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Life Sciences - Health - 28.09.2021
New mouse model for studying the cognitive protection mechanisms in Alzheimer’s
A study led by the UB with the participation of UPF has characterized an animal model of NDAN pathology, in which patients present senile plaques in the brain, but do not develop dementia. Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative disease that features the accumulation of the beta-amyloid peptide and Tau protein in the brain, which are associated with deficits in the neuronal connections and with dementia.

Psychology - Health - 28.09.2021
Psychological factors impact adherence and violation of pandemic restrictions
How well people adhered to restrictions during the UK's Covid-19 lockdowns varied depending on their learning and decision-making styles, finds a study led by researchers at UCL and Royal Holloway, University of London. The study, published in Scientific Reports , reveals that multiple psychological factors predicted how people responded to the first national lockdown in spring 2020.

Social Sciences - Health - 28.09.2021
Youngest children are least willing to have COVID-19 jab
In a large school-based survey of students from 9-18-years-old (Years 5 to 13), researchers from the University of Oxford, UCL and the University of Cambridge have discovered that the younger you are, the less likely you are to want a COVID-19 vaccination. Writing in  EClinicalMedicine , the authors present the results of the OxWell School Survey 2021, finding that 36% of 9-year-olds are willing to have a COVID-19 vaccination, compared to 51% of 13-year-olds, and 78% of 17-year-olds.

Health - Pharmacology - 28.09.2021
Antidepressants Inhibit Cancer Growth in Mice
Classic antidepressants could help improve modern cancer treatments. They slowed the growth of pancreatic and colon cancers in mice, and when combined with immunotherapy, they even stopped the cancer growth long-term. In some cases the tumors disappeared completely, researchers at UZH and USZ have found.

Health - 28.09.2021
Researchers target key protein to fight inflammatory disease
For the first time, researchers have identified key molecules within the immune system that may help fight the inflammation that drives chronic diseases including cancers, sepsis and brain disease. The University of Queensland collaborated with the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur on the study.

Pharmacology - Health - 28.09.2021
Watching and analyzing T cells attack cancer cells in real time
Watching and analyzing T cells attack cancer cells in real time
A new assay developed by EPFL spin-off Nanolive opens up promising avenues of research for immuno-oncology treatments. It allows scientists to directly see and quantify how T cells find, bind, stress and kill cancer cells. Immuno-oncology is a promising new field of research that involves boosting the capacity of a patient's own immune system to attack cancer cells.

Health - Pharmacology - 28.09.2021
Decrease in mortality from rare side effect
A large-scale international study co-led by Inselspital and the University of Bern investigated the very rare adverse cerebral venous occlusion (sinus venous thrombosis) after administration of the Oxford-AstraZeneca and Janssen/Johnson&Johnson vaccines. Neither vaccine has been used in Switzerland to date.

Life Sciences - Health - 28.09.2021
Machine learning can predict which animal viruses risk infecting humans
Scientists have developed a new machine learning method that can accurately predict which animal viruses could go on to infect humans in the future, using only information encoded in the viral genome. Most emerging infectious diseases of humans are caused by 'zoonotic' viruses that originate from other animal species.

Health - 28.09.2021
Why some individuals have stronger natural defences against SARS-COV-2
Scientists discover why some individuals have stronger natural defences against SARS-COV-2 A new study has revealed key insights into the natural human antiviral defences against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The research, published and led by a team of scientists at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, sheds new light on why some people are naturally more resistant to serious SARS-CoV-2 infection - and how, in the future, the coronavirus might overcome this resistance.

Health - Social Sciences - 28.09.2021
Youngest youngsters least willing to get COVID-19 jab
36% of 9-year-olds and 51% of 13-year-olds say they are willing to have a COVID-19 vaccination compared to 78% of 17-year-olds, finds a major study co-led by UCL, the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. The study, published today in EClinicalMedicine, is the only large-scale study to ask children and adolescents about their willingness to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and found that the younger you are the less likely you are to want a COVID-19 vaccination.

Health - Pharmacology - 27.09.2021
Discovery of mechanics of drug targets for COVID-19
A team of international researchers, including McGill Professor Stéphane Laporte , have discovered the working mechanism of potential drug targets for various diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and even COVID-19. The findings published in Molecular Cell uncover the inner workings of cell receptors that are involved in cancer progression and inflammatory diseases.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.09.2021
New cause of inherited heart condition discovered
A UCL-led research team has identified a new gene as a cause of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an inherited heart condition affecting one in 500 people. The discovery, published in the European Heart Journal , provides a new causal explanation for 1-2% of adults with the condition.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.09.2021
Detecting dementia in the blood
Detecting dementia in the blood
Empa researcher Peter Nirmalraj wants to image proteins with unprecedented precision - and thus gain insights into the molecular pathogenesis of Alzheimer's. This should pave the way for an earlier diagnosis of the dementia disorder via a simple blood test. Together with neurologists from the Kantonsspital St.Gallen, a successful pilot study has now been completed.

Social Sciences - Health - 23.09.2021
Child abuse and neglect linked to early death in adulthood
Children who experience sexual or physical abuse or are neglected are more likely to die prematurely as adults, according to a new study analysing data from the 1950s to the present by researchers at UCL and the University of Cambridge. The study, published in BMJ Open , found that adults who reported experiencing sexual abuse by the age of 16 had a 2.6 times higher risk of dying in middle age - that is, between 45 and 58 - than those who did not report sexual abuse.

Health - Pharmacology - 22.09.2021
Setting global targets could cut impact of diabetes in developing countries
Setting global targets could cut impact of diabetes in developing countries
Setting and achieving targets for treating diabetes patients with cholesterol or blood pressure medication, as well as tackling blood sugar levels, could save lives and reduce healthy-lifetime lost due to diabetes in developing countries, a new global study reveals. Some 80% of people with diabetes live in Lowand Middle-income Countries (LMICs).

Health - 22.09.2021
Getting tested for COVID-19 and reporting your results
Getting tested for COVID-19 and reporting your results helps to reduce the spread of the virus. It also helps to protect those who could get seriously ill if they catch the virus. To keep our community as safe as possible, you should test yourself twice a week for COVID-19 even if you don't have symptoms.

Health - Environment - 22.09.2021
Poorly Circulated Room Air Raises Potential Exposure to Contaminants by up to 6 Times
Poorly Circulated Room Air Raises Potential Exposure to Contaminants by up to 6 Times
Berkeley Lab experiments quantify the effects of overhead heating on room air mixing with implications for COVID-safe meetings and classrooms Berkeley Lab researcher Chelsea Preble helped conduct experiments on the movement of indoor air contaminants. Here she is controlling the aerosol emissions device in a room configured like classroom.

Health - 22.09.2021
Mask up, and make ’em tight
Rice engineers help show SARS-CoV-2 getting better at spreading through breath A loose-fitting mask may be doing you no favors if you're around SARS-CoV-2. The virus that causes COVID-19 is evolving to spread more efficiently through aerosols - that is, through people's breath. That makes tighter-fitting masks and better ventilation musts, according to a study by scientists at Rice University and their colleagues.

Health - Life Sciences - 21.09.2021
Breast cancers: ruptures in cell nuclei promotes tumor invasion
Breast cancers: ruptures in cell nuclei promotes tumor invasion
Cell nuclei protect the DNA. Nuclei can rupture when cells are deformed, causing DNA damage. In the case of breast cancer, this damage makes tumour cells more invasive, with increased risk of metastasis. When cells multiply and migrate, they can be compressed and their nucleus may break open. This phenomenon causes DNA damage.

Health - Pharmacology - 21.09.2021
Pioneering EEG test could dramatically increase early diagnosis of Alzheimer's
Pioneering EEG test could dramatically increase early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s
A two-minute passive-test that measures people's brain waves in response to a series of images, 'Fastball EEG', could help expand early dementia diagnosis. Last updated on Tuesday 21 September 2021 A simple but revolutionary approach to early Alzheimer's diagnosis is being pioneered by researchers through an initiative that could pave the way for improved outcomes for individuals who develop the disease in the future.