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Erkki Ruoslahti and colleagues provide proof of principle for safe, targeted delivery of drugs to the placenta during pregnancy.

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Researchers Find a Way to Deliver Drugs to the Placenta to Support Healthier Pregnancies

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Discovery provides proof of principle for safe, targeted delivery of drugs to the placenta to improve pregnancy outcomes

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Split-Second Imaging Shows Molecular Changes Needed for Vision

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A scientific team led by UWM physicists image a never-before-seen molecular reaction as a light-sensitive protein responds to light. The work, using an X-ray laser, is unmasking how proteins carry out the chemistry necessary for life.

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Missouri S&T Team Boosts Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

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Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers are working to solve the problem of short-life of lithium-ion batteries like those used in laptops and cellphones, making them reliable and longer-lasting using a thin-film coating technique called atomic layer deposition (ALD).

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Robert Krumlauf Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is pleased to announce that Scientific Director and Investigator Robert Krumlauf, Ph.D., has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for his distinguished and continuing achievements in original scientific research.

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Squished Cells Could Shape Design of Synthetic Materials

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Cell membranes stand up to significant amounts of stretching and bending, but only recently have scientists started to fully appreciate the useful organization and functions that result from all that stress. A multidisciplinary group working within the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is trying to recreate aspects of those broad design principles in synthetic systems comprised of simple membranes and complex fluids.

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Beneficial Biofilm Works as a 'Probiotic' to Control Biofouling

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 A team of chemical engineers at Penn State has developed a beneficial biofilm with the ability to prevent the biofouling of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes. The development may lead to more efficient membrane water filtration and purification processes around the globe.May 03, 2016UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A team of chemical engineers at Penn State has developed a beneficial biofilm with the ability to prevent the biofouling of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes.

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First Ever Combination of Robotic and Biological Vision in Humans

Scientists have successfully implanted a prosthesis that restores some central vision in patients with only limited peripheral vision remaining to them – the first time artificial and natural vision has ever been integrated in humans. The research is being presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) this week in Seattle, Wash.

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Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

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Missing Links Brewed in Primordial Puddles?

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How easily did life arise on Earth, how likely is it on other planets? A new experiment strongly supports the idea that very early life coding molecules, ancestors of RNA and DNA, arose in primordial puddles with relative ease and speed, and not necessarily just in rarer fiery cataclysms.

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Cell-Penetrating Peptide Delivers Drugs on a Molecular Level

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A team at Kennesaw State University have developed a novel cell-penetrating peptide (CPP) technology capable of carrying other molecular “cargos” directly into living cells, coupling with them and then successfully uncoupling after delivering its payload. Cargos can be therapeutic molecules like antibodies that fight against parasites and diseases, or anti-cancer proteins.

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HIV Infection Prematurely Ages People by an Average of Five Years

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Thanks to combination antiretroviral therapies, many people with HIV can expect to live decades after being infected. Yet doctors have observed these patients often show signs of premature aging. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center have applied a highly accurate biomarker to measure just how much HIV infection ages people at the cellular level — an average of almost five years.

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Building a CRISPR Rainbow

UMMS scientists develop multicolored labeling system to track genomic locations in live cells.

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New Computer Program Can Help Uncover Hidden Genomic Alterations That Drive Cancers

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Cancer is rarely the result of a single mutation in a single gene. Rather, tumors arise from the complex interplay between any number of mutually exclusive abnormal changes in the genome, the combinations of which can be unique to each individual patient. To better characterize the functional context of genomic variations in cancer, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Broad Institute developed a new computer algorithm they call REVEALER.

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Engineering T Cells to Treat Pancreatic Cancer

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Dr. Sunil Hingorani, a member of the Clinical Research and Public Health Sciences divisions at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will present recent groundbreaking developments in treating pancreas cancer with engineered T-cells at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2016 in New Orleans on April 16.

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In These Microbes, Iron Works Like Oxygen

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A pair of papers from a UW-Madison geoscience lab shed light on a curious group of bacteria that use iron in much the same way that animals use oxygen: to soak up electrons during biochemical reactions. When organisms — whether bacteria or animal — oxidize carbohydrates, electrons must go somewhere.

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New TSRI Project Helps Researchers Build a Biomedical Knowledgebase

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have integrated biomedical data into Wikidata, a public, editable database where researchers can easily link genes, proteins and more.