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More Effective Stem Cell Transplant Method Could Aid Blood Cancer Patients
News   Mar 28, 2020

Researchers at UCL have developed a new way to make blood stem cells present in the umbilical cord "more transplantable", a finding in mice which could improve the treatment of a wide range of blood diseases in children and adults.

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New Immune Cell on the Block During Viral Lung Infections
News   Mar 27, 2020

Scientists have identified a novel group of immune cells in the lungs that are associated with the control of inflammation during viral infections, like influenza or possibly coronavirus. This discovery may help to advance the development of therapeutics to treat inflammation-related lung conditions such as bronchitis, influenza and potentially even COVID-19.

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Progress Made Towards a Simple, Low-cost CRISPR-based SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic
News   Mar 27, 2020

Researchers at the University of Connecticut have been working to develop a new, low-cost, CRISPR-based diagnostic platform to detect infectious diseases, including the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

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Histone Deacetylase May Be a Novel Therapeutic Strategy for Lung Cancer
News   Mar 27, 2020

In continued efforts to reduce the mortality rate of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), researchers have demonstrated how targeting the histone deacetylase HDAC11 may be a novel therapeutic strategy for NSCLC.

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The First Genetic Map of the Cerebral Cortex
News   Mar 27, 2020

Researchers have produced the first genetic map of the cerebral cortex, identifying more than 300 genetic variants that influence cortical structure and could play roles in psychiatric conditions.

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Lipid Helps Heal the Eye
News   Mar 27, 2020

A species of a lipid that naturally helps skin injuries heal appears to also aid repair of common corneal injuries, even when other conditions, like diabetes, make healing difficult, scientists report.

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Even Concerted Cleaning Efforts Can Fall Short
News   Mar 27, 2020

A recent study suggests that even organized efforts to clean surfaces can fall short and that keeping our surroundings clean may require some additional work.

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Habitats Under Threat From Renewable Energy Developments
News   Mar 27, 2020

Over 2000 renewable energy facilities are built in areas of environmental significance, threatening the natural habitats of plant and animal species across the globe.

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Jumping Genes Help Make Neurons in a Lab Dish
News   Mar 26, 2020

The process of making functional brain cells in a lab dish requires the precise activation of selfish genetic elements known as LINE-1 (L1) retrotransposons. The finding, from researchers at KAUST, could lead to safer and more effective regenerative therapies for Parkinson's disease and other brain conditions.

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The Genetic Quest To Understand COVID-19
News   Mar 26, 2020

How the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 made the leap from animals to humans is a puzzle that scientists are trying to solve as humanity comes to grip with the deadly pandemic sweeping the globe.

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