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Targeting social wariness in childhood may prevent anxiety disorders in young adults

February 16, 2021

Behavioural inhibition is a childhood temperament characterised by high levels of cautious, fearful, and avoidant responses to unfamiliar people, objects, and situations. Studies have established that children who display this behaviour are at increased risk of developing anxiety disorders later in life. A recent study by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) […]

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NUS researchers brew probiotic coffee and tea drinks

February 10, 2021

Are you interested to try probiotic coffee or tea? Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have created new probiotic coffee and tea drinks that not only have great taste but can be stored chilled or at room temperature for more than 14 weeks without compromising on their probiotic viability. The rise in veganism, […]

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Trust and support go hand-in-hand for cancer care, says Malaysian professional caregiver

February 9, 2021

In conjunction with World Cancer Day last week, a cancer care provider with Homage Malaysia, a reliable and award-winning home care solutions provider, has shared insightful advice and explained some basic services and procedures offered for patients and family who need them in the comfort of home. Cancer is a leading cause of death the […]

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Key protein protects blood stem cells from premature aging

November 12, 2020

Haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) produce other blood and immune cells, and ramp up production when an infection strikes – scientists from the UK have now identified how the HSCs protect themselves during the arduous task. A protein, YTHDF2 for short, regulates genes that control inflammatory processes that follow infection, protecting the stem cells from damage […]

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High-resolution images, simulations of the inner ear offer insights into hearing loss

October 5, 2020

Using X-ray crystallography, a group of scientists at Ohio State University (OSU), US, have managed to produce atomic-level maps of very fine filaments inside our ears that help with sound and balance. The tiny filaments are attached to the top of microscopic hairs that in turn sit on top of hair cells inside the inner […]

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Protein-based biomarker in eye fluid can single out Alzheimer’s disease

September 24, 2020

“One of the biggest priorities in Alzheimer’s disease research is to develop ways to diagnose the disease before the onset of symptoms, so as to allow for early treatment,” said Manju Subramanian from the Department of Ophthalmology at Boston Medical Center (BMC), US. Subramanian is one of a few scientists who have recently discovered a […]

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‘Drawn-on-skin’ electronics can better track sensitive data in moving subjects

August 3, 2020

Wearable bioelectronics monitors physiological information as a means to prevent and treat illness and injury. But even the most flexible wearables are unable to move precisely with the skin. A team of engineering researchers at the University of Houston, US, have developed new, drawn-on-skin electronics that seamlessly collect biological data, regardless of the wearer’s movements. […]

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Researchers report lower risk of dying among critically-ill COVID-19 patients after drug

July 21, 2020

Researchers from the University of Michigan (U-M), US, have noticed that critically-ill COVID-19 patients who received an intravenous drugwere 45% less likely to die and would more likely be out of the hospital or off a ventilator in about one month after treatment.While there was a lower risk of death in patients who received intravenous […]

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Flexible electronic sensor patch tracks vitamin C and other nutrients via sweat

May 28, 2020

To gauge a person’s vitamin C levels – vitamin C supports the immune system and notably helps with wound healing – scientists from the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), US, have developed a thin, flexible, stretchable skin patch which generates an electric current in accordance with the user’s sweat. The strength of the electric current […]

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Researchers think novel coronavirus will spread “no matter the climate conditions”

May 25, 2020

Researchers from the Princeton University Environmental Institute (PEI) in New Jersey, US, believe the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is not greatly affected by local variations in climate. The rapid spread of the virus in tropical nations, such as Brazil and Australia, and others in the Southern Hemisphere further indicates that warmer conditions will […]

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