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Giving the Immune System a Helping Hand To Find Hidden Cancer Cells
News   Oct 15, 2019

Researchers have developed a new system that helps the immune system spot and eliminate cancer cells.

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Reducing Heart Attack-induced Tissue Damage by 30%
News   Oct 14, 2019

Scientists have discovered that inhibiting the synthesis of a lipid in a mouse suffering a heart attack reduces the tissue damage by 30%.

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It's Time to Keep Check on the Microbiome
News   Oct 14, 2019

Scientists have developed a novel technique based on an oscillating gene circuit that they hope will help to shed light on the human microbiome.

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Motor Matter: How Myelin Is Essential for Movement
News   Oct 14, 2019

A team of researchers has established the neural circuit basis for motor learning tasks when myelination is impaired.

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Against the Clock, People Tell You What You Want To Hear
News   Oct 14, 2019

When asked to answer questions quickly and impulsively, people tend to respond with a socially desirable answer rather than an honest one, a set of experiments shows.

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Powerful Technique Tracks Down Genetic Disease
News   Oct 14, 2019

A team led by a scientist at Scripps Research has invented a new genomics technique for tracking down the causes of rare genetic diseases. The new method compares activity levels of maternal and paternal alleles across the genome and detects when the activity of an allele lies far enough outside the normal range to be a plausible cause of disease.

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Cognitive Dissonance: Musicians' Brain React Differently to Inharmonious Sounds
News   Oct 14, 2019

A study examining human musical perception has compared how the brain reacts when musical sequences perceived do not finish as might be expected. The results of the study have shown that although the perception of music is universal, training in music alters its perception.

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Ethics of Ancient DNA
News   Oct 14, 2019

In recent years, the study of ancient DNA, also known as aDNA, has rapidly advanced, providing important insights into a range of biological, historical, and social questions. The National Science Foundation has awarded a $350,882 collaborative grant to an array of institutions to analyze the current ethical landscape of ancient DNA research.

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Novel Drugs Could Improve Long-term Treatment of Poorly Controlled Asthma
News   Oct 14, 2019

Preclinical study findings suggest that targeting a promising bitter taste receptor with structurally distinct drugs could help prevent reduced therapeutic effectiveness over time.

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When Studying Immune Cells, Environment Matters
News   Oct 14, 2019

A new report recommends that looking outside the dish and into living organisms gives an improved understanding of the way immune cells process and use energy.

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