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Another Piece of Ebola Virus Puzzle
Another Piece of Ebola Virus Puzzle
News   Jan 18, 2019

Researchers have discovered the interaction between an Ebola virus protein and a protein in human cells that may be an important key to unlocking the pathway of replication of the killer disease in human hosts.

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New Material Could Drive Wound Healing
New Material Could Drive Wound Healing
News   Jan 18, 2019

Imperial researchers have developed a new bioinspired material that interacts with surrounding tissues to promote healing.

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Infrared to Visible Light: A Novel Route to Photodynamic Therapy & Drug Development
Infrared to Visible Light: A Novel Route to Photodynamic Therapy & Drug Development
News   Jan 18, 2019

Researchers have succeeded in developing a chemical process to absorb infrared light and re-emit it as visible energy, allowing innocuous radiation to penetrate living tissue and other materials without the damage caused by high-intensity light exposure.

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Interference with Estrogen Signaling Sends Bone Formation into Overdrive
Interference with Estrogen Signaling Sends Bone Formation into Overdrive
News   Jan 18, 2019

Deleting a certain type of estrogen receptor in an area of the hypothalamus dramatically increased bone density and strength in female mice, opening up many therapeutic possibilities for improving women's health.

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Human Blood Vessels Organoids a Model for Diabetes Research
Human Blood Vessels Organoids a Model for Diabetes Research
News   Jan 17, 2019

This model will advance research in vascular diseases like diabetes, identifying a key pathway to potentially prevent changes to blood vessels—a major cause of death and morbidity among those with diabetes.

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Mechanism for Leukemia Cell Growth Discovered Prompting New Treatment Hopes
Mechanism for Leukemia Cell Growth Discovered Prompting New Treatment Hopes
News   Jan 17, 2019

A mechanism which drives leukemia cell growth has been discovered by researchers at the University of Sussex, who believe their findings could help to inform new strategies when it comes to treating the cancer.

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Breast Cancer Survivors Report Improvements in Side Effects After Acupressure
Breast Cancer Survivors Report Improvements in Side Effects After Acupressure
News   Jan 17, 2019

Breast cancer survivors reported improvements in depression, pain, anxiety and sleep after self-administered acupressure.

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‘Shortcut’ Transforms Terpene Biosynthesis in E. Coli
‘Shortcut’ Transforms Terpene Biosynthesis in E. Coli
News   Jan 17, 2019

Researchers have developed an artificial enzymatic pathway for synthesizing isoprenoids, or terpenes, in E. coli. This shorter, more efficient, cost-effective and customizable pathway transforms E. coli into a factory that can produce terpenes for use in everything from cancer drugs to biofuels.

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Blindness Prevented in Animal Models of Retinal Degeneration
Blindness Prevented in Animal Models of Retinal Degeneration
News   Jan 17, 2019

Using a novel patient-specific stem cell-based therapy, blindness was prevented in animal models of geographic atrophy, the advanced 'dry' form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is a leading cause of vision loss among people age 65 and older.

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Mouse Study Suggests Stroke Drug May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
Mouse Study Suggests Stroke Drug May Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
News   Jan 16, 2019

Researchers have discovered that a drug currently being developed to treat stroke patients could also prevent Alzheimer's disease.

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