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Turning Immune Cells into Tiny Anti-Tumor Drug Factories
Turning Immune Cells into Tiny Anti-Tumor Drug Factories
News   Dec 05, 2018

In lab and mouse experiments, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers developed a method to leverage B cells to manufacture and secrete tumor-suppressing microRNAs

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Universal Cancer Test: One Test to Diagnose Them All?
Universal Cancer Test: One Test to Diagnose Them All?
News   Dec 05, 2018

A diagnostic test is in the works to identify patterns of methyl groups, which are altered dramatically by cancer. The test uses gold nanoparticles that instantly change color and indicate if the nanostructures of cancer DNA are present.

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A Bit of a Stretch
A Bit of a Stretch
News   Dec 05, 2018

Scientists have discovered the first synthetic material that becomes thicker – at the molecular level – as it is stretched.

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Chronotherapies for Spinal Cord Injury?
Chronotherapies for Spinal Cord Injury?
News   Dec 05, 2018

In the hours and days following a spinal cord injury, the gears that control the body’s internal clocks fall profoundly out of sync, impacting body temperature, hormone fluctuation, immunity and the timing of a host of other bodily processes, according to new CU Boulder research.

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Bacterial Protein Promotes Cancer
Bacterial Protein Promotes Cancer
News   Dec 05, 2018

The Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) announced today the discovery that DnaK, a protein of the bacterium mycoplasma, interferes with the mycoplasma-infected cell's ability to respond to and repair DNA damage, a known origin of cancer.

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Can Rice and Flushing the Toilet be Slowly Poisoning You?
Can Rice and Flushing the Toilet be Slowly Poisoning You?
News   Dec 05, 2018

Rice, barbecued meat and drinking water all pose threats to human health as hosts to potent toxins, carcinogens and opportunistic pathogens.

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Effects of Opioids on Driving Performance
Effects of Opioids on Driving Performance
News   Dec 05, 2018

A new study found that the influence of single analgesic doses of methadone and buprenorphine—two different opioids—on driving performance was mild and below the impairment threshold of a blood alcohol concentration of 0.5 mg ml-1.

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Microglial Memories of Stress
Microglial Memories of Stress
News   Dec 05, 2018

Researchers have shown that microglia hold unique signatures of chronic stress that leave the animal more sensitive to future stressful experiences, evident by increased anxiety and immune responses. Eliminating microglia so that these "stress memories" could not be maintained did not prevent the increased anxiety in response to later stress but did prevent the hypersensitive immune response.

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Emerging Evidence for the Pancreatic Progenitor Cell Hypothesis
Emerging Evidence for the Pancreatic Progenitor Cell Hypothesis
News   Dec 05, 2018

A contentious debate among diabetes researchers has surrounded the regeneration of pancreatic insulin-producing cells: not if these cells regenerate, but rather how.

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Our Immune System in Space
Our Immune System in Space
News   Dec 05, 2018

Research shows that spaceflight does not compromise important aspects of the immune system.

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