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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Size matters: NASA measures raindrop sizes from space to understand storms

For the first time, scientists have three-dimensional snapshots of raindrops and snowflakes around the world from space.

Natural killer cells help to drive inflammation, insulin resistance

In obesity, the body’s immune system can treat tissues as if they are suffering from a low-grade chronic infection. This obesity-induced inflammation is an…
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Histone deacetylase inhibitors enhance immunotherapy in lung cancer models, say researchers

Several new immunotherapeutic antibodies that inhibit checkpoint receptors on T cells to restimulate the immune system to target tumors have been approved to treat…
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Two-fold higher risk of concussions for NFL players during colder game-days, study finds

NFL players had a two-fold greater risk of concussions and 1.5 times higher risk for ankle injuries when games were played at colder temperatures,…
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Novel vaccine strategy produces rapid, long-term protection against Chikungunya virus

New research has demonstrated how a novel vaccine strategy that boosts the immune system by rapidly producing antibodies against CHIKV, combined with a traditional…
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New use for X-rays: A radar gun for unruly atoms

Using coherent X-rays, a new technique has been discovered for sensing motion and velocity of small groups of atoms. This advance gives an unprecedented,…
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Pharmacy on demand: Portable system can be configured to produce different drugs

Researchers have developed a compact, portable pharmaceutical manufacturing system that can be reconfigured to produce a variety of drugs on demand.

US autism rate unchanged in new CDC report

A new CDC report finds the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder largely unchanged from two years ago, at one in 68 children..

Investigators identify new pneumonia epidemic in Beijing

Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections began rising in Beijing last spring, and by December, this pathogen was found in more than half of hospitalized children suffering…
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Cardioprotective effects of lysyl oxidase inhibition

The collagen cross-linking enzyme, lysyl oxidase (LOX), is elevated in many cardiac diseases and is associated with fibrosis. A new article explains that inhibition…
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Strong effects of climate change on common bird populations in both Europe and the USA

Scientists have shown for the first time that common bird populations are responding to climate change in a similar pronounced way in both Europe…
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Possibility of curbing synapse loss in Alzheimer’s

Researchers show how brain connections, or synapses, are lost early in Alzheimer’s disease and demonstrate that the process starts — and could potentially be…
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