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DNA Detectives in the Animal World
News   Jan 15, 2020

A new study suggests that sampling soil for animals’ left-behind DNA can provide valuable information for conservation efforts, with lower costs and time spent than currently used methods.

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Two Genes Work Together To Help Cancer Spread
News   Jan 15, 2020

Cancer-promoting genes MYC and TWIST1 co-opt immune system cells to enable cancer cells to spread, but blocking a key step in this process can help prevent the disease from developing.

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Flame Retardants and Pesticides Are Biggest Environmental Contributors to Intellectual Disability
News   Jan 15, 2020

Over 16 years, exposure to toxic chemicals resulted in more than one million cases of intellectual disability in the US, with flame retardants and pesticides representing the bulk of that cognitive loss.

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Synaptic Protein Levels Reduced in Schizophrenia
News   Jan 15, 2020

Advances in scanning have allowed researchers to show lower levels of a synaptic protein in the living brains of people with schizophrenia.

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Heart-Function Protein Discovery May Help Muscular Dystrophy Patients
News   Jan 15, 2020

Researchers have identified a protein involved in Duchenne muscular dystrophy-related heart disease, which may provide insight into how to prevent it.

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Plant Growth Switch Could Be Key to Protecting Crops in Extreme Weather
News   Jan 15, 2020

New research from UC Riverside identifies a protein that controls plant growth -- good news for an era in which crops can get crushed by climate change.

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How Exosomes Could Lead To Stroke Recovery
News   Jan 15, 2020

Researchers have developed a minimally invasive and non-operative exosome treatment that could influence the repair and damage following a severe stroke.

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Explosive Hydrogen Leaks Detected With New "Hydrogen Alarm"
News   Jan 15, 2020

Researchers have developed an optical fiber-based hydrogen sensor, which can detect potentially dangerous leaks of the highly explosive gas.

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A Biomaterial-based Vaccine for Blood Cancer
News   Jan 15, 2020

An injectable, biomaterial-based vaccine, when combined with standard chemotherapy, resulted in the complete and lasting recovery from, and immunity against, the deadly blood cancer acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in mice.

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Ancient Collision in Our Galaxy Dated
News   Jan 15, 2020

A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an ancient collision that our galaxy the Milky Way underwent with another smaller galaxy called Gaia-Enceladus early in its history.

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