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Altitude Training for Cancer-Fighting Cells

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Training at altitude – meaning under low-oxygen conditions – turns athletes into super-performers. Likewise, Prof. Guy Shakhar has found, oxygen-starved T cells become super-effective at attacking cancer. These T cells could provide an immediate way to improve cancer immunotherapy.

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UF Scientist Recognized for Research in Mosquito-Borne Disease Control

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University of Florida entomology professor Jeffrey Bloomquist was honored with the American Chemical Society International Award for Research in Agrochemicals, an award that recognizes a lifetime of achievement in agrochemical research.

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Breaking Legume’s Crop Wild Relative Barrier

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In a new study, scientists report significant strides in transferring disease- and stress-resistance traits from wild relatives of several legumes to their domesticated varieties.

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WVU Biology Students Investigate the Impact of Climate Change on Appalachian Forests

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Biology students at West Virginia University are studying the impact of climate change on the forests of the Appalachian Mountains. Justin Mathias and Nanette Raczka, Ph.D. students in the Department of Biology, have received Smithsonian Center for Tropical Forest Science-ForestGEO grants to support their research.

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New Drug Discovery Collaboration Targets Novel Treatments Against Diseases

Southern Research and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) have formed a partnership to advance promising research that could lead to new drugs that address unmet medical needs.

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Study Suggests You Can ‘Pick Up’ a Good or Bad Mood From Your Friends

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New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t. A team led by the University of Warwick has examined whether friends’ moods can affect an individual therefore implying that moods may spread across friendship networks.

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Bite Force Research Reveals Dinosaur-Eating Frog

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Scientists say that a large, now extinct, frog called Beelzebufo that lived about 68 million years ago in Madagascar would have been capable of eating small dinosaurs.

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Mexico City Earthquake: UM Experts Available to Discuss

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Monk Parakeets Invade Mexico

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In a new paper published in PLOS ONE, researchers describe a recent, rapid, and ongoing invasion of monk parakeets in Mexico, and the regulatory changes that affected the species’ spread.

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Tulane Receives Grant to Reduce Auto Emissions

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Members of Tulane University’s Shantz Lab will work with industrial scientists to assist in the development of next-generation materials designed to reduce harmful automotive emissions. The three-year old lab and its group of students have received a grant and equipment resources from SACHEM, Inc., a chemical science company.







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