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Sending Out the Wrong Signals
News   Jan 23, 2019

A signaling pathway to immune cells controlled by TGFβ could be involved in the progression of age-related macular degeneration

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Pre-symptomatic Skin Test for Prion Disease May Replace Brain Biopsy
News   Jan 23, 2019

Preclinical detection of prions has proven difficult, but new research suggests skin samples hold early signs of prion disease that precede neurologic symptoms.

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Possible Protection from Zika Symptoms Thanks to Dengue Immunity
News   Jan 23, 2019

Children with a history of prior dengue virus infection had a significantly lower risk of being symptomatic when infected by Zika virus.

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Safeguarding CRISPR Experiments
News   Jan 23, 2019

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time how two molecular strategies can safeguard CRISPR gene drive experiments in the lab.

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Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases
News   Jan 23, 2019

A new technique examines directly the environmental factors that control the transmission of disease to the level of a single aerosol particle and a single bacterium.

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Making Resistant Melanomas Susceptible to Immunotherapy
News   Jan 23, 2019

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered a cellular mechanism by which melanomas that fail to respond to checkpoint blockade may be made susceptible to such immunotherapies.

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Annual Mutation Rate Is One-third Lower in Humans Than in Apes
News   Jan 23, 2019

Researchers have discovered that the human mutation rate is significantly slower than for our closest primate relatives. The new knowledge may be important for estimates of when the common ancestor for humans and chimpanzees lived - and for conservation of large primates in the wild.

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Swallowing This Special Sponge Enables Esophageal Cancer Detection
News   Jan 23, 2019

Swallowing a small capsule attached to a long string could be the way forward in detecting esophogeal cancer.

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Can We Restore Memory Function in Alzheimer’s Disease?
News   Jan 23, 2019

Research reveals a new approach to Alzheimer's disease (AD) that may eventually make it possible to reverse memory loss, a hallmark of the disease in its late stages.

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A Leap in the Right Direction: Frog Eggs and DNA Damage
News   Jan 23, 2019

The DNA replication process, which takes place every time a cell divides, also triggers repair of DNA damage, researchers have described in a new study, where they have studied extracts from frog eggs, whose proteins are very similar to those of human cells.

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