Should You Pee on Jellyfish Stings?

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Filmed at San Francisco's Aquarium of the Bay, the latest Reactions episode explains the fearsome chemistry of jellyfish stings, and debunks this age-old beach myth.

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Eye Microbiome Helps Protect Mice From Pathogens

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Resident microbes living on the eye are essential for immune responses that protect the eye from infection.

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Cow Antibodies Yield Important Clues For Developing A Broadly Effective AIDS Vaccine

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The unexpected animal model is providing clues for important questions at a moment when new energy has infused HIV vaccine research.

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Synthetic Material to Support Stem Cells Developed

Synthetic Material to Support Stem Cells Developed

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New substrates have been developed which can be used to raise stem cells for a wide variety of uses.

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Innate Reaction of Hematopoietic Stem Cells to Severe Infections
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Researchers at the University of Zurich have shown for the first time that hematopoietic stem cells detect infectious agents themselves and begin to divide, without signals from growth factors.

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CRISPR Reveals New Targets for Promising Cancer Drugs
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Novel screening method identifies new drug targets that could potentially enhance the effectiveness of PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors, a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy.

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Piglets Might Unlock Keys to IVF in Humans
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During an attempt to improve how they grow stem cells, researchers discovered a method that uses a special liquid medium and improves the success of IVF in pigs.

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