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Newswise: Cause of rare, fatal disorder in young children pinpointed

Article ID: 719062

Cause of rare, fatal disorder in young children pinpointed

Washington University in St. Louis

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis appear to have solved a decades-long mystery regarding the precise biochemical pathway leading to a fatal genetic disorder in children that results in seizures, developmental regression and death, usually around age 3. Studying a mouse model with the same human illness — called Krabbe disease — the researchers also identified a possible therapeutic strategy.

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16-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718688

Good at math? It means little if you’re not confident

Ohio State University

Being good at math relates to better financial and medical outcomes – unless you don’t have confidence in your own abilities with numbers, new research suggests.

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9-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 718533

So-Called ‘Longevity Vitamin’ Might Hold More Importance than Scientists Thought

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

A University of Florida microbiologist's latest research found that disease-causing bacteria are competing with their human hosts for a key micronutrient.

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5-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Story tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2019

Article ID: 718430

Story tips from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2019

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL story tips: ORNL’s project for VA bridges computing prowess, VA health data to speed up suicide risk screenings for U.S. veterans; ORNL reveals ionic liquid additive lubricates better than additives in commercial gear oil; researchers use neutron scattering to probe colorful new material that could improve sensors, vivid displays; unique 3D printing approach adds more strength, toughness in certain materials.

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4-Sep-2019 9:45 AM EDT
Newswise: NUS study reveals similarities in human, chimpanzee, and bonobo eye colour patterns

Article ID: 718419

NUS study reveals similarities in human, chimpanzee, and bonobo eye colour patterns

National University of Singapore

Researchers from the National University of Singapore have revealed that chimpanzees and bonobos share the contrasting colour pattern seen in human eyes, which makes it easy for them to detect the direction of someone’s gaze from a distance.

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3-Sep-2019 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718111

Vaccine Against Deadly Superbug Klebsiella Effective in Mice

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the biotech startup VaxNewMo have developed a vaccine that is effective, in mice, against hypervirulent strains of Klebsiella that can cause life-threatening infections in healthy adults.

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27-Aug-2019 4:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717986

Graphene shield shows promise in blocking mosquito bites

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

An innovative graphene-based film helps shield people from disease-carrying mosquitos, according to a new study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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26-Aug-2019 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717804

Runaway Mitochondria Cause Telomere Damage in Cells

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Targeted damage to mitochondria produces a "Chernobyl effect" inside cells, pelting the nucleus with harmful reactive oxygen species and causing chromosomal damage.

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21-Aug-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717948

Breath! Respiring microbes generate more energy

Technical University of Denmark

How do cells generate and use energy? This question might seem simple, but the answer is far from simple.

Released:
23-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Origin of Massive Methane Reservoir Identified

Article ID: 717753

Origin of Massive Methane Reservoir Identified

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

New research from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) published Aug. 19, 2019, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science provides evidence of the formation and abundance of abiotic methane—methane formed by chemical reactions that don’t involve organic matter—on Earth and shows how the gases could have a similar origin on other planets and moons, even those no longer home to liquid water. Researchers had long noticed methane released from deep-sea vents. But while the gas is plentiful in the atmosphere where it’s produced by living things, the source of methane at the seafloor was a mystery.

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20-Aug-2019 4:25 PM EDT

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