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Article ID: 708004

How breast tissue stiffening promotes breast cancer development

University of California San Diego

By examining how mammary cells respond in a stiffness-changing hydrogel, researchers discovered that several pathways work together to signal breast cells to turn cancerous. The work could inspire new approaches to treating patients and inhibiting tumor growth.

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12-Feb-2019 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707682

Sophisticated Blood Analysis Provides New Clues About Ebola, Treatment Avenues

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

A detailed analysis of blood samples from Ebola patients is providing clues about the progression of the effects of the virus in patients and potential treatment pathways. The findings point to a critical role for a molecular pathway that relies on the common nutrient choline, as well as the importance of cellular bodies known as microvesicles.

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6-Feb-2019 5:15 PM EST

Article ID: 707793

How the brain responds to texture

University of Chicago Medical Center

New research by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows that as neurons process information about texture from the skin, they each respond differently to various features of a surface, creating a high-dimensional representation of texture in the brain.

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8-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707537

The Subtle, but Significant, Role of Surfaces in Ion Stickiness

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Direct interactions dominate ion adsorption to aqueous graphene, a process central to vital processes in energy technology.

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5-Feb-2019 3:15 PM EST
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Article ID: 707346

Women’s Brains Appear Three Years Younger Than Men’s

Washington University in St. Louis

Women's brains appear to be three years younger than men's of the same age, according to a study of brain metabolism by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings could explain why women maintain their cognitive skills longer than men.

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31-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707365

Diversity in the CD4 Receptor Protects Chimpanzees from Infection by AIDS-like Viruses

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

An international team of collaborators found that the CD4 surface protein, which is used by HIV and SIV as the receptor to enter immune cells, is highly variable among wild chimpanzees.

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31-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707497

Rust never sleeps

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PNNL researchers have been able to observe in unprecedented detail how rust happens.

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4-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707135

Surge Protector: Novel Approach to Suppressing Therapy-Induced Tumor Growth

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In a recent groundbreaking study, a team of researchers led by BIDMC’s Dipak Panigrahy, MD, demonstrated that dead and dying cancer cells killed by conventional cancer treatments paradoxically trigger the inflammation that promotes tumor growth and metastasis. Now, in a follow- up study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), Panigrahy and colleagues illuminate the mechanism by which debris generated by ovarian tumor cells targeted by first-line chemotherapy accelerates tumor progression.

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28-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706455

Greenland Ice Melting Four Times Faster Than in 2003, Study Finds

Ohio State University

Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought—and will likely lead to faster sea level rise—thanks to the continued, accelerating warming of the Earth’s atmosphere, a new study has found.

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14-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST

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