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517 Bartholin's cyst

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Bartholin’s cyst Overview The Bartholin’s (BAHR-toe-linz) glands are located on each side of the vaginal opening. These glands secrete fluid that helps lubricate the vagina. Sometimes the openings
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Ambiguous genitalia Amblyopia (See: Lazy eye (amblyopia)) Overview Ambiguous genitalia is a rare condition in which an infant’s external genitals don’t appear to be clearly either male or female.
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Aplastic anemia

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Aplastic anemia Apnea, sleep (See: Sleep apnea) Apnea, sleep (central) (See: Sleep apnea, central) Apnea, sleep (obstructive) (See: Sleep apnea, obstructive) Overview Aplastic anemia is a condition that
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Back pain Overview Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work, and it is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Most people have back pain at least once. Fortunately,
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How moles change into melanoma

How moles change into melanoma

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Moles and melanomas are both skin tumors that come from the same cell called melanocytes. The difference is that moles are usually harmless, while melanomas are cancerous and often deadly without treatment.
Complex RNA structures could have untapped therapeutic potential in the fight against COVID-19

Complex RNA structures could have untapped therapeutic potential in the fight against COVID-19

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To the untrained eye, the loops, kinks and folds in the single strand of RNA that makes up the coronavirus genome look like a jumble of spaghetti or tangled yarn. But to researchers like Amanda Hargrove,
How eating less in early life could help with reproduction later on

How eating less in early life could help with reproduction later on

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Switching from a restricted diet to eating as much as you like could be beneficial for reproduction in later life, according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers studied the
Genetic ancestry can explain population-level differences in immune response to the flu virus

Genetic ancestry can explain population-level differences in immune response to the flu virus

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A new study aimed at explaining differential susceptibility to viral epidemics reveals that ancestry and associated genetic variation can explain population-level differences in the immune response to
Morning exposure to deep red light improves declining eyesight

Morning exposure to deep red light improves declining eyesight

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Just three minutes of exposure to deep red light once a week, when delivered in the morning, can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a pioneering new study by UCL researchers. Published in
Covid-19 vaccine protection wanes for some individuals with time, study suggests

Covid-19 vaccine protection wanes for some individuals with time, study suggests

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A study published by The BMJ today finds a gradual increase in the risk of covid-19 infection from 90 days after receiving a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The study was carried out by the
Only alcohol — not caffeine, diet or lack of sleep — might trigger heart rhythm condition

Only alcohol — not caffeine, diet or lack of sleep — might trigger heart rhythm condition

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New research from UC San Francisco that tested possible triggers of a common heart condition, including caffeine, sleep deprivation and sleeping on the left side, found that only alcohol use was consistently
Context-dependent, untangled persistency facilitates value signal coding across the brain

Context-dependent, untangled persistency facilitates value signal coding across the brain

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In 2019 University of California San Diego researchers discovered the area of the brain where “value decisions” are made. An area within the cerebrum known as the retrosplenial cortex (RSC),
Ultrashort-pulse lasers kill bacterial superbugs, spores

Ultrashort-pulse lasers kill bacterial superbugs, spores

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Life-threatening bacteria are becoming ever more resistant to antibiotics, making the search for alternatives to antibiotics an increasingly urgent challenge. For certain applications, one alternative
SARS-CoV-2 moves between permissive cells and non-permissive neuronal cells via tunneling nanotubes (TNT)

SARS-CoV-2 moves between permissive cells and non-permissive neuronal cells via tunneling nanotubes (TNT)

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In a recent study published on the preprint server bioRxiv*, scientists investigate the neuroinvasive potential of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the role of tunneling
Digital teaching: Opportunity or challenge?

Digital teaching: Opportunity or challenge?

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In the past two years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated lockdowns, not only the importance of interpersonal contact but also the indispensability of face-to-face teaching has been repeatedly
Clearing old, dysfunctional cells in fat alleviates diabetes

Clearing old, dysfunctional cells in fat alleviates diabetes

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Eliminating old, dysfunctional cells in human fat also alleviates signs of diabetes, researchers from UConn Health report. The discovery could lead to new treatments for Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic
Wearable tech confirms wear-and-tear of work commute

Wearable tech confirms wear-and-tear of work commute

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Information about worker commutes from smartphones and fitness trackers can predict individual job performance, according to a Dartmouth-led study. The study confirms the behavioral and physical effects
Study explores connections between COVID-19 severity and gene expression in immune cells

Study explores connections between COVID-19 severity and gene expression in immune cells

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New research shows how genetic variations linked to severe cases of COVID-19 affect our immune cells. The study, led by scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), is one of the first in-depth
A genetic change for achieving a long and healthy life?

A genetic change for achieving a long and healthy life?

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Living a long, healthy life is everyone’s wish, but it is not an easy one to achieve. Many aging studies are developing strategies to increase health spans, the period of life spent with good health,

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