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Ebola-fighting Protein Discovered
Ebola-fighting Protein Discovered
News   Dec 14, 2018

A human protein called RBBP6 helps fight the Ebola virus by interfering with its replication cycle, and a small molecule drug that mimics the function of this protein could one day be an effective therapy against the deadly disease, according to a new study.

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Defective Metabolic Pathway Corrected in Aged Mouse T Cells
Defective Metabolic Pathway Corrected in Aged Mouse T Cells
News   Dec 14, 2018

T cell-mediated immune responses are compromised in aged individuals, leading to increased morbidity and reduced response to vaccination. Finding new ways to boost T cell immunity in the elderly is key for enhancing their immune competence.

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Call for Supermarkets to Publish Antibiotic Use Figures
Call for Supermarkets to Publish Antibiotic Use Figures
News   Dec 14, 2018

A welfare organization are calling for all supermarkets to publish details of antibiotic use in their supply chains after investigation found "superbugs" in pork products in Spain, Brazil and Thailand.

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Tumor Cells Invade & Conquer – But How?
Tumor Cells Invade & Conquer – But How?
News   Dec 14, 2018

Researchers from the Institut Pasteur and the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, have just discovered a new mechanism that may explain how tumoural cells can eliminate their neighbours and spread throughout the body.

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Drug Seeks Out Receptors in Sarcoma Cells, Shrinks Tumors
Drug Seeks Out Receptors in Sarcoma Cells, Shrinks Tumors
News   Dec 14, 2018

A new compound that targets a receptor within sarcoma cancer cells shrank tumors and hampered their ability to spread in mice and pigs, a study from researchers at the University of Illinois reports.

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Moving to Bioplastics Will Not Necessarily Help Climate Change
Moving to Bioplastics Will Not Necessarily Help Climate Change
News   Dec 14, 2018

Researchers assesses the potential implications of transitioning to plant-based plastics.

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Precise Engineering of Graphene Could Benefit Lab-on-a-chip Applications
Precise Engineering of Graphene Could Benefit Lab-on-a-chip Applications
News   Dec 14, 2018

A team of NYU researchers has solved a longstanding puzzle of how to build ultra-sensitive, ultra-small electrochemical sensors with homogenous and predictable properties by discovering how to engineer graphene structure on an atomic level.

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Peeling Off Pesky Biofilms
Peeling Off Pesky Biofilms
News   Dec 14, 2018

Researchers have found a way to cleanly and completely peel off notoriously problematic biofilm sludges.

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Infanticidal Mice Turned into Loving Parents
Infanticidal Mice Turned into Loving Parents
News   Dec 14, 2018

Many species of mammals have evolved what appear to be paradoxical behaviours towards their young. Like humans, most exhibit nurturing, protective behaviours, and in some circumstances even act as surrogate parents. However, virgin males often engage in infanticide as a strategy to propagate their own genes. How are these conflicting social behaviours controlled?

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Maturation Process of Natural Killer Cells Mapped
Maturation Process of Natural Killer Cells Mapped
News   Dec 14, 2018

Notch signaling is necessary for the normal development and function of natural killer cells. This could be significant for the natural killer cells’ ability to fight cancer and infections.

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