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Life Sciences - Health - 23.01.2023
DNA sequencing method lifts ’veil’ from genome black box
Many life-saving drugs directly interact with DNA to treat diseases such as cancer, but scientists have struggled to detect how and why they work - until now. In a paper published in the journal Nature Biotechnology , University of Cambridge researchers have outlined a new DNA sequencing method that can detect where and how small molecule drugs interact with the targeted genome.

Health - Pharmacology - 23.01.2023
COVID-19 patients may retain elevated risk of death 18 months after infection
COVID-19 patients may retain elevated risk of death 18 months after infection
COVID-19 is associated with higher risks of cardiovascular disease and death in the shortand long-term, according to a study in nearly 160,000 unvaccinated participants co-led by a UCL researcher. The study, published today in Cardiovascular Research , a journal of the European Society of Cardiology, investigated outcomes in a group of adults mostly aged in their 60s.

Health - Pharmacology - 23.01.2023
Covid-19 in pregnant women can damage the placenta and the foetus
Medicine & Science Using prenatal magnetic resonance imaging, a group of MedUni Vienna researchers examined the placentas and foetuses of women who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy. Their research results demonstrate that the different strains of the virus that emerged during the pandemic led to varying degrees of damage: especially involving pre-Omicron variants, the detected placental lesions could potentially harm both development and health in some of the affected unborn children.

Life Sciences - Health - 23.01.2023
Using Big Data against mental disorders
Using Big Data against mental disorders
New computational models for cognitive disorders and pain How can physicians help patients suffering from mental health disorders like chronic pain, depression and stroke? An interdisciplinary team of researchers at TUM is developing new methods to investigate the neuronal patterns underlying these conditions.

Health - 23.01.2023
Reproductive Life Factors and Hormone Therapy May Affect Women’s Risk of Parkinson’s Disease
The specific risk factors for the development of Parkinson's disease in women remain little studied and poorly known. Exposure to the hormones involved in female reproductive life is one of the avenues explored at the Epidemiology and Population Health Research Center (CESP) by a research team from Inserm, Université Paris-Saclay, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines with Institut Gustave Roussy, which compared the reproductive characteristics of nearly 1,200 women with Parkinson's disease with those of other women from the E3N cohort .

Life Sciences - Health - 23.01.2023
Split-second of evolutionary cellular change could have led to mammals
A newly-published hypothesis, led by a UCL researcher, suggests a momentary leap in a single species on a single day millions of years ago might ultimately have led to the arrival of mammals - and therefore humans. Published in the Journal of Cell Science , Professor John Martin (UCL Division of Medicine) thinks a single genetic molecular event (inheritable epigenetic change) in an egg-laying animal may have resulted in the first formation of blood platelets, approximately 220 million years ago.

Health - Psychology - 23.01.2023
Q&A: How AI can help people be more empathetic about mental health
Q&A: How AI can help people be more empathetic about mental health
Sarah McQuate Empathy is critical to having supportive conversations about mental health. But this skill can be tricky to learn, especially in the moment when a person is sharing something hard. A team led by researchers at the University of Washington studied how artificial intelligence could help people on the platform TalkLife , where people give each other mental health support.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.01.2023
Wearable tech, AI and clinical teams join to change the face of trial monitoring
A multi-disciplinary team of researchers has developed a way to monitor the progression of movement disorders using motion capture technology and AI.

Health - Life Sciences - 22.01.2023
Wearable tech, AI and clinical teams combine to change the face of clinical trial monitoring
Wearable tech, AI and clinical teams combine to change the face of clinical trial monitoring
A multi-disciplinary team of researchers, involving several UCL scientists, has developed a way to monitor the progression of movement disorders using motion capture technology and AI.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.01.2023
Brain health ’Check-in’ tool to help reduce dementia risk
A free new digital tool has been launched by Alzheimer's Research UK, supported by evidence from UCL researchers, to help people keep their brain healthy and reduce their dementia risk. Only 2% of the public are doing everything they can to keep their brains healthy, according to new figures released by the charity.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.01.2023
Role of lymphatic system in bone healing revealed
Role of lymphatic system in bone healing revealed
It was previously assumed that bones lacked lymphatic vessels, but new research from the MRC Human Immunology Unit  at Oxford's MRC Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine  not only locates them within bone tissue, but demonstrates their role in bone and blood cell regeneration and reveals changes associated with aging.

Health - Pharmacology - 20.01.2023
’Remarkable’ results in colon cancer trial
Giving colon cancer patients chemotherapy before surgery cuts the risk of the disease coming back, according to the results of a new clinical trial. The FOxTROT trial, a collaborative study by scientists at Leeds and the University of Birmingham, showed that giving colon cancer patients chemotherapy before rather than after surgery reduced the chance of cancer returning within 2 years by 28%.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.01.2023
How post-feeding breasts bounce back from the brink of death to kick-start milk production
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a protein that kick-starts milk production after breastfeeding has paused The team found the Rac1 protein which turns milk-secreting cells into cannibalistic cell eaters to clear up dead cells and remove surplus milk, also kick-starts milk production after temporary pauses The groundbreaking study provides new insights into how breast cancer cells might acquire resistance to cell death

Health - Pharmacology - 20.01.2023
Does COVID really damage your immune system and make you more vulnerable to infections? The evidence is lacking
Over the past month or two, many northern hemisphere countries including the US and the UK have seen a large wave of respiratory viral infections. These include RSV ( respiratory syncytial virus ), flu and COVID in all ages, as well as bacterial infections such as strep A in children. Sometimes these infections can be very serious.

Life Sciences - Health - 20.01.2023
Evolution of epigenetics explored for the first time
Medicine & Science Christoph Bock's team at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Artificial Intelligence of MedUni Vienna established a catalog of DNA methylation across 580 animal species. These data ena-bled a detailed dissection of the evolution of epigenetic regulation and the epigenome.

Health - Pharmacology - 20.01.2023
Private patients receive treatment for heart conditions more often than those with basic health insurance
Patients in Switzerland with supplementary private health insurance are more likely to undergo cardiac procedures than those with only basic health insurance. This has been demonstrated in a study by researchers from the University of Basel and the Cantonal Hospital of Aarau. Switzerland has one of the most expensive healthcare systems in the world.

Health - Life Sciences - 20.01.2023
How post-feeding breasts bounce back from the brink of death to kickstart milk production
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a protein that kickstarts milk production after breastfeeding has paused The team found the Rac1 protein which turns milk-secreting cells into cannibalistic cell eaters to clear up dead cells and remove surplus milk, also kickstarts milk production after temporary pauses The groundbreaking study provides new insights into how breast cancer cells might acquire resistance to cell death in

Life Sciences - Health - 20.01.2023
How Huntington's disease affects different neurons
How Huntington’s disease affects different neurons
A new study identifies cells that are the most vulnerable within a brain structure involved in mood and movement. Close In patients with Huntington's disease, neurons in a part of the brain called the striatum are among the hardest-hit. Degeneration of these neurons contributes to patients' loss of motor control, which is one of the major hallmarks of the disease.

Chemistry - Health - 19.01.2023
UCLA chemists are first to synthesize ocean-based molecule that could fight Parkinson's
UCLA chemists are first to synthesize ocean-based molecule that could fight Parkinson’s
Science + Technology In producing lissodendoric acid A, the team used a method they say may help accelerate the process of drug discovery Science + Technology In producing lissodendoric acid A, the team used a method they say may help accelerate the process of drug discovery -Recreating natural molecules in the laboratory as part of the search for potential new drugs for disease can be difficult, costly and slow.