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Phthalate alternative may harm brain development and health

Growing concerns over the potential health effects of exposure to phthalates have led to a search for safer alternatives. Researchers found that the chemical acetyl tributyl citrate (ATBC) might not be the best replacement.
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Researchers identify markers of PTSD in the blood

A new study found that people who are currently suffering or face a high risk of post-traumatic stress disorder show particular patterns in four biomarkers measurable with a simple blood test.
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New form of omega-3 could prevent visual decline with Alzheimer’s disease

For the first time, researchers have developed a form of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) that is capable of crossing into the eye’s retina to ward off visual declines related to Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and other...
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Global analysis of coronavirus protein research reveals how countries respond to disease

Researchers examined how a country’s number of published 3D protein structures for coronaviruses correlated with its economic output and population. The findings reveal important insights into how different countries' research establishments...
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Cancer cells with thicker glycocalyx barrier are better at evading immune cells

Researchers examined the material properties of a thin surface barrier called the glycocalyx with unprecedented resolution, revealing information that could help improve current cell-based cancer immunotherapies.
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Scientists make critical progress toward preventing C. diff infections

A new study identified a compound that prevents C. diff infection. Researchers are now using this compound to develop new drug candidates that might eventually offer a way to prevent serious C. diff infections.
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The heart benefits of walnuts likely come from the gut

A new study examining the gene expression of gut microbes suggests that the heart-healthy benefits of walnuts may be linked to beneficial changes in the mix of microbes found in our gut.
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ASBMB cautions against drastic immigration fee increases

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology sent recommendations to USCIS opposing new asylum fees, calling for visa backlog removal
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