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May 19, 2019

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Electric Field-Based Dressing Helps Heal Wound Infections

Researchers have found a way to charge up the fight against bacterial infections using electricity. Scientists have developed a dressing that uses an electric field to disrupt biofilm infection in ... read more
Researchers have found that opsin 3 -- a protein closely related to rhodopsin, the protein that enables low-light vision -- has a role in adjusting the amount of pigment ... read more
Engineers have developed a wearable patch that could provide personalized cooling and heating at home, work, or on the go. ... read more
For the first time, immunologists have captured on video what happens when T-cells undergo a type of assassin-training program before they get unleashed in the body. A new ... read more
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Clinical Trial Improves Treatment of Genetic Rickets

A new study shows a drug to alleviate symptoms of a rare musculoskeletal condition is significantly more effective than conventional ... read more

A New Approach to Targeting Cancer Cells

A research team has come up with a new approach to targeting cancer cells that circumvents a challenge faced by currently available cancer ... read more

A revolutionary new study using only materials derived from humans has revealed that insulin-producing beta cells can change their function in diabetes -- and that this change may be ... read more

A multidisciplinary team has provided new insight into underlying mechanisms controlling the precise size of cells. The researchers found that 'the adder,' a function that guides cells to ... read more

Colorectal Cancer Incidence on the Rise Among Young Adults in Several High-Income Countries

The incidence of colon and rectal cancer in adults younger than 50 years has increased substantially over the latest available 10-year period in several high-income countries, going against a decline ... read more

Bowel Cancer Rising Among Young Adults in Europe

The rate of bowel cancer -- otherwise known as colorectal cancer or CRC -- is rising among adults aged 20-49 in Europe, suggests new ... read more

Mining 25 Years of Data Uncovers a New Predictor of Age of Onset for Huntington Disease

Investigators have examined more than 25 years of data to reveal new insights into predicting the age of onset for Huntington ... read more

Scientists Develop Technology to Capture Tumor Cells

Instead of searching for a needle in a haystack, what if you were able to sweep the entire haystack to one side, leaving only the needle behind? That's the strategy researchers followed in ... read more

Children Who Use Asthma Tracking App Have Better Disease Control and Fewer Hospital Visits

An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child's asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with eAsthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, ... read more

3D-Printed 'Hyperelastic Bone' May Help Generate New Bone for Skull Reconstruction

Defects of the skull and facial bones can pose difficult challenges for plastic and reconstructive surgeons. A synthetic material called hyperelastic bone -- readily produced by 3D-printing -- could ... read more

How Host-Cell Enzymes Combat the Coronavirus

Host-cell enzymes called PARP12 and PARP14 are important for inhibiting mutant forms of a coronavirus, according to a new ... read more

Long associated with decreased risk of cancer, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables -- the family of plants that also includes cauliflower, cabbage, collard greens, Brussels sprouts and kale -- ... read more

Changes in gene activity in specific brain cells are associated with the severity of autism in children and young adults with the disorder, according to a new ... read more

Early Weight-Loss Surgery May Improve Type 2 Diabetes, Blood Pressure Outcomes

Despite similar weight loss, teens who had gastric bypass surgery were significantly more likely to have remission of both type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, compared to adults who had the same ... read more

Neuroscientists have discovered an area of the brain, the insular cortex, that processes painful experiences and thereby drives learning from aversive ... read more

Preventive Measures Can Reduce Foot Parasite in Children

Tungiasis is a neglected tropical disease caused by penetrated sand fleas which burrow into the skin of the feet. Public health policies such as sealing house and classroom floors and daily feet ... read more

Could Better Tests Help Reverse the Rise of Drug-Resistant Infections?

Faster, more accurate tests for drug-resistant infections are hailed as a promising tool in the fight against antibiotic resistance, so much so that the US and Britain are offering millions in prize ... read more

Particulate Matter from Aircraft Engines Affects Airways

In a unique, innovative experiment, researchers have investigated the effect of exhaust particles from aircraft turbine engines on human lung cells. The cells reacted most strongly to particles ... read more

Long-Term Decline in Stroke Greater in Older Adults

Although the occurrence of first-ever ischemic stroke (strokes due to a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel in the brain) at middle age has been decreasing over time, researchers have found that ... read more

Fecal Microbiota Transplant Found Safe and Effective in Children With C. Difficile

Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT), or the transfer of stool from a healthy donor to a patient, has been found effective in reversing severe, recurring diarrheal infections from Clostridiodes ... read more

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