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Combining CRISPR With Drug Discovery to Understand Treatment Efficacy
News   Apr 16, 2019

Researchers combine CRISPR gene-editing technology with drug discovery to understand why treatment works (or doesn’t).

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Do Breathing Sounds Tell a Story? Crackling vs Wheezing
News   Apr 16, 2019

Doctors know they’re the sounds of a problem in the lungs, but it turns out they might be more than symptoms—crackling and wheezing could also be the sounds of a disease progressing, according to a University of Michigan researcher.

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Surviving the Dead Sea With Necrophagy
News   Apr 16, 2019

Researchers have found that bacteria can survive in the sediments of the Dead Sea at a depth of over 400 meters in spite of extreme conditions.

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A New Way to Build Novel Synthetic Biomolecules
News   Apr 16, 2019

Army scientists have discovered how to build novel synthetic biomolecule complexes that they believe are a critical step towards biotemplated advanced materials.

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Master Regulator Drives Liver Cells to Fend Off Viral Attacks
News   Apr 16, 2019

Liver cells have an innate resistance to RNA viral infections like hepatitis A, dengue and Zika thanks to a protein called IRF1, according to a recent study published in Nature Microbiology.

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Bacteria Even More Resistant to Antiseptic Thanks to New Gene Variant
News   Apr 16, 2019

A team of investigators has discovered a new, more powerful variant on an antimicrobial resistance gene common among Staphylococcus species.

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Opioid Epidemic May Have Cost U.S. Governments $37.8 Billion in Tax Revenue
News   Apr 16, 2019

The opioid epidemic may have cost U.S. state and federal governments up to $37.8 billion in lost tax revenue due to opioid-related employment loss, according to Penn State researchers.

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Nano-device Generates Electricity From Snowfall
News   Apr 16, 2019

A new device creates electricity from falling snow. The first of its kind, this device is inexpensive, small, thin and flexible like a sheet of plastic.

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Converting Silenced Cancer Genes Back Into Fighters
News   Apr 16, 2019

Working with human colon cancer cells and mice, researchers say they have successfully blocked the activity of portions of a protein known as UHRF1 and restored the function of hundreds of cancer-fighting genes that became "misregulated" by the disease.

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The Genes Jellyfish Need to Graduate
News   Apr 16, 2019

Jellyfish start out anchored to the sea floor, just like corals and anemones. Researchers recently uncovered which genes allow jellyfish to graduate from this stationary stage and swim off into the sea.

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