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June 26, 2022

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With Roommates, It's All About Chemistry, Molecularly Speaking

Researchers describe how the microbiomes of people and the homes they live in interact and change each ...

Flu Vaccination Linked to 40% Reduced Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

People who received at least one influenza vaccine were 40% less likely than their non-vaccinated peers to develop Alzheimer's disease over the course of four years, according to a new ...

Lipid Nanoparticles Carry Gene-Editing Cancer Drugs Past Tumor Defenses

As they grow, solid tumors surround themselves with a thick, hard-to-penetrate wall of molecular defenses. Getting drugs past that barricade is notoriously difficult. Now, scientists have developed ...

Many Human Genomes Shaped by Past Events That Caused Sharp Dips in the Population, Study Finds

The genomes of many human populations show evidence of founder events, which occur when a small number of initial members start a new population, and ...
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Spiral Wave Teleportation Theory Offers New Path to Defibrillate Hearts, Terminate Arrhythmias

Researchers offer a new method to disrupt spiral waves that uses less energy and that may be less painful than traditional ...

Sight Problems May Increase Dementia Risk in Older Adults

Older adults with untreated sight conditions may be at increased risk of dementia, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 16 studies involving 76,373 ...

Women's Heart Attacks Are Often Missed: This Gene May Help Explain Why

Newly identified genes may help explain why women experience different heart disease symptoms than men do, which often leads to misdiagnosing serious ...

Study Identifies Unique Underlying Molecular Factors Driving Melanoma Development

A new study reveals important molecular information that could help scientists develop more effective treatment and prevention strategies for a difficult-to-treat form of melanoma skin ...

Methods from Weather Forecasting Can Be Adapted to Assess Risk of COVID-19 Exposure

Engineers can adapt weather forecasting models to give individuals a personalized assessment of their risk of exposure to COVID-19 or other ...

COVID's Catch-22: The Paradox of Masking and Disease

Standard infection models for COVID-19 tend to focus only on disease states, overlooking the dynamics of a complex paradox: While masking reduces transmission rates and consequently disease ...

Smart Implants to Monitor Healing

Researchers are creating patient-specific 3D-printed smart metamaterial implants that double as sensors to monitor spinal ...

New Biomarkers Unlock Potential for More Effective Treatment of Deadly Cancers

A new study focused on decoding the genetic chaos found in cancer cells reveals novel biomarkers with the potential to improve the development of precision therapies and treatment selection for the ...

A Potentially More Effective Treatment for HER2 Mutant Metastatic Breast Cancer

Researchers have identified a HER2 mutation that confers therapeutic resistance and promotes metastatic behavior in lobular breast cancer. Importantly, they also showed that the drug poziotinib, ...

As US Obesity Epidemic Grows, New Study Shows Who Is Gaining Weight Over the Last Decade

Research looked at the long-term weight gain of more than 13,800 U.S. adults -- a rare data point unearthed in obesity research. The study shows more than half of American adults gained 5% or more ...

New Technology Helps Reveal Inner Workings of Human Genome

Researchers have developed a new method to assess on a large scale the three-dimensional structure of the human genome, or how the genome folds. The genome is the complete set of genetic ...

Researchers Discover Solutions to Gender Bias in Autism Diagnoses

A new study demonstrates that an equal number of girls and boys can be identified as having concerns for autism spectrum disorder when screened earlier, correcting large gender differences in current ...

Personal Health Trackers May Include Smart Face Mask, Other Wearables

New research demonstrates different ways to improve wearable bioelectronic devices and materials to provide better real-time monitoring of a person's health, including vital ...

Cardiac Rehab Attendance Lower Among Asian, Black and Hispanic Adults at All Income Levels, Study Finds

In a study of more than 107,000 people eligible for cardiac rehabilitation programs, Asian, Black and Hispanic adults were significantly less likely to attend cardiac rehabilitation programs compared ...

'Structural Racism' Cited in Study of Breast-Biopsy Delays

Black and Asian women are more likely than white women to experience significant delays in getting breast biopsies after a mammogram identifies an abnormality. Moreover, those delays appear to be ...

Hair-Raising Research: Scientists Find Surprising Link Between Immune System, Hair Growth

Scientists have uncovered an unexpected molecular target of a common treatment for alopecia, a condition in which a person's immune system attacks their own hair follicles, causing hair loss. ...

Modeling a Devastating Childhood Disease on a Chip

Millions of children globally suffer from environmental enteric dysfunction (EED), a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestine that causes malnutrition and stunts their growth. A new Organ Chip ...

Cancer Survivors Grew to 18 Million in the US; More Than Two-Thirds Aged 65 Years or Older

A new report shows more than 18 million Americans (8.3 million males and 9.7 million females) with a history of cancer were living in the United States as of January 1, 2022, with a little over 12 ...

'Travel Therapy': Could Holidays Help Mental Health and Wellbeing?

Many of us will have likely heard of music therapy and art therapy -- but what about 'travel therapy'? A new cross-disciplinary paper proposes we change how we view tourism, seeing it not ...

COVID Vaccines Are Safe for Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

COVID-19 vaccination is not associated with an increased risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with established cardiovascular disease, according to a large ...

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