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Inheritance and Cannibalism Shape the Termite Gut Microbiome
Inheritance and Cannibalism Shape the Termite Gut Microbiome
News   Feb 19, 2018

A huge new study has outlined what influences help create the incredibly diverse termite microbiome.

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Molecular Atlas Maps Out the Blood Brain Barrier
Molecular Atlas Maps Out the Blood Brain Barrier
News   Feb 19, 2018

The genes and structure of the diverse web of cells that supplies blood to the brain have been mapped in unprecedented detail.

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Neuromodulation of Behavior and Individuality Measured Over a Life-Time
Neuromodulation of Behavior and Individuality Measured Over a Life-Time
News   Feb 18, 2018

Researchers illuminate the biology that guides behavior across different stages of life, and also suggest how variations in specific neuromodulators in the developing nervous system may lead to occasional variations.

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Could Alzheimer's Drug Repair Brain Damage After Alcohol Binges?
Could Alzheimer's Drug Repair Brain Damage After Alcohol Binges?
News   Feb 16, 2018

A drug used to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease could offer clues on how drugs might one day be able to reverse brain changes that affect learning and memory in teens and young adults who binge drink.

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The Butterfly Evolutionary Tree Is Now Bigger and Better
The Butterfly Evolutionary Tree Is Now Bigger and Better
News   Feb 16, 2018

The latest tree uses 35 times more genetic data and has three times as many taxa.

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Drug Transport Gene May Explain Why Ovarian Cancer Patients React Differently to Chemotherapy
Drug Transport Gene May Explain Why Ovarian Cancer Patients React Differently to Chemotherapy
News   Feb 16, 2018

A gene which produces a protein that transports drugs in and out of cells may explain why some women treated with chemo have serious side effects.

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Gene Activity Links Stress and Tameness in Foxes
Gene Activity Links Stress and Tameness in Foxes
News   Feb 15, 2018

Links have been identified between gene activity in the pituitary gland of foxes and their domesticity.

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Lonza to Establish Cell- and Gene-Therapy Centers of Excellence to Accelerate Growth
Lonza to Establish Cell- and Gene-Therapy Centers of Excellence to Accelerate Growth
News   Feb 14, 2018

Lonza will establish Centers of Excellence for Cell and Gene Therapy to support and accelerate the growth of this priority area for the company.

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Step Closer to Creating Crops That Are Better Adapted for Climate Change
Step Closer to Creating Crops That Are Better Adapted for Climate Change
News   Feb 14, 2018

Breeding temperature-resilient crops is an “achievable dream” in one of the most important species of commercially-cultivated plants, according to a new study. The vision of crop improvement in the face of climate change is outlined in research which has established a genetic link between increased temperature and the problem of “pod shatter” (premature seed dispersal) in oilseed rape.

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Dropsynth Technique Slashes Cost of Gene Generation
Dropsynth Technique Slashes Cost of Gene Generation
News   Feb 14, 2018

The technique could make generating a gene cheaper than buying a cup of coffee.

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