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August 13, 2020

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Pollution Linked to Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance is an increasing health problem, but new research suggests it is not only caused by the overuse of antibiotics. It's also caused by ...

Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Prevents Severe Disease in Mice

Researchers have created a COVID-19 vaccine candidate from a replicating virus. This experimental vaccine has proven effective at preventing pneumonia in ...

Lipoic Acid Supplements Help Some Obese but Otherwise Healthy People Lose Weight

A compound given as a dietary supplement to overweight but otherwise healthy people in a clinical trial caused many of the patients to slim ...

AI-Enhanced Precision Medicine Identifies Novel Autism Subtype

A novel precision medicine approach enhanced by artificial intelligence has laid the groundwork for what could be the first biomedical screening and intervention tool for a subtype of autism, reports ...
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Hepatitis B: Natural Controllers Shed Light on Immunity Mechanisms

To improve our understanding of the antibody response conferring protection against HBV infection, scientists have produced and characterized human monoclonal antibodies specific to viral envelope ...

Leukemia Breakthrough: CircASXL1-1 Regulates BAP1 Deubiquitinase Activity in Leukemia

Researchers have identified covalently closed circular RNAs (circRNAs) from key genes involved in leukemia development and provided greater understanding of their roles in haematological ...

Virus Uses Decoy Strategy to Evade Immune System

Researchers have learnt more about how viruses operate and can evade the immune system and are now using their discovery to help learn more about ...

Human Milk Based Fortifiers Improve Health Outcomes for the Smallest Premature Babies

More than 380,000 babies are born prematurely in the United States each year, according to the March of Dimes. 'Preemies' can be severely underweight babies and struggle to get the ...

Clot Permeability Linked to First-Attempt Success of Aspiration Thrombectomy

A multicenter study reports that clot perviousness, or permeability - the ability for contrast used during the initial imaging workup to seep through a clot, as estimated by CT imaging - is ...

Long-Term Risks of Joint Implants

Using highly complex analytical techniques, a group of researchers were able to observe in detail how different metals are released from joint implants and accumulate in the surrounding bone tissue. ...

Nepal Lockdown Halved Health Facility Births and Increased Stillbirths and Newborn Deaths

COVID-19 response has resulted in major reductions in health facility births in Nepal and widened inequalities, with significantly increased institutional stillbirth and neonatal mortality, according ...

New Study Documents Increasing Frequency, Cost, and Severity of Gunshot Wounds

The rise in firearm violence has coincided with an increase in the severity of injuries firearms inflict as well as the cost of ...

What the Rest of the World Can Learn from South Korea's COVID-19 Response

As the world continues to closely monitor the newest coronavirus outbreak, the government of South Korea has been able to keep the disease under control without paralyzing the national health and ...

Quality of Care at Rural Hospitals May Not Differ as Much as Reported

A research team found that differences in diagnosis coding practices has resulted in artificially inflated mortality rate comparisons to other ...

Globally, Only Half of Women Get Treatment for Preventable Killer of Newborns

Only half of pregnant women worldwide who need a 50-year-old treatment that prevents an often-fatal disease in fetuses and newborns receive it, researchers have ...

Gulf War Illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Distinct Illnesses, Study Suggests

A brain imaging study of veterans with Gulf War illness (GWI) and patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis), has shown that the two illnesses produce ...

New Approach to Treating Osteoarthritis Advances

Injections of a natural 'energy' molecule prompted regrowth of almost half of the cartilage lost with aging in knees, a new study in rodents ...

New Treatment Targets Found for Blinding Retinal Disease

When the eye isn't getting enough oxygen in the face of common conditions like premature birth or diabetes, it sets in motion a state of frenzied energy production that can ultimately result in ...

Novel Approach Reduces SCA1 Symptoms in Animal Model

Manipulating a novel mechanism that regulates ATXN1 levels reduced ATXN1 and improved some of the symptoms of neurodegenerative disease SCA1 in animal ...

Heavier Smoking Linked to Skyrocketing Health Risks

Each cigarette smoked a day by heavier smokers increases the risk of contracting some diseases by more than 30 per cent, according to a new ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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