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Friday, September 29, 2023
A lethal parasite’s secret weapon: infecting non-immune cells
Photomicrograph of spleen tissue showing the presence of numerous Leishmania donovani parasites in the amastigote form they take after infec...
A new bioinfomatics pipeline solves a 50-year-old blood group puzzle
Photo Credit: Belova59 Currently, a lot is known about which genes are responsible for our individual blood groups, however not much is und...
Study shows that Basophil Activation Test (BAT) is key for predicting allergic reactions
Photo Credit: Jakub Kapusnak Researchers have found that BAT was the best biomarker to predict severity and threshold of allergic reactions...
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Researchers uncover critical clues about the origin of heart arrhythmias
Immunofluorescent staining demonstrating fibroblasts expressing the Channelrhodopsin protein in heart scar tissue. The ChR2-expressing fibro...
Low-grade intestinal inflammation a long time after radiotherapy
Photo Credit: Jo McNamara Patients who have undergone pelvic radiotherapy may live with low-grade chronic inflammation of the lower intesti...
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Noninvasive, ultrasound-based brain biopsy is feasible
Graduate student Lu Xu wears a device designed by engineers, at Washington University in St. Louis, that targets ultrasound waves to precise...
How the Heart Starts Beating
Researchers were surprised to discover that heart cells in developing zebrafish abruptly start beating all at once, and quickly become regul...
Tiny CRISPR tool could help shred viruses
Model of a minimal CRISPR-Cas13bt3 molecule generated with a cryo-electron microscope. The RNA to be recognized and cleaved is colored in li...
Double Trouble: Infamous “Eagle Killer” Bacterium Produces Not One, But Two Toxins
Colony of A. hydrillicola Photo Credit: Lenka Štenclová The cyanobacterium Aetokthonos hydrillicola produces not just one, but two highly po...
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Increasing Steps by 3,000 Per Day Can Lower Blood Pressure in Older Adults
Photo Credit: Noelle Otto An estimated 80% of older adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure. Maintaining healthy blood pressure can pro...
Monday, September 25, 2023
Researchers Develop AI Model to Improve Tumor Removal Accuracy During Breast Cancer Surgery
Radiology-specific Image Credit: Courtesy of UNC School of Medicine Kristalyn Gallagher, DO, Kevin Chen, MD, and Shawn Gomez, EngScD, in the...
Widely-used COVID-19 antiviral could be helping SARS-CoV-2 to evolve
Image Credit: visuals3Dde The drug works by disrupting the virus’s genome, causing it to develop random mutations as it replicates, weakeni...
Could seaweed hold the key to the fountain of youth?
Photo Credit: Kindel Media Scientists from Flinders University have discovered rich anti-aging properties in South Australian brown seaweed...
Monday, June 19, 2023
Simple maintenance can reduce hospital Legionella risks
Photo Credit: PublicDomainPictures Hospital water systems are a significant source of Legionella, resulting in the potentially fatal Legion...
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Diagnosis of rare, genetic muscle disease improved by new approach
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed an approach that could help doctors distinguish between ...
Pharmacy researcher develops intervention for metabolic diseases like diabetes, stroke and heart disease
Photo Credit: Michal Jarmoluk An investigator with the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has filed an invention disclosure, part of a...
Post-traumatic stress affects more than one in 10 cardiac device patients
Image Credit: Joshua Chehov Nearly one-third of patients with an implanted device to prevent sudden death have anxiety in the first year, w...
Researchers created a new and improved way to view the mechanics of life
RESORT. A diagram to show the basic overview of the system. Firstly, the sample is labeled with the photoswitchable Raman probe. It’s then i...
Pregnancy hormone repairs myelin damage in MS mouse model
Photo Credit: Yassine Khalfalli Treating a mouse model of multiple sclerosis with the pregnancy hormone estriol reversed the breakdown of m...
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Altered gut bacteria may be early sign of Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease causes changes to the brain that begin two decades or more before symptoms appear. A study by researchers at Washingto...
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