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October 21, 2020

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Researchers have unraveled potential mechanisms behind the healing power of extracellular vesicles and demonstrated their capacity to not only revive cells after a heart ...
While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten millions of lives around the world, the first half of 2020 saw ...
Genetic variants that leave their carrier more susceptible to severe COVID-19 are inherited from Neanderthals, a new ...
Two new studies offer an explanation for why COVID-19 cases can be so variable. A subset of patients has mutations in key ...
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Tumor DNA in Spinal Fluid Could Help Doctors Better Monitor Childhood Brain Cancer

Researchers have demonstrated that a new liquid biopsy approach overcomes traditional barriers to quickly and efficiently diagnose and monitor high-grade pediatric ...

Americans' Responses to COVID-19 Stay-Home Orders Differed According to Population Density

Americans strongly reduced their visits to grocery stores, pharmacies, and transit stations following stay-at-home orders from mayors and governors earlier this year, but did not reduce their visits ...

Scientists Take Major Step Toward Angelman Syndrome Gene Therapy

Babies born with a faulty maternal copy of the UBE3A gene will develop Angelman syndrome, a severe neurodevelopmental disorder with no cure and limited treatments. Now, for the first time, scientists ...

Diagnosing Parkinson's Disease With Skin Samples Could Lead to Earlier Detection

New research shows a simple skin test can accurately identify Parkinson's disease, which could lead to earlier detection of the disease and better outcomes for patients. Currently, ...

Vitamin A Boosts Fat Burning in Cold Conditions

A recent study shows that cold ambient temperatures increase vitamin A levels in humans and mice. This helps convert 'bad' white adipose tissue into 'good' brown adipose tissue ...

Virtual Reality Health Appointments Can Help Patients Address Eating Disorders

Research has revealed that Virtual Reality (VR) technology can have significant impact on the validity of remote health appointments for those with eating disorders, through a process called Virtual ...

Congress Must Clarify Limits of Gene-Editing Technologies

How the next Congress decides to handle the issue editing human sperm and eggs will affect the science, ethics and financing of genomic editing for decades to come, said a law professor who studies ...

High Flavanol Diet May Lead to Lower Blood Pressure

People who consume a diet including flavanol-rich foods and drinks, including tea, apples and berries, could lead to lower blood pressure, according to the first study using objective measures of ...

Hypothyroidism in Pregnant Mothers Linked to ADHD in Their Children

Low levels of key, body-regulating chemicals in mothers during the first three months of pregnancy may interfere with the baby's brain development, a large study ...

Community Noise May Affect Dementia Risk

Results from a new study support emerging evidence suggesting that noise may influence individuals' risk of developing dementia later in ...

Phase 3 Clinical Trial to Treat Mild Alzheimer's Disease Using Deep Brain Stimulation

Medical researchers are enrolling individuals in an international phase 3 clinical trial to examine the safety and effectiveness of deep brain stimulation to treat Alzheimer's. The study uses ...

Evidence Review Confirms CDC Guidance 211Ʊ Infectivity of Novel Coronavirus

A new review of dozens of studies suggests that people may shed virus for prolonged periods, but those with mild or no symptoms may be infectious for no more than about 10 days. People who are ...

Light Pollution May Increase Biting Behavior at Night in Aedes Aegypti Mosquitoes

Artificial light abnormally increases mosquito biting behavior at night in a species that typically prefers to bite people during the day, according to new ...

Repairing the Photosynthetic Enzyme Rubisco

Researchers have elucidated how Rubisco activase works. As the name indicates, this enzyme is critical for repairing Rubisco once it has lost its ...

New Anti-AB Vaccine Could Help Halt Alzheimer's Progression, Preclinical Study Finds

A preclinical study by neuroscientists indicates that an antigen-presenting dendritic vaccine with a specific antibody response to oligomeric A-beta may be safer and offer clinical benefit in ...

Cutting-Edge, Whole-Heart Imaging Provides New Details on Heart Defects

A cutting-edge technique that allows scientists to zoom into tiny details in a 3D image of a whole animal heart may lead to new insights on congenital heart ...

Targeting the Shell of the Ebola Virus

As the world grapples with COVID-19, the Ebola virus is again raging. Researchers are using supercomputers to simulate the inner workings of Ebola (as well as COVID-19), looking at how molecules ...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Reduces Insomnia Symptoms Among Young Drinkers

More than half of young adults at risk for alcohol-related harm report symptoms of insomnia. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the first-line treatments for insomnia, but it's never ...

Does the New Heart Transplant Allocation Policy Encourage Gaming by Providers?

A new national policy was created to make determining who receives a heart transplant more fair. But new data shows it changed some practice patterns, ...

Coronavirus Vaccines Stir Doubts Among Many People Worldwide, New Study Shows

A new study highlights potential global hesitancy to accept a COVID-19 vaccine. Based on data collected with the previously validated COVID-SCORE survey of a sample of over 13,400 individuals from 19 ...

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