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Pinpointing Diabetes Prevention Using Proteomics
News   Jan 14, 2020

A protein newly identified as important in type 1 diabetes can delay onset of the disease in diabetic mice, providing a new target for prevention and treatment in people.

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Smells Like Evolution to Me
News   Jan 14, 2020

Orchid bees are master perfumers, and research to unravel the complex chemicals responsible for successful procreation suggests that the perfumes males concoct are unique to their specific species.

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Immunity Boost Following Respiratory Infections
News   Jan 14, 2020

The strength of the immune system in response to respiratory infections is constantly changing, depending on the history of previous, unrelated infections, according to new research.

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Turning Urban Waste Into Bioplastics
News   Jan 14, 2020

Researchers have shown that different bio-waste types produced in an urban environment can be treated within the same chain to create products such as bioplastic, with a higher economic value to the classic compost and biogas.

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Cannabis Receptor Linked to Stress Reduction in Mice
News   Jan 14, 2020

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have published a study suggesting that brain receptors activated by marijuana can be targeted to cut stress. The scientists used a mouse model of stress in their study, where they showed that a molecule that activates the receptors could reduce anxiety-linked connections between two distinct brain areas.

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Volcanic Question Strikes Gold
News   Jan 14, 2020

Why are some porphyry deposits – formed by magmatic fluids in volcanic arcs – rich in copper while others primarily contain gold? In an attempt to answer this question, researchers investigated how the metals are accumulated during a mineralizing event.

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Disrupting PTSD-related Protein Complex Prevents Fear Consolidation in Mice
News   Jan 14, 2020

Researchers have identified a peptide that can disrupt protein complex that is elevated in PTSD patients, preventing recall or encoding of fear memories in early tests.

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Lead Exposure Linked to Reduced Adolescent Brain Volume
News   Jan 14, 2020

Researchers have revealed that living in neighborhoods with high risk of lead exposure is associated with differences in brain structure in some children.

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How Maternal Stress During Pregnancy Impacts Baby's Brain
News   Jan 14, 2020

Pronounced maternal stress, anxiety and depression in women with a diagnosis of a major fetal heart problem can result in impaired development in key brain regions before babies are born, according to new research.

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Genetic Anomaly Associated With Poor Response to Asthma Treatment is Uncovered
News   Jan 14, 2020

A new study has found that asthmatic patients with a specific gene variant are less likely to respond to glucocorticoid treatment.

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