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Article ID: 700729

Study uncovers new hurdle for developing immunotherapies

University of Notre Dame

The discovery made by Notre Dame researchers and their collaborators tosses a new wrench into the process of building better molecules to develop immunotherapies

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18-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700696

A Key to Climate Stabilization Could be Buried Deep in the Mud

Florida State University

A new study led by Florida State University offers some hope that Earth’s soil carbon reservoirs might not be quite as vulnerable as experts predict.

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18-Sep-2018 9:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700688

New test kit invented by NUS researchers enables quick, accurate, and inexpensive screening of diseases

National University of Singapore

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a portable, easy-to-use device for quick and accurate screening of diseases. This versatile technology platform called enVision (enzyme-assisted nanocomplexes for visual identification of nucleic acids) can be designed to detect a wide range of diseases – from emerging infectious diseases (e.g. Zika and Ebola) and high-prevalence infections (e.g. hepatitis, dengue, and malaria) to various types of cancers and genetic diseases.

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18-Sep-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700545

Scientists Use Artificial Neural Networks to Predict New Stable Materials

University of California San Diego

Artificial neural networks—algorithms inspired by connections in the brain—have “learned” to perform a variety of tasks, from pedestrian detection in self-driving cars, to analyzing medical images, to translating languages. Now, researchers at the University of California San Diego are training artificial neural networks to predict new stable materials.

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13-Sep-2018 7:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700670

CRISPR Screen Identifies Gene That Helps Cells Resist West Nile, Zika Viruses

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern researchers today report the first use of CRISPR genome-wide screening to identify a gene that helps cells resist flavivirus infection.

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17-Sep-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700667

Turmoil Behind Primate Power Struggles Often Overlooked by Researchers

Washington University in St. Louis

Anyone who peruses relationship settings on social media knows that our interactions with other humans can be intricate, but a new study in Nature: Scientific Reports suggests that researchers may be overlooking some of these same complexities in the social relations of our closest primate relatives, such as chimpanzees and macaques.

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17-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700612

Water Plays Unexpected Role in Forming Minerals

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Water molecules line up tiny particles to attach and form minerals; understanding how this happens impacts energy extraction and storage along with waste disposal.

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17-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700665

Shift in large-scale Atlantic circulation causes lower-oxygen water to invade Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence

University of Washington

Rapid deoxygenation in the Gulf of St. Lawrence is caused by shifts in two of the ocean’s most powerful currents: the Gulf Stream and the Labrador Current. A detailed model shows that large-scale climate change is causing oxygen to drop in the deeper parts of this biologically rich waterway.

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17-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700635

More Than 4 Billion Birds Stream Overhead During Fall Migration

Cornell University

Using cloud computing and data from 143 weather radar stations across the continental United States, Cornell Lab of Ornithology researchers can now estimate how many birds migrate through the U.S. and the toll that winter and these nocturnal journeys take. Their findings are published in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

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17-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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