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New Nonstick Surfaces Created From Modified Silk Proteins

Researchers have developed a method to make silk-based materials that refuse to stick to water, or almost anything else containing water.
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Mountain Snow Cover Has Decreased by 2 Weeks on Average Since 1982

A recent study paints a discouraging picture of recent decades. Between 1982 and 2020, the period of snow cover in mountain areas around the world decreased by an average of about 15 days.
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Can We Fight Fungal Infections With Metals?

Researchers have demonstrated that chemical compounds containing special metals are highly effective in fighting dangerous fungal infections.
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Immune Targets Identified in Chemotherapy-Resistant Breast Cancers

A deep dive into the gene expression of immune cells in chemotherapy-resistant breast cancers has improved our understanding of the behavior of the immune cells and has highlighted future targets for chemotherapeutics.
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Mutating a Key Molecule in Bacterial Protein Could Stop Gonorrhoea Infection

Creating a mutation that inhibits how the bacterial pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae causes gonorrhea, a common sexually transmitted infection, could offer a new way to prevent and treat the disease, according to researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
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Viruses Keep Tabs on Us To Plan Their Next Move

New research indicates that viruses are able to sense their environment to decide when to multiply and kill the host cell, adding a new dimension to viral-host interactions.
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Shape-Shifting Fat Cells Fuel Breast Cancer Growth

Study suggests fat cells near malignant breast tumors morph into other cell types, creating "fertile soil" for the disease.
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Stopping the Immune System’s Lethal Lung Response

Researchers have discovered a drug candidate that, in mice, can prevent lethal lung inflammation by inhibiting a protein called PTP1B.
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DNA Nets Capture SARS-CoV-2 in Low-Cost Testing Platform

Tiny nets woven from DNA strands can ensnare the spike protein of the virus that causes COVID-19, lighting up the virus for a fast-yet-sensitive diagnostic test.
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Potential Genetic Marker for Pancreatic Cancer Therapy Identified

Researchers have discovered a genetic marker in pancreatic cancer that may lay the foundations for developing more effective, targeted treatments for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC).
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