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Breakthrough vaccine could help treat pancreatic cancer

A new vaccine using the same mRNA technology as Pfizer’s strike against COVID-19 could be a breakthrough in the fight against pancreatic cancer. In a promising early study by Germany’s BioNTech — which partnered with Pfizer to develop the life-saving COVID injection — half of patients remained cancer-free 18 months after tumors had their tumors …

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Scientists have discovered surprising differences in neurons between primates and non-primates

Scientists who have taken a closer look at the structure of neurons in the brain have discovered a key structural difference between primates and non-primates in cortical neurons – the cells that are part of the brain. The results give us more insight into these more complex organs, and how the shape and function of …

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Study Says Neurotoxin ‘Toxic Flowers’ Could Be the Source of Alzheimer’s Plaque

Alzheimer’s disease has long frustrated our best efforts to identify its underlying causes. Now, a new study in mice suggests that “poisonous flowers” swollen with cellular debris could be the root source of one of the hallmarks of this wretched disease and a pretty sinister sign of the failure of the waste disposal system within …

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A census of 140,000 galaxies has revealed a surprising fact about their stars

How many types of stars live in other galaxies? It seems like a simple question, but it’s hard to define because astronomers have a hard time estimating star clusters in distant galaxies. A team of astronomers has now completed a count of more than 140,000 galaxies and found that more distant galaxies tend to have …

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