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Brain Pressure Disorder That Affects Mostly Women Rises Six-Fold
News   Jan 22, 2021

A brain pressure disorder that especially affects women, causing severe headaches and sometimes permanent sight loss, has risen six-fold in 15 years, and is linked to obesity and deprivation, a new study by Swansea University researchers has shown.

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Detailed Map of the Skin Points to New Drug Targets for Inflammatory Diseases
News   Jan 22, 2021

Researchers have created a highly-detailed atlas of the skin, which reveals that cellular processes from development are reactivated in cells from patients with inflammatory skin disease. This knowledge will help to identify potential new drug targets for treating skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis.

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Biofuel Production Could Make Use of Abandoned Cropland
News   Jan 22, 2021

More biofuels are needed to counteract climate change. But producing them shouldn’t diminish food production or wilderness areas. The solution may be to grow more grass on recently abandoned cropland.

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Could the Environmental Cost of Logging and Agriculture Be Eased by Lab-Grown Plant Material?
News   Jan 22, 2021

Researchers have proposed a method to grow plant-based materials, like wood and fiber, and have demonstrated the concept by growing a culture of wood-like cells. This method opens up the possibility of more efficient biomaterial production.

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Using Improved Patient-Derived Tumor Models To Personalize Cancer Care
News   Jan 22, 2021

Researchers suggest a major hurdle to identifying new efficacious drugs is the paucity of models for cancer research that accurately represent patient tumors. They now provide a perspective on strategies for developing better models to help personalize cancer care.

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Key to Improving Honey Bee Pathogen Tolerance May Lay With Wild Relatives
News   Jan 22, 2021

Understanding the genetic and environmental factors that enable some feral honey bee colonies to tolerate pathogens and survive the winter in the absence of beekeeping management may help lead to breeding stocks that would enhance survival of managed colonies, according to a recent study.

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Red Yeast From Deep-Sea Sediment Shows Anticancer and Antibacterial Properties
News   Jan 21, 2021

Scientists have succeeded in demonstrating anticancer and antibacterial effects of red yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, isolated from a deep-sea sediment sample from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

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Early Breeding Reduced Harmful Mutations in Sorghum
News   Jan 21, 2021

When humans first domesticated maize some 9,000 years ago, those early breeding efforts led to an increase in harmful mutations to the crop's genome compared to their wild relatives, which more recent modern breeding has helped to correct. A new comparative study investigates whether the same patterns found in maize occurred in sorghum, a gluten-free grain grown for both livestock and human consumption.

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Infant Immune Cells Not Functionally Immature as Previously Thought
News   Jan 21, 2021

A study has shown that putatively immature dendritic cells found in young children are able to induce robust immune responses. The results could lead to improved vaccination protocols.

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New Genetic Disorder Discovered That Affects Brain and Craniofacial Skeleton
News   Jan 21, 2021

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a new genetic disorder characterized by developmental delays and malformations of the brain, heart and facial features.

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