Category: Health

Category: Health

Injection to treat skin cancer developed

Injection to treat skin cancer developed

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Yale researchers are developing a skin cancer treatment that involves injecting nanoparticles into the tumor, killing cancer cells with a two-pronged approach, as a potential alternative to surgery. The
Use of pronouns may show signs of an impending breakup

Use of pronouns may show signs of an impending breakup

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Evidence of an impending breakup may exist in the small words used in everyday conversations months before either partner realizes where their relationship is heading, according to new psychology research. Researchers
Scientists solve long-standing mystery by a whisker

Scientists solve long-standing mystery by a whisker

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When we step on the car brake upon seeing a red traffic light ahead, a sequence of events unfolds in the brain at lightning speed. The image of the traffic light is transferred from our eyes to the visual
By changing their shape, some bacteria can grow more resilient to antibiotics

By changing their shape, some bacteria can grow more resilient to antibiotics

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New research led by Carnegie Mellon University Assistant Professor of Physics Shiladitya Banerjee demonstrates how certain types of bacteria can adapt to long-term exposure to antibiotics by changing their
New catalyst moves seawater desalination, hydrogen production closer to commercialization

New catalyst moves seawater desalination, hydrogen production closer to commercialization

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Seawater makes up about 96% of all water on earth, making it a tempting resource to meet the world’s growing need for clean drinking water and carbon-free energy. And scientists already have the
Malaria threw human evolution into overdrive on this African archipelago

Malaria threw human evolution into overdrive on this African archipelago

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Malaria is an ancient scourge, but it’s still leaving its mark on the human genome. And now, researchers have uncovered recent traces of adaptation to malaria in the DNA of people from Cabo Verde,
2627 Genome-editing tool TALEN outperforms CRISPR-Cas9 in tightly packed DNA

Genome-editing tool TALEN outperforms CRISPR-Cas9 in tightly packed DNA

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Researchers used single-molecule imaging to compare the genome-editing tools CRISPR-Cas9 and TALEN. Their experiments revealed that TALEN is up to five times more efficient than CRISPR-Cas9 in parts of
2622 Genetically-modified mosquitoes key to stopping Zika virus spread

Genetically-modified mosquitoes key to stopping Zika virus spread

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In 2016, the World Health Organization called the Zika virus epidemic a “public health emergency of international concern” due to the virus causing birth defects for pregnant women in addition
2616 Nanomedicine's 'crown' is ready for its close up

Nanomedicine’s ‘crown’ is ready for its close up

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An international team of researchers led by Michigan State University’s Morteza Mahmoudi has developed a new method to better understand how nanomedicines — emerging diagnostics and therapies
2610 No more needles for diagnostic tests?

No more needles for diagnostic tests?

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Blood draws are no fun. They hurt. Veins can burst, or even roll — like they’re trying to avoid the needle, too. Oftentimes, doctors use blood samples to check for biomarkers of disease: antibodies
2604 NSAIDs might exacerbate or suppress COVID-19 depending on timing, mouse study suggests

NSAIDs might exacerbate or suppress COVID-19 depending on timing, mouse study suggests

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New research shows that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduced both antibody and inflammatory responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection in mice. The study appears this week in the Journal of Virology,
2598 PTSD link to pandemic fears

PTSD link to pandemic fears

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Even at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, people around the world became more fearful of what could happen to them or their family. A new Flinders University study of 1040 online participants
2585 A closer look at T cells reveals big differences in mild vs. severe COVID-19 cases

A closer look at T cells reveals big differences in mild vs. severe COVID-19 cases

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A big question on people’s minds these days: how long does immunity to SARS-CoV-2 last following infection? Now a research team from La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), The University of Liverpool
2580 Hematopoietic stem cell transplants may provide long-term benefit for people with MS

Hematopoietic stem cell transplants may provide long-term benefit for people with MS

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A new study shows that intense immunosuppression followed by a hematopoietic stem cell transplant may prevent disability associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) from getting worse in 71% of people with
2572 Fatty acid may help combat multiple sclerosis, study finds

Fatty acid may help combat multiple sclerosis, study finds

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The abnormal immune system response that causes multiple sclerosis (MS) by attacking and damaging the central nervous system can be triggered by the lack of a specific fatty acid in fat tissue, according
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