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Jekyll and Hyde: Cells’ executioner can also stave off death

ATLANTA -- An enzyme viewed as an executioner, because it can push cells to commit suicide, may actually short circuit a second form of cell death, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered. The finding could shift drug di...

Research links 29 genome regions with common form of inflammatory bowel...

An international team of researchers has made new links between 29 regions of the genome and ulcerative colitis -- a common form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The new findings increase the total number of genome regions known to be associate...

New method for making large quantities of deuterium-depleted drinking water

Scientists in China are reporting development of a less expensive, more eco-friendly method for making deuterium-depleted drinking water, citing studies suggesting that it may be a more healthful form of water. Their report appears in ACS' bi-weekly...

Sign languages help us understand the nature of metaphors

(Washington, DC) -- A recent study of the use of metaphors in spoken language and various sign languages shows that certain types of metaphors are difficult to convey in sign language. The study, "Iconicity and metaphor: Constraints on metaphorical...

CCNY chemists design molecule that responds to stimuli

The venus flytrap plant captures its prey when it senses the presence of an insect on the tips of its leaves. An amphiphilic molecule designed by chemists at The City College of New York acts in a similar manner by changing its structure when heate...

New approaches to skin cancer prevention

The annual "Euromelanoma Day" campaign is designed to prevent skin cancer among the general public. While there has been considerable interest, it has proved difficult to reach out to some of the at-risk groups. As such, new ways of encouraging thes...

Benign envy sells iPhones, but malicious envy drives consumers to BlackBerries

People are willing to pay more for products that elicit their envy -- but that's only when they are motivated by a positive, benign form of envy, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. "Our studies showed that people who had...

A dry AMD treatment?; some long-term diabetics escape PDR

CHICAGO -- At the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) -- Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) Joint Meeting today, researchers report progress on two top eye disease challenges: treating advanced "dry" age-related macular degen...

Researchers Turn Off Severe Food Allergies in Mice

Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered a way to turn off the immune system’s allergic reaction to certain food proteins in mice, a discovery that...

Consumers will pay more for goods they can touch, Caltech researchers...

PASADENA, Calif. -- We've all heard the predictions: e-commerce is going to be the death of traditional commerce; online shopping spells the end of the neighborhood brick-and-mortar store. While it's true that online commerce has had an impact on ...

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