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A Potential Role for Sperm in Repeat Miscarriages
News   Mar 23, 2019

In a new study, researchers analyze the potential role that sperm DNA damage may have in recurrent pregnancy loss.

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Team Sport Participation Linked to Brain Changes in Children
News   Mar 22, 2019

Adult depression has long been associated with shrinkage of the hippocampus, a brain region that plays an important role in memory and response to stress. Now, new research has linked participation in team sports to larger hippocampal volumes in children and less depression in boys ages 9 to 11.

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Nanotechnology Approach for Treating Aggressive Breast Cancer
News   Mar 22, 2019

Triple negative breast cancer has no currently approved targeted therapies for treatment. Utilizing nanotechnology, a research group have developed a method that targets specific genes in triple negative breast cancer, killing cancerous cells.

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Male Fish Have Genes to Thank for Their Dazzling Looks
News   Mar 22, 2019

Striking traits seen only in males of some species - such as colourful peacock feathers or butterfly wings - are partly explained by gene behaviour, research suggests.

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Topical Immunotherapy Lowers Risk of Skin Cancer
News   Mar 22, 2019

A combination of two topical creams already shown to clear precancerous skin lesions from sun-damaged skin also lowers the risk that patients will later develop squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.

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Distinguishing Feature of T Cells in Colorectal Tumors Identified
News   Mar 22, 2019

High-dimensional mass cytometry has been used to characterize cells in the tumors of people with bowel cancer, revealing activated regulatory T cells as a defining feature.

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Exploring the Evolution of Brain Tumors
News   Mar 22, 2019

Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center found in a recent study that only three different genetic alterations drive the early development of malignant glioblastomas.

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European Bioinformatics Institute Launches Protein Data Bank
News   Mar 22, 2019

EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and collaborators have launched a new data resource, called Protein Data Bank in Europe Knowledge Base (PDBe-KB), which gives researchers a more comprehensive view of publicly available protein structure data.

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Plant Immunity Cut to Size
News   Mar 22, 2019

Researchers have found a link between a class of enzymes and immune signals that is rapidly triggered upon physical damage in plants.

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Drug Designed to Treat Opioid Cravings Begins Clinical Trial Testing
News   Mar 22, 2019

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Institute of Human Virology (IHV) are collaborating with scientists at the National Institutes of Health to test an experimental drug to curb opioid cravings.

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