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Brain Mechanism for Common Age-Related Memory Loss Pinpointed
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Brain Mechanism for Common Age-Related Memory Loss Pinpointed

Neuroscientists have pinpointed a mechanism in the brain responsible for a common type of age-related memory loss.
Islet Cell Transplants Shown To Be Safe and Reliable for Diabetic Patients
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Islet Cell Transplants Shown To Be Safe and Reliable for Diabetic Patients

The team behind the largest islet transplant program in the world has reported that the procedure is a safe, reliable and life-changing treatment for people with hard-to-control diabetes.
T Cell Creates Two Genetically Identical, but Functionally Different, Daughter Cells
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T Cell Creates Two Genetically Identical, but Functionally Different, Daughter Cells

Researchers have explained how a CD8+ T cell can have two functionally distinct daughter cells after it divides, despite the cells being genetically identical.
Protein Complex Plays Key Role in DNA Loop Formation
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Protein Complex Plays Key Role in DNA Loop Formation

Researchers discovered that the MCM complex plays an important role in restricting DNA loop formation and thus in the three-dimensional structure of the genome and in gene regulation.
Heart Disease May Be Worsened by Aggressive T Cells
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Heart Disease May Be Worsened by Aggressive T Cells

T cells that attack apolipoprotein B, the main component of "bad" cholesterol, could be contributing to inflammation that worsens heart disease.
Drug Compound Targets Signaling Regulator and Reduces Anxiety-Like Behavior in Mice
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Drug Compound Targets Signaling Regulator and Reduces Anxiety-Like Behavior in Mice

Researchers have developed a brain-permeable compound (25-106) that targets a signaling regulator in brain neurons. The team notes that when the new compound was administered to mice, it could alter their neurobehavior and reduce anxiety-like behavior.
Shift in Cholesterol Metabolism Triggers “Death Spiral” in Maternal Octopuses
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Shift in Cholesterol Metabolism Triggers “Death Spiral” in Maternal Octopuses

A new study by researchers from the University of Chicago, the University of Washington, and the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) shows that the optic gland in maternal octopuses undergoes a massive shift in cholesterol metabolism, resulting in dramatic changes in the steroid hormones produced.
Stem Cell Therapy Engineered To Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer
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Stem Cell Therapy Engineered To Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer

Investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School have devised a novel therapeutic method using stem cells taken from healthy donors to treat glioblastomas post-surgery by attacking glioblastoma-specific tumor cells.
Male Pheromones Improve the Health of Females' Egg Cells
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Male Pheromones Improve the Health of Females' Egg Cells

A study in C. elegans has shown that exposure to male pheromones slows down the rate of aging in female egg cells, resulting in healthier offspring.
Intricacies of X Chromosome Inactivation Revealed
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Intricacies of X Chromosome Inactivation Revealed

Two new studies reveal more about the X chromosome silencing process and provide insights that could improve stem cell research.
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