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The Mechanisms That Unite Our Senses and Thoughts

Our ability to think, decide, remember recent events and more, comes from our brain’s neocortex. Now University of California, Irvine neuroscientists have discovered key aspects of the mechanisms behind these functions.
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African Dust Identified by Measuring Isotopes

Researchers have developed a new method, called isotope-resolved chemical mass balance, to identify dust participles using isotopic measurements and help understand the impact of dust plumes on air quality.
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Tool Assesses Which Countries Need COVID-19 Vaccines the Most

A new scoring tool that helps to transparently prioritize which countries are in greatest need of COVID-19 vaccines, has been developed by a UCL-led team of researchers.
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A New Method for Testing Protein-Based Drugs

Rsearchers have unveiled a new lab technique they say represents a “paradigm shift” in how pharmaceutical laboratories test and produce new protein-based drugs, such as therapeutic monoclonal antibodies being developed to treat a variety of diseases, from cancers to infectious diseases.
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How a Cancer-Causing Gene Is Responsible for Genetic Variation in Prostate Cancer

A novel role for a cancer-causing gene has been identified by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, revealing how genetic variation is influenced in prostate cancer patients.
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Increased Melanoma Survival With Immunotherapy Followed by Targeted Therapy

In a clinical trial, people with advanced melanoma who first received immunotherapy showed a 20% advantage in the two-year overall survival rate over those who initially got targeted therapies.
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Ticks Weaken the Skin's Immune Response

Tick saliva has been found to inhibit the skin's defense function, thereby increasing the risk of diseases such as tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) or Lyme disease.
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Simultaneous Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Gases Possible With New Spectrometer

A new type of spectrometer has been developed that can sense atmospheric water vapor, methane and nitrous oxide simultaneously.
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100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel From Lignin Could Be Possible

Researchers report success in developing a catalytic process to enable lignin to be used as a path toward a 100% sustainable aviation fuel.
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Intricate, Life-Like Blood Vessels Created

Artificial 3D blood vessels that have the strength, structure and complex cellular make-up of real blood vessels have been developed by Singapore and QUT scientists for research into many diseases.
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