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John Arnst
February 26, 2020
Researchers in Spain resolve the complex membranes of African swine fever virus as the pathogen continues its slow burn across Southeast Asia. Their paper was published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
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For vulnerable populations, the thorny ethics of genetic data collection
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For vulnerable populations, the thorny ethics of genetic data collection

February 17, 2020

To be equitable, genetics research needs more diverse samples. But collecting that data could present ethical issues.

Anthrax vs. cancer
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Anthrax vs. cancer

February 16, 2020

R. Claudio Aguilar explains how he joined forces with other labs in using a modified strain of anthrax to shrink tumors in dogs with terminal bladder cancer.

From the journals: JLR
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From the journals: JLR

February 11, 2020

Recent topics include interactions of the endocannabinoid pathway with the gut microbiome.

Selenium led Zhao from icy hometown to German hospitality
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Selenium led Zhao from icy hometown to German hospitality

February 09, 2020

JBC/Tabor award winner Wenchao Zhao studies Keshan disease, a nutrient deficiency named for the county in northeastern China where he grew up.

Dagar dissects a prostate cancer driver
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Dagar dissects a prostate cancer driver

February 08, 2020

This JBC/Tabor award winner has found a way to block androgen signaling in prostate cancer cells.

 Could an old malaria drug help fight the new coronavirus?
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Could an old malaria drug help fight the new coronavirus?

February 06, 2020

As new cases of the novel coronavirus appear daily, researchers in China have found that two drugs, chloroquine and remdesivir, can inhibit its replication in cell culture.

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Progesterone from an unexpected source may affect miscarriage risk

Progesterone signaling is key to a healthy pregnancy. An Austrian team’s research suggests a link between recurrent miscarriage and disrupted progesterone synthesis.
Progesterone from an unexpected source may affect miscarriage risk

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Yang follows the science where it takes her
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Yang follows the science where it takes her

February 05, 2020

During her Ph.D., JBC/Tabor award winner Cindy Yang studied the health effects of astaxanthin, an antioxidant carotenoid compound found in algae.

Quantifying bacteria-borne bile that may cause metabolic disease
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Quantifying bacteria-borne bile that may cause metabolic disease

February 04, 2020

Researchers have developed a new analytical method to puzzle out which bile acids in our guts are being produced by bacteria.

World Cancer Day
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World Cancer Day

February 04, 2020

Today is World Cancer Day, an observance focused on understanding the causes and treatments of cancers, improving equitable access to healthcare, and advocating for policies to reduce the incidence of and improve treatment of cancer.

Is the coronavirus outbreak as bad as SARS or the 2009 influenza pandemic?
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Is the coronavirus outbreak as bad as SARS or the 2009 influenza pandemic?

February 01, 2020

Two key questions are on public health officials’ minds: "How deadly is it?" and "Can it be contained?"

Chang has made the WWOX gene his life’s work
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Chang has made the WWOX gene his life’s work

January 29, 2020

Though Chang’s lab frequently numbered fewer than five people, his team was one of three to report independently the cloning of WWOX in 2001.

From the journals: JLR
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From the journals: JLR

January 28, 2020

Topics include fatty livers and hormones, how pathogens exploit lipid rafts and the lipoprotein–blood clot link.

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