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July 12, 2020

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Extraordinary Regeneration of Neurons in Zebrafish

Biologists have discovered a uniquely rapid form of regeneration in injured neurons and their function in the central nervous system of zebrafish. They studies the Mauthner cells, which are solely ...

Living Close to Green Space Benefits Gut Bacteria of Urban, Formula-Fed Infants

Living close to natural green space can mitigate some of the changes in infant gut bacteria associated with formula feeding, according to new ...

Breakthrough With Cancer Vaccine

Scientists have developed a new cancer vaccine with the potential to activate the body's immune system to fight a range of cancers, including leukaemia, breast cancer, lung cancer and pancreatic ...

Where Did the Asian Longhorned Ticks in the US Come From?

The invasive population of Asian longhorned ticks in the United States likely began with three or more self-cloning females from northeastern Asia, according to a new study. Asian longhorned ticks ...
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Study Links Abnormally High Blood Sugar With Higher Risk of Death in COVID-19 Patients Not Previously Diagnosed With Diabetes

New research from Wuhan, China shows that, in patients with COVID-19 but without a previous diagnosis of diabetes, abnormally high blood sugar is associated with more than double the risk of death ...

Changes in the Immune System Can Promote Healthy Aging

As we age, the immune system gradually becomes impaired. One aspect of this impairment is chronic inflammation in the elderly, which means that the immune system is constantly active and sends out ...

Why Lopinavir and Hydroxychloroquine Do Not Work on COVID-19

Lopinavir is a drug against HIV, hydroxychloroquine is used to treat malaria and rheumatism. Until recently, both drugs were regarded as potential agents in the fight against the coronavirus ...

Children Rarely Transmit COVID-19, Doctors Write in New Commentary

A commentary published in the journal Pediatrics concludes that children infrequently transmit COVID-19 to each other or to adults and that many schools, provided they follow appropriate social ...

Preliminary Study Suggests Tuberculosis Vaccine May Be Limiting COVID-19 Deaths

While a direct correlation between BCG vaccinations and a reduction in coronavirus mortalities still needs to be understood more fully, researchers hold hope that the BCG vaccine might be able to ...

Community Initiative Increases Teenage Use of Effective Contraception

Study finds that teenagers utilize Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) at a rate five times higher than the United States as a ...

A Complex Gene Program Initiates Brain Changes in Response to Cocaine

Researchers used single-nucleus RNA sequencing to compare transcriptional responses to acute cocaine in 16 unique cell populations from the brain nucleus accumbens. The atlas is part of a major study ...

Key Role of Immune Cells in Brain Development

Researchers have identified how specific brain cells interacting during development could be related to neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases, including some that occur later in ...

New Study Supports Remdesivir as COVID-19 Treatment

A new study found that remdesivir potently inhibited SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, in human lung cell cultures and that it improved lung function in mice infected with the ...

Salmonella Biofilm Protein Causes Autoimmune Responses -- Possible Link With Alzheimer's

Scientists have demonstrated that a Salmonella biofilm protein can cause autoimmune responses and arthritis in ...

CT of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Versus CT of Influenza Virus Pneumonia

A new article investigating the differences in CT findings between coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia and influenza virus pneumonia found that most lesions from COVID-19 were located in the ...

Safer CRISPR Gene Editing With Fewer Off-Target Hits

The CRISPR system is a powerful tool for the targeted editing of genomes, with significant therapeutic potential, but runs the risk of inappropriately editing ''off-target'' ...

Researchers Find Rise in Broken Heart Syndrome During COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers have found a significant increase in patients experiencing stress cardiomyopathy, also known as broken heart syndrome, during the COVID-19 ...

Global Wildlife Surveillance Could Provide Early Warning for Next Pandemic

Researchers propose a decentralized, global wildlife biosurveillance system to identify -- before the next pandemic emerges -- animal viruses that have the potential to cause human ...

No Association Found Between Exposure to Mobile Devices and Brain Volume Alterations in Adolescents

A new study of 2,500 Dutch children is the first to explore the relationship between brain volume and different doses of radiofrequency electromagnetic ...

Women Who Deliver by C-Section Are Less Likely to Conceive Subsequent Children

Women who deliver their first child by cesarean section (C-section) are less likely to conceive a second child than those who deliver vaginally, despite being just as likely to plan a subsequent ...

Study Says Inhalers OK to Use Amid COVID-19 Concerns

Researchers find that the benefits of inhalers for asthma sufferers outweigh the risks of contracting coronavirus, following concerns raised after WHO warned that steroids could reduce ...

Brain Benefits of Exercise Can Be Gained With a Single Protein

A little-studied liver protein may be responsible for the well-known benefits of exercise on the aging brain, according to a new study in mice. The findings could lead to new therapies to confer the ...

Bats Offer Clues to Treating COVID-19

Bats carry many viruses, including COVID-19, without becoming ill. Biologists are studying the immune system of bats to find potential ways to 'mimic' that system in ...

Gene Yields Insights Into the Causes of Neurodegeneration

Cornell researchers including Fenghua Hu, associate professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and member of the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology, are taking a closer ...

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