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Life Sciences - Health - 19.01.2022
Harmful changes in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Harmful changes in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Harmful changes in supporting cells, called astrocytes, have been identified in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) by UCL and Francis Crick Institute researchers. The two new publications, in Brain and Genome Research , suggests that the star-shaped astrocytes may be a key target for new ALS treatments.

Pharmacology - Health - 19.01.2022
New blood cancer gene defect can be treated with existing drugs
Share this page Share on Twitter Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on email A defective gene normally found in blood cancers could be treated with drugs already available for cancers with similar gene defects, scientists at the University of Birmingham and Queen's University Belfast have revealed.

Health - Social Sciences - 19.01.2022
Review highlights risk factors associated with violence in schizophrenia
Review highlights risk factors associated with violence in schizophrenia
Researchers at Oxford University's Department of Psychiatry have found that people with schizophrenia and related disorders are at higher-than-average risk of perpetrating violence, but that the overall risk remains low (less than 1 in 20 in women, and less than 1 in 4 for men over a 35-year period for violent arrests and crimes).

Health - Psychology - 19.01.2022
Depression and anxiety rose sharply over Christmas in the UK
Depression and anxiety rose sharply over Christmas in the UK
Levels of depression and anxiety rose sharply over December in the UK, especially among young adults, reaching similar levels to lockdown at the start of 2021, according to new findings from the Covid-19 Social Study led by UCL researchers. The research also found that confidence in devolved governments' handling of Covid-19 fell in England and Wales over the same period (between the end of November and start of January), but remained steady in Scotland.

Pharmacology - Health - 18.01.2022
New Tool Assesses Evolutionary Risks of Antibiotics
Researchers developed a mathematical model that can help doctors choose antibiotics that minimize drug resistance Bacteria have dangerously evolved to thwart many of the medicines that were designed to kill them. As a result, a growing antibiotic resistance crisis is responsible for more than 700,000 deaths each year, emerging as one of the world's most pressing health issues.

Health - Psychology - 18.01.2022
Study highlights importance of bonding between young mental health patients and nurses
The relationships between young mental health patients and the nurses looking after them is an overlooked treatment in its own right, according to new research. The qualitative study of eight young people, eight family members and eight nursing staff by psychologists from The University of Manchester and Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is published in high profile journal PLOS ONE.

Health - Innovation - 18.01.2022
How California’s Whole Person Care pilot program met the challenges of the pandemic
Serving the needs of some of California's most high-need low-income patients — those who frequently use emergency rooms for care and are affected by multiple chronic conditions, severe mental illness, substance abuse issues, homelessness or recent incarceration — can prove difficult even during the best of times.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.01.2022
Neutral mutants can prevail in gut microbiota, enhancing diversity
Scientists at EPFL and Sorbonne propose a new model of the diversity and evolution of gut bacteria that shows how the gut environment helps neutral mutations become prevalent, with significant potential implications on health and metabolic diseases. -We are used to thinking of evolution as a very slow process, and this is definitely the case for large mammals etc,- says Professor Anne-Florence Bitbol at EPFL's School of Life Sciences.

Health - 18.01.2022
Despite COVID-19, most young Canadian adults aren't smoking or drinking more
Despite COVID-19, most young Canadian adults aren’t smoking or drinking more
A Montreal-based longitudinal study finds few changes in alcohol, cannabis and nicotine use among 24- to 33-year-olds from before the pandemic to now. Long lines in front of liquor and pot outlets, tele-commuting workers worrying about their mental health, young parents trying to cope with home schooling - for two years now, the news has been full of people struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.01.2022
'Off target' effects of drugs used for autoimmune disorders needs better treatment strategy
’Off target’ effects of drugs used for autoimmune disorders needs better treatment strategy
New therapies for autoimmune rheumatic diseases (AIRDs) that are designed to better regulate lipid (fat) metabolism, could significantly reduce the harmful side-effects caused by conventional treatments, finds a new large-scale review led by UCL researchers. AIRDs affect millions globally and include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and Sjögren's syndrome - all with high rates of morbidity.

Health - 17.01.2022
Curbing COVID-19 in schools: Cambridge scientists support CO2 monitor rollout
Curbing COVID-19 in schools: Cambridge scientists support CO2 monitor rollout
UK schools have received more than 300,000 CO2 monitors as part of a government initiative to reduce COVID-19 spread in classrooms. The monitors empower teachers to strike a balance between good ventilation and warmth during winter Paul Linden Scientists from Cambridge, Surrey and Imperial College London are supporting the rollout of portable monitors to UK schools as part of project CO-TRACE.

Life Sciences - Health - 17.01.2022
Molecular mechanism involved in the cholesterol cell transport
Molecular mechanism involved in the cholesterol cell transport
A team of the UB and the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS) identified a mechanism involved in the movement of cholesterol inside the cells. The study, published in the Journal of Cell Biology , shows how the SNX13 protein plays a key role when transporting this lipid outside the liposomes, organelles that conduct cellular digestion.

Health - Pharmacology - 17.01.2022
Increasing the capacity of the immune system to kill cancer cells
Increasing the capacity of the immune system to kill cancer cells
UdeM cancer specialist André Veillette and his team at the IRCM unveil a promising approach using molecules found in macophages. Awakening the immune system's instinct for destroying cancer, using two molecules located on the surface of macrophages: that's the promising avenue opening up from recent laboratory work of Dr. André Veillette.

Materials Science - Health - 17.01.2022
Why are zebra mussels so sticky? Study could lead to new industrial coatings, medical adhesives
Why are zebra mussels so sticky? Study could lead to new industrial coatings, medical adhesives
A water tank full of coin-sized invertebrates may not be the first thing you'd expect to see in a materials science and engineering research lab. But Eli Sone , a professor in the department of materials science and engineering in the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, and his team have been studying both zebra and quagga mussels for years in the hope that they can help solve a diverse range of challenges.

Health - Environment - 17.01.2022
Disinfecting PPE for reuse, recycling
Returning to in-person experiences in February: for more information. Engineering prof Bill Anderson works with NZ researchers to reduce COVID-19 shortages, waste A professor at Waterloo Engineering collaborated with researchers in New Zealand on the development of a method to disinfect personal protective equipment (PPE) for reuse or recycling.

Health - Pharmacology - 14.01.2022
Australians are living longer from lockdowns
Australians are living longer from lockdowns
Pandemic restrictions have led to longer life expectancy for Australians, a new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has found.    A silver lining to seemingly endless days in lockdown is that Australians' life expectancy jumped in 2020. Instead of the expected average annual increase in longevity of 0.09-0.14 years seen from 2015 to 2019, researchers found an increase of 0.7 years from 2019 to 2020 for both females and males.

Health - Pharmacology - 14.01.2022
New dual benefit mode of action for a drug candidate to fight Covid-19
New dual benefit mode of action for a drug candidate to fight Covid-19
A research team led by Prof. Stephan Ludwig, a virologist at the Institute of Virology at the University of Münster, has found a new dual attack mode of action while working on the development of a drug candidate against SARS-CoV-2 infections. This could constitute the basis for a broadly effective drug to fight Covid 19.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.01.2022
Nuclei-free Cells Prove Utility in Delivering Therapeutics to Diseased Tissues
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health report successfully removing the nucleus out of a type of ubiquitous cell, known as enucleation, then using the genetically engineered cell as a unique cargo-carrier to deliver therapeutics precisely to diseased tissues.

Pharmacology - Health - 14.01.2022
Scientists uncover 'resistance gene' in deadly E. coli
Scientists uncover ’resistance gene’ in deadly E. coli
Scientists have pinpointed a gene that helps deadly E. coli bacteria evade antibiotics, potentially leading to better treatments for millions of people worldwide. The University of Queensland-led study found a particular form of the bacteria - E. coli ST131 - had a previously unnoticed gene that made it highly resistant to commonly prescribed antibiotics.

Health - Life Sciences - 14.01.2022
Protective gene variant against COVID-19 identified
Protective gene variant against COVID-19 identified
An international metastudy conducted by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital in Canada and VA Boston Healthcare System in the U.S. has identified a specific gene variant that protects against severe COVID-19 infection. The researchers managed to pinpoint the variant by studying people of different ancestries; a feat they say highlights the importance of conducting clinical trials that include people of diverse descents.
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