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Improved gut microbiota with cholesterol-lowering medication

There is a clear link between improved gut microbiota and one of our most common cholesterol-lowering drug groups: statins. This is evident from a...

Immune cell discovery could improve the fight against hepatitis B

For the first time, researchers at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) have identified and described a new and unique subset of human...

A team develops ‘poisoned arrow’ to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Poison is lethal all on its own — as are arrows — but their combination is greater than the sum of their parts. A...

A new hybrid fungus is found in hospitals and linked to...

From the mythical minotaur to the mule, creatures created from merging two or more distinct organisms – hybrids – have played defining roles in...

A new tool helps distinguish the cause of different types of...

A new tool using cutting-edge technology is able to distinguish different types of blood clots based on what caused them, according to a study...

The local flying fox in SA exposed to zoonotic viruses

University of Adelaide researchers have found that South Australia’s population of Grey-headed flying foxes, which took up residence in 2010, has been exposed to...

Clothes may be able to monitor your vital signs, analyze the...

In an opinion piece published in the journal Matter, members of the Fibers@MIT research group recently laid out a detailed vision for how the...

Herpes simplex virus’s VP1-2 protein can deactivate the early immune response

Herpes simplex virus (HSV1) infections are initiated at mucosal surfaces where the virus infects epithelial cells. When HSV1 spreads from the peripheral nerves and...

Ultraviolet light exposes contagion spread from improper PPE use

Despite the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), reports show that many health care workers contracted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which raises substantial concerns...

The electromagnetic fields may affect future medical treatments

Most electrical activity in vertebrates and invertebrates occurs at extremely low frequencies, and the origin — and medical potential — of these frequencies have...

3D-printable medical mask inspired by the nasal structures of animals

A multi-institution team, including a Cornell researcher, has received a National Science Foundation grant to design an open-source, 3D-printable medical mask inspired by the...

Investigators want to find out how COVID-19 is causing heart failure

It’s well-known that COVID-19 affects the respiratory system, infecting healthy lung cells with the COVID-19 virus, but if it spreads to the heart it...

Two mechanisms underpinning how the heart influences our perception

Heart and brain communicate constantly. For example, when we encounter a dangerous situation, signals from the brain make sure that the heart beats faster....

Study reveals the most important flowering plants sources for honey bees

Trees, shrubs and woody vines are among the top food sources for honey bees in urban environments, according to an international team of researchers....

The internal clock that tells our bodies when to sleep, wake,...

The internal clock that tells our bodies when to sleep, wake, and eat each day could be regulated by more than light exposure and...

A new MIT study analyzes viral contamination at biopharmaceutical manufacturing plants

Over the past few decades, there have been a handful of incidents in which manufacturing processes for making protein drugs became contaminated with viruses...

Airborne Particle Levels Plummet in Northern India

On March 25, 2020, the Indian government placed its 1.3 billion citizens under a strict lockdown to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus....

Non-invasive imaging technique could reduce need for repeat cancer surgeries

A team of University of Alberta engineers is refining a new imaging technique that could reduce the number of repeat surgeries patients undergo to...

Coronaviruses and bats have been evolving together for millions of years

Bats do a lot of good for the world -- they pollinate plants, they eat disease-carrying insects, and they help disperse seeds that help...

NASA Develops COVID-19 Prototype Ventilator in 37 Days

A new high-pressure ventilator developed by NASA engineers and tailored to treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients passed a critical test Tuesday at the Icahn School...

Sensors woven into a shirt can monitor vital signs

MIT researchers have developed a way to incorporate electronic sensors into stretchy fabrics, allowing them to create shirts or other garments that could be...

A novel method to precisely deliver therapeutics inside the body

A new way to deliver therapeutic proteins inside the body uses an acoustically sensitive carrier to encapsulate the proteins and ultrasound to image and...

Research reveals new target that could be a foundation for malaria...

Researchers have discovered a promising new strategy for combating malaria, a mosquito-borne parasite that claims nearly a half-million lives each year. For a study reported...

Researchers identify cells likely targeted by Covid-19 virus

Researchers at MIT; the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard; and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; along with colleagues from around...

South Asia faces increased double-threat of extreme heat, extreme pollution

Scientists know that extreme heat has a negative impact on the human body — causing distress in the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. They also...

Children face three times more air pollution during the school run

In a study published by the journal Science of the Total Environment, experts from the University of Surrey’s world-renowned Global Centre for Clean Air...

Early Exposure to Cannabis Boosts Young Brains’ Sensitivity to Cocaine

Cannabis use makes young brains more sensitive to the first exposure to cocaine, according to a new study on rodents led by scientists at...

MDI Biological Laboratory-led Program Reveals High Arsenic in Well Water

A program to teach data literacy to Maine and New Hampshire students by analyzing data on arsenic in well water collected from their homes...

Depression, anxiety may be side effects as nation grapples with COVID-19

Millions of Americans are being impacted by the psychological fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic aftermath, and large numbers may experience emotional...

Model quantifies the impact of quarantine measures on Covid-19’s spread

Every day for the past few weeks, charts and graphs plotting the projected apex of Covid-19 infections have been splashed across newspapers and cable...

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