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First Successful Vaccination Against "Mad Cow"-Like Wasting Disease in Deer

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere say that a vaccination they have developed to fight a brain-based, wasting syndrome among deer and other animals may hold promise on two additional fronts: Protecting U.S. livestock from contracting the disease, and preventing similar brain infections in humans.

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One Common Genetic Variant and the Bacteria Inside Of Us Help Dictate Inflammation, Antitumor Activity, and Outcome in Cancer Patients

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New findings show how an inactivating polymorphism in the TLR5 Gene that occurs in more than one out of 15 people, plays important role in progression of luminal breast cancer and ovarian cancer

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Early Exposure to Antidepressants Affects Adult Anxiety and Serotonin Transmission

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About 15 percent of women in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders and depression during their pregnancies, and many are prescribed antidepressants. However little is known about how early exposure to these medications might affect their offspring as they mature into adults.

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First Direct Evidence that a Mysterious Phase of Matter Competes with High-Temperature Superconductivity

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Scientists have found the first direct evidence that a mysterious phase of matter known as the "pseudogap" competes with high-temperature superconductivity, robbing it of electrons that otherwise might pair up to carry current through a material with 100 percent efficiency.

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Yellowstone's Thermal Springs -- Their Colors Unveiled

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Researchers at Montana State University and Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany have created a simple mathematical model based on optical measurements that explains the stunning colors of Yellowstone National Park’s hot springs and can visually recreate how they appeared years ago, before decades of tourists contaminated the pools with make-a-wish coins and other detritus. The model, and stunning pictures of the springs, appear today in the journal Applied Optics.

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