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Glowing Particles in the Blood May Help Diagnose and Monitor Brain Cancer
News   Oct 16, 2019

A chemical that has improved surgeries for brain cancer by making tumor cells fluorescent may also help doctors safely diagnose the disease and monitor its response to treatment, according to a new study led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Revival of 50,000-Year-Old Gene Reveals How Deadliest Malaria Parasite Jumped From Gorillas to Humans
News   Oct 15, 2019

In a study published today in PLOS Biology, researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the University of Montpellier have reconstructed a ~50,000-year-old gene sequence acquired by the ancestor of Plasmodium falciparum. The acquisition of the gene sequence enabled the parasite to infect human red blood cells.

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Microbiome Is Shaped by Genetic Differences in the Immune System
News   Oct 15, 2019

Genetic differences in the immune system shape the collections of bacteria that colonize the digestive system, according to new research by scientists at the University of Chicago.

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Researchers Use Text to Measure Two Hundred Years of Happiness
News   Oct 15, 2019

After analysing 8 million books and 65 million newspaper articles, researchers have created the first-ever ‘index of national happiness’ going back to 1820.

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Habitual Tea Drinking Modulates Brain Efficiency, According to a New Connectivity Study
News   Oct 15, 2019

Habitual tea drinking was associated with greater functional connectivity in the default mode network.

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New Genetic-based Epilepsy Risk Scores
News   Oct 15, 2019

Researchers have developed new genetic-based epilepsy risk scores which may lay the foundation for more personalized diagnosis and treatment.

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Neurofeedback Therapy for Depression Boosts Self-esteem and Brain Connectivity
News   Oct 15, 2019

A neurofeedback study published in the journal Neuroimage: Clinical has found that patients in recovery from depressive disorder symptoms are able to strengthen some of their brain connections while evoking guilt-related memories, which leads to increased self-esteem.

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Mapping the Evolutionary History of Oaks
News   Oct 15, 2019

Researchers have uncovered the 56-million-year evolutionary history of oaks.

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Fast-acting Insecticide Lost After WWII Resurrected
News   Oct 15, 2019

A new study determines that DFDT rapidly kills disease-carrying mosquitoes, which may lower its environmental impact—but its history is alarming.

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Cooking Up Decontaminants in Your Kitchen?
News   Oct 15, 2019

New research has shown that liquid metal catalysts show great promise for cleaning up pollutants, requiring so little energy they can even be created in the kitchen.

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