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Health - 13:07
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 - 11:05
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 - 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.

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.

Life Sciences - Health - 14.01.2022
Link between brain cell development and risk of schizophrenia
Scientists from Cardiff University have discovered new links between the breakdown in brain cell development and the risk of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. Genetic risk factors are known to disrupt brain development in a number of these disorders, but little is known about which aspects of this process are affected.

Health - Pharmacology - 13.01.2022
Computational Models Move Researchers Closer to Tuberculosis Vaccine
Expanse Supercomputer Spotlights Role of Unstable Cells in Response to Infection According to a 2021 World Health Organization report , the global COVID-19 pandemic caused an increase in tuberculosis (TB) deaths - 1.5 million in 2020 versus 1.4 million in 2019 - due to a lack of efficient diagnosis and treatment.

Health - Physics - 13.01.2022
The unexpected benefits of fat in type 2 diabetes
The unexpected benefits of fat in type 2 diabetes
Scientists from the University of Geneva have discovered that fat may help the pancreas adapt to excess sugar, thereby slowing down the onset of diabetes. With nearly 10% of the world's population affected, type 2 diabetes is a major public health issue. An excessively sedentary lifestyle and a too-caloric diet encourage the development of this metabolic disease by altering the functioning of pancreatic cells and making blood sugar regulation less effective.

Life Sciences - Health - 13.01.2022
Mosquitoes’ mating game discovery provides new clues to combat malaria
Male mosquitoes beat their wings faster when swarming at sunset to better detect females and increase their chance of reproducing, finds a novel study led by UCL scientists. Published in  Science Advances , the findings provide a vital new insight into how mosquitoes, driven by their internal circadian clock, combine changes in wing beats with their acute auditory senses to successfully mate.

Health - Pharmacology - 13.01.2022
'It may be possible to prevent MS by means of vaccination.'
’It may be possible to prevent MS by means of vaccination.’
A large-scale study in the scientific journal Science reveals that the Epstein-Barr virus responsible for causing glandular fever is involved in the development of multiple sclerosis. Professor Jens Kuhle, who participated in the project, summarizes the results in an interview. Professor Kuhle, almost everyone is infected with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), usually without symptoms.

Health - 13.01.2022
Face masks ’make wearers look more attractive’
Face masks. Two words that have prompted furious debate during the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion just isn't going away - and now Cardiff University experts have discovered a surprising new reason to mask up. They have published new research which suggests protective face masks make wearers look more attractive.

Health - 13.01.2022
Mainstream news more reliable than social, alternative media for accurate health information
People may find it difficult to discern the facts about vaccines with the extensive amount of health misinformation disseminated on websites and social media. Accuracy and truth, according to a new study involving three countries, including the United States, has been found by individuals who rely more on mainstream news.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.01.2022
CBD might help prime cells against COVID
Preparing for an online start to the winter term: for more information. CBD in therapeutic amounts seem to increase the innate anti-viral system of cells readiness to respond to viral infection Synthetic cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive compound also found in the cannabis plant, appears to prime the innate immune system of cells, potentially offering protection against pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2.

Health - Social Sciences - 12.01.2022
New article on evidence and literature around COVID-19 and water demand
COVID-19 has had unprecedented impacts across the international community, with complex and far-reaching consequences. Measures to prevent transmission have led to substantial changes to everyday life, with lock-downs, stay-at-home orders and guidance lead This movement of activity has had profound impacts on daily practices, affecting the consumption of resources including water.

Life Sciences - Health - 12.01.2022
Disordered region of Src protein that regulates its oncogenic capacity
Disordered region of Src protein that regulates its oncogenic capacity
The Src protein takes part in the regulation of many physiological processes such as the survival, migration or cell adhesion as a response to stimuli received from several receptors of the membrane. Although it is demonstrated that its deregulation is involved in the proliferation of cancer in humans, many aspects of this function are still unknown, especially regarding its disordered region.

Pharmacology - Health - 12.01.2022
A new biochip that reduces the cost of manufacturing in vitro skin has been developed
A new biochip that reduces the cost of manufacturing in vitro skin has been developed
Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and other entities have designed a new biochip, a device that simplifies the process of manufacturing in vitro skin in the laboratory and other complex multi-layer tissues. Human skin modelled using this device could be used in medicine and cosmetic testing, which would reduce the cost of these preclinical trials.

Health - 12.01.2022
People with hearing prostheses use timbre of voice to recognise emotions
People with hearing prostheses use timbre of voice to recognise emotions
Scientists at the University of Jena study the perception of vocal emotions by people with cochlear implants Doctoral candidate Celina von Eiff attaches electrodes to a cap worn by test person Lucas Riedel during an EEG study with cochlear implants. Image: Jens Meyer (University of Jena) Cochlear implants can help people with hearing loss to perceive acoustic stimuli.

Life Sciences - Health - 12.01.2022
Unmuting the genome
Hereditary diseases as well as cancers and cardiovascular diseases may be associated with a phenomenon known as genomic imprinting, in which only the maternally or paternally inherited gene is active. An international research team involving scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG) in Berlin and Harvard University in Cambridge (USA) has now investigated the mechanisms responsible for the deactivation of the genes.

Life Sciences - Health - 12.01.2022
Decoding inner language to treat speech disorders
Decoding inner language to treat speech disorders
A research team from the UNIGE and the HUG has succeeded in identifying certain signals produced by our brain when we speak to ourselves. What if it were possible to decode the internal language of individuals deprived of the ability to express themselves? This is the objective of a team of neuroscientists from the University of Geneva and the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG).
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