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Drug Transport Gene May Explain Why Ovarian Cancer Patients React Differently to Chemotherapy
Drug Transport Gene May Explain Why Ovarian Cancer Patients React Differently to Chemotherapy
News   Feb 16, 2018

A gene which produces a protein that transports drugs in and out of cells may explain why some women treated with chemo have serious side effects.

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FoxO Proteins Implicated in Arthritis Age Risk
FoxO Proteins Implicated in Arthritis Age Risk
News   Feb 16, 2018

A study examining osteoarthritis has shown that as joints age, levels of FoxO decrease, causing pain and inflammation.

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Aquatic Habitats Threatened by Estrogens in Treated Wastewater
Aquatic Habitats Threatened by Estrogens in Treated Wastewater
News   Feb 16, 2018

Estrogens in treated wastewater that find their way into temporary wetlands known as vernal pools persist for weeks or even months, according to researchers, who suggest that persistence may have implications for these critical aquatic habitats.

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Computational Model Underlines Need for Personalised Approach to Sepsis
Computational Model Underlines Need for Personalised Approach to Sepsis
News   Feb 16, 2018

A computational model of the human immune system has enabled researchers to explore the challenges of tackling sepsis.

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Putting the Brain at the Center of Anesthesiology
Putting the Brain at the Center of Anesthesiology
News   Feb 16, 2018

Emery N. Brown explains how statistics and neuroscience improve anesthesiology at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual meeting.

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Specific Set of Nerve Cells Controls Seizures’ Spread Through Brain
Specific Set of Nerve Cells Controls Seizures’ Spread Through Brain
News   Feb 16, 2018

This discovery could lead to new and better treatments for epilepsy.

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Researchers Crack Code to Restoring Memory Creation in Older or Damaged Brains
Researchers Crack Code to Restoring Memory Creation in Older or Damaged Brains
News   Feb 16, 2018

Crucial gene gains new life after the molecular brake is lifted.

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Radioprotective Drugs Assessed Using Human Gut Organ-on-a-Chip
Radioprotective Drugs Assessed Using Human Gut Organ-on-a-Chip
News   Feb 15, 2018

Researchers have published a study using an organ-on-a-chip (Organ Chip) model of the human gut that reveals the intestinal blood vessel cells may play an important part in radiation-induced intestinal injury, and it confirms that a potential radioprotective drug, dimethyloxaloylglycine (DMOG), suppresses the intestine’s responses to radiation injury.

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Snow Melting Thermal Blanket Could Prevent Melt Contamination
Snow Melting Thermal Blanket Could Prevent Melt Contamination
News   Feb 15, 2018

Scientists report that they have tested sunlight-absorbing thermal blankets capable of melting snow three times faster than it would on its own. They say the blankets could slash snow-removal costs and reduce the risk of environmental contamination caused by soot and other products used to melt the white stuff.

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New Drug to Treat Herpes Simplex Virus Infection?
New Drug to Treat Herpes Simplex Virus Infection?
News   Feb 15, 2018

Researchers have now identified a small drug molecule that can clear the HSV-1 infection in the cells of the cornea -- the clear outer layer of the eyeball -- and works completely differently than the currently-available drugs, making it a promising potential option for patients who have developed resistance.

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