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Scientist wins 2021 Pioneer in Basic Science Award for breakthrough research on the inner ear

4 hours 2 min ago
When Andrew Griffith, MD, PhD, looks at the inner ear, he sees what he describes as "an engineering marvel."

David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian receive Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biology and Biomedicine

4 hours 10 min ago
The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biology and Biomedicine has gone in this thirteenth edition to David Julius, from the University of California, San Francisco, and Ardem Patapoutian, from the Scripps Institute, La Jolla (United States), "for identifying the receptors that enable us to sense temperature, pain and pressure."

People who take opioid for chronic pain may find it hard to access new primary care clinics

6 hours 4 min ago
People who take opioid medications for chronic pain may have a hard time finding a new primary care clinic that will take them on as a patient if they need one, according to a new "secret shopper" study of hundreds of clinics in states across the country.

New results challenge the current understanding of medulloblastoma

6 hours 11 min ago
Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and their colleagues have published a detailed account of SJMB03, a clinical trial for pediatric patients with medulloblastoma.

Professor receives NIHCM grant to study effect of COVID-19 on patients with chronic conditions

6 hours 15 min ago
Alison Cuellar, Professor of Health Administration and Policy and Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, has been awarded a grant from the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic changed health care for patients with chronic conditions.

Viral ExoN regulates the rate of recombination in SARS-CoV-2

6 hours 31 min ago
Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston have discovered what may be the Achilles' heel of the coronavirus, a finding that may help close the door on COVID-19 and possibly head off future pandemics.

Genetic changes in tumors can help predict the efficacy of immunotherapy drugs

6 hours 34 min ago
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute, the UCL Cancer Institute, and the Cancer Research UK Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence have identified genetic changes in tumors which could be used to predict if immunotherapy drugs would be effective in individual patients.

SMART protocol improves cognitive function, psychological well-being in laboratory participants

6 hours 46 min ago
Many people believe that they can't change their brains, or that their brain health will inevitably decline as they age.

Innovative breakthrough promises to diagnose DNA rearrangement mutations

6 hours 57 min ago
Doctors are increasingly using genetic signatures to diagnose diseases and determine the best course of care, but using DNA sequencing and other techniques to detect genomic rearrangements remains costly or limited in capabilities.

Melatonin synthesized in the lungs acts as a barrier against SARS-CoV-2

7 hours 3 min ago
Melatonin synthesized in the lungs acts as a barrier against SARS-CoV-2, preventing expression of genes that encode proteins in cells such as resident macrophages in the nose and pulmonary alveoli, and epithelial cells lining the alveoli, all of which are entry points for the virus.

Tiny brain implant can be wirelessly recharged to control brain circuits

7 hours 8 min ago
A group of KAIST researchers and collaborators have engineered a tiny brain implant that can be wirelessly recharged from outside the body to control brain circuits for long periods of time without battery replacement.

Neural network models mimic the behavior of real dendrites

7 hours 14 min ago
Neurons, the fundamental units of the brain, are complex computers by themselves. They receive input signals on a tree-like structure - the dendrite.

Ebola survivors experienced a resurgence in antibody levels after recovery

7 hours 22 min ago
A high proportion of survivors of Ebola experienced a resurgence in antibody levels nearly a year after recovery, a new University of Liverpool study has found.

Genetically engineered cartilage delivers anti-inflammatory drug in response to knee activity

7 hours 24 min ago
Working to develop new treatments for osteoarthritis, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have genetically engineered cartilage to deliver an anti-inflammatory drug in response to activity similar to the bending of a knee or other motions that put stress on joints.

Study examines the causes behind antibiotic overuse

10 hours 40 min ago
The overuse of antibiotics occurs due to the mistaken widespread belief that they are beneficial for a broad array of conditions and because many physicians are willing to prescribe antibiotics if patients ask for the medication, according to a Rutgers study.

Temperature, latitude correlate with COVID-19 cases and mortality rates

11 hours 2 min ago
With cities around the globe locking down yet again amid soaring COVID-19 numbers, could seasonality be partially to blame? New research from the University of Illinois says yes.

New trial to look at reducing transmission of Covid-19 in care homes

12 hours 8 min ago
A new trial, led by experts from the University of Nottingham, will look at reducing the transmission of Covid-19 and its severity in care homes, thanks to funding from the National Institute for Health Research.

New York Tech researchers receive NIH grant to improve the understanding of atherosclerosis

12 hours 10 min ago
A New York Institute of Technology research team led by Olga V. Savinova, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical sciences at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, has secured a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Study shows the limits of working memory in younger children

12 hours 15 min ago
Imagine a 7-year-old and a college student both take a break from their virtual classes to get a drink of water.

IU researchers identify how breast cancer cells evade immune attacks

12 hours 23 min ago
Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified how breast cancer cells hide from immune cells to stay alive. The discovery could lead to better immunotherapy treatment for patients.

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