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How measles wipes out the body’s immune memory

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Study shows measles wipes out 20 to 50% of antibodies against an array of viruses and bacteria, depleting a child’s previous immunity. Measles-ravaged immune system must ‘relearn’ how to protect the body against infections. Study details mechanism and scope of this measles-induced ‘immune amnesia.’ Findings underscore importance of measles vaccination, suggesting those infected with measles […]

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New technique lets researchers map strain in next-gen solar cells

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Researchers have developed a way to map strain in lead halide perovskite solar cells without harming them. Their approach can image the grain structure of a perovskite solar cell, showing that misorientation between microscopic perovskite crystals is the primary contributor to the buildup of strain within the solar cell. Crystal misorientation creates small-scale defects in […]

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Are we ‘brainwashed’ during sleep?

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A new study illustrates that the brain’s cerebrospinal fluid pulses during sleep, and that these motions are closely tied with brain wave activity and blood flow. It may confirm the hypothesis that CSF flow and slow-wave activity both help flush toxic, memory-impairing proteins from the brain.