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Scientists use gold to weaken defenses of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

November 15, 2021

Bacteria resistant to standard antibiotic treatments can be killed by drugs specially formulated with gold packaging, according to an international team of scientists from the University of Leeds, UK, and Chinese universities: the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen and Fudan University, Shanghai. The scientists have developed gold nanoparticles that retain their antimicrobial […]

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Scientists call for reduced use of paracetamol by pregnant woman, cites neurological and reproductive disruption in children

September 27, 2021

Paracetamol (acetaminophen or APAP) is a common painkiller – of its many uses, it is one of the few available drugs to relieve pains such as fever and aches during pregnancy. However, a newly published consensus statement is calling for “cautious and conservative” use of paracetamol in pregnant women; a large body of research data […]

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Swedish scientists discover aggressive, early onset Alzheimer’s in 40-year-olds

September 3, 2021

A team led by neurobiologists in Sweden have discovered a rare and aggressive form of Alzheimer’s unique to a family in Uppsala: the gene mutation, or Uppsala APP deletion, is behind rapid deterioration of cognitive function and invariably causes descent into dementia at a younger age than usual –symptoms begin in the early 40s. Alzheimer’s […]

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Scientists develop blood test to measure body’s circadian rhythm

August 2, 2021

The human body’s internal clock, or circadian rhythm influences all matters related to health and well-being, including the optimal time to exercise or take medication; but measuring a person’s individual circadian rhythm has so far been, unfortunately, tedious. However, scientists at the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder, US, have found a way to determine an […]

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Scientists discover new method to boost muscle regeneration and rebuild tissue

June 1, 2021

One of the most obvious effects of aging is loss of muscle mass – scientists at the Salk Institute in California, US, may have found a way to overcome this problem and enable more effective tissue regeneration in aging adults as well as athletes. Using a combination of molecular compounds, the scientists showed that regeneration […]

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Longing for social contact akin to hunger cravings, scientists find

November 25, 2020

A lonely person looking upon people having fun together activates the same brain region that lights up when someone who is hungry sees a picture of a plate of food, according to neuroscientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US. Their findings provide a clue as to how social stress or social isolation affects people’s […]

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