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  1. Ineffective antibodies

    Twenty to thirty percent of scientists may be using ineffective commercial antibodies in their protein studies suggesting that large-scale independent antibody validation is needed.
  2. Fighting pancreatic cancer

    Early pancreatic cancer symptoms may be nonspecific and occur in an unpredictable order, but a study suggests mining electronic health data may help clinicians find early warning signs.
  3. Beyond breathing

    Subgroups of neurons in the brain that controls breathing can be manipulated to control other processes, including heart rate and blood pressure.
  4. Growing skeletal muscle

    Researchers have discovered a way to build three-dimensional organoids that resemble how skeletal muscle develops in the fetus.
  5. A spoonful of (UDP)-sugar

    Combining computational and lab-based methods helps to identify how certain carbohydrates activate an important class of cell receptors involved in the immune response.
  6. Hunting HIV holdouts

    A study showing HIV-infected cells hide in the brain and other tissues in individuals receiving antiretroviral therapy may help researchers trying to target these persistent viral reservoirs.
  7. Fading memories

    A new assessment of visual working memory using continuous measures reveals fresh insights into the origins of memory deficit in multiple sclerosis.
  8. Unravelling life within the lake

    A machine learning approach to analysing environmental DNA in the sediment of lakes reveals shifts in biodiversity in response to the use of biocides and climate change.