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Article ID: 668302

Prevention by Social Connections, Refuting Claims on HIV Persistence, Efficient Oral Medicines, and More in the AIDS and HIV News Source

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The latest research, features, and experts on HIV and AIDS.

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25-May-2018 3:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695108

Lafora Disease Research Benefits From the Overlap Between Plant and Human Biology

University of Kentucky

Lafora disease is an ultra-rare, congenital form of epilepsy; every patient diagnosed with it dies before they are 30. Research into the mechanisms of glycogen metabolism at the University of Kentucky show promise for treatments for this and perhaps other forms of epilepsy.

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24-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695074

Chameleons Are Masters of Nanotechnology (Video)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2018 — Chameleons are nature’s most talented masters of color. They use their unique color-changing abilities for all sorts of reasons. But how do they alter their hue? They wield a combination of pigments and specialized nano-scale crystals. In this video, Reactions explains how chameleons have mastered nanotech: https://youtu.be/OfxApSZ5bCM.

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24-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695039

Shining a Light on Toxic Chemicals Curbs Industrial Use

Georgia Institute of Technology

A team of researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology wondered whether federal regulators can persuade companies to abandon toxic chemicals by simply highlighting that information.

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23-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694915

CFN User Spotlight: Laura Fabris Develops Nanoparticle-Based Tags to Detect Cancer and Viruses at the Single-Cell Level

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Physical chemist Laura Fabris—an associate professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Rutgers University and principal investigator of the Fabris NanoBio Group—uses the transmission electron microscopes at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) to visualize nanoparticles and understand how to optimize their morphology to improve clinical diagnoses.

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22-May-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694633

A Hidden World of Communication, Chemical Warfare, Beneath the Soil

University of Wisconsin-Madison

New research shows how some harmful microbes in the soil have to contend not just with a farmer’s chemical attacks, but also with their microscopic neighbors — and themselves turn to chemical warfare to ward off threats.

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15-May-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694890

NIBIB-Funded Team Designs Rapid Diagnostic System for Debilitating Nutrient Deficiency

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

A team of Cornell University engineers and nutritionists with funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, part of NIH, have designed and tested a small, portable diagnostic system that can be used in the field to test blood for vitamin A and iron deficiencies.

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21-May-2018 3:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694830

Biotin Supplements Caused Misleading Test Results, Almost Led to an Unnecessary Procedure

University of North Carolina Health Care System

A new case report led by Maya Styner, MD, of the UNC School of Medicine describes how a patient's use of a common over-the-counter biotin supplement caused clinically misleading test results and almost resulted in an unnecessary, invasive medical procedure.

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18-May-2018 2:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694782

Pharma Industry Sets Sights on Success with New Biosimilar Drug Development Standards

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

A new open-access white paper discusses the practical aspects of attribute selection and ranking, a critical first step in biosimilar drug development. These updated analytical standards were compiled by an international, multidisciplinary team involving FDA and pharmaceutical industry experts, and The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), which published the paper today in The AAPS Journal.

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17-May-2018 4:20 PM EDT
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