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New insights into a cancer-protecting protein can guide a new generation of cancer treatments

Using a combination of calculation and experimentation, researchers were able to map the shape of VISTA, a "checkpoint" protein that defends cancer cells from immune system attacks, as well as that part of the protein molecule that the immune system can recognize and target. Credit: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory In a paper published in Cell Reports a research group from …

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Japan's space probe on its way back after asteroid missions

TOKYO – A Japanese spacecraft is on its way home from an asteroid 250 million miles (15 million miles) from Earth after collecting subsamples that can help scientists search for the origin of life, Japan's space agency said on Monday. [19659002] Asteroids are believed to have formed during the dawn of the solar system and scientists say that the asteroid, …

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The study finds endangered Hawaiian ducks

Koloa is a "petite, buffy brown and charismatic duck", similar to a female mallard. Credit: Christopher Malachowski, Oregon State University The endangered Hawaiian duck, or cola, the only endemic spirit remaining on the main Hawaiian islands, is threatened with genetic extinction due to wild-breeding breeding. This has led to the creation of hybrid forms of colas. But new research has …

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The Little Duck That Could: The study finds endangered Hawaiian duck endured

The endangered Hawaiian duck, or cola, the only endemic duck left on the main Hawaiian islands, is threatened with genetic extinction due to wild-breeding breeding. This has led to the creation of hybrid forms of colas. But new research has found that the genetic diversity in colas is high and conservation efforts on the island of Kauai have been successful. …

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NASA detects strange motion from two of Neptune's moons

Astronomers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California have discovered two of Neptune's fourteen moons orbiting the planet while performing a dance. According to research, the innermost moons, Naiad and Thalassa, have orbited Neptune in a strange way. Naiad, with a tilted orbit, takes seven hours to complete a revolution while Thalassa, on its outer orbit, takes seven and …

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The Milky Way's black hole kicked a star out of our galaxy | World & nation

Astronomers have discovered a star orbiting our galaxy at more than 3,728 227 mph. And in 100 million years it will leave the Milky Way for good. But where did it come from and why is it in such a hurry to leave? Astronomers using the 3.9-meter Anglo-Australian telescope at Australian National University's Siding Spring Observatory discovered the star and …

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A horse's eyelids reveal a lot about his mood: study

Company Information ANI | Nov 17, 2019 10:33 AM IST Washington DC [USA] Nov 17 (ANI): For those who want to feel your horse's mood, just take a look at the eyelids, advise scientists, as it should reveal if they are upset or pressured. A horse will blink much less and twitch the eyelids extra when under mild stress, the …

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