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Best defense against Alzheimer’s: Deep, restorative sleep

[A] study, recently published by investigators at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, suggests that defense against Alzheimer’s disease is ...
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Vaccine advances for gastric, pancreatic, esophageal and colon cancer

Scientists at Thomas Jefferson University who are developing a cancer vaccine to prevent recurrences of gastric, pancreatic, esophageal, and colon ...
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Death by COVID: 5 immune response markers that predict whether an infected person is likely to survive

[Researchers] have identified five immune response markers that, collectively, were able to distinguish between those COVID-19 patients who convalesced from ...
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Even mild cases of COVID can provide immunity

To date, there is limited evidence of reinfection in humans with previously documented COVID-19… Most studies of immune protection against ...
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Why flu vaccines don’t work for very long

A new study from a team from Emory Vaccine Center provides insights into why the flu vaccine’s immunity is shorter ...
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Future pandemics: Where dangerous pathogens lie in wait

According to an international research team of Chinese, European, and U.S. scientists, the SARS-CoV-2 lineage responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic ...
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Marijuana use during pregnancy increases infant’s chances of getting autism by 50%

[C]hildren of mothers who reported using cannabis during pregnancy had a 50% increased risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ...
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Can acupuncture treat COVID-19?

[Researcher Qiufu] Ma and his team set out to investigate whether and how electric stimulation using acupuncture, which only involves ...
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Climate change and urbanization blamed for sharp increase in human-biting disease-carrying mosquitoes

[Aedes aegypti] is responsible for spreading Zika, dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya in various regions around the world. Although A. aegypti currently ...
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Omega 3s in high doses shown effective in slowing Alzheimer’s in small study

[T]o date the majority of studies evaluating omega-3s for averting or curtailing cognitive decline in human participants have failed to ...
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A pill to replace exercise? It may not be as farfetched as it sounds

Exercise is one of the best-studied and most powerful ways of protecting the brain from age-related cognitive decline. Exercise has ...
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Can science reverse physical aging? It can—in mice

Even though the average life-expectancy for humans continues to rise, living longer is often associated with age-related health issues. Now, ...
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Infographic: Decreasing metabolism inefficiency could tackle obesity at the source

Obesity affects millions worldwide and drives health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and many cancers. Now researchers from the ...
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Piecing together ‘jigsaw puzzle’ of Dead Sea Scroll fragments with the help of DNA sequencing

Ever since the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, scholars have tried to piece together the fragments as though they were ...
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First gene-edited CRISPR COVID-19 mouse created; Opens door to study infections and develop therapies

Human cells and mice cells each express their own version of angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), the membrane-bound receptor that ...
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‘Trial by fire’: How COVID-19 is changing the biotech industry’s relationship with artificial intelligence

AI is currently being used by many companies to identify and screen existing drugs that could be repurposed to treat ...
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Good news for a coronavirus vaccine: Human immune system offers robust response, study shows

Information about immunity to SARS-CoV-2, both in the context of COVID-19 disease pathogenesis and in the context of how to ...
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What’s holding up gene therapy? Making drugs on a large scale

As interest in gene therapy grows, manufacturers face physical, biological, and engineering challenges to developing and producing drugs on a ...
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Diagnosing Alzheimer’s with artificial intelligence and brain scans

In recent years, scientists and clinicians have focused their attention toward machine-learning artificial intelligence (AI) tools to help them diagnose ...
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Biological marker for autism in babies could lead to earlier therapy and better development

A small study by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine has identified a biological marker in the cerebrospinal fluid ...
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‘Self-destruct mechanism’ could lead to malaria vaccine

While a vaccine would be the ideal method for eliminating malaria from the human population, all attempts thus far to ...
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Genetic analysis tracks spread of 3 primary coronavirus variants

Researchers from Cambridge, U.K., and Germany have used a genetic network technique known as phylogenetic network analysis to reconstruct the ...
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Curing sickle-cell disease with a more accurate CRISPR technique?

For many serious diseases, the statistics tell just half the story. Sickle-cell disease (SCD) is no exception. Yes, we can ...
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Using artificial intelligence to predict who will get sickest from coronavirus

Scientists in the United States and China have developed a prototype artificial intelligence (AI) tool that, in a small-scale study, ...
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No reason to worry about being infected with the coronavirus twice, monkey study suggests

With increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths—and “social distancing” now a household word—the possibility of being infected is ...
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35 drugs in the race for a coronavirus treatment

As the world scrambles to monitor and contain the COVID-19 outbreak, drug companies are racing to develop or repurpose treatments ...
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Mediterranean diet boosts gut bacteria linked to ‘healthy’ aging in older people, study shows

While the data continues to pour in on the benefits of the Mediterranean diet for cardiac health, the lack of ...
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Deadly Ebola virus could be used against glioblastoma and other relentless brain tumors

Glioblastomas, in particular, are relentless and hard to treat. And while the world has its attention fixated on coronavirus, researchers ...