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Genetically Engineered Virus Spins Gold into Beads
Genetically Engineered Virus Spins Gold into Beads
News   Aug 28, 2018

The discovery could make production of some electronic components cheaper, easier, and faster.

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New Approach Developed for Reducing Inflammation in HIV-infected Individuals
New Approach Developed for Reducing Inflammation in HIV-infected Individuals
News   Aug 28, 2018

Restoring immune function in HIV-infected individuals should help prevent non-AIDS complications from developing.

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Dog Shelter Genetic Tests Shows Why Breed Labels Can Be Misleading
Dog Shelter Genetic Tests Shows Why Breed Labels Can Be Misleading
News   Aug 24, 2018

In animal shelters, dogs are assigned breeds that are often just guessed from their physical appearance; this can impact the length of time a dog waits to be adopted. Researchers have taken the first step to understanding how breed labels might affect shelter dogs by genotyping them and comparing the genetic information to their assigned breed labels.

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Dramatic Development of Immune System After Birth
Dramatic Development of Immune System After Birth
News   Aug 24, 2018

As soon as a baby is born, its immune system starts to change dramatically in response to the bacteria, viruses and so forth in its new environment, a phenomenon that is common to all babies.

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Why are Bumblebees Going Extinct?
Why are Bumblebees Going Extinct?
News   Aug 24, 2018

By sequencing the genome of the yellow-banded bumblebee, York University researchers have found that inbreeding and disease are likely culprits in their rapid decline in North America.

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Astrocytes Derived from Pluripotent Stem Cells in 2 Weeks
Astrocytes Derived from Pluripotent Stem Cells in 2 Weeks
News   Aug 24, 2018

Human adult astrocytes derived from pluripotent stem cells in just 2 weeks, deemed suitable for disease modeling.

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To Catch a Nuthatch: Rare Bird Rediscovered in Bahamas
To Catch a Nuthatch: Rare Bird Rediscovered in Bahamas
News   Aug 24, 2018

One of the rarest birds in the western hemisphere, the Bahama Nuthatch, has been rediscovered by research teams searching the island of Grand Bahama.

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Scientists ID Key Player in Lung Cancer: A Potential Drug Target
Scientists ID Key Player in Lung Cancer: A Potential Drug Target
News   Aug 23, 2018

Scientists have identified a key molecular player in a subtype of lung cancer which could lead to a new way to tackle the disease.

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Getting High on Worms
Getting High on Worms
News   Aug 23, 2018

In parasitic worm infection both the host and the worm produce cannabis-like molecules.

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The “Neandersovan”: Ancient Neanderthal-Denisovan Offspring Reveals Genomic Secrets
The “Neandersovan”: Ancient Neanderthal-Denisovan Offspring Reveals Genomic Secrets
News   Aug 22, 2018

A research group has announced that DNA sequenced from an ancient bone fragment found in a cave in Russia suggests it came from a hybrid of two now-extinct groups of archaic humans, Neanderthals and Denisovans. The findings shed light on how these two species interacted and implies that Denisovan/Neanderthal mating was far more common than first thought.

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