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Researchers Identify the Neurons Controlling Non-REM Sleep
News   Mar 24, 2020

New work in mice has found that a widely distributed network of neurotensinergic neurons regulates non-REM sleep, which also implicates a critical role of the neuropeptide neurotensin.

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Ocean Studies Helped by Simple Framework
News   Mar 24, 2020

A framework that helps marine scientists select localized carbon dioxide levels for experiments aims to improve robustness in global warming studies.

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Balanced Protein Intake Could Help Aging Muscles
News   Mar 24, 2020

Eating more protein at breakfast or lunchtime could help older people maintain muscle mass with advancing age – but most people eat proteins fairly unevenly throughout the day.

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Unlocking the Potential of a Widely Used Drug
News   Mar 24, 2020

The blood-thinning drug heparin is used all over the world. But, the underlying sugar structures have not been fully mapped. Now, a research group has invented a way to map this type of sugar structure. This method could help reveal key biological functions and enable the development of new drugs.

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Satellite System Preserves Water Resources for Crops
News   Mar 24, 2020

A new high-resolution mapping framework aims to provide a more accurate estimate of evaporation from soil and transpiration from plants, in order to give a clearer forecast of crop water use.

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Study Shows How Long Coronavirus Remains Infectious on Cardboard, Metal and Plastic
News   Mar 24, 2020

Scientists discovered that coronavirus is detectable for up to three hours in aerosols, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.

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What the Ancient Egyptians Gave Us
News   Mar 24, 2020

Researchers have produced a new nanomaterial based on the Egyptian blue pigment, which is ideally suited for applications in imaging using near infrared spectroscopy and microscopy.

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CAR Macrophages – An Alternative to CAR T-cell Therapy?
News   Mar 24, 2020

Genetically engineering macrophages – an immune cell that eats invaders in the body – could be the key to unlocking cellular therapies that effectively target solid tumors. Researchers demonstrated that CAR macrophages are able to kill tumors both in human samples in the lab and in mouse models.

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New Cancer Liquid Biopsy Tool Developed
News   Mar 24, 2020

Engineers have developed a platform utilizing microfluidics and atomic force microscopy that can characterize circulating tumor cells at the nanoscale level.

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Is There a Role for Lung Ultrasound in Diagnosing COVID-19?
News   Mar 24, 2020

An article published in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine features some of the first lung ultrasound images in patients with the Coronavirus, and explores the roles the technique could have during the pandemic.

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