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Molecular Insights into Spider Silk
Molecular Insights into Spider Silk
News   Dec 10, 2018

Spider silk belongs to the toughest fibres in nature and has astounding properties. Scientists from the University of Würzburg discovered new molecular details of self-assembly of a spider silk fibre protein.

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Gender Bias Influences How We Rate Competence in Faces
Gender Bias Influences How We Rate Competence in Faces
News   Dec 10, 2018

Faces that are seen as competent are also perceived as more masculine, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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The Brain Being Yelled At
The Brain Being Yelled At
News   Dec 10, 2018

Sight and hearing are the two main sensory modalities allowing us to interact with our environment. But what happens within the brain when it perceives a threatening signal, such as an aggressive voice? How does it process this information? To answers these questions, researchers studied brain activity during the processing of various emotional voices.

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Immunoasssays Developed for Tau Measurement in CSF
Immunoasssays Developed for Tau Measurement in CSF
News   Dec 10, 2018

Researchers are working to develop a blood test to accurately diagnose or even predict Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear.

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Multigene Test Facilitates Targeted Use of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
Multigene Test Facilitates Targeted Use of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
News   Dec 10, 2018

New results show that the multigene test used at the university hospital in Munich is indeed helpful in making more targeted use of chemotherapy treatments and thus improves prognosis of breast cancer patients.

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Bacterial ‘Sleeper Cells’ Evade Antibiotics and Weaken Defence Against Infection
Bacterial ‘Sleeper Cells’ Evade Antibiotics and Weaken Defence Against Infection
News   Dec 10, 2018

These bacteria persister cells stop replicating and can remain in this dormant, ‘sleeper-cell’ state for days, weeks or even months. When antibiotic treatment has been stopped, if some of these bacterial cells spring back to life, they can trigger another infection.

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Editing Consciousness: How Bereaved People Control Their Thoughts without Knowing It
Editing Consciousness: How Bereaved People Control Their Thoughts without Knowing It
News   Dec 10, 2018

Applying machine-learning techniques for neural decoding, Columbia engineers and psychiatrists are first to show that avoidant grievers monitor even their unconscious thoughts.

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Cancer Vaccine Progress: Potentially Rich Source of Tumor Specific Antigens Identified
Cancer Vaccine Progress: Potentially Rich Source of Tumor Specific Antigens Identified
News   Dec 07, 2018

The immunogenicity and efficacy of tumor specific antigen vaccination for select antigens has been validated in mouse models of cancer. The researchers believe that clinical trials for human cancer vaccines could start within the next 2-3 years.

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Eliminating HIV's Latent Reservoir
Eliminating HIV's Latent Reservoir
News   Dec 07, 2018

A genetic switch that causes latent HIV inside cells to begin to replicate can be manipulated to completely eradicate the virus from the human body.

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Hazelnuts Key Source of Micronutrients for Older People
Hazelnuts Key Source of Micronutrients for Older People
News   Dec 07, 2018

Older adults who added hazelnuts to their diet for a few months significantly improved their levels of two key micronutrients.

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