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New Microscope Captures Detailed 3-D Movies of Cells Deep Within Living Systems
New Microscope Captures Detailed 3-D Movies of Cells Deep Within Living Systems
News   Apr 20, 2018

Merging lattice light sheet microscopy with adaptive optics reveals the most detailed picture yet of subcellular dynamics in multicellular organisms.

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Deficiency of Innate Immune Adaptor TRIF Linked to Neurodegeneration
Deficiency of Innate Immune Adaptor TRIF Linked to Neurodegeneration
News   Apr 18, 2018

Research has revealed that deficiency of the innate immune adaptor TRIF, which is essential for certain Toll-like receptor signaling cascades, significantly shortened survival time of ALS mice.

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The Immune System's Influence on Brain Development Reviewed
The Immune System's Influence on Brain Development Reviewed
News   Apr 18, 2018

Researchers have highlighted a link between fetal brain development and the origins of developmental diseases such as schizophrenia.

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Of Mice and Disease: House Mice Carry Bacteria Responsible for Food Poisoning
Of Mice and Disease: House Mice Carry Bacteria Responsible for Food Poisoning
News   Apr 18, 2018

A Study of mice from apartment buildings showed that many carry bacteria responsible for mild to life-threatening gastroenteritis in people, and some of these bacteria may be resistant to antibiotics.

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Mechanism That Enables Avian Flu Viruses to Infect Humans Discovered
Mechanism That Enables Avian Flu Viruses to Infect Humans Discovered
News   Apr 18, 2018

A team of investigators has found a new mechanism that is critical to the ability of certain avian influenza A viruses to infect humans. The mechanism overcomes a defense that normally protects human cells from infection by avian influenza.

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CCTV and Microbial Swabs Showed Where Adults are Going Wrong in the Kitchen
CCTV and Microbial Swabs Showed Where Adults are Going Wrong in the Kitchen
News   Apr 18, 2018

Given that up to half of foodborne illnesses may come from the home kitchen, understanding food safety practices, and how to prevent this kind of sickness, is absolutely vital. Researchers watched adults in action to identify where they were going wrong.

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Artificial Antimicrobial Peptides Could Help Overcome Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Artificial Antimicrobial Peptides Could Help Overcome Drug-Resistant Bacteria
News   Apr 17, 2018

Many strains of bacteria have become resistant to existing antibiotics, and very few new drugs have been added to the antibiotic arsenal .Researchers have now developed a promising streamlined approach to developing such drugs using a computer algorithm that mimics the natural process of evolution.

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 Insights Into the Immune System’s Role Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Insights Into the Immune System’s Role Following Traumatic Brain Injury
News   Apr 17, 2018

In a new study, scientists watched in real-time as immune cells took on carefully timed jobs to fix the damaged lining of the brain, also known as meninges, in mice. These results may help provide clues to the discovery that the meninges in humans may heal following mild traumatic brain injury and why additional hits to the head can be so devastating.

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A Fatal Attraction
A Fatal Attraction
News   Apr 17, 2018

Malaria causes the bodies of its human hosts to emit specific odours from the skin that make the hosts even more attractive to mosquitoes, perpetuating transmission. Researchers have now identified the odours as organic hydrocarbons heptanal, octanal and nonanal, whose discovery could bring relief to a disease that claimed nearly half a million lives in 2016.

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Efficacy of Insecticide to Prevent Malaria Temperature Dependent
Efficacy of Insecticide to Prevent Malaria Temperature Dependent
News   Apr 16, 2018

Ambient temperature has a marked effect on the toxicity of the most commonly used insecticides for malaria control, according to a recent study . The results underline the need to evaluate the efficacy of these chemicals under real field conditions.

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