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Harnessing the Power of Immunology to Heal Ourselves
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How does our immune system work and how can it be manipulated to to develop new ways of healing our bodies?

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Three Minute Thesis - Sponges in the Pipe: Enhancing In-sewer Purification, Tiffany Joan Sotelo
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In 3 minutes, Tiffany Joan Sotelo presents her thesis “Sponges in the Pipe: Enhancing In-sewer Purification” explaining how enhancing bacterial populations in sewers can boost the purification of our waste.

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New Class of Painkiller Found in the Mud
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A decade-old mud sample has revealed a potential new class of painkillers that are as potent as opioids.

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CAR T-cell Therapy: Reprogramming the Immune System To Treat Cancer
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Researchers are developing third generation CAR-T immunotherapy treatments which aim to be more effective with less side effects than previous therapies.

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ADDomer – A New Kind of Vaccine for Untreatable Infection
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Scientists from the University of Bristol, CNRS and Imophoron Ltd worked with the computer technology giant Oracle to develop a new kind of vaccine that needs no refrigeration. They used synthetic biology, cryo-electron microscopy and high-performance cloud computing to produce a candidate vaccine against the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus. Their findings could revolutionise the way vaccines are designed, developed and stored.

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Space Mirrors and Other Weird Ways To Fight Climate Change
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There are things you can do right now to help our climate--like investing in renewable energy. But today on Reactions, we're digging into a few of the weirdest climate change-combating ideas out there.

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Biomarker-based Companion Diagnostics Are Enabling Precision Oncology
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Clinical trials are underway to examine the efficacy of various immune checkpoint inhibitor molecules, for the treatment of cancer. Watch this video to learn about the companion diagnostics that are enabling the identification of patients who could benefit from these treatments.

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Designing Microbiome Therapeutics to Help Cure Cancer
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A healthy microbiome increases the efficacy of drugs such as checkpoint inhibitors which take the blindfold off of the immune system, allowing it to recognize, attack, and kill cancer cells. Unfortunately, 70% of cancer patients don’t respond to this drug treatment due to severely damaged microbiomes which have limited kinds of bacteria.

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Cheese as a Model Microbial Ecosystem - Rachel Dutton (Harvard)
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Most microbes in nature exist within a microbial community. However, little is known about how different microbial species interact with each other and their environment to form these communities. Rachel Dutton uses cheese as a model system for studying microbial ecosystems.

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Cleaning Pollutants From Water With Pollen and Spores — Without the "Achoo!"
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In addition to their role in plant fertilization and reproduction, pollens and spores have another, hidden talent: With a simple treatment, these cheap, abundant and renewable grains can be converted into tiny sponge-like particles that can grab on to pollutants and remove them from water. Even better, these treated particles don’t trigger allergies.

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