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Various proteins expressed in cells of the immune system have shown to play an important role in various disorders, including cancer, allergy, and autoimmune disease. In…
Scientists unravel how the immune checkpoint protein PD-L2 is regulated
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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore the importance of a thriving scientific ecosystem for dealing with global crises. Kaushik Biswas discusses how innovative…
The role of science and scientists in mitigating the COVID-19 pandemic
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Vaccine makers across the world are racing to develop protective coronavirus vaccines, using both traditional and innovative approaches. This article provides a summary…
Many approaches, one goal: Vaccine candidates to combat the coronavirus disease
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Alzheimer’s disease progressively degrades a person’s memory and cognitive abilities, often resulting in dementia. Amid efforts to find novel treatments for this disease…
"Love hormone" oxytocin could be used to treat cognitive disorders like Alzheimer's
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The quantum spin liquid (QSL) state is an exotic state of matter where the spin of electrons, which generally exhibits order at low temperatures, remains disordered. Now…
The spin state story: Observation of the quantum spin liquid state in novel material
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Cancers cells use a special technique to propagate; they delete their “programmed death” gene through mutation, “forget” to die when their lifetime is over, and continue…
Newly synthesized fungal compound can switch on a self-destruct button for cancer
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The need to first zero in on a blood group can delay blood transfusions in emergency situations, and this in turn can prove fatal. Thus, to speed up the process, a team…
A micro-lab on a chip detects blood type within minutes
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A research team from Fujita Health University, Japan, has found that bacteria of the genus Bartonella release a protein that stimulates the production of new blood…
How a parasitic bacterium induces blood vessel formation to cause lesions
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Earth’s geographical surfaces have been formed over millions of years. Although various geological theories aim to explain their formation, the southern Tibetan Plateau…
Geologists shed light on the Tibetan Plateau origin puzzle: An open-and-shut perspective
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It remains early days for my online teaching. I am constantly trying to find new ways of doing things, modifying my approach as I go, and considering how best to change…