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Bumblebee Threats Tested in 'Virtual Safe Space'
Bumblebee Threats Tested in 'Virtual Safe Space'
News   May 23, 2018

The many threats facing bumblebees can be tested using a “virtual safe space” created by scientists at the University of Exeter. Bumble-BEEHAVE provides a computer simulation of how colonies will develop and react to multiple factors including pesticides, parasites and habitat loss.

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Stress Passed to Children Through Sperm RNA
Stress Passed to Children Through Sperm RNA
News   May 23, 2018

Do your parents stress you out? Perhaps more than you think. A new study has suggested that, through alterations to genetic material in sperm, men who experience early-life stress may pass on physical and mental effects to their offspring.

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Biomaterial Helps Brain Tissue Regrow After Stroke
Biomaterial Helps Brain Tissue Regrow After Stroke
News   May 23, 2018

A new stroke-healing gel created by UCLA researchers helped regrow neurons and blood vessels in mice whose brains had been damaged by strokes.

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Cannabics Bolsters Team to Develop Cannabinoid Treatments for Cancer
Cannabics Bolsters Team to Develop Cannabinoid Treatments for Cancer
News   May 23, 2018

New team members will support Cannabics' data-discovery process with the goal of identifying new cannabinoid diagnostic tests and treatments for cancer.

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Artificial Cellular Compartments Built
Artificial Cellular Compartments Built
News   May 23, 2018

How to install new capabilities in cells without interfering with their metabolic processes? A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Helmholtz Zentrum München have altered mammalian cells in such a way that they formed artificial compartments in which sequestered reactions could take place, allowing the detection of cells deep in the tissue and also their manipulation with magnetic fields.

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SCRaMbLE Speeds Up Yeast Evolution
SCRaMbLE Speeds Up Yeast Evolution
News   May 23, 2018

Scientists have created a new way of speeding up the genome evolution of baker’s yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This is to develop a synthetic yeast strain that can be transformed on demand, making it industrial applications such as the mass production of advanced medicines to treat illnesses such as malaria and tuberculosis (TB).

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Avacta Group plc announces successful outcome of “Gene Delivery” collaboration with FIT Biotech
Avacta Group plc announces successful outcome of “Gene Delivery” collaboration with FIT Biotech
News   May 23, 2018

Sustained production of Affimer drugs by muscle tissue in vivo could lead to major patient and commercial benefits.

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What an All-Nighter Does to Your Blood
What an All-Nighter Does to Your Blood
News   May 22, 2018

Altered sleep and meal timings from pulling an all-nighter just once can disrupt levels and patterns of more than 100 proteins in the blood, including those that influence blood sugar, energy metabolism, and immune function.

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Nicotine Proteins Can Help Burn Beige Fat
Nicotine Proteins Can Help Burn Beige Fat
News   May 22, 2018

The same proteins that moderate nicotine dependence in the brain may be involved in regulating metabolism by acting directly on certain types of fat cells, new research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute shows.

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Sources of Ozone Precursor Air Pollutants Tracked
Sources of Ozone Precursor Air Pollutants Tracked
News   May 22, 2018

Automated emissions monitoring system indicate a strong correlation between air quality in the area and oil and natural gas development.

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