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Newswise: Cellular metabolism regulates the fate decision between pathogenic and regulatory T cells
Released: 25-Feb-2020 6:10 PM EST
Cellular metabolism regulates the fate decision between pathogenic and regulatory T cells
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Preclinical research shows a pivotal role for cellular metabolism to regulate the fate decision of CD4 T cells as they differentiate into either destructive Th17 cells that mediate chronic inflammation or regulatory Treg T cells, a decision that occurs very early in the activation of CD4 T cells.

Released: 25-Feb-2020 5:50 PM EST
Radio waves detect particle showers in a block of plastic
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

A cheap technique could detect neutrinos in polar ice, eventually allowing researchers to expand the energy reach of IceCube without breaking the bank.

Newswise: Identify, track, capture
Released: 25-Feb-2020 5:05 PM EST
Identify, track, capture
Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories robotics experts are working on a way to intercept enemy unmanned aircraft systems midflight.

Released: 25-Feb-2020 4:15 PM EST
Medication Treatments Led to 80 Percent Lower Risk of Fatal Overdose for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder than Medication-free Treatments
NYU Langone Health

Patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) receiving treatment with opioid agonists (medications such as methadone or buprenorphine) had an 80 percent lower risk of dying from an opioid overdose compared to patients in treatment without the use of medications.

Released: 24-Feb-2020 10:05 AM EST
Study Finds Picking up a Pingpong Paddle May Benefit People with Parkinson’s
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Pingpong may hold promise as a possible form of physical therapy for Parkinson’s disease. People with Parkinson’s who participated in a pingpong exercise program once a week for six months showed improvement in their Parkinson’s symptoms, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, April 25 to May 1, 2020.

Released: 25-Feb-2020 3:50 PM EST
Spending time in nature reduces stress, research finds
Cornell University

New research from an interdisciplinary Cornell team has found that as little as 10 minutes in a natural setting can help college students feel happier and lessen the effects of both physical and mental stress.

Released: 25-Feb-2020 3:45 PM EST
Using biology to explain social psychology of cultural differences wins theoretical prize at SPSP
Arizona State University (ASU)

The idea of using principles from biology as a theoretical framework for social psychologists to understand societal differences has won the 2019 Daniel M. Wegner Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Scientists from Arizona State University and the University of California, Irvine, used adaptive phenotypic plasticity, or how the environment of a living thing affects development and behavior, as a model for how people act in different societies.

Released: 25-Feb-2020 3:05 PM EST
KU Cancer Center partners with Fox4 to host Teen Town Hall on Vaping
University of Kansas Cancer Center

The University of Kansas Cancer Center has partnered with Fox4 and the Kansas City Kansas School district to host a town hall on vaping at Sumner Academy February 27.

Newswise: Seeing starch: Novel technique enables gentle observation of biofuel materials
Released: 25-Feb-2020 2:45 PM EST
Seeing starch: Novel technique enables gentle observation of biofuel materials
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method to peer deep into the nanostructure of biomaterials without damaging the sample. This novel technique can confirm structural features in starch, a carbohydrate important in biofuel production.

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