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Life-threatening reactions after taking drug for treating cancer

Cancer treatment

Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers report that the composition of people’s gut bacteria may explain why some of them suffer life-threatening reactions after taking a key drug for treating metastatic colorectal cancer. The findings, described online in npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, a Nature research journal, could help predict which …

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A nanoscale platform to control protein levels in cells

Nanobody

A nanoscale antibody first found in camels combined with a protein-degrading molecule is an effective new platform to control protein levels in cells, according to Rice University scientists. The technique could aid fundamental research into cellular dynamics as well as the design of synthetic gene circuits. Rice chemical and biomolecular …

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Eating fruits with high-pesticide residue associated with infertility

Lite-Trac Pesticide Sprayer

Eating more fruits and vegetables with high-pesticide residue was associated with a lower probability of pregnancy and live birth following infertility treatment for women using assisted reproductive technologies. Is preconception intake of fruits and vegetables with pesticide residues associated with outcomes of assisted reproductive technologies? Animal studies suggest ingestion of pesticide …

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How postdoctoral researchers are categorized

Postdoctoral

In a forthcoming opinion piece in the journal eLife, eight scientists and science policy experts make the case for standardizing how postdoctoral researchers are categorized by human resources offices and provide a framework that willing institutions can follow. The authors argue that the widespread use of inconsistent titles for researchers …

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