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Breast­feed­ing Protects Babies from An­ti­bi­otic-res­ist­ant Bac­teria
Breast­feed­ing Protects Babies from An­ti­bi­otic-res­ist­ant Bac­teria
News   Oct 18, 2018

Babies that are breastfed for at least six months have less antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their gut compared with infants breastfed for a shorter time.

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Marker May Help Target Treatments for Crohn’s Patients
Marker May Help Target Treatments for Crohn’s Patients
News   Oct 18, 2018

Accurately predicting which subtype of Crohn's disease is likely to develop has not been possible, until now.

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New File Type Aims to Secure Genomic Data
New File Type Aims to Secure Genomic Data
News   Oct 18, 2018

Based on an analysis of data leakages and opportunities to prevent the potential misuse of genetic information, researchers have developed a new file format for functional genomics data that enables data sharing while protecting the personal information of research participants.

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Attacking RNA with Small-molecule Drugs
Attacking RNA with Small-molecule Drugs
News   Oct 17, 2018

Yale researchers have developed a way to target RNA with small-molecule drugs, creating a new method for tapping into a vast number of biological mechanisms critical to metabolism and gene expression.

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Crisis That'll have Us Crying into What's Left of our Beer
Crisis That'll have Us Crying into What's Left of our Beer
News   Oct 16, 2018

Scientists project that human-caused climate change will result in one of the most dire consequences imaginable: a disruption in the global beer supply.

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Being Organized Maintains Immune Heath
Being Organized Maintains Immune Heath
News   Oct 16, 2018

Immune health is maintained by the exquisite organisation skills of a protein called Pax5.

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Winner found in Shrimp Talent Quest
Winner found in Shrimp Talent Quest
News   Oct 15, 2018

Shrimp help keep fish clean – and scientists have identified the ‘cleaner shrimp’ with the most talent for reducing parasites and chemical use in farmed fish.

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Don't Pick Your Nose!
Don't Pick Your Nose!
News   Oct 15, 2018

Pneumonia-causing bacteria can be spread through picking and rubbing the nose.

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Roses are Red... Until They're Blue
Roses are Red... Until They're Blue
News   Oct 12, 2018

For centuries, gardeners have attempted to breed blue roses with no success. But now, thanks to modern biotechnology, the elusive blue rose may finally be attainable. Researchers have found a way to express pigment-producing enzymes from bacteria in the petals of a white rose, tinting the flowers blue.

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Researchers Develop Personalized Predictions for Chronic Blood Cancers
Researchers Develop Personalized Predictions for Chronic Blood Cancers
News   Oct 12, 2018

Scientists have developed a successful method to make truly personalized predictions of future disease outcomes for patients with certain types of chronic blood cancers. The study combined extensive genetic and clinical information to predict the prognosis for patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms.

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