Pillar of support: Breakthrough discovery could speed up bone implant recovery

A research team has uncovered a new technique that can speed up recovery from bone replacements. Novel micropillars, 10 times smaller than the width...

COVID-19 causes 'unexpected' cellular response in the lungs, research finds

Scientists have discovered a surprising response in lung cells infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which might explain why the disease is so difficult to...

Rewriting evolutionary history and shape future health studies

The network of nerves connecting our eyes to our brains is sophisticated and researchers have now shown that it evolved much earlier than previously...

New pig brain maps facilitate human neuroscience discoveries

For nearly a decade, scientists have relied on an MRI-based map, or atlas, of the pig brain - developed using 4-week-old pigs - to...

Modern human brain originated in Africa around 1.7 million years ago

The human brain as we know it today is relatively young. It evolved about 1.7 million years ago when the culture of stone tools...

Chronic sinus inflammation appears to alter brain activity

The millions of people who have chronic sinusitis deal not only with stuffy noses and headaches, they also commonly struggle to focus and experience...

PNA-based technique an essential part of the gene editing toolkit

A peptide nucleic acid-based gene editing technique is an essential part of the gene editing toolkit in addition to CRISPR-Cas systems. Source: sd

One in ten have long-term effects 8 months following mild COVID-19

Eight months after mild COVID-19, one in ten people still has at least one moderate to severe symptom that is perceived as having a...

Surgical sutures inspired by human tendons

Sutures are used to close wounds and speed up the natural healing process, but they can also complicate matters by causing damage to soft...

Clinical trial completion rates decline during COVID-19 pandemic

Social distancing and lockdowns may have affected clinical researchers' ability to finish trials, researchers report. Study completion rates dropped worldwide between 13 percent and...

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