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Multiomics investigation revealing the characteristics of HIV-1-infected cells in vivo

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A research group using HIV-1-infected cells performed ‘multiomics’ analyses, which are technologies recently developed to comprehensively investigate the features of biological samples.In this study, a hematopoietic stem cell-transplanted humanized mouse model infected with a gene-modified HIV-1 was used to reveal multiple characteristics of HIV-1-producing cells in vivo.

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Tendency to select targeted retirement fund ending in zero may impact wealth

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New research shows that selecting a targeted retirement fund that ends in a zero could negatively impact your retirement savings. The study identified a ”zero bias” or tendency for individuals to select retirement funds ending in zero, which affects the amount people contribute to retirement savings and leads to an investment portfolio with an incompatible […]

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Pesticides can protect crops from hydrophobic pollutants

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Researchers have revealed that commercial pesticides can be applied to crops in the Cucurbitaceae family to decrease their accumulation of hydrophobic pollutants, thereby improving crop safety. The team developed two approaches to control the functions of plant proteins related to the transport of hydrophobic pollutants. These findings will lead to these new functions of pesticides […]

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Novel diabetes drug candidate shows promising properties in human islets and mouse models

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Researchers have discovered a new drug candidate that offers a major advance in the treatment for diabetes. Tested on isolated human and mouse pancreatic islets, mouse and rat cell cultures and animal models of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, the experimental drug significantly improved four detrimental characteristics of diabetes: hyperglycemia; hyperglucagonemia, elevation in […]