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Coronavirus antibodies from GMO cows set for summer clinical trials

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The latest recruits in the fight against COVID-19 are munching hay in a South Dakota barn. A biotech company has ...
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Cells that fight pathogens might also speed up human ‘inflammaging’

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Our T cells let us down as we age, becoming weaker pathogen fighters. This decline helps explain why elderly people ...
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‘Cutting-edge’ artificial cells could boost precision medicine efforts

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No biologist would mistake the microscopic "cells" that chemical biologist Neal Devaraj and colleagues are whipping up at the University ...
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Quest to find molecule that sparks multiple sclerosis yields promising discovery

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Researchers have long suspected that a self-antigen—a normal molecule in the body that the immune system mistakenly treats as a ...

Evolution’s way: Odd survival strategies in the face of scarce resources and predators

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Nature has a lot to teach us. As part of our special package, we explored how animals, plants, and bacteria use ...
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White blood cell warning system ‘sprays’ DNA to alert other cells

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When some of our white blood cells detect viruses or other microbes that have invaded our bodies, they may alert ...
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Diabetes and anorexia might be treatable by inhibiting ‘hunger hormone’, mice study suggests

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Scientists once had high hopes that inhibiting a hormone named ghrelin would be the key to preventing obesity. Ghrelin didn’t ...
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In era of personalized medicine, what’s the value of cholesterol tests?

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Most physicians order what [cardiologist Allan Sniderman] considers the wrong test to gauge heart disease risk: a standard cholesterol readout, ...

End of allergies? Researchers identify cells that trigger reactions

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Allergies stem from mistaken identity, when some of our immune cells respond to benign substances—known as allergens—that include pollen, mold ...
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Genes remain active, or even switch on, after death

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Does death really mean ...
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