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Key molecular players in obesity-associated type 2 diabetes identified
There is strong evidence that inflammation promotes obesity-associated type 2 diabetes and diabetes complications.
NASA's STEREO-A resumes normal operations
On Nov. 9, 2015, NASA's Solar and Terrestrial Relations Observatory Ahead, or STEREO-A, once again began transmitting data at its full rate.
Youth violence undermines social and economic development in poorest corners of the world
Youth violence undermines social and economic development, especially in the poorest corners of the world, according to research from McGill University.
Blood test may predict how quickly patients recover from surgery
A simple blood test taken before surgery may predict how quickly patients recover from their procedure, suggests a new study in the December issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.
How fish minimize their visibility to predators in open waters
Though the open ocean leaves few places for fish to hide from predators, some species have evolved a way to manipulate the light that fills it to camouflage themselves, a new study finds.
Fau harbor branch scientists discover new camouflage mechanism fish use in the open ocean
Fish have a remarkable way to hide from their predators using camouflage techniques.
Landmark report exposes the myths about UK surrogacy
A report by Dr Kirsty Horsey at the University of Kent has discovered it is a myth that a high proportion of potential parents from the UK go overseas if they need to use surrogacy.
Children from chaotic homes benefit from time in child care, study finds
Full-time child care was associated with cognitive, behavioral and social benefits for children in poverty who live in chaotic homes.
Seven minutes of meditation can reduce racial prejudice, study finds
A popular meditation technique that's intended to create feelings of kindness can also reduce prejudice, according to new University of Sussex research.
Better catalysts will remove carcinogenic chlorine compounds from water
The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw has just unveiled two new catalysts developed in close cooperation with the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce.
Study finds closing low-performing NYC high schools had positive effects
New York City's policy of closing very low-performing high schools during the last decade produced notable benefits for the middle schoolers who likely would have enrolled in these schools, according to a new report from the Research Alliance for New York City Schools at NYU.
Control of blood vessel formation
Scientists from Kumamoto University and The University of Tokyo Japan have elucidated the control of cellular movement during blood vessel formation.
UGA researchers develop visual test to quickly check brain function quality
University of Georgia researchers have developed a simple technique to measure an individual's visual processing speed -- the speed at which an individual can comprehend visual information -- in order to identify whether or not they may have cognitive issues.
Get to know them faster: Alternative time-efficient way to describe new moth species
Having collected thousands of moth and butterfly species, ecologist Daniel Janzen and his team were yet to find out many of their names.
10 million lives saved and 45 million TB cases avoided with Stop TB Partnership 5-year investment plan
The world is losing its battle with tuberculosis, which is now the biggest infectious killer globally, causing 1.5 million deaths every year.
All in the family
Anthropologists study the Tsimane people of Bolivia to determine how parasitism affects female fertility.
'Orphan drug' loophole needs closing, Johns Hopkins researchers say
Health experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine are calling on lawmakers and regulators to close loopholes in the Orphan Drug Act they claim give drug companies millions of dollars in unintended and misplaced subsidies and tax breaks and fuel skyrocketing medication costs.
Diabetes drug could be used to combat fatty liver disease, research shows
New research published in The Lancet has shown that a drug, currently used in the treatment of Type II diabetes, can be effective in clearing fatty liver disease from some patients.
Stem cell-derived kidneys connect to blood vessels when transplanted into mice
After researchers transplanted kidney tissue generated from human induced pluripotent stem cells into a mouse kidney, the animal's blood vessels readily connected to the human tissue.
Intelligent gel attacks cancer
A new injectable 'biogel' is effective in delivering anti-cancer agents directly into cancerous tumors and killing them.
Running prevents postnatal side effects of epilepsy drugs in mice
The simple act of running may be sufficient to prevent long-term cognitive impairments caused by prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs, according to a study published November 19th in Stem Cell Reports, The findings revealed that prenatal exposure to a commonly used antiepileptic drug called valproic acid inhibited the birth of new neurons in the brains of adult mice and impaired their performance on learning and memory tasks.
Studies examine long-term outcomes in childhood, young adult cancer survivors
JAMA Oncology published two studies and a related editorial focused on long-term outcomes in survivors of childhood or young adult cancer.
Deciphering the role of brain layers
New research from the Department of Developmental Neurobiology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, sheds light into the role of layers in the brain.
Tropical Storm Rick joins an elite late-season storm group
The twenty-first tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean season strengthened into a tropical storm on Nov.
UMD & Army researchers discover salty solution to better, safer batteries
A team of researchers from the University of Maryland and the US Army Research Laboratory have devised a groundbreaking 'Water-in-Salt' aqueous Lithium ion battery technology that could provide power, efficiency and longevity comparable to today's Lithium-ion batteries, but without the fire risk, poisonous chemicals and environmental hazards of current Lithium batteries.
Sunday the day of rest for fires, study suggests
Fires are more prevalent on a Tuesday and less likely on a Sunday, according to a new University of Melbourne study, which highlights the dramatic effect humans, religion and culture have on the global climate.
Greater potential for transport in climate mitigation
The transport sector has the potential to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases in half by 2050, according to new analysis from researchers at IIASA and other institutions.
South Central Climate Science Center receive DOI Environmental Achievement Award
The South Center Climate Science Center, located on the University of Oklahoma's Research Campus, is the recipient of the Department of Interior 2015 Environmental Achievement Award, a prestigious award for 'Climate Science and Partnerships--Increasing the Tribal Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation.'
Hummingbirds rely on raw power, not physique, to outmaneuver rivals
Birds with the highest muscle capacity are able to accelerate faster and make more demanding, complex turns.
Fossil fireworm species named after rock musician
A muscly fossil fireworm, discovered by scientists from the University of Bristol and the Natural History Museum, has been named Rollinschaeta myoplena in honor of punk musician and spoken word artist, Henry Rollins.
Growing sweet on tomatoes
Scientists at Tohoku University in Japan have developed a method to produce sweeter, well-growing tomatoes.
Walking faster or longer linked to significant cardiovascular benefits in older adults
In one of the first studies of its kind, Tufts researchers show that even among Americans in their mid-70's and older, being more active, including walking at a reasonable pace or distance, is linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular events.
'Good' and 'bad' bacteria in the fight against citrus greening disease
Beneficial bacteria inside the Asian citrus psyllid, which spreads the pathogen believed to cause citrus greening disease, may be playing a role in Florida's devastating outbreak.
Creating a new vision for multifunctional materials
Taking a cue from nature, a cross-institutional collaboration involving researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and MIT has deciphered how the biomineral making up the body armor of a chiton mollusk has evolved to create functional eyes embedded in the animal's protective shell.
Number of high-skilled Mexican entrepreneurs migrating to US has increased
The number of high-skilled Mexican entrepreneurs migrating to the United States has increased in recent years, but the trend is not solely in response to organized crime activity in Mexico, according to a new research paper from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
Treatment for sickle cell disease may help protect patients' kidney function
After six months of treatment with hydroxyurea, sickle cell disease patients' kidney function, as measured by the urinary albumin/creatine ratio, improved significantly.
Researchers examine how neurofibromatosis causes premature cardiovascular disease
It's a fairly common genetic condition that can surface as a series of dark skin spots and result in a host of maladies from tumors to premature cardiovascular disease.
'Healthy' foods differ by individual
Ever wonder why that diet didn't work? An Israeli study tracking the blood sugar levels of 800 people over a week suggests that even if we all ate the same meal, how it's metabolized would differ from one person to another.
Sensory illusion causes cells to self-destruct
UCSF researchers has discovered that even brainless single-celled yeast have sensory biases that can be hacked by a carefully engineered illusion, a finding that could be used to develop new approaches to fighting diseases such as cancer.
Acorn worm genome reveals gill origins of human pharynx
One of the defining characteristics of chordates and other deuterostomes is the presence of gill slits, which first appeared in the acorn worm and persist vestigially in the human embryo.
Amphibian approach to help bones heal faster and better
Inspired by amphibians like salamanders, researchers from the University of Southampton are developing a new type of drug that may help bones heal faster and better.
WSU psychologists dispute continuum theory of sexual orientation
Washington State University researchers have established a categorical distinction between people who are heterosexual and those who are not.
NASA analyzes Tropical Storm In-fa's winds, rain
As Tropical Storm In-fa continued to affect Micronesia and the Marianas Islands, NASA's RapidScat instrument measured surface winds and the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite measured areas of intense rainfall.
Piping plovers losing breeding habitat to wetland drainage
Piping plovers, a federally threatened species of shorebirds, are likely losing wetland breeding habitat in the Great Plains as a result of wetland drainage, climate change or both, according to a new U.S.
Smoking hits all-time low... but not for these 3 groups
Experts at National Jewish Health run the nation's largest nonprofit quitline, a first-of-its-kind program targeting groups with highest tobacco rates, and matches smokers with counselors in their demographic to help them quit.
Children don't necessarily follow in their parents' political footsteps
More than half of all children in the US either misperceive or reject their parents' political party affiliations, according to researchers.
Some mollusks equip their armor with eyes
The armored shells of some marine mollusks have evolved to satisfy two conflicting design requirements, protection and sight, a new study shows.
Monkeys in Asia harbor virus from humans, other species
When it comes to spreading viruses, bats are thought to be among the worst.
Brains with autism adapt differently during implicit learning
Carnegie Mellon University scientists have discovered a crucial difference in the way learning occurs in the brains of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Progress toward preventing HIV highlighted in special issue of AIDS research and human retroviruses
New and emerging biomedical pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) approaches to prevent HIV infection in targeted high-risk populations offer the most effective near-term strategy to reduce HIV transmission.
Preventing famine with mobile phones
Satellite data allows scientists to measure soil moisture. A mobile app helps to collect additional data.
New method for imaging marmoset brains
Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have developed a new system for imaging the activity of individual neurons in the marmoset brain.
High levels of physical activity may worsen asthma control in young females
Among 526 adolescents and young adults who were asked about their exercise habits, those with asthma tended to report more physical activity than those without asthma.
Avoiding collision leads to common routes
Ants, when walking around in cluttered environments, are known to follow a limited number of common routes.
Researchers receive $9.6 million for program to strengthen families
A new five-year project aims to strengthen families by strengthening individuals' relationships, parenting skills, personal well-being and economic stability.
UF Health researchers identify novel proteins linked to Huntington's disease
University of Florida Health researchers have made a new discovery about Huntington's disease, showing that the gene that causes the fatal disorder makes an unexpected 'cocktail' of mutant proteins that accumulate in the brain.
Parasitic worms affect human reproduction
Roundworm infection can increase the reproduction rate in Amazonian women, while hookworm infection can decrease it, a new study finds.
ORNL microscopy captures real-time view of evolving fuel cell catalysts
Atomic-level imaging of catalysts by scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory could help manufacturers lower the cost and improve the performance of emission-free fuel cell technologies.
Tropical fossil forests unearthed in Arctic Norway
UK researchers have unearthed ancient fossil forests, thought to be partly responsible for one of the most dramatic shifts in the Earth's climate in the past 400 million years.
Animal study shows how exercise may energize brain cell function
As we age or develop neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, our brain cells may not produce sufficient energy to remain fully functional.
Possible new mechanism for aspirin's role in cancer prevention
In a study published in the journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention, Cornelia Ulrich from Huntsman Cancer Institute and her collaborators used a new technique, metabolite profiling, to identify a biochemical pathway previously unknown to be regulated by aspirin.
How weight-loss surgery reduces sugar cravings
Weight loss surgery curbs the sweet tooth by acting on the brain's reward system, according to a new study in Cell Metabolism.
Mini-intestine grown in a test tube for nutritional research
The ability to grow three-dimensional precursors of an organ from stem cells in a Petri dish has brought about a revolution in the field of biomedicine.
Danish cannabis is stronger than ever
The concentration of the euphoriant THC in cannabis has tripled in the space of 20 years.
Researchers develop model to study, find ways to target rare tumor
Cancer researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have found a new target that could lead to therapies for a rare type of tumor.
The Lancet: British hospitals face serious shortage of liver specialists
Fewer than one in three hospitals employ a full-time doctor who specialises in liver medicine, according to a survey of 144 hospitals in the UK.
MDA associated with the prevention of a resurgence of malaria in Greece
Greece was declared malaria free in 1974, however, in 2011 a resurgence of P. vivax malaria was seen in Southern Greece in connection with the presence of agricultural workers from malaria-endemic regions in malaria receptive areas.
A newly discovered signaling molecule helps neurons find their way in the developing brain
In the developing nervous system, some neurons must extend their branches to connect one half of the brain with the other.
Brookhaven Lab wins two R&D 100 awards
Two technologies developed at Brookhaven National Laboratory have received 2015 R&D 100 awards, which honor the top 100 proven technological advances of the past year as determined by a panel selected by R&D Magazine.
Moderate amounts of caffeine during pregnancy do not harm baby's IQ
Women drinking and eating moderate amounts of caffeine during pregnancy should be reassured that they are not harming their child's intelligence, according to a study from The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital that was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Particle accelerator on a microchip
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $13.5 million (€12.6 million) to promote the development of a particle accelerator on a microchip.
Brainstem 'stop neurons' make us halt when we walk
A population of 'stop cells' in the brainstem is essential for the ability of mice to stop their locomotion, according to a new study by scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
Fish skin provides invisibility in open ocean
Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery about how some fish seem to disappear from predators in the open waters of the ocean, a discovery that could help materials scientists and military technologists create more effective methods of ocean camouflage.
Scientists find way to make resistant brain cancer cells sensitive to treatment
Robert Gourdie and his research team developed a peptide called aCT1 (pronounced act one) to inhibit connexin 43-caused overactivity.
US pedestrian wheelchair users third more likely to die in car crashes than general public
Pedestrian wheelchair users in the US are a third more likely to be killed in road traffic collisions than the general public, finds research published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Study incorporates ecological processes into Earth system models
Quinn Thomas is leading the $2.6 million, five-year project funded by the US Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
When the neuron's doorman allows too much in
In epilepsy, nerve cells or neurons lose their usual rhythm, and ion channels, which have a decisive influence on their excitability, are involved.
Bacterial protein can help convert stem cells into neurons
As the recipe book for turning stem cells into other types of cells keeps growing larger, the search for the perfect, therapeutically relevant blend of differentiation factors is revealing some interesting biology.
Vision test gives insight into the effect of prenatal exposure to recreational drugs
Children exposed to marijuana in the womb show a significant improvement in their ability to track moving objects at age four, according to new vision research.
Speaking multiple languages linked to better cognitive functions after stroke
Bilingual patients were twice as likely as those who spoke one language to have normal cognitive function after a stroke.
$13.5 million Moore grant to develop working 'accelerator on a chip' prototype
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $13.5 million to Stanford University for an international effort, including key contributions from the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, to build a working particle accelerator the size of a shoebox based on an innovative technology known as 'accelerator on a chip.'
iPS-derived kidney cells successfully connected to capillary network!
A significant step forward has been taken in the area of kidney regenerative medicine!
Can natural remedies jeopardize cardiovascular health?
Chinese physicians report on the case of a woman who presented with aconitine-induced cardiovascular symptoms.
Urine-derived stem cells predict patient response to cholesterol-lowering drugs
High blood cholesterol is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
More of a good thing is not always better -- and certainly not if you are a stem cell
Stem cell research led by the Babraham Institute has uncovered key new knowledge about how placental stem cells switch between maintaining a stem cell identity to setting off down the route to becoming specialized cell types.
Email security improving, but far from perfect
Email security helps protect some of our most sensitive data: password recovery confirmations, financial data, confidential correspondences, and more.
'Rat vision' may give humans best sight of all
Humans have the best of all possible visual worlds because our full stereo vision combines with primitive visual pathways to quickly spot danger, a study led by the University of Sydney has discovered.
Critical CO2 pretreatment of biomass increases glucose yield after enzymatic hydrolysis
The sugar obtained after enzymatic hydrolysis of empty fruit bunches (EFBs increased from 17 percent to 24 percent when supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) pretreatment of the EFBs was used, according to a new study.
IU biologists report method to calculate lifetime energy requirements of cells, genes
In a recently published paper, Indiana University biologists have calculated the lifetime energy requirements of multiple types of cells, as well as the energy required to replicate and express the genes within these cells.
'Desperate act of trust': US, allies recall and renew scientific ties
On Nov. 17, at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, the U.S.
Cool, dim dwarf star is magnetic powerhouse
Astronomers using ALMA have discovered that a dim, cool dwarf star is generating a surprisingly powerful magnetic field.
How a raisin can predict a toddler's future academic ability
A simple test using a raisin can predict how well a toddler will perform academically at age eight, according to research conducted at the University of Warwick.
Yin and yang of serotonin neurons in mood regulation
Low levels of serotonin in the brain are known to play a role in depression and anxiety, and it is customary to treat these disorders with medications that increase the amount of this neurotransmitter.
Loyola Stritch professors analyze ethical issues with social media and healthcare
Social media has become ingrained into almost every area of our life, but should you really be Facebook friends with your doctor?
Study: Risk of undetected cancer in gynecologic surgery higher than previously thought
A Boston Medical Center study revealed that 1 in 352 women had an unsuspected cancer at the time of gynecologic surgery for disease that was thought to be benign.
Discovery helps explain what guides neurons to connect
In Science, a team led by Brown University neuroscientist Alexander Jaworski reports the discovery of a protein that guides neurons as they extend axons across the spinal cord midline.
Personalized drug screening on horizon for multiple myeloma patients
A personalized method for testing the effectiveness of drugs that treat multiple myeloma may predict quickly and more accurately the best treatments for individual patients with the bone marrow cancer.
Improving fitness may counteract brain atrophy in older adults, UMD study shows
Older adults that improved their fitness through a moderate intensity exercise program increased the thickness of their brain's cortex, the outer layer of the brain that typically atrophies with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from Dr.
To feed or not to feed
Getting in touch with nature in an urbanized world can be as simple as putting a bird feeder in your backyard.
Exploring global climate impact if Antarctica's ice sheets melt
As the world anticipates a global climate change meeting next month in Paris, there is compelling historical evidence that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is vulnerable to rapid retreat and collapse, says climate scientist Alan Condron at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, yet very few if any studies have explored what might happen to Earth's climate if Antarctica's ice sheets were to melt over the next few decades.
VIB research presents new insights in the search for treatments for neurological diseases
A team of researchers led by professor Patrik Verstreken (VIB/KU Leuven) has exposed the fine details of a mechanism that provides more insight in the communication between neurons.
Crack it! Energy from a fossil fuel without carbon dioxide
Production of energy from natural gas without generating carbon-dioxide-emissions could fast become a reality, thanks to a novel technology developed by KIT and IASS.
Architecture of protein complex hints at its function in chromosome segregation
Whitehead Institute researchers have determined the organization of a protein complex that is critical during chromosome segregation.
Decreasing mental health services increases mental health emergencies
Countywide reductions in psychiatric services -- both inpatient and outpatient -- led to more than triple the number of emergency psychiatric consults and 55 percent increases in lengths of stay for psychiatric patients in the emergency department.
Illinois physics professor named national Professor of the Year
Mats Selen, professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named Outstanding Doctoral and Research Universities Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
TSRI scientists awarded $1.6 million grant to bring heroin vaccine closer to the clinic
The two-year, $1.6 million grant, which comes with the possibility of an additional three years of funding, will support preclinical studies of a potential heroin vaccine.
Majority of car-pedestrian deaths happen to those in wheelchairs, often at intersections
An investigation into how often wheelchair users are killed in car-pedestrian crashes finds they are a third more likely to die than non-wheelchair users; more than half of those deaths occur at intersections.
Study finds tree nut consumption may lower risk of cardiovascular disease
Folsom, Calif., (Nov. 19, 2015) - A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming tree nuts, such as walnuts, may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
UTSW research finding could lead to targeted therapies for inflammatory bowel diseases
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have shown that a pathogen-sensing molecule plays a vital role in keeping gastrointestinal systems healthy.
Can a website keep suicidal thoughts away? Study in stressed young doctors suggests so
If you think your life is stressful, try being a new doctor.
Nanocarriers may carry new hope for brain cancer therapy
Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a new family of nanocarriers, called '3HM,' that meets all the size and stability requirements for effectively delivering therapeutic drugs to the brain for the treatment of a deadly form of cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme.
Details from the inner life of a tooth
Both in materials science and in biomedical research it is important to be able to view minute nanostructures.
Infants with blind parents pay less attention to eyes
For parents of young children, there are few milestones more memorable than that first word.
New study assesses the impact of exposure to e-cigarette ads on young adults
Exposure to e-cigarette advertisements may enhance curiosity and usage among young adults, according to a study published this week in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.
Scripps Florida scientists unveil critical mechanism of memory formation
In a new study that could have implications for future drug discovery efforts for a number of neurodegenerative diseases, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found that the interaction between a pair of brain proteins has a substantial and previously unrecognized effect on memory formation.
Tiny, ultracool star is super stormy
Our Sun is a relatively quiet star that only occasionally releases solar flares or blasts of energetic particles.
Ten ways advanced computing catalyzes science
When researchers need to compare complex new genomes, or map new regions of the Arctic in high-resolution detail, or detect signs of dark matter, or make sense of massive amounts of functional MRI data, they turn to the high-performance computing and data analysis systems supported by the National Science Foundation.
More than half of 'children' misperceive or reject parents' political party affiliations
A new study finds that more than half of all 'children' in the US either misperceive or reject their parents' political party affiliations.
Love at first site? Wayne State receives NSF grant to explore impact of online dating
With the help of a 3.5 year-long, $851,462 grant from the National Science Foundation, a team of Wayne State University researchers is exploring how the relational landscape in America is being affected by the rise of online dating.
UAEU researchers as part of a global task force re-address untreatable cancers & disease relapse
UAEU scientists in collaboration with colleagues from top tier institutions such as Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, Stanford and John Hopkins were put together by a Canadian NGO called 'Getting to Know Cancer'.
Katherine L. Knight, PhD, receives prestigious Marion Spencer Fay Award
Loyola University Chicago Professor Katherine L. Knight, PhD, one of the nation's leading immune system researchers, has received the prestigious 2015 Marion Spencer Fay Award.
Sequencing algae's genome may aid biofuel production
University of Washington scientists have sequenced the complete genetic makeup of a species of ecologically important algae, which may aid in biofuel production.
PLOS Genetics Research Prize 2015 winner announced
The PLOS Genetics Editorial Board would like to congratulate the authors of the article chosen as the recipient of the PLOS Genetics Research Prize 2015.
Improved tool allows live imaging of neural spikes
Scientists will have unprecedented insights into the millisecond-by-millisecond actions of neurons thanks to the development of a tool that allows imaging of individual neurons' electrical activity in live animals.
Virus-host interplay: Transcription of host noncoding DNA elements signals viral intrusion but is hijacked by gammaherpesvirus for its own benefit
A study published on Nov. 19 in PLOS Pathogens reports that SINE transcription following gammaherpesvirus infection has two very different consequences: on one hand, it activates a non-specific immune response defending the attacked host; on the other, it supports the propagation of the viral intruder.
AGU Fall Meeting: Virtual press room and PIO uploader -- now live!
Discover the latest Earth and space science news at the 48th annual AGU Fall Meeting.
Virginia Tech researcher wins award to promote healthy relationships, economic stability
Titled 'Together: A Couples' Model to Enhance Relationships and Economic Stability,' the project will include 360 couples in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland.

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