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MS, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Human Stem Cell Biology, human stem cell, Autoimmune Disease

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for MS in Mouse Model

Mice crippled by an autoimmune disease similar to multiple sclerosis regained the ability to walk and run after a research team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, University of Utah and University of California, Irvine implanted human stem cells into their injured spinal cords.

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Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol, Bing Drinking, Andrea King, University Of Chicago

Effects of Alcohol in Young Binge Drinkers Predicts Future Alcoholism

Heavy social drinkers who report greater stimulation and reward from alcohol are more likely to develop alcohol use disorder over time, report researchers from the University of Chicago, May 15 in the journal Biological Psychiatry. The findings run counter to existing hypotheses that innate tolerance to alcohol drives alcoholism.

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Biology, Microbiology, Health, Squid, Medicine, Symbiosis, Antimicrobial, Blood

The Color of Blood: Pigment Helps Stage Symbiosis in Squid

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The relationship between the Hawaiian bobtail squid and the bacterium Vibrio fischeri is well chronicled, but writing in the current issue of the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a group led by University of Wisconsin-Madison microbiologists Margaret McFall-Ngai, Edward Ruby and their colleagues adds a new wrinkle to the story.

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Palliative Care, princess margaret cancer centre, Cancer, princess margaret, UHN, University Health Network, Oncology, Death & Dying, fear of dying, Psychiatry, Palliative

Next Frontier: How Can Modern Medicine Help Dying Patients Achieve a ‘Good’ Death?

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The overall quality of death of cancer patients who die in an urban Canadian setting with ready access to palliative care was found to be good to excellent in the large majority of cases, helping to dispel the myth that marked suffering at the end of life is inevitable.

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Great Plains, Youth Migration, Demographics, Census

Study Shows Young Men Increasingly Outnumber Young Women in Rural Great Plains

Study is a first look at the gender differences in the migration patterns for Great Plains residents in their teens and 20s. It has implications for community and economic development strategies in rural areas.

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Wildlife, fish, Virginia Tech, College of Natural Resources and Environment, Predators, Carnivores, Conservation, Wildlife Management, Botswana, Africa, African Wild Dogs, Cheetah

Young Virginia Tech Scientist Counts African Predators to Help Save Them

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A fish and wildlife conservation graduate student is working with the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust to determine the status of 13 different carnivores, including six cat species as well as the endangered African wild dog.

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Scientists Investigate the Role of the ‘Silent Killer’ inside Deep-Diving Animals

With its imperceptible features, carbon monoxide is widely known as the “silent killer” due to its risks at lethal concentrations. Far less known is that carbon monoxide is produced naturally in small quantities in humans and animals, and in recent years medical researchers have evaluated the gas as a treatment for diabetes, heart attacks, sepsis, and other illnesses.

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Radiation From Early Universe Found Key to Answer Major Questions in Physics

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Astrophysicists have measured the minute gravitational distortions in polarized radiation from the early universe and discovered that these ancient microwaves can provide an important cosmological test of Einstein's theory of general relativity.

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sea bass, Dna Barcoding, Species Conservation, marine species, Curacao

Smithsonian Scientists Link Unusual Fish Larva from Florida to New Species of Sea Bass from Deep Reefs of Curacao

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Identifying larval stages of marine fishes in the open ocean is difficult because the young fishes often bear little or no resemblance to the adults they will become. Confronted with a perplexing fish larva collected in the Florida Straits, Smithsonian scientists turned to DNA barcoding, which yielded an unexpected discovery—a match between the mysterious fish larva and adults of a new species of sea bass discovered off the coast of Curacao.

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BEER, FOAM, Alcohol

Beer Foam Secrets Tapped in New Study

It’s an unlikely beer-drinking toast: “Here’s to L-T-P-One!” Yet, the secret to optimal foam in the head of a freshly poured brew, according to Cornell food science research, is just the right amount and kind of barley lipid transfer protein No. 1, aka LTP1.







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