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Finding Drivers of Pediatric Brain Cancer Presents Therapeutic Possibilities
News   Apr 15, 2019

Cell-by-cell genetic analyses of developing brain tissues in neonatal mice and laboratory models of brain cancer allowed scientists to discover a molecular driver of the highly aggressive, deadly, and treatment-resistant brain cancer, glioblastoma.

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Gene Linked to Appetite Regulation Offers Obesity Insights
News   Apr 15, 2019

Maintaining a healthy body weight is no simple matter. A better understanding of how the body regulates appetite could help tip the scale toward the healthy side. Contributing toward this goal, a research team reports that the gene SRC-1 affects body weight control by regulating the function of neurons in the hypothalamus - the appetite center of the brain.

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Secret Behind Cucumber Size Is Uncovered
News   Apr 15, 2019

The cucumber is among the top five vegetable crops grown in the world. Cucumbers are most commonly eaten fresh or preserved as pickles. An important attribute of the cucumber is fruit length.

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GH Also Key to Neuroendocrine Adapation to Weight Loss
News   Apr 15, 2019

Using a mouse model, a new central role for growth hormone has been identified in the regulation of energy conservation following a period of weight loss.

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Aggressive Breast Cancers Not Necessarily More Diverse in Cell Type
News   Apr 15, 2019

An analysis of the cancer and immune cells in breast cancer has found that aggressive tumors are often dominated by a single type of tumor cell. If certain immune cells are present as well, an immune therapy could be successful for a specific group of breast cancer patients.

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Eliminating Bacteria and Viruses From Organs Before Transplantation
News   Apr 12, 2019

A new technique for the decontamination of organs before transplantation using ultraviolet and red light irradiation has been developed.

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38 Newly Discovered Genes Offer Hope for Restoring Hearing
News   Apr 12, 2019

Multiple new genes involved in hearing loss have been revealed in a large study of mouse mutants. The new genes identified reveal the metabolic pathways and regulatory processes involved in hearing.

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Ant Microbiota Compound Offers Problematic Fungi Killing Potential
News   Apr 12, 2019

Antimicrobial and antifungal resistance is a major public health problem worldwide. A study suggests that the solution may come from the tiny bodies of insects, or more accurately, from the microbiota that they host.

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Space Travel Has No Major or Lingering Epigenetic Effects
News   Apr 12, 2019

In a landmark study, a group of U.S. scientists has found no long-lasting, major differences between the epigenomes of astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent a year in space aboard the International Space Station, and his twin brother, Mark, who remained on Earth.

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Fish Get Stressed Too
News   Apr 12, 2019

Biologists have discovered that long non-coding RNA regulates seasonal changes in stress response in medaka fish.

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