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Maternal Obesity Speeds Up Aging in Offspring in Mice
News   Oct 11, 2019

New research in mice has shown that the effects of maternal obesity can pass across generations to offspring, accelerating the rate of aging and metabolic problems.

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APOE-Activated Microglia Could Form Link Between Tau Tangles and Neurodegeneration, Suggests Mouse Study
News   Oct 11, 2019

Tangles of a protein called tau can be found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. A new study has found that brain immune cells called microglia form the crucial link between protein clumping and brain damage. The research shows that eliminating such cells cuts tau-linked brain damage in mice - showing a way forward for studies in humans.

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Consumers Urged To Favor Products Made Using Plastic eWaste
News   Oct 11, 2019

Consumers are urged to favor products containing plastics recycled from electronic waste. Philips and Whirlpool are leading the way and most consumers see no difference in quality, appearance, or performance.

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Cancer Clinical Trial Suitability – Computing Method Takes Process From 14 to 4 Days
News   Oct 11, 2019

Using computing techniques, researchers have reduced the time needed to assess a cancer patient’s suitability for clinical trials from 14 to four days.

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“Sticky” Gene Could Help Valium Calm Nerves
News   Oct 11, 2019

Scientists have discovered that Valium and other benzodiazepines may need the assistance of a "sticky" gene, named after a mythological figure, called Shisa7, to "calm" nerves.

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Harmful Bacteria Combated by Breast Milk Compound
News   Oct 11, 2019

Researchers have identified a compound in human breast milk that fights infections by harmful bacteria while allowing beneficial bacteria to thrive. Future research will determine if the compound could be a beneficial additive to cow’s milk and infant formula.

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Two $1 Million Research Grants Focus on Metastasis of Melanoma
News   Oct 11, 2019

Two new grants will support interdisciplinary teams to better understand and manage metastasis of melanoma and other types of cancer.

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Viagra – The Little Blue Pill Could Reshape Bone Marrow Transplants
News   Oct 10, 2019

A study published today in the journal Stem Cell Reports suggests that a combination of two clinically approved drugs – Viagra and Plerixafor – efficiently and rapidly mobilizes blood stem cells from the bone marrow into the bloodstream in a mouse model. This combination therapy may offer a new approach for bone marrow transplants in humans.

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Rosalind Franklin Award Recognizes Young Women at the Forefront of Genetics Research
News   Oct 10, 2019

The Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award honors the phenomenal contributions of Dr. Rosalind Franklin to the field of genetics by providing two young, female geneticists a cash prize of $75,000 to fund their research.

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Battery Innovators Scoop Nobel Prize
News   Oct 10, 2019

The winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 have been announced.

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