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Trending Stories Report for 27 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: genetics, cancer, nanotech, elderly care, marketing research, energy, children's health, and immunology.

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Cooperation Among Viral Variants Helps Hepatitis C Survive Immune System Attacks

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Warring armies use a variety of tactics, including use of a decoy force that occupies the defenders while an unseen force launches a separate attack that the defenders fail to notice. A new study suggests that the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) may employ similar tactics to distract the body's natural defenses.

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Ludwig Scientists to Report Advances in Treatment of Brain, Skin, Gastrointestinal Cancers at 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting

Ludwig Cancer Research previewed today the new findings that will be presented by Ludwig scientists at this year’s American Society for Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ill., May 29 – June 2. Ludwig researchers will present recent data from early and late stage clinical trials and participate in a number of plenary and educational sessions.

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Microfluidic Cell-Squeezing Device Opens New Possibilities for Cell-Based Vaccines

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MIT researchers have shown that they can use a microfluidic cell-squeezing device to introduce specific antigens inside the immune system’s B cells, providing a new approach to developing and implementing antigen-presenting cell vaccines.

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Anti-Stroke Drug Effective Treatment for Middle-Ear Infections, Researchers Say

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An existing anti-stroke drug is an effective treatment for middle-ear infections, showing the ability to suppress mucus overproduction, improve bacterial clearance and reduce hearing loss, according to researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Rochester.

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How the Immune System Controls the Human Biological Clock in Times of Infection

An important link between the human body clock and the immune system has relevance for better understanding inflammatory and infectious diseases, discovered collaborators. They report how a critical white blood cell, when exposed to bacteria, makes the biological clock inside the macrophage stop, allowing it to become inflamed.

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Trending Stories Report for 15 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: social media trends, lyme disease, cancer, diabetes, HIV, lasers, Hubble, neurology, and the seafood industry.

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Infant Antibiotic Use Linked to Adult Diseases

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A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota has found a three-way link among antibiotic use in infants, changes in the gut bacteria, and disease later in life.

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Research Shows How Antibodies Produce Vaccine-Like Effect Against Tumors

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New research at Rockefeller University shows how antibody therapy destroys tumor cells then prompts a patient’s immune system to form an immunological memory that can suppress the same cancer should it try to return.