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Researchers develop first plant-based gel to support organoid growth for biomedical applications

Monash University researchers have created the world's first bioactive plant-based nanocellulose hydrogel to support organoid growth for biomedical applications. This includes cancer development and treatment.
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Biocompatible photooxygenation catalyst could be potentially used to treat amyloid diseases

A new, biocompatible photooxygenation catalyst that can selectively oxygenate and degrade the pathogenic aggregation of Alzheimer's disease (AD)-related amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) under near-infrared (NIR) light irradiation is developed.
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Study unravels the immunogenicity of ferroptotic cancer cells

The interdisciplinary team of scientists from three different countries (Belgium, Italy, and Russia) under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Dmitri V. Krysko (Ghent University, Belgium) unravels the immunogenicity of ferroptotic cancer cells.
Tags: Health, Russia, Belgium, Belgium Italy, Ghent University, Dmitri V Krysko


Minimally invasive technique can help extract dermal interstitial fluid for diagnostic applications

Using an array of tiny needles that are almost too small to see, researchers have developed a minimally invasive technique for sampling a largely unexplored human bodily fluid that could potentially provide a new source of information for routine clinical monitoring and diagnostic testing.
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Early use of existing treatment helps save hospitalized COVID-19 patients

The lives of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are being saved by doctors who are using an existing medical treatment at an earlier stage.
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Causes of joint stiffness differ between older and younger adults, study shows

Scientists discover that nerve stiffness affects ankle flexibility in older adults but not in younger adults.
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New educational framework aims to improve training for children's palliative care professionals

A new educational framework and toolkit will be launched in the UK and Ireland this week to improve training and guidance for those providing palliative and end of life care for children to establish a set of core principles of practice and standardize children's palliative care learning for practitioners.
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Lungs of COVID-19 patients show good recovery in most cases

Lung tissue of patients who suffered severely from COVID-19 shows good recovery in most cases. This was revealed by a study carried out by the Radboud university medical center that has now been published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
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Putting up holiday décor early could provide psychological benefit

When 34-year-old Chad Barnes decorates for the holidays, he goes all out.
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Fruit fly study reveals the effects of microgravity on the heart

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that fruit flies that spent several weeks on the International Space Station (ISS)—about half of their lives—experienced profound structural and biochemical changes to their hearts.
Tags: Health, International Space Station ISS, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute


Specific SARS-CoV-2 genomic variations are associated with higher COVID-19 deaths

A team of scientists from South Korea and the United States has conducted an interesting study to investigate whether mutations in the genome of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can affect the severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The study findings reveal that mutations in the viral spike protein and RNA polymerase complex can increase the risk of COVID-19 mortality.
Tags: Health, South Korea, United States


Mystery behind an enigmatic organelle solved

Carbon is one of the main building blocks for life on Earth. It's abundant in our planet's atmosphere, where it's found in the form of carbon dioxide.
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Novel CAR T-cell therapy shows promising early results in children with neuroblastoma

A novel CAR T-cell therapy developed by researchers at UCL and designed to target cancerous tumors, has shown promising early results in children with neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer.
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Specific bacterium in the gut associated with IBS symptoms

Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have detected a connection between Brachyspira, a genus of bacteria in the intestines, and IBS -- especially the form that causes diarrhea.
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Researchers discover new way for early detection of shade avoidance syndrome in plants

Researchers from the Disruptive & Sustainable Technologies for Agricultural Precision Interdisciplinary Research Group of Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, MIT's research enterprise in Singapore and Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory have discovered a way to use Raman spectroscopy for early detection of shade avoidance syndrome in plants.
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COVID-19 vaccine candidate tested preclinically at UAB poised for Phase 1 clinical study

A COVID-19 vaccine candidate that underwent extensive preclinical testing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham this spring and summer is poised for clinical testing to begin in December.
Tags: Health, Birmingham, Uab, University Of Alabama


Used light-duty vehicles add to Africa's air pollution

Used light-duty vehicles imported from wealthy countries are adding to Africa's air pollution woes, a global overview of the small vehicle export market has found.
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Half of the population is unaware of the relation between climate change and infectious diseases

Although it is a widely known scientific fact that infectious diseases emerge and re-emerge due to climate change, a study which included the involvement of the UAB published in PlosOne reveals that 48.9% of the population surveyed are not aware of this relation.
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Genetic risk of pre-eclampsia linked to blood pressure and BMI, study reveals

An international study, coordinated by experts from the University of Nottingham, has revealed that the genetic risk of pre-eclampsia – a potentially dangerous condition in pregnancy – is related to blood pressure and body mass index.
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New analytical method to detect the patulin toxin in foods by using antibodies

The University of Valencia and Spanish National Research Council have patented a method to detect the patulin toxin in foods by using antibodies.
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Researchers use fluorescent nanosensors to track down bacteria

Researchers from Bochum, Göttingen, Duisburg and Cologne have developed a new method for detecting bacteria and infections.
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Scientists use 3D mapping techniques to unravel mystery of blood stem cells

Princess Margaret scientists have revealed how stem cells are able to generate new blood cells throughout our life by looking at vast, uncharted regions of our genetic material that hold important clues to subtle biological changes in these cells.
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New method of guidance for heart bypass surgery to be tested on patients for the first time

A new approach to the guidance, planning and conducting of heart bypass surgery is being tested on patients for the first time in a clinical trial coordinated by a high-level research team at NUI Galway.
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Study sheds new light on genetic risk factors that make individuals susceptible to severe COVID-19

Even as tens of thousands of Americans test positive for COVID-19 each day, physicians still aren't sure why some people experience mild to no symptoms while others become critically ill.
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Pandemic gives LA Mission’s approach to Thanksgiving feast a to-go twist

Alanna Juarez, 18, and her girlfriend Gabrielle Real, 19, and Real’s 11-month-old son Odin leave the Los Angeles Mission in downtown Los Angeles, where they live in a shelter, with blankets, Thanksgiving meals and food on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The annual dining event was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Richard Newble and his grandchildren Dante McKay, 8, and Zahriyah Vaughn, 9, who are living in a hotel on a...
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New insights on telomere length changes and DNA damage responses during space flight

The historic NASA Twins Study investigated identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly and provided new information on the health effects of spending time in space.
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Inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 cell entry with monoclonal antibodies against staphylococcal enterotoxin B superantigen

In a recent cutting-edge study, US researchers unveiled an anti-staphylococcal enterotoxin B monoclonal antibody that can be repurposed to target the cleavage site of the SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein and, in turn, inhibit viral infection. Their findings are currently available on bioRxiv preprint server.
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WHO: Every type of movement counts towards better health

Up to 5 million deaths a year could be averted if the global population was more active. At a time when many people are home bound due to COVID-19, new WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behavior, launched today, emphasize that everyone, of all ages and abilities, can be physically active and that every type of movement counts.
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Everyday activities can improve a person's well-being

Physical activity makes happy and is important to maintain psychic health. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim studied the brain regions which play a central role in this process.
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Long Covid: How knowledge of ME could help sufferers

Evan was diagnosed with ME in 2017, and she believes her experience can support long Covid sufferers.
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