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Smart Antioxidant-containing Polymer Responds to Chemistry
News   Apr 17, 2019

A polymer that senses high oxidant levels and responds by administering just the right amount of antioxidant to restore the delicate balance could be used to curtail the impact of highly oxidizing chemicals in natural waterways.

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Microbes May Reduce Allergy-like Reactions to Some Cheeses
News   Apr 17, 2019

Some aged cheeses cause allergy-like reactions in many people, but scientists are working to identify bacteria that could reduce those unpleasant side effects.

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An Epigenetic Approach to Tackling World Hunger?
News   Apr 17, 2019

Researchers have discovered a new way to regenerate flowering plant tissues, opening possibilities of mitigating global food problem.

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Organs-on-a-Chip Hurtle Toward the Final Frontier
News   Apr 17, 2019

Microfluidic devices lined with human cells are headed to the International Space Station later this month, part of an effort to understand why astronauts get sick more easily in orbit.

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The Leukemia Atlas: A Guide to Proteins That Signal Disease
News   Apr 17, 2019

Only about one in four people diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) survive five years after the initial diagnosis. To improve that survival rate, researchers have created an online atlas to identify and classify protein signatures present at AML diagnosis.

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New Biomarker for Personalized Treatments Against Cancer
News   Apr 17, 2019

Scientists have demonstrated that the protein TP53INP2 plays an important role in the induction of cell death. This finding could be relevant in the treatment of certain types of cancer.

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Wind Blows Microplastics Into Remote Mountain Regions
News   Apr 16, 2019

Samples collected over a five-month period from a secluded area of the Pyrenees mountains identified average daily counts of 365 deposits of microplastics per square meter in this remote region.

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DNA Mutation “Fingerprints” Could Help ID New Cancer Culprits
News   Apr 16, 2019

Scientists in Cambridge and London have developed a catalogue of DNA mutation "fingerprints" that could help doctors pinpoint the environmental culprit responsible for a patient’s tumor – including showing some of the fingerprints left in lung tumors by specific chemicals found in tobacco smoke.

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Cause of Rare Genetic Metabolic Disorder Identified
News   Apr 16, 2019

A new study from an international team of researchers is the first to identify a rarely-seen type of DNA mutation as the cause of an inherited metabolic disorder.

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Labeling Added Sugar Could Have Health and Care Cost Benefits
News   Apr 16, 2019

A label showing added sugars content on all packaged foods and sugary drinks could have substantial health and cost-saving benefits in the United States over the next 20 years.

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