January 3, 2014
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2015 World’s Fair Will Focus on Sustainability

The theme of the 2015 World’s Fair is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” and the event will focus on universal sustainable development.

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September 22, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Scientists closer to universal flu vaccine after pandemic ‘natural experiment’

Scientists have moved closer to developing a universal flu vaccine after using the 2009 pandemic as a natural experiment to study why some people seem to resist severe illness. Continue reading

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August 13, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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New strategy to disarm the dengue virus brings new hope for a universal dengue vaccine

A new strategy that cripples the ability of the dengue virus to escape the host immune system has been discovered. This breakthrough strategy opens a door of hope to what may become the world’s first universal dengue vaccine candidate that can give ful… Continue reading

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July 28, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Water molecules control inactivation and recovery of potassium channels

Just 12 molecules of water cause the long post-activation recovery period required by potassium ion channels before they can function again. Using molecular simulations that modeled a potassium channel and its immediate cellular environment, atom for a… Continue reading

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July 15, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Findings offer alternative approach to creating a universal influenza vaccine

Scientists have determined that it might be possible to stimulate the immune system against multiple strains of influenza virus by sequentially vaccinating individuals with distinct influenza strains isolated over the last century. It represents a diff… Continue reading

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June 13, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Universal paid sick leave reduces spread of flu

Allowing all employees access to paid sick days would reduce influenza infections in the workplace by nearly 6 percent, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis. The researchers simulated an influenza epidemic in Pittsburgh and surrounding Allegheny C… Continue reading

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June 3, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Chimpanzees have five universal personality dimensions

While psychologists have long debated the core personality dimensions that define humanity, primate researchers have been working to uncover the defining personality traits for humankind’s closest living relative, the chimpanzee. New research provides … Continue reading

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May 22, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Novel approach for influenza vaccination shows promise in early animal testing

A new approach for immunizing against influenza elicited a more potent immune response and broader protection than the currently licensed seasonal influenza vaccines when tested in mice and ferrets. The new vaccine concept represents an important step … Continue reading

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March 14, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Two-pronged immune cell approach could lead to a universal shot against the flu

Influenza virus-specific CD8+ T cells or virus-specific non-neutralizing antibodies are each relatively ineffective at conferring protective immunity alone. But, when combined, the virus-specific CD8 T cells and non-neutralizing antibodies cooperativel… Continue reading

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March 12, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Prediction of seasonal flu strains improves chances of universal vaccine

Researchers have determined a way to predict and protect against new strains of the flu virus, in the hope of improving immunity against the disease. Continue reading

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March 8, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Specialised germanium surface as universal protein adapter

Researchers have developed a new method for attaching proteins to the surface of germanium crystals — for the first time also membrane proteins. This enables time-resolved tracking of the interactions between molecules using infrared spectroscopy in a… Continue reading

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March 7, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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New study validates longevity pathway: Findings identify universal mechanism for activating anti-aging pathway

A new study demonstrates what researchers consider conclusive evidence that the red wine compound resveratrol directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity in animal models. What’s more, the researchers have uncovered the molecular me… Continue reading

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January 3, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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‘Universal’ personality traits don’t necessarily apply to isolated indigenous people

Five personality traits widely thought to be universal across cultures might not be, according to a study of an isolated Bolivian society. Continue reading

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September 22, 2010
by Recycling
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Could New Labels Boost Lackluster Recycling Rates?

Earlier this year, we found that one of the top reasons why people don’t recycle is simply lack of convenience and know-how. While recycling may be second nature to some, many consumers are unaware of what goes in what bin and if it truly is,…
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