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Researchers identifies a link between women with catamenial epilepsy and drug-resistant epilepsy

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More frequent seizures during the menstrual cycle in women with genetic generalized epilepsy have been linked for the first time to drug-resistant epilepsy, when anti-seizure medications don’t work, according to a Rutgers coauthored study...

Helminth infections were common in medieval Europe and now infect around 1.5 billion people...

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Although helminth infections - including tapeworms and roundworms - are among the world's top neglected diseases, they are no longer endemic in Europe. However, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases report that these...

Patescibacteria and DPANN are ancient forms of life that may have never learned how...

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A new scientific study has revealed unique life strategies of two major groups of microbes that live below Earth's surface. A publication in Frontiers in Microbiology reports that these groups, originally thought to rely on symbiotic relationships...

COVID-19: An antiviral drug used to treat cat coronavirus is expected to be effective...

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Researchers at the University of Alberta are preparing to launch clinical trials of a drug used to cure a deadly disease caused by a coronavirus in cats that they expect will also be effective...

I bambini possono dispensare SARS-CoV-2 anche se non sviluppano mai sintomi o per molto...

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Una nuova ricerca suggerisce che i bambini possono eliminare SARS-CoV-2, il virus che causa COVID-19 , anche se non sviluppano mai sintomi o per molto tempo dopo che i sintomi sono scomparsi. Ma rimangono molte domande sul...

New revolutionary batteries made by radioactive nuclear waste could last thousands of years

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A cellphone power source that lasts nine years. An auto-battery pack that lasts nearly a century. A pacemaker that is powered to last 28,000 years. These surreal claims are being made by a California-based battery...

High levels of C-type Natriuretic Peptide (CNP) hormone in the blood increase risk of...

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A simple blood test could identify seemingly-healthy people with a high hidden risk of heart disease thanks to a world-first discovery by University of Otago, Christchurch researchers. Researchers from the University's Christchurch Heart Institute studied...

I batteri orali Fusobacterium nucleatum possono promuovere la vaginosi batterica (BV)

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La vaginosi batterica (BV) è uno squilibrio del microbioma vaginale che può portare a esiti avversi per la salute, inclusa una maggiore probabilità di potenziali patogeni che colonizzano la vagina, ma i meccanismi alla base...

COVID-19: un farmaco antivirale usato per trattare il coronavirus del gatto dovrebbe essere efficace...

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I ricercatori dell'Università di Alberta si stanno preparando a lanciare sperimentazioni cliniche di un farmaco utilizzato per curare una malattia mortale causata da un coronavirus nei gatti che si aspettano sarà efficace anche come...

Children can shed SARS-CoV-2 even if they never develop symptoms or for long after...

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New research suggests that children can shed SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, even if they never develop symptoms or for long after symptoms have cleared. But many questions remain about the significance of...

Vitamin C could be the key to better muscles in later life

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Vitamin C could be the key to better muscles in later life - according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). A study published today shows that older people who eat plenty...

Covid-19 and virus: gene MHC class II transactivator (CIITA) induces resistance in human cell...

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Discoveries from the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) have identified a new cellular protection pathway that targets a common vulnerability in several different pandemic viruses, and collaborators at Case Western Reserve University,...

Oral bacteria Fusobacterium nucleatum can promote Bacterial vaginosis (BV)

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Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an imbalance of the vaginal microbiome that can lead to adverse health outcomes, including increased likelihood of potential pathogens colonizing the vagina, yet the mechanisms underlying these processes are poorly...

Translumbosacaral neuromodulation therapy (TNT) can improve fecal incontinence in the short term

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Painless magnetic stimulation of nerves that regulate muscles in the anus and rectum appears to improve their function and dramatically reduce episodes of fecal incontinence, a debilitating problem affecting about 10% of the population,...

Un consumo eccessivo di fruttosio può provocare steatosi epatica non alcolica (NAFLD)

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Un consumo eccessivo di fruttosio - un dolcificante onnipresente nella dieta americana - può provocare la steatosi epatica non alcolica (NAFLD), che è relativamente abbondante negli Stati Uniti.  Ma contrariamente alla precedente comprensione, i ricercatori della University...