UNC researchers discover cascade of gene activity during journey to maturation in fruit flies

Every animal starts as a clump of cells, which over time multiply and mature into many different types of cells, tissues, and organs.
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TSRI scientists discover potential new therapy to stop deadly botulinum neurotoxin

Botulinum neurotoxin is probably best known to Americans as BOTOX, a cosmetic medicine, rather than as a cause of potentially dangerous foodborne illnesses.
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Immunotherapy can be more effective in NSCLC patients who received radiation therapy, study shows

A new study by UCLA scientists has found that the breakthrough immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab can be more effective in improving survival in people with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) if they have previously received radiation therapy, compared to those without a history of radiation treatment.
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Study finds direct link between adolescent lying and early alcohol usage

Adolescents who have a greater tendency to lie to their parents are also more likely to start using alcohol at an earlier age, while excessive parental supervision may aggravate rather than solve the problem.
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Penn psychologist shows how empathy can elicit both negative and positive health effects

When a close friend shares bad news, our instinct is to help. But putting ourselves in a friend’s shoes, imagining how we would feel if we were the one suffering, may have detrimental effects on our own health, according to a new study led by the University of Pennsylvania’s Anneke E. K. Buffone.
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