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Health - Life Sciences - 06.09.2023
Potatos with the right antennae
Potatos with the right antennae
All over the world, huge quantities of crop protection agents are sprayed to control potato blight ( Phytophthora infestans ). The mechanisms of resistance of potatoes need to be better understood to make growing this crop more sustainable. Researchers of Wageningen University & Research together with their colleagues in Tübingen and Norwich have now taken an important step.

Health - 06.09.2023
Vaping renders immune cells unable to move to meet threats
Even moderate exposure to nicotine-free vapour causes suppression of neutrophil’s typical activity. Inhaling vapour from an e-cigarette may be stopping frontline immune cells from working typically, as a new study shows that even moderate smoke exposure suppresses cell activity. The findings are published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and suggest that inhaling e-cigarette smoke could be damaging neutrophils, the first line of defence the human immune system has.

Pedagogy - Health - 05.09.2023
Parents' concerns about children's reading should not be ignored
Parents’ concerns about children’s reading should not be ignored
If you have concerns your child is having trouble reading, new research shows it's likely something that needs attention. As children across the country head back to class this week, a new study from Western researchers shows parental concern is often an accurate indicator of children's reading difficulty.

Health - Pharmacology - 05.09.2023
New approach in the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
The prebiotic resistant starch could play an important role in the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the future. Initial indications suggest that a specially adapted diet with resistant starch not only positively influences the intestinal microbiome but also leads to an alleviation of the disease.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.09.2023
Reversing aging in the blood and immune systems
Reversing aging in the blood and immune systems
As we age, our bodies face many challenges, including declining immune system function and increased vulnerability to various health problems. A study conducted within the UNIL-CHUV Department of Oncology has recently shed light on these challenges. It unveils a potential solution that could have far-reaching implications for aging individuals.

Health - 05.09.2023
New gene therapy could reduce hearing loss in Norrie disease
New gene therapy could reduce hearing loss in Norrie disease
A gene therapy developed in mice by an international team of researchers led by UCL and the NIHR Great Ormond Street Hospital Biomedical Research Centre, could significantly reduce hearing loss associated with Norrie disease. Norrie disease is a rare but devastating genetic disorder that causes blindness and hearing loss.

Life Sciences - Health - 05.09.2023
Deciphering the 'highway code' of our cells
Deciphering the ’highway code’ of our cells
A team from the University of Geneva has identified a key mechanism in the regulation of microtubules, the internal communication pathways of our cells. Cancers, degenerative diseases: deregulation of our cells' internal communication pathways is at the root of many conditions. Microtubules - microscopic protein filaments - play a crucial role in controlling these exchanges.

Life Sciences - Health - 05.09.2023
Molecule reduces inflammation in Alzheimer’s models
A potential new Alzheimer's drug represses the harmful inflammatory response of the brain's immune cells, reducing disease pathology, preserving neurons, and improving cognition in preclinical tests. Close Though drug developers have achieved some progress in treating Alzheimer's disease with medicines that reduce amyloid-beta protein, other problems of the disease, including inflammation, continue unchecked.

Social Sciences - Health - 05.09.2023
Active children are more resilient
Active children are more resilient
The school year has hardly begun and the first exams are already approaching. According to findings by researchers from the University of Basel, school children cope better with the stress if they get plenty of daily exercise. "Get some exercise!" It's one suggestion adults frequently hear when they complain about stress in their lives.

Health - Environment - 05.09.2023
The UPF Genomics Service analyses the DNA of the bone remains of three skeletons, one of which may belong to Pere d’Aragó i d’Anjou (Peter of Aragon)
Empowering Europe against infectious diseases: innovative framework to tackle climate-driven health risks Empowering Europe against infectious diseases: innovative framework to tackle climate-driven h

Health - 05.09.2023
New developments in predicting weight loss after bariatric surgery
New developments in predicting weight loss after bariatric surgery
The Lille-based teams of Professors François Pattou (Université de Lille, CHU de Lille, Inserm, Institut Pasteur de Lille) and Philippe Preux (Université de Lille, Inria) have developed a tool capable of predicting, in a personalized way, the weight loss expected over 5 years in a patient after bariatric surgery.

Life Sciences - Health - 05.09.2023
COVID infections in animals - a key to the ongoing trajectory of the pandemic?
Tracking viral transmissions between humans and animals could help identify successful mutations The COVID-19 pandemic was probably caused by the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from animals to humans, and it has been reported anecdotally that the virus can pass from humans to different animal species, too.

Health - Social Sciences - 04.09.2023
Shocking impact of family courts on women’s health exposed
A devastating study involving 45 women who accused their partners of domestic abuse has highlighted serious health problems they have suffered as a result, they say, of biased family court proceedings. While the study is qualitative and self-reported and so not generalisable to the wider population, the women's experiences now indicate a need for further research.

Health - 04.09.2023
How to inactivate common cold viruses
How to inactivate common cold viruses
There is something we can all do to prevent the common cold virus RSV from spreading: disinfecting hands and surfaces as well as gargling with mouthwash when symptoms occur. Every year, respiratory syncytial viruses (RSV) cause countless respiratory infections worldwide. For infants, young children and people with preexisting conditions, the virus can be life-threatening.

Pharmacology - Health - 04.09.2023
Innovative research to prevent medication related harm
A University of Queensland research collaboration will look at reducing the risk of harm from medication for inpatients and those leaving hospital to return home. Dr Nazanin Ghahreman-Falconer from UQ's School of Pharmacy is working with Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) and using digital hospital technologies to better manage medications for inpatients and reduce rehospitalisation due to medication harm.

Health - Psychology - 04.09.2023
Parents worst affected by COVID-19 lockdown
A University of Sydney study of the second longest lockdown worldwide found that mothers, in particular, were the loneliest demographic and suffered the largest physical and mental health declines as a result. The research was published in Nature Human Behaviour. Who fared worst when isolated during Melbourne's hard and long COVID-19 lockdown? A University of Sydney-led research team has found that parents, in particular mothers of young, dependent children, were hit hardest.

Health - 01.09.2023
Blood clots during COVID-19 may be a cause of ongoing cognitive problems
High levels of two proteins at the time of COVID-19 have been found in patients who later experienced cognitive problems, including 'brain fog', giving a major clue as to one cause of their symptoms: blood clots. Dr Max Taquet and colleagues from the University of Oxford, along with the University of Leicester looked at blood tests from 1,837 people who had been hospitalised with COVID-19 to find potential proteins (biomarkers) associated with subsequent cognitive problems, with symptoms including serious and persistent problems with thinking, concentration and memory.

Health - Environment - 01.09.2023
How dangerous ticks really are in Germany
Due to global warming and globalization, both ticks and tick-borne pathogens are spreading in Germany. The cross-institutional research project ,,E.ZE.SA: Pathogen spectrum of ticks in Saxony-Anhalt" has been collecting and analyzing data from tick findings by employees of the state's own forestry operations since 2019.

Health - Pharmacology - 01.09.2023
Gene Mutation in the Immune System: Anti-Diabetes Drugs Make Immune Cells More Effective Again
Gene Mutation in the Immune System: Anti-Diabetes Drugs Make Immune Cells More Effective Again
T cells are an essential component of the immune system - they fight foreign structures such as bacteria and viruses or cancer-related changes in cells. This defense reaction requires energy. Scientists led by the St. Anna Children's Cancer Research Institute, MedUni Vienna and the Marmara University Istanbul have now shown for the first time that a defect in the gene for the transcription factor NFATC1 leads to an immune defect with a disruption of metabolism in T lymphocytes.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.09.2023
Study could help explain why certain brain tumors don't respond well to immunotherapy
Study could help explain why certain brain tumors don’t respond well to immunotherapy
Immune checkpoint blockade has been ineffective for treating glioblastoma; UCLA-led research may reveal why Health + Behavior Immune checkpoint blockade has been ineffective for treating glioblastoma; UCLA-led research may reveal why September 1, 2023 Key takeaways Immunotherapy has been effective in treating certain types of cancer, including those that spread into the brain.