Protecting the neuronal architecture

Protecting nerve cells from losing their characteristic extensions, the dendrites, can reduce brain damage after a stroke. Neurobiologists have demonstrated this by means of...

Applying symptom tracking to COVID-19 outpatient care using famotidine

A patient-reported symptom tracking method used for patients with cancer has now been adapted for patients with COVID-19. The first clinical case series showed...

DNA crossovers can drive healthy, abnormal sperm, egg cell division

Human genetic diversity wouldn't be possible without DNA crossovers in egg and sperm cells. Two studies provide new insights into how crossovers go right...

A potential new weapon in the war against superbugs

Researchers have shown that a newly discovered natural antibiotic, teixobactin, could be effective in treating bacterial lung conditions such as tuberculosis and those commonly...

Fluorescence bioimaging: Near-infrared fluorescence imaging of living subjects

Scientists can monitor biomolecular processes in live tissue by noninvasive optical methods, such as fluorescence imaging. However, the fluorescent dyes used for that purpose...

Scientists aim gene-targeting breakthrough against COVID-19

Scientists at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry have joined forces with a research team at Stanford to aim a gene-targeting, antiviral agent called PAC-MAN against...

New way to detect blood clots

Researchers are working on an entirely new way to detect blood clots, especially in pediatric patients. Source: sd

COVID-19 lockdowns worsen childhood obesity, study finds

Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to...

Hairy, lab-grown human skin cell model could advance hair loss research

A new, hair-sprouting dollop of human skin created in the lab might one day help prevent hair loss. An article describes the hairy creation...

Researchers evaluate 2020 Census data privacy changes

After the US Census Bureau announced that it was changing how it protects the identities of individuals for the 2020 Census, researchers began to...

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Study identifies potential approach to treat patients with severe COVID-19

Early data from a clinical study suggest that blocking the Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) protein with the cancer drug acalabrutinib provided clinical benefit to...

New report examines challenges and implications of false-negative COVID-19 tests

In a new paper, researchers discuss challenges and implications related to false-negative diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection. Source: sd

A newly discovered disease may lead to better treatment of cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is the most frequent severe inherited disorder worldwide. Researchers have now discovered a novel disease that might lead to a better understanding...