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October 29, 2020

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Humans are born with a part of the brain that is prewired to be receptive to seeing words and letters, setting the stage at birth for people to learn how to read, a new study ...
Researchers have unraveled potential mechanisms behind the healing power of extracellular vesicles and demonstrated their capacity to not only revive cells after a heart ...
A research team has discovered that during memory consolidation, there are at least two distinct processes taking place in two different brain networks -- the excitatory and ...
Though researchers have long known that adults build unconscious biases over a lifetime of making choices between things that are essentially the same, a new study finding ...
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Average Body Temperature Among Healthy Adults Declined Over the Past Two Decades

In the nearly two centuries since German physician Carl Wunderlich established 98.6°F as the standard 'normal' body temperature, it has been used by parents and doctors alike as the ...

Paracetamol Poisonings Up

In 2003, the painkiller paracetamol became available in Switzerland in tablets with a higher dose of the active ingredient. This correlates with an increase in cases of paracetamol poisoning in the ...

An Artificial Cell on a Chip

Researchers have developed a precisely controllable system for mimicking biochemical reaction cascades in cells. Using microfluidic technology, they produce miniature polymeric reaction containers ...

Estrogenic and Anti-Estrogenic Effects of PFASs Could Depend on the Presence of Estrogen

Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) have received intense scrutiny in recent years because of their persistence in the environment and potential endocrine-disrupting effects. However, their estrogenic ...

Judges' Decisions in Sport Focus More on Vigor Than Skill

Researchers analyzed almost 550 men's and women's mixed martial arts contests, using data collated for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and found the rate at which competitors fight is ...

Empathy May Be in the Eye of the Beholder

Do we always want people to show empathy? Not so, said researchers. A recently published article suggests that although empathy is often portrayed as a virtue, people who express empathy are not ...

What Do Breast Cancer Cells Feel Inside the Tumor?

Using a new technique, a team of researchers has found tiny and previously undetectable 'hot spots' of extremely high stiffness inside aggressive and invasive breast cancer tumors. Their ...

Aerosol Microdroplets Inefficient Carriers of COVID-19 Virus

Aerosol microdroplets do not appear to be extremely efficient at spreading the virus that leads to COVID-19. While the lingering microdroplets are certainly not risk-free, due to their small size ...

Random Effects Key to Containing Epidemics

Scientists have discovered why dividing a large population into multiple subpopulations that do not intermix can help contain outbreaks without imposing contact restrictions within those local ...

Black Hispanic Individuals Hardest Hit by COVID-19

A new study shows the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Hispanic groups within the United States, with the most severe outcomes, including death and intensive care, among Hispanic Black ...

Proton Regulator of Essential Cancer microRNA

New findings unveil that a 'hidden' layer of regulation by which the intrinsic dynamic ensemble of miRNA processing intermediates can direct the outcome of important biological processes in ...

Death Rates Among People With Severe COVID-19 Drop by a Half in England

Death rates from people with severe COVID-19 in hospital have dropped to around a half of the rate at the peak of the pandemic, new research has ...

Differences in Malaria Clearance Between Males and Females

Females are able to clear asymptomatic malaria infections at a faster rate than their male counterparts, says a new ...

Biomarkers Could Be Used in a Quick, Inexpensive COVID-19 Blood Screening Tool

A new study suggests that COVID-19 affects the human body's blood concentration levels of specific metabolites -- small molecules broken down in the human body through the process of metabolism. ...

Cancer's Dangerous Renovations to Our Chromosomes Revealed

Cancer remodels the architecture of our chromosomes so the disease can take hold and spread, new research ...

Scientists Discover How a Common Mutation Leads to 'Night Owl' Sleep Disorder

People with delayed sleep phase disorder are unable to fall asleep until late at night (often after 2 a.m.) and have difficulty getting up in the morning. In 2017, scientists discovered a ...

Langerhans Cells Are Up to the Job, They Just Need a Chance

Researchers found that Langerhans cells (LCs) play a crucial role in mucocutaneous acute guest-versus-host disease (aGVHD). Their experiments in mice showed that when the LCs of a recipient were ...

Over 80 Percent of COVID-19 Patients Have Vitamin D Deficiency, Study Finds

Over 80 percent of 200 COVID-19 patients in a hospital in Spain have vitamin D deficiency, according to a new ...

'White Matter Lesion' Mapping Tool Identifies Early Signs of Dementia

A new tool for analyzing tissue damage seen on MRI brain scans can detect with more than 70% accuracy early signs of cognitive decline, new research ...

Exercising One Arm Has Twice the Benefits

New research has revealed that training one arm can improve strength and decrease muscle loss in the other arm -- without even moving it. The findings could help to address the muscle wastage and ...

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