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Land Genes in Algae Identified
Land Genes in Algae Identified
News   Jul 16, 2018

500 million years ago, the first plants living in water took to land. The genetic adaptations associated with this transition can already be recognized in the genome of Chara braunii, a species of freshwater algae, reports a new study.


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Nano and Micro Join Forces to Treat Osteoarthritis
Nano and Micro Join Forces to Treat Osteoarthritis
News   Jul 16, 2018

There is currently no treatment for curing osteoarthritis, which affects 80% of the population over 75 years of age. But researchers who have been studying the problem have come up with a new treatment that delivers previously-identified active principles directly into the joint in the form of nanocrystals inserted into microparticles.

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Finding the Proteins That Unpack DNA
Finding the Proteins That Unpack DNA
News   Jul 16, 2018

A new method allows researchers to systematically identify specialized proteins that unpack DNA inside the nucleus of a cell, making the usually dense DNA more accessible for gene expression and other functions.

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Sex Differences Revealed: Heart Failure Death Rates
Sex Differences Revealed: Heart Failure Death Rates
News   Jul 16, 2018

Death from heart failure in men and women compared in a study of over 90 000 patients

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Using Snail Mail to Deliver Tests Boost Colorectal Cancer Screening
Using Snail Mail to Deliver Tests Boost Colorectal Cancer Screening
News   Jul 16, 2018

By sending tests in the post, researchers boost colorectal cancer screening

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New Tool for Generating Mature Kidney Podocytes
New Tool for Generating Mature Kidney Podocytes
News   Jul 16, 2018

New protocol produces large numbers of mature human podocytes, enabling further kidney disease research

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High-Stakes Cellular Process Critical to Small Intestine Development
High-Stakes Cellular Process Critical to Small Intestine Development
News   Jul 16, 2018

Researchers visualize an intricate cellular dance which occurs during embryonic gut development

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Pfizer to Organize for Future Growth
Pfizer to Organize for Future Growth
News   Jul 15, 2018

Pfizer Inc. announced it will organize the company into three businesses.

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Tool Illuminates Immune Recovery in HIV Patients
Tool Illuminates Immune Recovery in HIV Patients
News   Jul 13, 2018

Findings from an animal study suggest that a non-invasive imaging technique could, with further development, become a useful tool to assess immune system recovery in people receiving treatment for HIV infection.

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3D Structure of 1918 Influenza Recreated
3D Structure of 1918 Influenza Recreated
News   Jul 13, 2018

Researchers who specialize in visualizing molecular structures developed a 3D model based on the 1918 H1 pandemic influenza virus. They aimed to increase knowledge on virus-like particles which show promise as vaccine platform.

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