Biomarker could help guide cancer therapy, avoid drug resistance
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Biomarker could help guide cancer therapy, avoid drug resistance

MIT biologists have identified a new biomarker that can reveal whether patients with a particularly…

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Team finds new way to attach lipids to proteins, streamlining drug development
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Team finds new way to attach lipids to proteins, streamlining drug development

Protein-based drugs are used in the treatment of every kind of malady, from cancer to…

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Discovery opens door to new Alzheimer’s treatments
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Discovery opens door to new Alzheimer’s treatments

These are neurons in culture dishes. The colors highlight the human tau protein in green,…

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Structure of human astrovirus could lead to antiviral therapies, vaccines
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Structure of human astrovirus could lead to antiviral therapies, vaccines

Human astroviruses infect nearly everyone during childhood, causing diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. For most people,…

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Entanglement bonanza
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Entanglement bonanza

Quantum computers promise huge speedups on some computational problems because they harness a strange physical…

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Reconditioning the brain to overcome fear
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Reconditioning the brain to overcome fear

Researchers have discovered a way to remove specific fears from the brain, using a combination…

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Drinking beer may be good for heart health
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Drinking beer may be good for heart health

Previous research suggests that drinking wine in moderation can be good for your health, but new…

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‘Freeze-frame’ proteins show how cancer evolves
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‘Freeze-frame’ proteins show how cancer evolves

Scientists from Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions are using synthetic biology…

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3-D Imaging Technique Maps Migration of DNA-carrying Material at the Center of Cells
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3-D Imaging Technique Maps Migration of DNA-carrying Material at the Center of Cells

Scientists have mapped the reorganization of genetic material that takes place when a stem cell…

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How the African clawed frog got an extra genome
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How the African clawed frog got an extra genome

The African clawed frog’s ancestor inherited one set of chromosomes each from two different species…

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