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Endocannabinoid Signaling ACts To Boost Memory After Exercise
News   Sep 24, 2020

By exploring the benefits of sport in memory and motor learning, scientists at UNIGE are opening up promising perspectives for school programs and in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Feeling "Frisky" Makes You See What You Want To See
News   Sep 24, 2020

A group of psychologists discovered that we see possible romantic partners as a lot more attractive if we have what the scientists call "a sexy mindset." Under the same condition we also tend to overestimate our own chances of romantic success.

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New Method Maps Contact Points Between Replicated DNA Molecules
News   Sep 24, 2020

Breaks in our DNA, which can occur spontaneously or result from irradiation or chemical insults, can lead to severe problems since they foster mutations and can ultimately lead to cancer. One of the main DNA repair pathways involves copying the missing information on the damaged DNA from the replicated sister chromatid. For this to occur, the two DNA molecules of sister chromatids need to come close together at the exact same genomic position. The team around Daniel Gerlich developed a method that solves this problem.

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Older People Taking Diabetes Drug Show Slower Cognitive Decline
News   Sep 24, 2020

A new research study has revealed that individuals with type 2 diabetes who used metformin experienced slower cognitive decline with lower dementia rates than those who did not use the medication.

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New Study Proposes That Alzheimer's Disease May Be Driven by Fructose in the Brain
News   Sep 24, 2020

New research released from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus proposes that Alzheimer's disease may be driven by the overactivation of fructose made in the brain.

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SARS-CoV-2 Interactome Reveals Likely Molecular Mechanisms of Pathogenesis
News   Sep 24, 2020

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers, led by Shahid Mukhtar, Ph.D., associate professor of biology in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, have now built an interactome that includes the lung-epithelial cell host interactome integrated with a SARS-CoV-2 interactome.

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Mouse Study Shows Links Between Sleep Disturbances and Gut Microbiota
News   Sep 24, 2020

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic sleep condition affecting more than one billion people worldwide. Researchers have discovered how OSA-related sleep disturbances affect the gut microbiome in mice and how transplanting those gut bacteria into other mice can cause changes to sleep patterns in the recipient mice.

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182 Genes Identified That Regulate Interactions Between Cancer Cells and T Cells
News   Sep 24, 2020

Toronto scientists have mapped the genes allowing cancer cells to avoid getting killed by the immune system that paves the way for the development of immunotherapies that would be effective for larger patient populations and across different tumour types.

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Nanoparticle “Trojan Horse” Triggers Cancer Cells To Self-Destruct
News   Sep 24, 2020

A research team at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore has found a new approach that turns a nanoparticle into a 'Trojan horse' that causes cancer cells to self-destruct.

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Team Uncovers New Mechanism of Action Against SARS-CoV-2 by Remdesivir
News   Sep 24, 2020

Researchers have discovered a novel, second mechanism of action by the antiviral drug remdesivir against SARS-CoV-2, according to findings published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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