Tumor DNA in spinal fluid could help doctors better monitor childhood brain cancer

Researchers have demonstrated that a new liquid biopsy approach overcomes traditional barriers to quickly and efficiently diagnose and monitor high-grade pediatric gliomas. Source: sd

High levels of microplastics released from infant feeding bottles during formula prep

New research shows that high levels of microplastics (MPs) are released from infant-feeding bottles (IFBs) during formula preparation. The research also indicates a strong...

How initiatives empowering employees can backfire

Strategies meant to motivate people in the workplace may have unintended consequences -- depending on who's in charge. Recent research shows that empowerment initiatives...

Light pollution may increase biting behavior at night in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

Artificial light abnormally increases mosquito biting behavior at night in a species that typically prefers to bite people during the day, according to new...

Repairing the photosynthetic enzyme Rubisco

Researchers have elucidated how Rubisco activase works. As the name indicates, this enzyme is critical for repairing Rubisco once it has lost its activity. Source:...

Hot-button words trigger conservatives and liberals differently

Researchers have linked a brain region to what they call neural polarization, offering a glimpse into the partisan brain in the weeks leading up...

Patients who had more severe COVID-19 may be the best donors for convalescent plasma...

Sex, age, and severity of disease may be useful in identifying COVID-19 survivors who are likely to have high levels of antibodies that can...

Fear and anxiety share same bases in brain

A recent report provides new evidence that fear and anxiety reflect overlapping brain circuits. The findings run counter to popular scientific accounts, highlighting the...

Scientists find medieval plague outbreaks picked up speed over 300 years

Researchers who analyzed thousands of documents covering a 300-year span of plague outbreaks in London, England, have estimated that the disease spread four times...

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 disease. Source: sd

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Highly effective tumor detection strategy for common childhood brain tumors

A team of scientists have developed a way to more accurately both detect and monitor a common type of pediatric brain cancer, setting the...

Observed COVID-19 variability may have underlying molecular sources

People have different susceptibilities to SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic, and develop varying degrees of fever, fatigue, and breathing problems -- common...

DNA: At our cores, we're all strengthened by 'dumbbells'

Scientists detail the structure of dumbbell-like sequences in DNA during interphase that suggest several unseen aspects of chromosome configuration and function. Source: sd