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Fabricated Molecule Induces "Cancer Cell Suicide" in Mice

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September 15, 2013
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Scientists at The Jackson Laboratory in Maine have developed a molecule they say offers the potential of providing a genetic alternative to chemotherapy in treating leukemia and possibly other forms of cancer. Tara Cleary reports.


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Eating Junk Food Causes Irreversible Memory Loss

Eating Junk Food Causes Irreversible Memory Loss

Buzz60 (Dec. 19, 2013) Scientists in Australia are saying eating junk food for even a short amount of time can cause irreversible memory loss. The conclusions from tests with mice who ate a diet full of sugar and fat show the mice were unable to recognize places as well as mice who had had a healthier diet. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
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Bugs to the Rescue: Antibiotic Compounds From Insects

Bugs to the Rescue: Antibiotic Compounds From Insects

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 13, 2013) An increasing number of antibiotics is proving less effective and developing new drugs is not lucrative for the pharmaceuticals industry. Now there's help from a relatively young scientific discipline that marries entomology and biotechnology.Many bugs are masters at adaptation and survival and they boast an incredibly robust immune system. Scientists from Giessen are searching for molecules and proteins with which insects successfully fight off bacteria and fungi. They've isolated a molecule from the multicolored Asian lady beetle which could work against tuberculosis and malaria. And even the honeycomb moth produces molecules that can combat disease-causing pathogens.
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Scientists Target UVA Rays for Future Sunscreens

Scientists Target UVA Rays for Future Sunscreens

Reuters (Nov. 25, 2013) British scientists have created a molecule they say could greatly improve the effectiveness of sun-screens and reduce the incidence of skin cancer. Whereas most sun-screens protect against exposure to short-wave, ultraviolet B rays, the scientists are targetting long-wave UVA rays which they say cause just as much damage. Jim Drury has more.
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Pollution Increases Cholesterol Levels, Researcher Shows

Pollution Increases Cholesterol Levels, Researcher Shows

EFE (May 22, 2013) Researcher Jesus Araujo, director of Environmental Cardiology at the UCLA medical school, has shown in a study to be published by the American Heart Association that cholesterol levels are greater in mice that were exposed to diesel exhaust, suggesting that it's not only the fat we eat, but also the air we breathe.
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