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Overcoming difficulties developing an HIV vaccine

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The development of a vaccine that protects against HIV infections has proven extraordinarily difficult. One of the reasons is that naïve precursor B cells that can give rise to mature B cells producing broadly...

How T-cells navigate the rough-and-tumble environment of the bloodstream

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To eradicate pathogens or counteract inflammation, cells of the immune system move through often rapid blood flow toward peripheral disease sites, such as skin, gut or lung. Thus a goal of immunologists has been to...

Pain-free skin patch responds to sugar levels for management of type 2 diabetes

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For millions of people with type 2 diabetes, ongoing vigilance over the amount of sugar, or glucose, in their blood is the key to health. A finger prick before mealtimes and maybe an insulin injection...

New hope for stopping an understudied heart disease in its tracks

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The diminutive size of our aortic valve—just shy of a quarter—belies its essential role in pushing oxygen-rich blood from the heart into the aorta, our body's largest vessel, and from there to all other...

Opera 50 Beta Version to Come with Cryptocurrency Mining Blocker

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Opera browser developers have good news for web users annoyed by the cryptocurrency mining capabilities of certain websites that drain the life out of their CPUs. The Norwegian browser developer firm, Opera, has introduced Opera...

Saudi Arabia : UN urged to act against Iran over Houthi missiles

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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has urged the United Nations Security Council to punish Iran for what she called "destabilizing behavior" and "dangerous violations" of UN arms embargoes, but Russia ruled out sanctions and said...

Bitcoin: understand what they are and how they work

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What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin was the first of what have become known as "cryptocurencies". These are forms of digital money that use encryption to secure transactions and control the creation of new units. The plan was to make...

Medications alone don’t help smokers quit

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Pharmaceutical interventions are routinely prescribed to help people quit smoking. However, a new study by University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers suggests that, despite promising results in clinical trials, smoking cessation...

Allergens need collaborators to cause allergy

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Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) find direct evidence that the ligands, compounds carried by allergens, are actively involved in the allergic sensitization phase. Researchers from Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (CBGP), a...

Edward Snowden’s Haven app turns your laptop into a security system

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Most sensitive users of technology, especially those in journalism and activism, have to fear online surveillance and hacking. To help alleviate that fear, on 22nd December the NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden and a team of collaborators...

Study identifies new loci associated with asthma enriched in epigenetic marks

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An international study led by scientists from Inserm and Paris Diderot University (France), the University of Chicago (USA), the National Heart and Lung Institute (UK) and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (USA)...

Researchers shed light on why exercise slows progression of Parkinson’s disease

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While vigorous exercise on a treadmill has been shown to slow the progression of Parkinson's disease in patients, the molecular reasons behind it have remained a mystery. But now scientists at the University of Colorado...

Blueberry Vinegar Improves Memory in Amnesia

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A new study reports blueberry vinegar could be effective in restoring memory to mice suffering from induced amnesia. Researchers note, that while further testing needs to be completed, the fermented product could help restore...

Memristors power quick-learning neural network

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A new type of neural network made with memristors can dramatically improve the efficiency of teaching machines to think like humans. The network, called a reservoir computing system, could predict words before they are said...

Mauritania : Global Brotherhood Meets to Plan Future Strategy

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Away from the watchful eyes of the world media and under the guise of attending a conference in Mauritania, prominent members of the international Muslim Brotherhood will meet openly on Friday, December 22, 2017, for the...