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Reprogrammed Virus Offers Hope as Cancer Treatment
Reprogrammed Virus Offers Hope as Cancer Treatment
News   May 25, 2018

A cancer treatment that can completely destroy cancer cells without affecting healthy cells could soon be a possibility. The team of researchers has successfully ‘trained’ a respiratory virus to recognise ovarian cancer and completely destroy it without infecting other cells. The reprogrammed virus could also be used to treat other cancers such as breast, pancreatic, lung and oral.

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Cause of E. coli Beach Closures? Gulls!
Cause of E. coli Beach Closures? Gulls!
News   May 25, 2018

Researchers have recently published results identifying the major sources of E. coli breakouts on several beaches on Lake Michigan. They have also researched an effective method of reducing the breakouts and the resulting beach closings.

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Test Reliably Predicts Risk of Preterm Birth
Test Reliably Predicts Risk of Preterm Birth
News   May 25, 2018

Scientists at UC San Francisco have developed a test to predict a woman’s risk of preterm birth when she is between 15 and 20 weeks pregnant, which may enable doctors to treat them early and thereby prevent severe complications later in the pregnancy.

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Reactivating Memories During Sleep Improves Consolidation
Reactivating Memories During Sleep Improves Consolidation
News   May 25, 2018

Burst of activity called sleep spindles facilitate memory reactivation and storage

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Tiny Particles Carry Tumor Shrinking Drugs into the Brain
Tiny Particles Carry Tumor Shrinking Drugs into the Brain
News   May 25, 2018

MIT researchers have now devised a new drug-delivering nanoparticle that could offer a better way to treat glioblastoma. The particles, which carry two different drugs, are designed so that they can easily cross the blood-brain barrier and bind directly to tumor cells.

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Strong Immune Response in Diseased Corals Potential Trade-Off
Strong Immune Response in Diseased Corals Potential Trade-Off
News   May 25, 2018

Researchers have found a correlation between a strong immune response in diseased corals and a lower expression of genes associated with growth and reproduction.

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How Brown Fat Keeps Us Warm
How Brown Fat Keeps Us Warm
News   May 25, 2018

A new study examining the type of fat in our body that keeps us warm could point the way to treatments for obesity.

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Blood Test Detects Liver Damage in Under an Hour
Blood Test Detects Liver Damage in Under an Hour
News   May 25, 2018

The new quick and robust test can detect liver fibrosis, the first stage of liver scarring, from a blood sample in 30-45 minutes.

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Depression Speeds Up Brain Ageing
Depression Speeds Up Brain Ageing
News   May 25, 2018

Psychologists have found a link between depression and an acceleration of the rate at which the brain ages.

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Immune Cells Form Clots in Tumors Aiding Lung Cancer's Spread
Immune Cells Form Clots in Tumors Aiding Lung Cancer's Spread
News   May 25, 2018

Researchers have found that by helping to form clots within tumors, immune cells that flock to a particular type of lung cancer are actually building a foundation for the tumor to spread within the body.

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