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Nanoparticles loaded with bee venom kill HIV | Newsroom | Washington University in St. Louis

Nanoparticles carrying a toxin found in bee venom can destroy human immunodeficiency virus HIV while leaving surrounding cells unharmed, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown. The finding is an important step toward developing a … Continue reading

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Study Finds Genetic Risk Factors Shared by 5 Psychiatric Disorders – NYTimes.com

The psychiatric illnesses seem very different — schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, major depression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Yet they share several genetic glitches that can nudge the brain along a path to mental illness, researchers report. Which disease, if … Continue reading

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Scientists Identify Protein that Blocks HIV, Ebola, Nipah, Other Pathogenic Viruses | Medicine | Sci-News.com

U.S. scientists led by Prof Genhong Cheng of the University of California Los Angeles have identified a natural protein with broad virus-fighting properties that could be used against deadly pathogenic viruses such as HIV, Ebola, Rift Valley Fever, Nipah and … Continue reading

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NPR.org » Folic Acid For Pregnant Mothers Cuts Kids’ Autism Risk

The link between folic acid and autism risk is especially striking because the supplement is so cheap and easy to get, Lipkin says. “The notion that a very simple, nontoxic food supplement could reduce your risk is profound,” he says.There … Continue reading

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Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning in France | Reuters

A French court on Monday declared U.S. biotech giant Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other health claims against pesticides. via Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning in France | Reuters.

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Genetically engineered virus kills liver cancer

A genetically-engineered virus tested in 30 terminally-ill liver cancer patients significantly prolonged their lives, killing tumours and inhibiting the growth of new ones, scientists reported on Sunday. via Genetically engineered virus kills liver cancer.

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Small-molecule drug drives cancer cells to suicide : Nature News & Comment

Cancer researchers have pinned down a molecule that can kick-start the body’s own tumour-destroying systems, triggering cell death in cancerous but not healthy tissue in mice. via Small-molecule drug drives cancer cells to suicide : Nature News & Comment.

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Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating | kare11.com

Scientists are using imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating. via Brain image study: Fructose may spur overeating | kare11.com.  

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Blink if your brain needs a rest

Most of us take between 15 and 20 such moments of downtime per minute, and scientists have observed that most blinking takes place near or at the point of an “implicit stop”: While reading or listening to another person, that … Continue reading

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Origin of intelligence and mental illness linked to ancient genetic accident

Scientists have discovered for the first time how humans – and other mammals – have evolved to have intelligence.Researchers have identified the moment in history when the genes that enabled us to think and reason evolved.This point 500 million years … Continue reading

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