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Article ID: 712708

Obesity: the key role of a brain protein revealed

Universite de Montreal

Researchers clarify the mechanism controlling food intake.

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10-May-2019 11:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712768

Researchers Find Evolutionary Backing in New Analysis of Differences in Mammalian Vertebrae

New York University

Differences in numbers of vertebrae are most extreme in mammals which do not rely on running and leaping, such as those adapted to suspensory locomotion like apes and sloths, a team of anthropologists has concluded.

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13-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712759

New technique merging sound and math could help prevent plasma disruptions in fusion facilities

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Scientists have created a novel method for measuring the stability of plasma in fusion facilities called “tokamaks.” Involving an innovative use of a mathematical tool, the method might lead to a technique for stabilizing plasma and making fusion reactions more efficient.

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13-May-2019 10:20 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712676

UNC and Partners Receive Up To $10.7 Million to Research Chlamydia Vaccine

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Chlamydia is the most prevalent bacterial STI in the world. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers, in partnership with colleagues at sites in the US, Europe and Australia, will receive up to $10.7 million over five years from the NIH to move closer to identifying a vaccine.

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9-May-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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    9-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712330

Peering into the past, scientists discover bacteria transformed a viral threat to survive

Indiana University

A study led by Indiana University researchers reports the first evidence of bacteria stealing genetic material from their own worst enemy, bacteriophages, and transforming it to survive.

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2-May-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712393

New HIV vaccine strategy “pumps” the immune system

La Jolla Institute for Immunology

A new HIV vaccine delivery strategy appears to enhance the protective immune response in a preclinical model. Scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have discovered that delivering an HIV vaccine in small doses over a series of days leads to a stronger immune response than when the same vaccine is given all at once.

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6-May-2019 9:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712560

What Do Parents of Children with Cancer Search for Online?

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

When a child has cancer, what kind of information do parents seek out? Analyzing their online searches to obtain health-related information offers one window into their concerns, and provides insight into how healthcare providers may offer family education and support.

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9-May-2019 9:45 AM EDT
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    8-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712501

How Do You Find a Virus That’s Completely Unknown? Study Says, Look to the Genome

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Researchers have identified a previously unknown viral family, which turns out to be the second-most common DNA virus in human lung and mouth specimens, where it is associated with severe critical illness and gum disease.

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7-May-2019 1:30 PM EDT
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Broccoli Sprout Compound May Restore Brain Chemistry Imbalance Linked to Schizophrenia

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a series of recently published studies using animals and people, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have further characterized a set of chemical imbalances in the brains of people with schizophrenia related to the chemical glutamate. And they figured out how to tweak the level using a compound derived from broccoli sprouts.

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8-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 712529

Identifying Therapeutic Targets in Sepsis' Cellular Videogame

University of Kentucky

New research published in Cell Immunity has defined the chain of molecular events that goes awry in sepsis, opening up opportunities for new treatments.

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7-May-2019 4:30 PM EDT

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