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October 20, 2020

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Restoration of Retinal and Visual Function Following Gene Therapy

A breakthrough study results in the restoration of retinal and visual functions of mice models suffering from inherited retinal ...

Scientists Map the Human Proteome

Twenty years after the release of the human genome, the genetic 'blueprint' of human life, an international research team has now mapped the first draft sequence of the human ...

Diamond-Studded Silk Wound Dressing Detects Infection and Improves Healing

Scientists have developed a next generation wound dressing that can detect infection and improve healing in burns, skin grafts and chronic ...

Ingestible Capsule That Could Help Demystify the Gut-Brain Axis

A team of experts from engineering, neuroscience, applied microbiology, and physics has been making headway on building a platform that can monitor and model the real-time processing of gut ...
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Coronavirus: Study Finds Further Door Opener Into the Cell

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is known to infect cells via the receptor ACE2. Researchers have now identified neuropilin-1 as a factor that can facilitate SARS-CoV-2 entry into the cells' interior. ...

CRISPR Meets Pac-Man: New DNA Cut-and-Paste Tool Enables Bigger Gene Edits

Gene editing for the development of new treatments, and for studying disease as well as normal function in humans and other organisms, may advance more quickly with a new tool for cutting larger ...

Big Babies Could Be at Higher Risk of Common Heart Rhythm Disorder in Adulthood

Elevated birth weight is linked with developing atrial fibrillation later in life, according to new ...

Could Excessive Sugar Intake Contribute to Aggressive Behaviors, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder?

New research suggests that conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and even aggressive behaviors may be linked with sugar intake, and that it may have an ...

Boost to Develop Microalgae Into Health Foods

A new discovery may provide the crucial link that helps accelerate development of microalgae into beneficial human health ...

Risk of Heart Complications After Major Surgery Is Higher Than Previously Thought

One in five high-risk patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery will develop one or more heart complications within a year, according to new ...

Protein That Keeps Immune System from Freaking out Could Form Basis for New Therapeutics

Treatment with a peptide that mimics the naturally occurring protein GIV prevents immune overreaction and supports a mechanism critical for survival in mouse models of sepsis and colitis, according ...

Nerves That Sense Touch May Play Role in Autism

Autism is considered a disorder of the brain. But a new study suggests that the peripheral nervous system, the nerves that control our sense of touch, pain and other sensations, may play a role as ...

Scientists Show Jet Lag Conditions Impair Immune Response in Mice

Researchers reveal in a mouse study that chronic jet lag alters the microenvironment surrounding tumor cells, making it more favorable for tumor growth, and also hinders the body's natural ...

Study Upends Understanding About Joint Injuries

An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can lead to severe osteoarthritis in both animal and human patients. Now, a new interdisciplinary study on the protein that lubricates our joints ...

An Alternative to Animal Experiments

Researchers have cultured so-called intestinal organoids from human intestinal tissue, which is a common byproduct when performing bowel surgery. These small 'miniature intestines' can be ...

Therapy Plus Medication Better Than Medication Alone in Bipolar Disorder

A review of 39 randomized clinical trials has found that combining the use medication with psychoeducational therapy is more effective at preventing a recurrence of illness in people with bipolar ...

The Atomic Makeup of M. Pneumoniae's 'Nap' Structure Glides Into View

Using X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy, an international team of scientists unravel the atomic structure of the proteins P1 and P40/P90 which make up the 'Nap' structure - ...

STAT3 Identified as Important Factor in Emotional Reactivity

Researchers showed that STAT3 plays an important role in the serotonergic system as a molecular mediator for controlling emotional reactivity, thereby establishing a mechanistic link between the ...

New Blood Test Predicts Which COVID-19 Patients Will Develop Severe Infection

Scientists have developed a score that can accurately predict which patients will develop a severe form of ...

Molecular Dance Keeps Your Heart Beating

New research demonstrates a molecular dance that keeps your heart beating. The findings could someday lead to improved diagnostics and medical treatments for serious and sometimes devastating ...

Swine Coronavirus Replicates in Human Cells

A strain of coronavirus that has devastated the pork industry has the potential to infect humans as well, according to new ...

To Make Mini-Organs Grow Faster, Give Them a Squeeze

To make organoids grow faster, give them a squeeze, suggests a new study, which finds compressing cells, and crowding their contents, can coax them to grow and divide. The results may lead to faster ...

Television Advertising Limits Can Reduce Childhood Obesity, Study Concludes

Limiting the hours of television advertising for foods and beverages high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) could make a meaningful contribution to reducing childhood obesity, according to a new ...

Bacterial Toxin With Healing Effect

A bacterial toxin promoting tissue healing has been discovered. The compound, found in Staphylococcus aureus, does not just damage cells, but also stimulates tissue ...

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