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"Pay It Forward" Scheme Increases Diagnostic Test Uptake
News   Apr 16, 2019

Men who were offered a free screening for gonorrhea and chlamydia and then asked to donate to the testing of another man were 48 percent more likely to get tested than men who were offered the standard of care.

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Low-Intensity Ultrasound can Change Decision-Making Process in the Primate Brain, Research Shows
News   Apr 16, 2019

“It’s still early stages and the next stage is for further trials to be conducted in humans, but the potential is very exciting.”

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What Makes Spiders Fussy Eaters?
News   Apr 16, 2019

It might be one of nature’s most agile and calculating hunters, but the wolf spider won’t harm an insect that literally leaves a bad taste in its mouth.

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Synthetic Peptide Inhibits Toxicity and Aggregation of Protein in Alzheimer's Disease
News   Apr 16, 2019

Alzheimer’s is a disease of aggregation. Neurons in the human brain make a protein called amyloid beta. Now, a team led by researchers at the University of Washington has developed synthetic peptides that target and inhibit those small, toxic aggregates.

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To Protect Stem Cells, Plants Have Diverse Genetic Backup Plans
News   Apr 16, 2019

Despite evolution driving a wide variety of differences, many plants function the same way. Now a new study has revealed the different genetic strategies various flowering plant species use to achieve the same status quo.

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Celebrity Fat Shaming Has Ripple Effects on Women’s Implicit Anti-Fat Attitudes
News   Apr 16, 2019

“Weight bias is recognized as one of the last socially acceptable forms of discrimination; these instances of fat-shaming are fairly wide-spread not only in celebrity magazines but also on blogs and other forms of social media.”

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Purple Corn Variety Provides Natural Dye, Displays Anti-diabetic Effects in Mice
News   Apr 16, 2019

New hybrids of purple corn contain different combinations of phytochemicals that have been shown to help fight obesity, inflammation and diabetes in mice.

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Engineering Accuracy in CRISPR
News   Apr 16, 2019

Biomedical engineers have developed a method for improving the accuracy of the CRISPR genome editing technology by an average of 50-fold.

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Prostate Drug Link to Diabetes Not a Concern, Experts Say
News   Apr 15, 2019

Men taking medicines to reduce the symptoms of prostate disease may be more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, a study suggests.

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Cancers “Change Spots” to Dodge Immunotherapy
News   Apr 15, 2019

Cancers can make themselves harder for new immunotherapies to see by ‘changing their spots’ – and switching off a key molecule on the surface of cells that is otherwise recognized by treatment.

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