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June 28, 2022

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Researchers have identified a molecule in the blood that is produced during exercise and can effectively reduce food intake and obesity ...
The Black Death, the biggest pandemic of our history, was caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis and lasted in Europe between the years 1346 and 1353. Despite the pandemic's ...
Occasionally, single-letter misspellings in the genetic code, known as point mutations, occur. Point mutations that alter ...
New gene-editing techniques are shedding light on how hormones impact social behavior in animals and ...
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Microfluidic-Based Soft Robotic Prosthetics Promise Relief for Diabetic Amputees

Scientists reveal their development of a new type of prosthetic using microfluidics-enabled soft robotics that promises to greatly reduce skin ulcerations and pain in patients who have had an ...

Association Between Children Conceived Via Infertility Treatments and Education and Mental Health Outcomes

Children conceived through medically assisted reproduction (MAR) fare better at school but are more likely to have mental health problems by their late teens, according to a new ...

Increasing Heat Waves Affect Up to Half a Billion People

Extremely high temperatures have been reported by India and Pakistan in the spring. In a new scientific journal article, researchers paint a gloomy picture for the rest of the century. Heat waves are ...

Highly Antibiotic-Resistant Strain of MRSA That Arose in Pigs Can Jump to Humans

A new study has found that a highly antibiotic-resistant strain of the superbug MRSA -- methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- has emerged in livestock in the last 50 years, probably due to ...

Natural Gas Used in Homes Contains Hazardous Air Pollutants

Every day, millions of Americans rely on natural gas to power appliances such as kitchen stoves, furnaces, and water heaters, but until now very little data existed on the chemical makeup of the gas ...

New Way in Which T Cells Learn to Tell Friend from Foe

Researchers identify new mechanism that teaches immune cells-in-training to spare the body's own tissues while attacking pathogens. As part of this early education, specialized thymus cells ...

Interrupting Treatment of Vulnerable People on Immune-Suppressing Medicines Doubles Their Antibody Response to COVID-19 Booster Vaccination, Study Finds

A major clinical trial has found that by interrupting the treatment of vulnerable people on long-term immune suppressing medicines for two weeks after a COVID-19 booster vaccination, their antibody ...

Patients Treated With Monoclonal Antibodies During COVID-19 Delta Surge Had Low Rates of Severe Disease, Study Finds

A study of 10,775 high-risk adult patients during the COVID-19 delta variant surge in late 2021 finds that treatment with one of three anti-spike neutralizing monoclonal antibodies for mild to ...

Structural Racism Drives Higher COVID-19 Death Rates in Louisiana, Study Finds

Higher COVID-19 mortality rates among Black communities in Louisiana can be linked to pervasive health vulnerabilities associated with racism, including the location of many Black neighborhoods near ...

Doctors Prescribe Fewer Painkillers During Nightshifts Than During the Day, Study Finds

Physicians were 20 to 30 percent less likely to prescribe an analgesic during nightshifts (compared to daytime shifts) and prescribed fewer painkillers than were generally recommended by the World ...

New Approach to Treatment of Deadly Kidney Cancer

Researchers have linked resistance to treatment for a deadly form of kidney cancer to low mitochondrial content in the cell. When the researchers increased the mitochondrial content with an ...

COVID-19 Omicron Variant Leads to Less Severe Disease in Mice, Study Finds

Researchers found mice were more likely to get infected by Omicron than other variants but with significantly lower mortality ...

Higher Protein Intake While Dieting Leads to Healthier Eating

Eating a larger proportion of protein while dieting leads to better food choices and helps avoid the loss of lean body mass, according to a new ...

New Genetic Associations in Pediatric NAFLD Affect Both Risk and Severity

In a pair of studies, scientists have deepened investigations into the genetic origins of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children, describing multiple gene variants that contribute to disease ...

Antibiotic Use and Sepsis Make Recent Improvements

Between 2013 and 2018, rates of antibiotic use and sepsis decreased in 152 hospitals, diminishing fears that sepsis improvement efforts will lead to antibiotic ...

Deadly Fungus Can Multiply by Having Sex, Which Could Produce More Drug-Resistant, Virulent Strains

Researchers have unlocked an evolutionary mystery of a deadly pathogen responsible for fueling the superbug crisis: it can reproduce by having sex. And while such fraternizing is infrequent, ...

Study Shows Link Between Cyberbullying and Suicidality in Early Adolescence

Researchers found that targets of cyberbullying were more likely to report suicidal thoughts and attempts, above and beyond offline ...

Smoking Cessation Through a Healthcare System Model Is Shown More Effective Than Telephone 'Quitlines' in the Short Term

During three months of treatment for smoking cessation following hospital discharge, a healthcare system-based model using proven medications and counseling calls achieved better quit rates for ...

Microbial Link Between Western-Style Diet and Incidence of Colorectal Cancer Uncovered

New research builds the case that a Western-style diet -- rich in red and processed meat, sugar and refined grains/carbohydrates -- is tied to higher risk of colorectal cancer through the intestinal ...

Researchers Determine 1st Crystal Structure of LAG3

Researchers have now visualized the molecular structure of the LAG3 protein. They describe the crystal structure of LAG3 and how it interacts with molecules produced by cancer ...

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