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Article ID: 708137

This Immune Cell Function Could Control Deadly Allergic Reactions

Michigan State University

Michigan State University scientists have identified a master control mechanism on mast cells, a type of immune cell, that can prevent the immune system from overreacting in times of stress, potentially limiting, or even stopping allergic reactions from happening.

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14-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708134

Expert Available: Why do entrepreneurs fail? They choose the wrong idea.

Wake Forest University

The importance of having a sound business idea for a startup is essential, but identifying the ideas most likely to go from concept to venture is challenging. Statistics show that about 34% of startups fail within the first two years and 56% within the first four years. Most failures are due, in part, to the pursuit of ideas that are poorly selected and/or tested.

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Article ID: 708136

Immunotherapy Combination Generates Responses Against Castration-Resistant Metastatic Prostate Cancer

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Some patients with metastatic prostate cancer respond to a combination of immune checkpoint inhibitors after hormonal therapy and chemotherapy have failed, according to early results from a clinical trial led by investigators at MD Anderson

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14-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708133

Immune Profiling: A New Opportunity for Drug Development

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Collectively, assessing a snapshot of a person’s unique state of immune health is called immune profiling, which can entail identifying immune-cell-associated genes and proteins, as well as the cell types themselves.

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14-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708132

Men’s Porn Habits Could Fuel Partners’ Eating Disorders, Study Suggests

Ohio State University

A woman whose boyfriend or husband regularly watches pornography is more likely to report symptoms of an eating disorder, new research suggests. In addition to finding an association between a partner’s porn habits and eating disorder symptoms, the research also found a higher incidence of those symptoms in women who said they feel pressure from their boyfriends or husbands to be thin.

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14-Feb-2019 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 708126

Using drones to track honeybees gets ag sector buzzing

University of North Dakota

Australian technology startup Bee Innovative and the University of North Dakota (UND) are partnering to unlock an entirely new market for agricultural drones in the United States.They will track honeybees in real time for precision pollination in Australia, using UND’s global leadership in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

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Article ID: 708127

When Research Participation Pays, Some People Lie, Penn Study Suggests

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Offering compensation can be an important tactic to attract potential participants for enrollment in research studies, but it might come at a cost. A new study conducted by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that up to 23 percent of respondents lied about their eligibility to participate in a survey when offered payment, even small amounts.

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