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A new method of genetic engineering opens the next frontier of bacterial engineering

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From bacteria-made insulin that obviates the use of animal pancreases to a better understanding of infectious diseases and improved treatments, genetic engineering of bacteria has redefined modern medicine. Yet, serious limitations remain that hamper|...

QuVideo Inc video apps operating as spyware : SlidePlus – VivaCut – Tempo –...

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All apps have been developed by a Chinese company. Recently, researchers at VPNpro have discovered that a famous app named VivaVideo available on both Android and iOS with over 100 million installations is operating as spyware. Developed by...

Researchers have shown the Epstein-Barr virus uses a novel strategy to survive

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A team of researchers at University of Utah Health have shown the Epstein-Barr virus - which causes mononucleosis and is linked to development of several cancers - uses a novel strategy to survive. The...

Researchers have identified factors influencing outcomes in kidney cancer treated with immunotherapy

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By analyzing tumors from patients treated with immunotherapy for advanced kidney cancer in three clinical trials, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have identified several features of the tumors that influence their response to immune checkpoint...

Development to adulthood depends on observing the surroundings and not only on explicit teaching

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Development to adulthood depends on observing the surroundings and not only on explicit teaching. This also applies to the development of the visual system. This is the conclusion reached by two neuroscientists of SISSA...

Riboflavin and UV light can reduce SARS-CoV-2 virus in plasma and whole blood

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Scientists do not yet know if Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19 - can be transmitted by blood transfusion. But given the unknowns around this new pathogen, researchers...

Dozens of scientists have raised concerns over a large-scale study of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine...

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Dozens of scientists have raised concerns over a large-scale study of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine published in the Lancet that led to the World Health Organization suspending clinical trials of the anti-viral drugs as a potential treatment...

Could exposure to the coronaviruses that cause the common cold help protect against COVID-19?

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Could exposure to the coronaviruses that cause the common cold help protect against COVID-19? Is herd immunity closer than previously thought? As nations lift lockdowns and experts worry about a potential second peak in cases,...

Age – sex – gender influence the organization of the brain’s opioid system

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Opioids regulate the feelings of pleasure and pain in the brain. A study by the national Turku PET Centre in Finland shows that age, sex and smoking influence μ-opioid receptor density in the brain....

Exposure to anesthesia causes lipid clusters to move from an ordered state to a...

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Surgery would be inconceivable without general anesthesia, so it may come as a surprise that despite its 175-year history of medical use, doctors and scientists have been unable to explain how anesthetics temporarily render...

Why does Covid-19 infect and ill adults while it seems to spare younger children...

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Lung disease experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and their colleagues have determined a key factor as to why COVID-19 appears to infect and sicken adults and older people preferentially while seeming to spare...

COVID-19 : Analysis of more than 90 autopsies reveals many new details about...

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Pathologists at The Mount Sinai Hospital, at the epicenter of the COVID-19 global pandemic, have prepared one of the largest, most comprehensive analysis of autopsies of COVID-19 victims to date, revealing many complex new...

Cancer cells are comfy havens for bacteria

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Cancer cells are comfy havens for bacteria. That conclusion arises from a rigorous study of over 1,000 tumor samples of different human cancers. The study, headed by researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science,...

How dangerous is coronavirus for current and former cancer patients?

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New research shows how dangerous the coronavirus is for current and former cancer patients. Those who developed COVID-19 were much more likely to die within a month than people without cancer who got it,...

Alzheimer’s disease : Nilotinib appears to aid in the clearance of accumulated beta-amyloid plaques...

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A Georgetown University Medical Center clinical trial investigating the cancer drug nilotinib in people with Alzheimer's disease finds that it is safe and well-tolerated, and researchers say the drug should be tested in a...