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X-Ray Method Tracks How Proteins Fold
News   Jul 10, 2020

KAIST researchers have used an X-ray method to track how proteins fold, which could improve computer simulations of this process, with implications for understanding diseases and improving drug discovery.

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Drug for Inherited ALS Shows Promise in Early-stage Trial
News   Jul 10, 2020

A trial of an experimental drug for a rare, inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) has shown promise in an early-stage trial.

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A Memory Game for Mice Could Help Understand Brain Injury
News   Jul 10, 2020

After a traumatic brain injury, why do some people quickly regain their skills while others face long-lasting setbacks? Researchers have been trying to answer this question by understanding which parts of the brain are used to process sensory information and remember different skills.

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No NELL2, No Sperm Motility
News   Jul 10, 2020

Researchers have discovered a novel testicular luminal protein, NELL2, that triggers in the epididymis a chain of events that matures the sperm and enables each one to be motile in females.

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The "Bystander Effect" Isn't Unique to Humans
News   Jul 10, 2020

A rat is less likely to help a trapped companion if it is with other rats that aren't helping, according to new research from the University of Chicago that showed the social psychological theory of the "bystander effect" in humans is present in these long-tailed rodents.

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Food Poisoning Bacteria Causes Autoimmunity and May Be Linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
News   Jul 10, 2020

Scientists have demonstrated that a Salmonella biofilm protein can cause autoimmune responses and arthritis in animals and postulate a link with neurodegenerative disease onset.

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Unresponsive People at End of Life Show Brain Response to Sound
News   Jul 10, 2020

Hearing is widely thought to be the last sense to go in the dying process. Now UBC researchers have evidence that some people may still be able to hear while in an unresponsive state at the end of their life.

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Broader Immune Repertoire for Neonates Exposed to Commensal Bacteria Antigens
News   Jul 10, 2020

Fresh evidence shows that early exposure to vaccine-, bacterial- or microbiota-derived antigens has a dramatic effect on the diversity of antibodies an adult mammal will have to fight future infections by pathogens.

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Gene Program Initiates Brain Changes in Response to Cocaine
News   Jul 10, 2020

A research team has used single-nucleus RNA sequencing approaches to compare transcriptional responses to acute cocaine in 16 unique cell populations from a portion of the brain called the nucleus accumbens, or NAc.

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Microbial life Inside and Outside of Seafloor Hydrocarbon Seeps
News   Jul 10, 2020

A new shows that perhaps the microbial communities found deeper in the seafloor sediments in and around hydrocarbon seepage sites have more energy available and higher population turnover rates than previously thought.

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