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Problems of Weeds in the Water
News   Feb 20, 2020

People living in Balkan farming villages have long suffered from a unique type of kidney disease. Recently, scientists linked the disorder to compounds from a local weed that could be taken up into food crops from the soil, and now contaminated groundwater has been identified as another important source of exposure.

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Synthetic System Can Regenerate Its Own DNA and Proteins
News   Feb 20, 2020

Researchers have created a synthetic system that is able to regenerate parts of its own DNA and protein building blocks.

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Drug Fragments Discovered That Could Lead to New Cancer Drugs
News   Feb 20, 2020

Researchers have identified drug fragments, which could help improve our understanding of the function of a key cancer protein and ultimately lead to new drug treatments.

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The Epigenetic Memory of Stress Flows Through Generations in Coral
News   Feb 20, 2020

Changes in DNA methylation patterns during a coral’s lifetime can be passed down to their progeny.

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Modified TB Vaccine as Therapy for Bladder Cancer
News   Feb 20, 2020

A clinical study with bladder cancer patients has shown that treatment with a TB vaccine can prevent tumor recurrence.

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Colon Cell Atlas Reveals Immune-Microbiome Interactions
News   Feb 20, 2020

The first detailed cell atlas of the immune cells and gut bacteria within the human colon has been created by researchers. These results will enable new studies into diseases which affect specific regions of the colon, such as ulcerative colitis and colorectal cancer.

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More Accurate Stem-cell Model of Early Developing Mouse Embryo Developed
News   Feb 20, 2020

Scientists have successfully generated complex embryo-like structures from mouse embryonic stem cells, potentially allowing the later stages of embryonic development to be studied in a dish.

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Molecular Structure of Coronavirus Protein Marks "Critical" Step Towards Vaccine
News   Feb 19, 2020

In a new study published in the journal Science, researchers outline their work that could be considered a major step towards the development of a viable vaccine for the 2019 novel coronavirus. The work was deemed so pertinent that Science expedited its review process for the study manuscript.

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Tracking Down the Brain Areas Responsible for Face Blindness
News   Feb 19, 2020

Researchers have moved one step closer to understanding where face blindness stems from in the brain. Although we mainly use the right side of the brain to process visual impressions of faces, the research team has now discovered that an area in the back of the left side of the brain responds differently in people with face blindness.

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A New Way To Measure Empathy
News   Feb 19, 2020

Researchers have found that it is possible to measure empathy by studying brain activity during rest, rather than while engaged in specific tasks.

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