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  • newYoga and meditation reduce chronic pain
    A mindfulness-based stress reduction course was found to benefit patients with chronic pain and depression, leading to significant improvement in participant perceptions of pain, mood and functional capacity, according to a new study. Most of the study respondents (89%) reported the program helped them find ways to better cope with their pain while 11% remained neutral.
    - 1 hour ago 1 Oct 20, 11:02pm -
  • newSurvey finds American support for human-animal chimera research
    In September 2015, the US National Institutes of Health placed a funding moratorium on research that involves introducing human pluripotent stem cells into animal embryos. To assess attitudes on human-animal chimeric embryo research, investigators conducted a survey among 430 Americans. The results of the survey found that 82% of people are supportive of at least some parts of this research.
    - 3 hours ago 1 Oct 20, 9:06pm -
  • AI can detect COVID-19 in the lungs like a virtual physician, new study shows
    New research shows that artificial intelligence can be nearly as accurate as a physician in diagnosing COVID-19 in the lungs. The study also shows the new technique can also overcome some of the challenges of current testing.
    - 1 day ago 1 Oct 20, 12:14am -
  • Screen time can change visual perception -- and that's not necessarily bad
    The coronavirus pandemic has shifted many of our interactions online, with Zoom video calls replacing in-person classes, work meetings, conferences and other events. Will all that screen time damage our vision? Maybe not. It turns out that our visual perception is highly adaptable, according to new research.
    - 1 day ago 1 Oct 20, 12:14am -
  • Antidepressant drug effective in treating 'lazy eye' in adults
    Researchers reveal how subanesthetic ketamine, which is used for pain management and as an antidepressant in humans, is effective in treating adult amblyopia, a brain disorder commonly known as 'lazy eye.'
    - 1 day ago 1 Oct 20, 12:14am -
  • Rapeseed instead of soy burgers: Researchers identify a new source of protein for humans
    Rapeseed has the potential to replace soy as the best plant-based source of protein for humans. In a current study, nutrition scientists found that rapeseed protein consumption has comparable beneficial effects on human metabolism as soy protein. The glucose metabolism and satiety were even better. Another advantage: The proteins can be obtained from the by-products of rapeseed oil production.
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 20, 8:31pm -
  • Delirium a key sign of COVID-19 in frail, older people
    A new analysis, using information from the COVID Symptom Study app and patients admitted to St Thomas' Hospital in London, has shown that delirium -- a state of acute confusion associated with a higher risk of serious illness and death -- is a key symptom of COVID-19 in frail, older people.
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 20, 8:31pm -
  • The ancient Neanderthal hand in severe COVID-19
    Genetic variants that leave their carrier more susceptible to severe COVID-19 are inherited from Neanderthals, a new study finds.
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 20, 7:17pm -
  • Breaking COVID-19's 'clutch' to stop its spread
    The virus that causes COVID-19 uses a clutch-like shifter to enable transcription of one RNA string into multiple proteins, and therein lies a vulnerability. A proof-of-concept study shows it's possible to eliminate that shifter with an RNA-binding compound linked to a 'trash this' signal.
    - 1 day ago 30 Sep 20, 6:21pm -
  • In deadly COVID-19 lung inflammation, discover a culprit in NFkB pathway
    Scientists have made a leap forward in our understanding of how COVID-19 infections trigger deadly levels of lung inflammation. Their discovery of a pathway that sets the lungs ablaze with inflammation has launched a search for new therapeutics that could block this process before it can take off and turn fatal.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 20, 3:04am -
  • Social media use linked with depression, secondary trauma during COVID-19
    Can't stop checking social media for the latest COVID-19 health information? You might want to take a break, according to researchers who discovered that excessive use of social media for COVID-19 health information is related to both depression and secondary trauma.
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 20, 12:51am -
  • New research provides clues on optimizing cell defenses when viruses attack
    Researchers studying interferons, immune response proteins released naturally by human cells when viruses are detected, have uncovered new details on the mechanisms underlying cell defenses. They describe the intricate, time-dependent regulatory mechanisms that human cells use to control the duration and strength of antiviral responses triggered by interferon. Based on these findings, researchers are now able to design time-dependent administrations of interferon to minimize inhibitory factors a…
    - 2 days ago 30 Sep 20, 12:51am -
  • Many ventilation systems may increase risk of COVID-19 exposure, study suggests
    Ventilation systems in many modern office buildings, which are designed to keep temperatures comfortable and increase energy efficiency, may increase the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, particularly during the coming winter, according to new research.
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 20, 10:33pm -
  • Wearable exosuit that lessens muscle fatigue could redesign the future of work
    A new clothing-like exoskeleton can reduce back muscle fatigue and providing needed physical relief to material handlers, medical professionals and frontline workers.
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 20, 10:05pm -
  • Discovery enables adult skin to regenerate like a newborn's
    A newly identified genetic factor allows adult skin to repair itself like the skin of a newborn. The discovery has implications for wound treatment and preventing some of the aging process in skin. Researchers identified a factor in the skin of baby mice controlling hair follicle formation. When it was activated in adult mice, their skin was able to heal wounds without scarring. The reformed skin even included fur and could make goose bumps.
    - 2 days ago 29 Sep 20, 10:05pm -