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Viral “Molecular Scissor” Identified as a Potential COVID-19 Drug Target
News   Oct 19, 2020

Researchers develop a new approach to targeting SARS-CoV-2, by blocking a molecular “scissor” known as SARS-CoV-2-PLpro that the virus uses for virus production.

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Nanoparticles Deliver Bursts of Calcium To Destroy Drug-Resistant Tumor Cells
News   Oct 19, 2020

Researchers reporting in ACS' Nano Letters have developed nanoparticles that release bursts of calcium inside tumor cells, inhibiting drug pumps and reversing MDR.

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New Technology Diagnoses Sickle Cell Disease in Record Time
News   Oct 19, 2020

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a new way to diagnose diseases of the blood like sickle cell disease with sensitivity and precision and in only one minute.

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Could Amodiaquine Be Effective at Fighting COVID-19?
News   Oct 19, 2020

Researchers from the University of New Mexico have screened a library of previously approved drugs and have identified a medication with the potential to help speed a patient's recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Gel Instrumental in 3D Bioprinting Biological Tissues
News   Oct 19, 2020

Using a yield stress gel, Penn State engineers can place tiny aggregates of cells exactly where they want to build the complex shapes that will be necessary to replace bone, cartilage and other tissues.

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Genes That "Jump" May Rewire Neuronal Function in the Brain
News   Oct 16, 2020

A research team has used novel single-cell sequencing methods to analyze the expression of transposons in the brains of Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies. Their findings suggest that these "jumping" genes may rewire neuronal function in these somatic cells.

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Possible Breast Cancer Treatment for Patients With Specific Gene Mutations
News   Oct 16, 2020

Findings by Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have pointed to a new combination of treatments that may help breast cancer patients with certain gene mutations.

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How Impurities Can Actually Improve Material Performance
News   Oct 16, 2020

Magnesium silicide (Mg2Si) is a thermoelectric material that can convert heat into electricity. Though it is known that adding antimony impurities enhances the performance of Mg2Si, the mechanisms underlying this effect are unclear. Now, scientists from Japan shed light on the effects of these impurities at the atomic level.

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Improving Understanding of How Toxic PFAS Chemicals Spread From Release Sites
News   Oct 16, 2020

New lab studies are helping researchers to understand how so called “forever chemicals” behave in soil and water, which can help in understanding how these contaminants spread.

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Johns Hopkins Scientists Receive Grant To Develop Implantable Ultrasound Devices for Spinal Cord Injury Patients
News   Oct 16, 2020

A team of Johns Hopkins neurosurgeons and biomedical engineers has received $13.48 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop implantable ultrasound and other devices that could revolutionize care for people suffering from spinal cord injuries.

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