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Disruption of Lung Biological Clock in Premature Infants May Raise Later Flu Risk
News   Mar 03, 2021

Disruptions in the circadian rhythms in lung cells may explain why adults who survived premature birth are often more at risk of severe influenza infections, suggests a study in mice published in eLife.

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Study Reveals How SARS-CoV-2 Infects Heart Cells
News   Mar 03, 2021

A new study provides evidence that COVID-19 patients' heart damage is caused by the virus invading and replicating inside heart muscle cells, leading to cell death and interfering with heart muscle contraction.

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"Hungry" Green Algae Like To Eat Bacteria Alive
News   Mar 03, 2021

Improved methodology in environmental microbiology has allowed for the finding that five strains of single-celled green algae consume bacteria when they are "hungry," and only when those bacteria are alive.

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Drug Designed To Treat Cancers Associated With Epstein–Barr Virus
News   Mar 03, 2021

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has infected more than 90% of the human population worldwide. EBV is known to play a key role in several cancers such as nasopharyngeal carcinoma. A research team has developed a novel drug that could become a next-generation treatment for cancers associated with EBV.

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A New Nanotechnology-Based COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
News   Mar 03, 2021

Researchers from Cleveland Clinic’s Global Center for Human Health & Pathogen Research have developed a promising new COVID-19 vaccine candidate that utilizes nanotechnology and has shown strong efficacy in preclinical disease models.

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Acoustic Water Could Cut Salad-Related Food Poisoning
News   Mar 03, 2021

A new study has shown that gentle streams of water carrying sound and microscopic air bubbles can clean bacteria from salad leaves more effectively than current washing methods used by suppliers and consumers. As well as reducing food poisoning, the findings could reduce food waste and have implications for the growing threat of anti-microbial resistance.

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Swapping Alpha Cells for Beta Cells To Treat Diabetes
News   Mar 02, 2021

Blocking cell receptors for glucagon, the counter-hormone to insulin, cured mouse models of diabetes by converting glucagon-producing cells into insulin producers instead.

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Scientists Reprogram E. coli To Produce Designer Polysaccharide Molecule
News   Mar 02, 2021

For the first time, scientists have reprogrammed the bacterium Escherichia coli to produce chondroitin sulfate, a component of cartilage that is often used as a dietary supplement to treat osteoarthritis. Currently, the supplement is sourced from cow tracheas.

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Taking the Guesswork Out of Cheese Production With Science
News   Mar 02, 2021

Researchers are helping take the guesswork out of cheese manufacturing by using science to better predict and control the ripening process.

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Making Personalized Cancer Therapies Effective for Multiple Patients
News   Mar 02, 2021

A new commentary in Science proposes that an emerging method of protein-based immunotherapy that works by targeting commonly occurring mutations in cancer cells, could lead to treatments that are effective for oncology patients.

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