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April 05, 2018
New health benefits discovered in berry pigment
Naturally occurring pigments in berries, also known as anthocyanins, increase the function of the sirtuin 6 enzyme in cancer cells, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.

Mefloquine effectively prevents malaria during pregnancy but is not well tolerated
The antimalarial drug mefloquine is more effective than the currently recommended treatment to prevent malaria infection in pregnant women living in endemic countries of sub-Saharan Africa, but the high frequency of adverse events represents a barrier to its use.

ASU Online science course brings to life a new way of teaching
Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration recently released new research on its flagship Smart Course, Habitable Worlds, published in the peer-reviewed journal, Astrobiology.

Automated prep of MS-sensitive fluorescently labeled N-Glycans with a pipetting robot
A new original research report available ahead-of-print at SLAS Technology demonstrates the semi-automation of a GlycoWorks RapiFluor-MS (RFMS) Kit using a pipetting robot to improve life sciences research productivity.

Pesticides give bees a hard time
Scientists from the University of Würzburg have investigated the impact of a new pesticide on the honeybee.

Primary care doctors may be unsure when kids' bad moods are serious or not
Family medicine doctors and pediatricians are less confident than psychiatrists in their abilities to tell the difference between normal irritability and possibly bigger issues in children and adolescents, according to Penn State researchers.

Double perovskites in environmentally friendly solar cells
A further step has been taken along the road to manufacturing solar cells from lead-free perovskites.

Can we imitate organisms' abilities to decode water patterns for new technologies?
The shape of water. Can it tell us about what drives romance?

More Americans aware of growing problem of opioid addiction
A new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reveals the number of Americans who see opioid addiction as a significant issue for their community today is up significantly over just two years ago.

Allina study shows patients with very small breast tumors may forgo lymph node biopsies
How to treat patients who have microinvasive breast cancer - tumors that are 1 mm or less in size (the thickness of a dime) -- is somewhat controversial.

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Iris weakening off Queensland coast
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Coral Sea and captured an image of Tropical Cyclone Iris as it continued weakening and moving away from the coast of Queensland, Australia.

The humble fruit fly continues to boost biomedical discovery
Researchers have developed and made available a large versatile library of fruit flies that can be used to perform efficient and elegant in vivo gene-specific manipulations using the new protocol and gene-specific integration vector CRIMIC (CRISPR-Mediated Integrated Cassette).

Analysis challenges link between pain medications and inflammatory bowel disease
Contrary to generally accepted belief, a recent review and analysis of published studies did not reveal a consistent association between the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or acetaminophen and exacerbation of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Theorists described an inertial lift of particles in microchannels
A group of scientists from MSU, Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Juelich Research Center described the mechanism of appearance of an inertial lift force acting on finite-sized particles in microchannels.

New butterfly species discovered nearly 60 years after it was first collected
A butterfly collected in Mexico nearly 60 years ago by the Florida Museum of Natural History's McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity Founding Director Thomas Emmel while he was a teenager, has been described as a new species and named in Emmel's honor by colleague Andy Warren.

An index measures similarity between cancer cells and pluripotent stem cells
The new methodology measures tumor aggressiveness and the risk of relapse, helping doctors plan treatment, according to Brazilian scientists authors of a paper published in a special issue of the journal Cell.

Charting an underexplored landscape: The genitourinary microbiome
More sensitive cultivation methods and precise 16S rRNA gene sequencing techniques have revealed that the human bladder hosts a significant microbiome and those diverse bacteria inside the bladder impact pediatric urologic diseases.

Injecting gene cocktail into mouse pancreas leads to humanlike tumors
A researcher at UT Health San Antonio (The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) has invented a unique method to generate, in mice, pancreatic tumors that resemble human pancreatic cancer.

New discovery explains why cells with identical genes perform unique jobs
A newly discovered family of proteins -- present in humans and all complex animals -- are key players in controlling how stem cells specialise and in how embryos develop.

Vitamin D blood test may one day speed bipolar diagnosis in kids
A blood test may have the potential to speed accurate diagnosis -- and proper treatment -- of bipolar disorder in children, new research suggests.

Chronic illnesses, functional limitations a risk in older adults with heart failure
Roughly half the older adults who have heart failure also live with five or more other chronic health conditions.

MRI analysis with machine learning predicts impairment after spinal injury, study shows
A test of machine-learning algorithms shows promise for computer-aided prognosis of acute spinal cord injury, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting, set for April 22-27 in Washington, D.C.

Attention deficit disorders could stem from impaired brain coordination
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and colleagues have discovered how two brain regions work together to maintain attention, and how discordance between the regions could lead to attention deficit disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression.

Patients with Medicaid have limited access to physical therapy in Massachusetts
Patients with Medicaid in Massachusetts have limited access to reimbursable physical therapy (PT) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery, according to a new study.

Risk of type 1 diabetes climbs when one population of T cells falls
Joslin researchers hypothesize that microbes in the gut, where most of the pTreg cell population is switched on, may be responsible for generating Treg cells and thus protecting against the autoimmune attack on pancreatic beta cells that cause type 1 diabetes.

New immunotherapy for lung cancer shows promise of success
In a groundbreaking development at the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, results from a recent clinical trial to treat lung cancer show that a novel immunotherapy combination is surprisingly effective at controlling the disease's progression.

New source of global nitrogen discovered
Not all of the nitrogen on the planet comes from the atmosphere, according to a UC Davis study in the journal Science.

Review of Vitamin D Research identifies ethical issues in placebo use
George Washington University's Dr. Leigh Frame reviewed several studies using placebo groups in clinical trials that may pose ethical issues.

Dr. Patricia K. Coyle, multiple sclerosis clinician and researcher to lecture on DMTs
Optimal use of disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) may be one of the single most important clinical decisions made in treating multiple sclerosis (MS).

New camera gives surgeons a butterfly's-eye view of cancer
Cancer lurking in tissue could be more easily found when looking through a butterfly's eye.

Study examines how social support affects mental health after a natural disaster
A new Journal of Traumatic Stress study found that social support may have helped alleviate depressive symptoms for displaced and nondisplaced residents who survived Hurricane Katrina.

270 million visits made to English coastlines each year
Research has revealed for the first time that around 271 million recreational visits are made to marine and coastal environments in England.

Macular degeneration linked to aging immune cells
Studying mice and cells from patients, vision researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St.

Nicotine-imbibing teenage rats show an increased risk for drinking alcohol as adults
Rats who were dosed with nicotine during their adolescence grew up to drink alcohol more often than those who weren't exposed to nicotine or were only exposed to it during adulthood.

How lemurs win 'friends' and influence other lemurs
In human social networks, people often find it useful to spend time with others who are successful and well informed.

Fentanyl overdose survivors require little if any hospital treatment
Most fentanyl overdose survivors, if given the antidote promptly, don't need prolonged hospital treatment, according to a study by University of British Columbia physicians.

'Sleeping' stem cells could aid brain repair
Scientists at the Wellcome Trust/ Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, have identified a new type of stem cell in the brain which they say has a high potential for repair following brain injury or disease.

Canadian small businesses leading the way in sustainability
New research from the University of Waterloo shows that Canadian small businesses are important- and often overlooked- drivers of sustainability and the green economy.

'Coffee filter' helps make new cancer drug Z-endoxifen 1000 times cheaper
Making drugs cheaper doesn't always require pricey investments. A joint initiative by researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Dutch company Syncom BV and the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek hospital proves just that.

Older adults grow just as many new brain cells as young people
Researchers show for the first time that healthy older men and women can generate just as many new brain cells as younger people in a study that appears on April 5 in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

Freed from the rocky constraints of bedrock, nitrogen supports life
While nitrogen within terrestrial soils and vegetation has largely been thought to come from the atmosphere, a new study points to a previously underappreciated, additional source: weathered bedrock.

Web-based program may help address underage drinking
A new study supports the use of a brief, web-based program alone and in combination with a parent campaign for preventing alcohol consumption among adolescents transitioning from middle school to high school.

Banking on sunshine: World added far more solar than fossil fuel power generating capacity in 2017
Solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation like never before in 2017.

Bonobos share and share alike
Bonobos are willing to share meat with animals outside their own family groups.

Breast cancer detected in transmen undergoing mastectomy
The number of transmen seeking gender-confirming surgery has risen in the past decade.

Carbon taxes can be both fair and effective, study shows
Study shows a tax on carbon-based fuels would go a long way toward curbing global climate change, and could be designed so that it doesn't hurt the poorest households.

Columbia scientists build better way to decode the genome
Columbia University researchers have developed a computational tool that shines a light on the genome's most hard-to-translate segments.

Diabetes: A new insight of the protective role of estrogens
Epidemiological data indicate an explosion of type 2 diabetes cases for women after menopause.

Prehistoric reptile pregnant with octuplets
Palaeontologists have discovered part of the skeleton of a 180-million-year-old pregnant ichthyosaur with the remains of between six and eight tiny embryos between its ribs.

NIH completes in-depth genomic analysis of 33 cancer types
Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have completed a detailed analysis from a dataset containing molecular and clinical information on over 10,000 tumors from 33 forms of cancer.

Study reveals how 'microbial axolotl' repairs itself
In a new study, published in Current Biology this week, a research team from Uppsala University in Sweden reports new insights into the regenerative capabilities of Stentor, a single celled model organism for regeneration biology.

Nemours study highlights psychological and social barriers to treating childhood obesity
Children whose families have elevated psychological and social risks, including child behavior problems, parent mental health issues, and family financial difficulties, were more likely to drop out of weight management treatment and less likely to have an improvement in weight status.

New in the Hastings Center Report, March-April 2018
Daniel Callahan on Steven Pinker's new book, rethinking the right to know incidental findings, mental illness and gun control, and more in the March-April 2018 issue.

Giant solar tornadoes put researchers in a spin
Despite their appearance solar tornadoes are not rotating after all, according to a European team of scientists.

Coral bleaching threatens the diversity of reef fish
New research reveals that global warming also affects fish who depend on corals.

Efficient genetic modification of immune cells
A new method enables genes in living T-cells in mice to be modified quickly and efficiently.

Penguins go through the flow
Colonies of breeding king penguins behave much like particles in liquids do, according to a new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and international colleagues.

Identifying what makes a faster typist
The largest-ever dataset on typing speeds and styles, based on 136 million keystrokes from 168,000 volunteers, finds that the fastest typists not only make fewer errors, but they often type the next key before the previous one has been released.

Boosting the ability of the brain to regain function after a stroke
Following a stroke, application of a drug that enhances neural plasticity during rehabilitation resulted in improved recovery of motor function, a new study in mice and monkeys reports.

Dark matter might not be interactive after all
Astronomers are back in the dark about what dark matter might be, after new observations showed the mysterious substance may not be interacting with forces other than gravity after all.

Web-based decision aid may help with breast reconstruction decisions following mastectomy
A new Psycho-Oncology study indicates that a free web-based decision aid that helps women with breast cancer make decisions regarding reconstruction surgery after mastectomy is likely cost-effective.

Largest cancer genomics study spurs efforts to promote specialized clinical trials
The final output from the largest-ever cancer genomic study reveals new possibilities for immune-based and other novel cancer therapeutics, and provides a push for clinicians to obtain and utilize comprehensive genomic information to enroll their patients into specialized 'basket or umbrella' clinical trials.

Class clowns: Playful boys viewed more negatively than playful girls, study finds
New research finds that boys with a playful disposition in kindergarten are viewed as rebellious and disruptive by teachers, as opposed to playful girls who are not labeled this way.

New actors identified in atherosclerosis
Stroke and heart attack are the leading cause of death in the Western world.

Animal study suggests common diabetes drug may also help with nicotine withdrawal
In a mouse study, a drug that has helped millions of people around the world manage their diabetes might also help people ready to kick their nicotine habits

Parents struggle to discuss sex with LGBTQ teens
Parents of LGBTQ children feel especially uncomfortable and unequipped when they try to educate them about sex and dating, reports a new study.

New 'Pan-Cancer' analysis reveals the common roots of different cancers
Cancer researchers have released the results of a comprehensive analysis of genomic and molecular data characterizing 33 different types of cancer from more than 10,000 patients.

Organoids created from patients' bladder cancers could guide treatment
Researchers have created patient-specific bladder cancer organoids that mimic many of the characteristics of actual tumors.

Hybrid swarm in global mega-pest
Scientists have confirmed the hybridization of two of the world's major pest species, into a new and improved mega-pest.

Amid outcry over Facebook's privacy issues, new approaches are needed to protect consumers
Facebook's current privacy crisis and questions about how Google gathers, uses and stores our personal information demonstrate an urgent need to review and replace inadequate and outdated ways to regulate data and information, according to research from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.

Major milestone reached in effort to ID cancers' genetic roots
Researchers nationwide have reached a major milestone in describing the genetic landscape of cancer.

Which education systems are best? Look past the superficial numbers
International large-scale education assessments (ILSAs) are used to compare the performance of countries' educational systems, but these rankings can be misleading and should not be the sole determinant informing educational policy, Judith Singer and Henry Braun caution in this Policy Forum.

Urinary incontinence may have negative effects on sexual health
In a new BJU International study, women with urinary incontinence reported declines in sexual activity and arousal over the last year, and they expressed increased concern about their frequency of sexual activity and ability to become sexually aroused.

Women who believe their sex drive changes can better cope with low libido
Women who believe that their sex drive will change over time are better able to handle difficulties with sexual desire, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

Microplastics litter the ocean, but what about freshwater and land?
Hundreds of scientific publications now show that microplastics contaminate the world's oceans, yet scientists have only just begun to document and study microplastics in freshwater and terrestrial systems.

Researchers provide potential explanation for declines in brown bear populations
Animals may fall into what are called evolutionary and ecological traps when they make poor decisions using seemingly reliable environmental cues.

Van Andel Research Institute scientists help redefine how cancer is categorized
Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) announced today that the work of its scientists is featured in 27 papers focused on the output of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA).

The traits of fast typists discovered by analyzing 136 million keystrokes
An online study with 168,000 people shows large variation in typing speeds and styles.

X-linked genes help explain why boys of all ages face higher respiratory risk
Human airways already demonstrate gender-based differences in DNA methylation signatures at birth, providing an early hint of infants who may be predisposed to develop respiratory disorders later in life.

Climate change is wreaking havoc on delicate relationship between orchids and bees
Rising temperatures have wrecked a relationship, which relies on precision timing to succeed, between a rare orchid species and the Buffish Mining-bee which pollinates it.

Light 'relaxes' crystal to boost solar cell efficiency
A collaboration led by Rice University and Los Alamos National Laboratory discovered a novel phenomenon: Light-induced lattice expansion in perovskite materials that cures bulk and interface defects, which leads to an enhancement of the optoelectronic properties.

Experts propose method to monitor ocean health
It's important to closely monitor how climate change and our increasing use of the oceans are affecting important marine resources and ecosystems.

Why noise can enhance sensitivity to weak signals
A team of Japanese researchers has discovered a new mechanism to explain stochastic resonance, in which sensitivity to weak signals is enhanced by noise.

Twisting laser light offers the chance to probe the nano-scale
A new method to sensitively measure the structure of molecules has been demonstrated by twisting laser light and aiming it at minuscule gold gratings to separate out wavelengths.

Research predicts likelihood of HIV testing based on race, sex/gender & sexual orientation
A new study has identified factors that lead to increased HIV testing among young adults, specifically how a person's race, sex/gender, and sexual orientation is connected to their likelihood of getting tested for HIV.

NUS engineers pioneer greener and cheaper technique for biofuel production
A research team led by Associate Professor He Jianzhong from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering has found that a natural bacterium isolated from mushroom crop residue can directly convert cellulose to biobutanol, a biofuel.

Genomic analysis of thousands of tumors supports new cancer classification
An analysis of thousands of tumors across 33 different cancer types by researchers from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Network supports an additional classification for human tumors.

Findings from breast and gynecological cancer study may have potential for future clinical applicati
Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found a startling amount of new information about molecular features of tumors as well as identified previously unknown cancer subtypes based on a comprehensive analysis of 2,579 tumors from breast and four different types of gynecologic cancers.

Using friends to fight online harassment
A team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) use that approach with 'Squadbox,' a new crowdsourcing tool that enables people who have been the targets of harassment to coordinate 'squads' of friends to filter messages and support them during attacks.

Why do children tattle?
When young children see a peer cause harm, they often tattle to a caregiver.

Green technologies environmentally and profit friendly
Companies looking to reduce their environmental impact without negatively affecting profits may want to consider increasing their investment in green technology and other sustainable IT solutions.

New camera inspired by butterfly eyes improves image-guided cancer surgery
By mimicking the intricate visual system of a butterfly, researchers have created a camera that provides surgeons with both a traditional color image as well as a near-infrared image that makes fluorescently labeled cancerous cells visible even under bright surgical lighting.

Negative fateful life events and the brains of middle-aged men
Conflict, a death in the family, financial hardship and serious medical crises are all associated with accelerated physical aging.

When kids' autistic brains can't calm down
One third of children who have autism spectrum disorder also have epilepsy.

Genes' interplay gives clues to how new cell types could evolve
Developmental biologists at the University of Bath have gained insights into how a family of essential genes interact differently between different parts of the body and between species, which could offer clues about how new types of cells come to evolve.

New point-of-care test quickly detects Lyme neuroborreliosis
A new research-based point-of-care test has been developed in Finland for detecting the Lyme neuroborreliosis spread by ticks.

Genetic link to IBS identified in women
New research coordinated by Karolinska Institutet in Sweden links certain DNA variants to increased risk of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in women.

Study finds brain differences in athletes playing contact vs. noncontact sports
A study from researchers at Indiana University has found differences in the brains of athletes who participate in contact sports compared to those who participate in noncontact sports.

Lessons from lemurs: To make friends, show off your smarts
Princeton researchers show that clever lemurs -- some of our earliest primate relatives -- gain social standing as the result of their problem-solving skills.

Like human societies, whales value culture and family ties
In a detailed genetic kinship study, an international team is the first to reveal that just like human societies, beluga whales appear to value culture and their ancestral roots and family ties.

Tracking Aedes mosquito invasions in Panama
Mosquitoes in the genus Aedes, which carry viruses causing yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika, invaded the crossroads of the Americas multiple times, by land and by sea.

How do very small particles behave at very high temperatures?
A Swansea University nanomaterials expert has been looking at how small gold particles survive when subjected to very high temperatures.

MIPT physicists design a model of Martian winter
A team of researchers from MIPT and their German and Japanese colleagues have designed a numerical model of the annual water cycle in the Martian atmosphere.

Don't forget the 'epi' in genetics research, Johns Hopkins scientist says
In a review article published April 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientist Andrew Feinberg, M.D., calls for more integration between two fields of DNA-based research: genetics and epigenetics.

Scientists reveal cryo-electron microscopy structure of a herpesvirus capsid at 3.1 Å
Using a combination of 'block-based' reconstruction and accurate Ewald sphere corrections, the researchers at the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with coworkers reconstructed the 3.1 Å structure of the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) B-capsid and built the atomic model, thus expanding the understanding of the assembly mechanism of the capsid.

Caltech scientists breed bacteria that make tiny high-energy carbon rings
Researchers in the lab of Frances Arnold have used directed evolution to breed bacteria that produce synthetically versatile, high-energy carbon rings in an efficient way.

Certain medications for chronic inflammatory diseases appear safe during pregnancy
Anti-tumor necrosis factor medications (anti-TNFs) are effective in controlling chronic inflammatory diseases, but some physicians recommend that their patients discontinue them during pregnancy.

Presentations at #AGS18 address advance care planning, osteoporosis, hypertension and falls
Breaking barriers to advance care planning for incarcerated older adults, improving osteoporosis screenings for older men, and exploring the link between hypertension treatment and an increased risk for falls are among headline presentations anchoring the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS18), held May 3-5 (pre-conference day May 2) at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla.

When health care hurts: High-deductible plans raise financial risk
This marks the latest study in a series to show that consumers on high-deductible plans are not making wiser, cost-saving choices than are o ffered by traditional plans.

Dead star circled by light
New images from ESO's Very Large Telescope and other telescopes reveal a rich landscape of stars and glowing clouds of gas in one of our closest neighboring galaxies, the Small Magellanic Cloud.

A potential new therapeutic target for Ewing sarcoma
IDIBELL researchers correlate EphA2 membrane receptor with the metastatic capacity of tumors in Ewing sarcoma.

For a better influenza vaccine, focus on the neglected 'N'
In the April 5, 2018, issue of the journal Cell, researchers push for greater emphasis on the neglected viral-surface influenza protein neuraminidase.

Better roads essential for safer cycling
A study conducted by QUT's Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety -- Queensland -- has revealed poor road infrastructure is a major factor in cyclist safety, especially during incidents involving them being overtaken by motorists.

More dairy associated with higher bone density and greater spine strength in men over 50
Researchers from Hebrew SeniorLife's Institute for Aging Research (IFAR), Wageningen University, Tilburg University, University of Reading, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have discovered that higher intake of dairy foods, such as milk, yogurt, and cheese, is associated with higher volumetric bone mineral density and vertebral strength at the spine in men.

New guidance for safe opioid prescribing for hospitalized patients with acute pain
Even as current research demonstrates that hospitalized patients' exposure to opioids has contributed to the nationwide addiction epidemic, there is little guidance on the safe prescribing of these pain killers in the inpatient, non-operative setting.

What is the best way to treat infected hip replacements?
New research has found treating an infected hip replacement in a single stage procedure may be as effective or better than the widely used two-stage procedure.

The relevance of GABA for diabetes is highlighted in two new studies
Dynamic interactions between the nervous system, hormones and the immune system are normally on-going but in diabetes the balance is disturbed.

A study by the University of Tartu scientists: Drained peatlands emit laughing gas
A global study lead by geographers at the University of Tartu has revealed that drained nitrogen-rich peatlands produce laughing gas, which degrades the ozone layer and warms the climate.

Eating less enables lemurs to live longer
Chronic caloric restriction strongly increases the lifespan of a small primate, the grey mouse lemur.

Connections between two brain regions linked with financial risk tolerance
Researchers have known that connections between two areas of the brain, the amygdala and the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), have been implicated in the development of affective disorders like depression and anxiety.

The future holds challenges and opportunities for dairy producers
Over the last two years, scientists from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Sweden have examined projections and current data to identify ways in which the dairy industry may respond to these challenges to meet increased demand for dairy products over the next half century.

A vaccine for edible plants? A new plant protection method on the horizon
Novel technologies are being sought to replace the traditional pesticides used to protect plants, particularly edible plants such as cereals.

Researchers identify the cells that trigger flowering
How do plants 'know' it is time to flower? A new study uncovers exactly where a key protein forms before it triggers the flowering process in plants.

A heavy working memory load may sink brainwave 'synch'
When working memory load exceeds capacity, a new study finds, feedback coupling of the prefrontal cortex with other involved regions shuts down.

Tolerating yourself: A novel pathway to regulate B cell activity and prevent autoimmunity
Autoimmune disease is an abnormal immune response to the self and is prevented by a mechanism called tolerance.

Legal barriers hindering ASEAN trade: Report
ASEAN's legal frameworks must keep pace with how businesses use technology today, say Singapore Management University researchers.

It's all about the (stem cell) neighborhood
Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School have now identified how the stem cell neighbourhood, known as a niche, keeps stem cells in the gut alive. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to