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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

Feb. 16, 2017 — A mutation that impacts changes in the shape of an essential viral protein may influence the infectivity of West Nile and other viruses in the flavivirus family, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — The cellular skeleton protein actin can bind cells together, and also play a number of roles in cancer's invasion into new tissues in the ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Beginning in the mid-1980s, an epidemic of severe invasive infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes), also known as group A streptococcus (GAS), occurred in the United States, Europe, ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — A non-invasive way to assess the anti-inflammatory properties of fortified health foods and medications has now been developed by researchers. The team believes their technique for examining fatty ... read more

Researchers Identify Mechanism in Chikungunya Virus That Controls Infection, Severity

Jan. 31, 2017 — Researchers have identified a mechanism by which the chikungunya virus infects healthy cells and controls how severe the disease it causes will be, a mechanism they believe can be found in a number ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — A cell biologist shows that blocking a critical enzyme helps to mitigate diseases associated with protein folding and lipid ... read more

Scientists Develop New Flu Vaccines for Dogs

Jan. 26, 2017 — Just like humans, dogs can catch the flu. Two new vaccines for canine influenza could curb the spread of flu in shelters and kennels and prevent the possible transmission of a dog flu virus to ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — Efforts by researchers to grow the first embryos containing cells from humans and pigs proved more challenging than anticipated, they report in a new study. Human/animal chimeras can offer insights ... read more

Natural Compound Could Improve Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Jan. 24, 2017 — More than 100 women die from breast cancer every day in the United States. Triple-negative breast cancers, which comprise 15 to 20 percent of all breast tumors, are a particularly deadly type of ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Where would we be without meiosis and recombination? A new article describes how proteins called SUMO and ubiquitin and molecular machines called proteasomes play a crucial role in DNA recombination ... read more

Conserved Role for Ovo Protein in Reproductive Cell Development in Mice and Fruit Flies

Jan. 23, 2017 — Germline cells are the only cells that develop into eggs or sperm, while somatic cells develop into the body. Progenitors of the germline, known as primordial germ cells (PGCs), differentiate into ... read more

Jan. 20, 2017 — A new study has identified two new types of microRNA (miRNA) that improved hyperglycemia in a mouse model of diabetes by stimulating the proliferation of insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells. This ... read more

Jan. 19, 2017 — Scientists have harnessed rabies viruses for assessing the connectivity of nerve cell transplants: coupled with a green fluorescent protein, the viruses show where replacement cells engrafted into ... read more

Molecule Shows Ability to Thwart Pathogens' Genetic Resistance to Antibiotic

Jan. 18, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new weapon in the battle against antibiotic-resistant germs: a molecule that neutralizes the bugs' ability to destroy the ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — How big you are may be as important as what you look like, at least to immune system cells watching for dangerous bacteria and ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Mosquitos carrying a greater number of malaria-causing parasites may be more likely to cause infection in the people they bite, according to a new ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Researchers have isolated the brain circuitry that coordinates predatory hunting, according to a new study. One set of neurons in the amygdala, the brain's center of emotion and motivation, cues ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Over millions of years retroviruses have been incorporated into our human DNA, where they today make up almost 10 per cent of the total genome. A research group has now discovered a mechanism through ... read more

Strep Spreads by Harnessing Immune Defenses of Those Infected

Jan. 11, 2017 — The bacteria that cause most cases of pneumonia worldwide secrete a toxin that helps them jump from one body to the next -- with help from the hosts' immune ... read more

Plus-Sized Fly: A Model to Understand the Mechanisms Underlying Human Obesity

Jan. 10, 2017 — A new fly model sheds light on how the brain acts to signal 'fullness' and the possibility of conferring resilience against the impact of high-fat ... read more

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