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Growth factor boosts beta cells

Oct. 21, 2011—A growth factor may help grow transplantation-quality pancreas cells for treating diabetes.

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Initiative to help ‘translate’ diabetes research advances

Oct. 21, 2011—The new Center for Diabetes Translation Research will translate scientific breakthroughs into practices that can be applied in the doctor’s office and the patient’s home.

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Diversity key in antibody repertoire

Oct. 7, 2011—Antibodies to the 2009 H1N1 influenza strain reveal new insights into how antibody diversity forms and functions, with possible implications for designing flu vaccines.

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Heart protein may be target for colon cancer therapies

Oct. 7, 2011—A protein critical in heart development may also play a part in colon cancer progression.

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Sex hormone may predict death

Jun. 3, 2011—Changes in blood levels of the sex hormone estradiol may provide a clinically useful predictor of death in critically ill or injured patients.

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Bacterial protein found in yogurt may alleviate inflammatory bowel disorders

May. 23, 2011—A protein isolated from beneficial bacteria found in yogurt and dairy products could offer a new, oral therapeutic option for inflammatory bowel disorders.

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Cells open doors for reovirus

May. 13, 2011—The cellular factor Src helps reoviruses enter cells.

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Host cell factors keep toxin at bay

May. 3, 2011—Researchers have identified genes that may influence sensitivity of human cells to a bacterial toxin.

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Mouse study offers clues for childhood obesity

Apr. 13, 2011—An obesity-associated genetic variation makes fatty food more rewarding yet less satisfying, new research in mice suggests.

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Protein combos keep cells straight

Mar. 18, 2011—Researchers define the protein interactions that establish our organs' lining.

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