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August 7, 2020

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A new blood test demonstrated remarkable promise in discriminating between persons with and without Alzheimer's disease and in persons at known genetic risk may be able to ...
The lack of human activity during lockdown caused human-linked vibrations in the Earth to drop by an average of 50 percent ...
Scientists have discovered extinct strains of smallpox in the teeth of Viking skeletons -- proving for the first time that the killer disease plagued humanity for at least ...
Nerve cells have a special ion channel that has a key role in starting the electrical impulse that signals pain and is sent to the brain. New research finds that people who ...
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Experts Urge Evaluation of Diet at Routine Check-Ups

Unhealthy dietary patterns are a leading cause of heart disease and stroke as well as other chronic diseases. Clinician-delivered diet counseling can improve diet behaviors and heart disease risk ...

Electric Cooker an Easy, Efficient Way to Sanitize N95 Masks, Study Finds

A new study found that 50 minutes of dry heat in an electric cooker decontaminated N95 respirators inside and out while maintaining their filtration and fit. This could enable wearers to safely reuse ...

Training Neural Circuits Early in Development Improves Response

When it comes to training neural circuits for tissue engineering or biomedical applications, a new study suggests a key parameter: Train them ...

Study Finds Dedicated Clinics Can Reduce Impact of Flu Pandemic

A new study concludes that opening clinics dedicated specifically to treating influenza can limit the number of people infected and help to 'flatten the curve,' or reduce the peak ...

DNA from an Ancient, Unidentified Ancestor Was Passed Down to Humans Living Today

A new analysis of ancient genomes suggests that different branches of the human family tree interbred multiple times, and that some humans carry DNA from an archaic, unknown ...

A New Tool for Modeling the Human Gut Microbiome

Engineers have designed a device that replicates the lining of the colon. With the device, they can grow human colon cells along with oxygen-intolerant bacteria that normally live in the human ...

Blood Test May Point to Patients at Higher Risk for COVID-19 Deterioration, Death

Researchers analyzed five biomarkers present in the blood of hundreds of COVID-19 patients, finding elevated levels associated with higher odds of clinical deterioration and ...

Chemists Build Natural Anti-Cancer Compound With Lean New Process

Creative chemists employ enzymes to build a complex but promising natural anti-cancer agent called cepafungin I in a lean nine ...

Placebos Prove Powerful Even When People Know They're Taking One

Researchers have demonstrated that placebos reduce brain markers of emotional distress even when people know they are taking ...

Key to Dialogue Between Brain Cells to Protect Against Stroke

LSU Health New Orleans research has unlocked a key fundamental mechanism in the communication between brain cells when confronted with stroke and found DHA not only protected neuronal cells and ...

Algorithm Created by Deep Learning Finds Potential Therapeutic Targets Throughout Genome

A team of researchers have developed an algorithm through machine learning that helps predict sites of DNA methylation - a process that can change the activity of DNA without changing its overall ...

Brain Waves Can Be Used to Predict Future Pain Sensitivity

Rhythms produced by the brain can reliably be used to predict how sensitive we are to pain, new research ...

Completing the Set: 'Coupon-Collection Behavior' Reduces Sex-Ratio Variation Among Families

A new analysis of sibling records from more than 300,000 individuals suggests that some parents continue to reproduce until they have children of both ...

Why the 'Wimpy' Y Chromosome Hasn't Evolved out of Existence

The Y chromosome has shrunken drastically over 200 million years of evolution. Even those who study it have used the word 'wimpy' to describe it, and yet it continues to stick around. An ...

REM Sleep Tunes Eating Behavior

Despite our broad understanding of the different brain regions activated during rapid-eye-movement sleep, little is known about what this activity serves for. Researchers have now discovered that the ...

Peptide Makes Drug-Resistant Bacteria Sensitive to Antibiotics Again

Scientists have developed a synthetic peptide that can make multidrug-resistant bacteria sensitive to antibiotics again when used together with traditional antibiotics, offering hope for the prospect ...

Tasmanian Devil Research Offers New Insights for Tackling Cancer in Humans

Researchers found a single genetic mutation that leads to reduced growth of a transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils in the wild. The finding gives hope for the animals' survival and could ...

How Cells Keep Growing Even When Under Attack

Biochemists report that a damage-containment system in stressed bacteria can become overrun and blocked, but that this leads to cells responding by turning on different pathways to make sure that ...

Vitamin D Twice a Day May Keep Vertigo Away

Taking vitamin D and calcium twice a day may reduce your chances of getting vertigo again, according to a new ...

Warming Climate May Trigger More West Nile Outbreaks in Southern California

A new study of captured mosquitoes in Los Angeles finds that West Nile infection is strongly associated with average temperature, and that temperatures above 73 degrees Fahrenheit are highly ...

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