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Researchers find new therapy for stimulating myocardial regeneration

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 22:59
Ischemic heart disease has maintained its rank as one of the worldwide leading causes of mortality outweighing the burden from all malignancies combined.

New vaccination strategy targets toxic molecules released by all Staphylococcal bacteria

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 22:44
Experiments in mice have shown early success in vaccinating them against potentially deadly bacterial infections, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal aureus, or MRSA, the strain resistant to most drug treatments.

Countries form clusters as COVID-19 outbreaks become more similar

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 21:10
Mathematicians based in Australia and China have developed a method to analyze the large amount of data accumulated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rutgers researchers describe characteristics, treatments and outcomes of MIS-C

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 20:58
Parents and clinicians need to be aware in looking for symptoms of multiple inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) in children who have been diagnosed or exposed to COVID-19, according to two Rutgers researchers who were among the leaders of the first nationwide study of the disease, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

COVID-19 study in Italian town reveals the importance of asymptomatic cases

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 20:47
A study of COVID-19 in the quarantined Italian town of Vò, where most of the population was tested, reveals the importance of asymptomatic cases.

Salk Institute expands research to find treatments and cures for COVID-19

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 20:42
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the globe, the Salk Institute joins in efforts to understand the fundamental science behind the novel coronavirus to pave the way to treatments and cures.

Study provides mechanistic explanation of psychotic symptoms in young people

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 20:12
Schizophrenia symptoms may be the result of increased connections between sensory and language-processing brain areas.

SAFB1 may be a diagnostic marker for neurodegenerative diseases, shows study

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 20:11
Bristol scientists have discovered a novel pathology that occurs in several human neurodegenerative diseases, including Huntington's disease.

Researchers identify new step in brain cell mechanism that shows promise for treating epilepsy

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 20:08
Researchers have identified a critical new step in how brain cells function in people with one of the most common forms of epilepsy.

A potential treatment for cardiac regeneration

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 20:04
New research gives information in order to understand safety, efficacy and mechanisms of action of a new cardiac therapy.

Newly identified molecules can help develop COVID-19 therapeutics

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 19:53
SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus causing the global COVID-19 pandemic, uses a protein called polymerase to replicate its genome inside infected human cells.

Study: Even moderate exercise during pregnancy boosts benefits of breastmilk for babies

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:49
A new study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine finds even moderate exercise during pregnancy increases a compound in breast milk that reduces a baby's lifelong risks of serious health issues such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

NCI supports NRG Oncology Biospecimen Bank

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:40
The NRG Oncology Biospecimen Bank (NRG-BB) will be awarded six more years of funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to provide biospecimen banking support for the NCI National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) group NRG Oncology.

Researchers develop artificial liquid retinal prosthesis to counteract the effects of eye disorders

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:37
Researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology) has led to the revolutionary development of an artificial liquid retinal prosthesis to counteract the effects of diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration that cause the progressive degeneration of photoreceptors of the retina, resulting in blindness.

Researchers develop a promising treatment to prevent blindness

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:27
The team was co-led by May Griffith, a researcher at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre, which is affiliated with Université de Montréal and is part of the CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal.

Glitches in DNA replication have important implications for treating cancer

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:21
USC researchers peering deep inside a living cell have discovered something surprising: Its system for preventing genetic damage linked to diseases can fail so badly that the cell would be better off without it.

Spike protein and human ACE2 binding ability shows SARS-CoV-2 viral adaptation

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:01
A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv in June 2020 reports some important findings that could shed light on this question. As the pandemic marches on, having claimed over 500,000 lives and caused well over 10 million infections to date, the task of defining and predicting factors that predispose to infectivity across species becomes ever more critical.

Study shows how the brain's auditory system is affected by HIV

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:00
Even with effective antiretroviral therapy, patients infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) sustain central nervous system damage.

Researchers search for SARS-CoV-2 fomites on an operational Italian bus

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:44
A new study reports the results of a viral detection study carried out in buses used for public transport across the final week of lockdown, as travel restrictions were being lifted step by step. This study by Italian researchers and published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in June 2020, may help to understand how a virus can spread within a city bus during normal operation and how effective are the measures used to protect against such transmission.

High fiber diet may improve the quality of life for patients with ulcerative colitis

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:43
Eating diets low in fat and high in fiber may improve the quality of life of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) -; even those in remission.