Vaccine
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Scientists are investigating whether neutralizing antibodies generated by current COVID-19 vaccines are able to recognize the B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 variant. A new preprint shared by BioNTech and Pfizer outlines one such body of work.

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A Multipronged Attack Can Halt Multi-Resistant Bacteria in Their Tracks
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Infectious diseases caused by bacteria may be treated with antibiotics. But sometimes, the bacterium becomes resistant to the treatment which results in a long and complicated course of disease. Recent studies have shown that combining several types of antibiotics can effectively prevent resistance.

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Teach Me in 10
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At Technology Networks we understand the importance of time. That's why we've launched Teach Me in 10 a video series that challenges scientists to present and summarize their research area, a scientific concept, or technology in ten minutes or less.

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Stay Up-to-Date With COVID-19 Vaccine Development
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Technology Networks is committed to keeping you updated with the latest research in this space. In this article, you'll find a curation of our latest COVID-19 vaccine-related content.

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A Leading Voice for T-Cell Expertise During COVID-19 and Beyond
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The unprecedented scale of global scientific collaboration, including the establishment of expert consortia, has played an important part in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke to Professor Danny Altmann, chair of the Global T cell Expert Consortium (GTEC) about the role that T cells have in viral infections like SARS-CoV-2 and what GTEC is hoping to achieve.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic
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On December 31, 2019, the first cases of a novel coronavirus were identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Here, we curate a collection of news and content related to what has become the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Healthcare and Biotech Predictions for 2021 and Beyond the Pandemic
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The pandemic has forever changed how every healthcare stakeholder approaches disease and put a global spotlight on the importance of health and wellness. These forces create a perfect storm for making 2021 a critical year for precision health, when we will bring about new strategies to tackle illness through asymptomatic testing and early detection.

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Drug Repurposing: Advantages and Key Approaches
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Drug repurposing (also known as drug repositioning) is a strategy for discovering new uses for approved and investigational drugs that are beyond the scope of the original medical indication. In this article, we highlight some benefits related to the repositioning of drugs and provide some examples of areas exploiting this approach.

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