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Could B Cells Be the New Allies in Sarcoma Immunotherapy?
News   Jan 16, 2020

New research published in Nature suggests that B cells also play a major role in predicting of patient’s response to immunotherapy, whilst it was previously thought only T cells could be used in this way.

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Geneticists Take a Closer Look at the Aging Eye
News   Jan 16, 2020

A lengthy-named gene called Elongation of Very Long Chain Fatty Acids Protein 2 or ELOVL2 is an established biomarker of age. In a new paper researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say the gene appears to play a key role in age-associated functional and anatomical aging in vivo in mouse retinas, a finding that has direct relevance to age-related eye diseases.

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Pesticide-polluted Water Decontaminated With Innovative Nanomaterial
News   Jan 16, 2020

Researchers have developed a new method to degrade atrazine, one of the most widely used pesticides in North America, using a combination of a new nanostructured material and sunlight.

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Scientists Breach Brain Barriers To Tackle Tumors
News   Jan 16, 2020

Yale researchers have discovered a novel way to evade the brain’s natural defenses by slipping immune system “rescuers” through its drainage system.

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There's a New Blue in Town
News   Jan 16, 2020

Researchers have uncovered a new class of “cool” blue colorants that are inexpensive, durable and could be more environmentally friendly.

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Team Builds the First Living Robots
News   Jan 16, 2020

Scientists have repurposed living cells into millimeter-wide "xenobots" that can move toward a target, potentially pick up a payload and heal themselves after being cut.

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Team Develops New Nanoparticle Drug To Treat Aggressive Breast Cancer
News   Jan 16, 2020

Researchers have engineered and tested a new therapeutic nanoparticle platform to deliver the drug paclitaxel to treat triple-negative breast cancer.

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A Better "Death" for Unwanted Electronics
News   Jan 16, 2020

Researchers have developed a ball-milling method to break down the potentially harmful compounds found in modern electronics that prevent them from catching fire, enabling safer disposal.

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Immune Response Activated by BPA Exposure Crosses Generations
News   Jan 16, 2020

Although experts say that small amounts of BPA in foods are unlikely to cause problems, some people worry that constant low-level exposures could have health effects. Now researchers have shown that, in mice, BPA activates an immune response that persists for at least three generations.

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Drug Interaction Insights May Help Design Better Malaria Treatments
News   Jan 16, 2020

Researchers report in the journal Nature that they have for the first time demonstrated at the molecular level what happens when two antimalarial drugs were combined.

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