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Bacteria and Insects Can Control Ice Formation
News   Apr 15, 2019

Key proteins produced in bacteria and insects can promote or inhibit ice formation, based on their length and ability to team up to form large ice-binding surfaces.

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Electric Vehicle Adoption Contributing to Air Quality Improvements
News   Apr 15, 2019

If you have ever wondered how much electric vehicle adoption actually matters for the environment, a new study provides evidence that making this switch would improve overall air quality and lower carbon emissions.

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Aggressive Breast Cancers Not Necessarily More Diverse in Cell Type
News   Apr 15, 2019

An analysis of the cancer and immune cells in breast cancer has found that aggressive tumors are often dominated by a single type of tumor cell. If certain immune cells are present as well, an immune therapy could be successful for a specific group of breast cancer patients.

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3D Heart Printed Using Patient's Own Tissue
News   Apr 15, 2019

The engineered heart completely matches the immunological, cellular, biochemical and anatomical properties of the patient.

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A Better Way to Deliver Drugs Throughout the Body?
News   Apr 12, 2019

One of the major challenges in the field of drug delivery is to get the active molecules to the right organ, avoiding them to be absorbed elsewhere than the inflammated area. Now, chemist Jasmin Mecinovic, together with his international colleagues, has found a new method of transporting these molecules.

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Eliminating Damaged Mitochondria Before They Worsen Chronic Inflammation
News   Apr 12, 2019

A unique approach might help treat some chronic inflammatory diseases: force cells to eliminate damaged mitochondria before they activate the NLRP3 inflammasome.

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Fatal Brain Infection Helped by Releasing the Immune Handbrake
News   Apr 12, 2019

An anti-cancer drug has shown promise in slowing or stopping the progression of a typically fatal viral brain infection by altering the "brakes" on the immune system.

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Promising Molecules for Stabilizing Abnormal Proteins That Cause AL Amyloidosis
News   Apr 12, 2019

Scientists at Scripps Research have identified a group of small molecules that prevent structural changes to proteins that are at the root of AL amyloidosis, a progressive and often fatal disease.

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Improvements in Vaccine Coverage Not Universal Across African Nations
News   Apr 12, 2019

Despite substantial gains in vaccine coverage, progress has been far from universal in African nations.

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Less Salt But All the Flavor
News   Apr 12, 2019

Researchers have found a way to make food taste salty but with less of the sodium chloride tied to poor health.

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