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Heroin Vaccine Blocks Lethal Overdose
Heroin Vaccine Blocks Lethal Overdose
News   Feb 14, 2018

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have achieved a major milestone toward designing a safe and effective vaccine to both treat heroin addiction and block lethal overdose of the drug.

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Light-Activated Cancer Drugs with No Side Effects?
Light-Activated Cancer Drugs with No Side Effects?
News   Feb 14, 2018

Future cancer drugs that are activated by light and don't cause the toxic side-effects of current chemotherapy treatments are closer to becoming a reality.

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Gaining a Deeper Understanding of Protein Kinases Involved in Cancer
Gaining a Deeper Understanding of Protein Kinases Involved in Cancer
News   Feb 14, 2018

Vaccinia-related protein kinases VRK1 and VRK2, which are involved in cell proliferation, are considered potential targets for treatment of prostate, ovarian, colorectal and other kinds of cancer. To obtain a deeper understanding of the role of these enzymes in human cells, in the contexts of both wellness and disease, researchers are working on the development of small synthetic molecules capable of modulating their activity in study models.

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Lonza to Establish Cell- and Gene-Therapy Centers of Excellence to Accelerate Growth
Lonza to Establish Cell- and Gene-Therapy Centers of Excellence to Accelerate Growth
News   Feb 14, 2018

Lonza will establish Centers of Excellence for Cell and Gene Therapy to support and accelerate the growth of this priority area for the company.

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Step Closer to Creating Crops That Are Better Adapted for Climate Change
Step Closer to Creating Crops That Are Better Adapted for Climate Change
News   Feb 14, 2018

Breeding temperature-resilient crops is an “achievable dream” in one of the most important species of commercially-cultivated plants, according to a new study. The vision of crop improvement in the face of climate change is outlined in research which has established a genetic link between increased temperature and the problem of “pod shatter” (premature seed dispersal) in oilseed rape.

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Dropsynth Technique Slashes Cost of Gene Generation
Dropsynth Technique Slashes Cost of Gene Generation
News   Feb 14, 2018

The technique could make generating a gene cheaper than buying a cup of coffee.

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Toxic Stormwater Kills and Debilitates Salmon
Toxic Stormwater Kills and Debilitates Salmon
News   Feb 14, 2018

Researchers have found that salmon face a double whammy when they swim in the stormwater runoff of urban roadways. Toxic pollution in the water can kill them and fish that survive polluted stormwater are still at risk as the runoff can damage hair-like sensors the fish use to find food, sense predators, and find their way in the current.

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Gene Expression Patterns Can Determine Time of Death
Gene Expression Patterns Can Determine Time of Death
News   Feb 14, 2018

Changes in the production of genes can be used to time a person cause of death to a high degree of accuracy, a new study suggests.

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Sibling Bullying 3x More Likely to Cause Psychiatric Disorders
Sibling Bullying 3x More Likely to Cause Psychiatric Disorders
News   Feb 14, 2018

People who were bullied by siblings during childhood are up to three times more likely to develop psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia in early adulthood, according to new research.

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Timing of Measles Vaccine Important for Overall Child Survival Rates
Timing of Measles Vaccine Important for Overall Child Survival Rates
News   Feb 14, 2018

In the largest study to date on children in a low/middle income country, research finds that the timing of a measles vaccine in an overall vaccination schedule can have a profound impact on child survival rates beyond protecting against measles infection.

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