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Modified nanobodies clear protein clumps associated with Parkinson’s disease

August 2, 2022

Neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease are caused by protein aggregations that disrupt the normal functioning of neurons in the brain. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Michigan have created a type of antibody that acts upon […]

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Novel ultrasound therapy helps reduce blood pressure

May 17, 2021

Researchers led by Columbia University have demonstrated that an experimental ultrasound treatment – delivered to nerves near the kidney – successfully produced clinically meaningful reductions in blood pressure. Called renal denervation, the brief pulses of ultrasound reportedly worked for people […]

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Old arthritis drug overcomes antibiotic resistance

November 9, 2020

Decades of overuse of antibiotics has rendered most of humanity’s best drugs useless against superbugs; researchers at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), however, have discovered new potential to diminish bacterial resistance by repurposing an existing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drug, […]

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Sneaky nanoparticle slips past cancer’s defences to kill cancer

September 25, 2020

A team of scientists from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed a novel “Trojan horse” approach to killing evasive cancer cells by using a cancer-friendly peptide to cloak another cancer-fighting nanoparticle. The NTU scientists took advantage of cancer cells’ […]

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School children suffer in toxic waste dumping case in Malaysia

March 15, 2019

An easy discharge of chemical waste believed to contain heavy metals into a river has escalated into a respiratory hazard for residents along the Straits of Johor, Malaysia. There have been three consecutive waves of air pollution as the chemicals […]

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Children have better mental health in “greener” upbringing, study shows

March 5, 2019

More and more children live and play in the city, and the fast-paced lifestyle is a contributing factor to mental illness later in life – an increasing estimate by the World Health Organisation (WHO). However, a study from Aarhus University, […]

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Successful face transplant gives man a new lease on life

December 3, 2018

A Californian man who tried to kill himself with a shotgun has undergone the most advanced face transplant surgery ever performed. Cameron Underwood, 26, had struggled for years with depression, and in 2016, he placed a shotgun under his chin […]

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Smart contact lens predicts glaucoma progression

February 5, 2016

A contact lens with a built-in sensor could help determine which glaucoma patients have a higher risk of disease progression, according to a new study. Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center found certain patterns of electrical signals emitted from the […]

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Afternoon naps are good for the heart

September 1, 2015

Wanting an afternoon nap doesn’t mean you’re lazy, now that it’s backed by research. Taking something as little as an afternoon nap can reduce blood pressure levels, studies say. Dr Manolis Kallistratos, a cardiologist at Asklepieion Voula General Hospital in […]

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