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Existing 20-year-old Multiple Sclerosis Drug Effective Against Multi-resistant Bacteria
Existing 20-year-old Multiple Sclerosis Drug Effective Against Multi-resistant Bacteria
News   Nov 23, 2017

A widely-used and twenty-year-old medicine used to treat multiple sclerosis can also beat a type of multi-resistant bacteria for which there are currently only a few effective drugs.

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AIDS Vaccine Design: New Data Offers Important Insight
AIDS Vaccine Design: New Data Offers Important Insight
News   Nov 22, 2017

New data published in Immunity further illuminate how some human beings generate powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies. The results offer important insight into a potential AIDS vaccine design.

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Argonne Scientists Receive Several R&D 100 Awards for Innovative Technologies
Argonne Scientists Receive Several R&D 100 Awards for Innovative Technologies
News   Nov 22, 2017

Innovative technologies developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory recently earned multiple R&D 100 Awards.

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Revolutionary Imaging Technique Uses CRISPR to Map DNA Mutations
Revolutionary Imaging Technique Uses CRISPR to Map DNA Mutations
News   Nov 22, 2017

The new high-speed AFM method can map DNA to a resolution of tens of base pairs while creating images up to a million base pairs in size. And it does it using a fraction of the amount of specimen required for DNA sequencing.

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Autoimmune Drug Design Inspired by Viral Tricks
Autoimmune Drug Design Inspired by Viral Tricks
News   Nov 21, 2017

“Viruses find ways of turning off immune responses so they can avoid being recognized and attacked,” explains John Šedý, Ph.D., research assistant professor at SBP and lead author of the study. “We looked at the proteins that herpes viruses use to turn down the immune system to figure out how to make a new drug to treat autoimmune disorders.”

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New Target for ‘Triple-negative’ Breast Cancer Discovered
New Target for ‘Triple-negative’ Breast Cancer Discovered
News   Nov 21, 2017

University of Virginia researchers are working to study this variability and find an end-around method to stop triple-negative breast cancer, by seeking out unknown or little-understood routes toward shutting down uncoordinated growth.

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Blockchain & AI for Biomedical Applications
Blockchain & AI for Biomedical Applications
News   Nov 21, 2017

Biogerontology Research Foundation Chief Science Officer (CSO) co-authored the landmark paper in the journal Oncotarget on the convergence of blockchain and AI to decentralize and galvanize healthcare and biomedical research.

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Closer Look at Immune Proteins Provides Insight into Potential Pathogen Protection Strategies
Closer Look at Immune Proteins Provides Insight into Potential Pathogen Protection Strategies
News   Nov 20, 2017

Biologists have resolved the structure of a ring of proteins used by the immune system to summon support when under attack, providing new insight into potential strategies for protection from pathogens.

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DDN Provides University of Tennessee’s SimCenter with Big Data Storage to Support Machine Learning and Data Analytics
DDN Provides University of Tennessee’s SimCenter with Big Data Storage to Support Machine Learning and Data Analytics
News   Nov 20, 2017

DataDirect Networks (DDN®) today announced that The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (UTC) has selected DDN’s GS14KX® parallel file system appliance with 1.1PB of storage to replace its aging big data storage system and to support a diversifying range of data-intensive research projects.

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Big Data From Social Media Helps Combat Prescription Drug Crisis
Big Data From Social Media Helps Combat Prescription Drug Crisis
News   Nov 17, 2017

Researchers have conducted a critical review of existing literature to determine whether social media big data can be used to understand communication and behavioral patterns related to prescription drug abuse.

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