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Fish Get Stressed Too
News   Apr 12, 2019

Biologists have discovered that long non-coding RNA regulates seasonal changes in stress response in medaka fish.

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Cancer: Central Role of Cell “Skeleton” Revealed
News   Apr 11, 2019

All cells possess a cytoskeleton which allows them to move and maintain their shape. Scientists recently showed that a part of this cytoskeleton called branched actin is also essential to cell proliferation: this actin transmits information to cells on whether they should proliferate. If the necessary conditions are not met, these actin fibres are not synthesized, and the cell does not divide – except in the case of cancerous cells, which can override this control mechanism.

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Benefit Not Risk From Vaccinating Breastfeeding Mothers
News   Apr 11, 2019

In light of the continuing anti-vaccination movement, a provocative new article provides a comprehensive overview of the potential risks of vaccinating breastfeeding women.

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Signals From Below Are Essential in Spinal Cord Repair
News   Apr 11, 2019

Researchers investigating repair mechanisms in spinal cord injury have found that a specific type of neuronal feedback from sites below the injury plays a crucial role during early recovery and for maintaining regained motor f​unctions.

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Experimental Drug Delivers One-Two Punch to Vision Loss
News   Apr 11, 2019

In studies with lab-grown human cells and in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have found that an experimental drug may be twice as good at fighting vision loss as previously thought.

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"Bee Safe" Pesticide Not So Safe
News   Apr 11, 2019

A "bee safe" pesticide launched in 2014 could in fact pose a range of threats to honey bees depending on seasonality, bee age and use in combination with common chemicals such as fungicides.

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Team Receive Funding to Investigate How Opioid Use Is Treated in Adolescence
News   Apr 11, 2019

A Penn State researcher and his team will receive over $1.8 million over three years from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to investigate how opioid use is treated in adolescence.

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Exercise Promotes Spinal Cord Healing in Rodents via Epigenetic Mechanism
News   Apr 11, 2019

Providing rodents with more space, an exercise wheel, toys and company before an injury helped to ‘prime’ their cells, making it more likely their damaged nerves would regenerate following spinal injury.

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Banned Pesticides Found in Europe’s Rivers
News   Apr 11, 2019

Tests of Europe’s rivers and canals have revealed more than 100 pesticides – including 24 that are not licensed for use in the EU.

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Quantum Material "Listens" to Neurological Disease
News   Apr 11, 2019

What if the brain could detect its own disease? Researchers have been trying to create a material that “thinks” like the brain does, which would be more sensitive to early signs of neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s. Thinking is a long way off, but researchers have engineered a new material that can at least “listen.”

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