Mini Brains Grown From Stem Cells Developed Light-Sensitive, Eye-Like Features
Understanding how eyes develop can help researchers pinpoint how to treat early retinal diseases
Pregnant women with COVID-19 are more susceptible to pre-eclampsia
A review of the scientific literature published by Brazilian researchers shows that pregnant women infected by the novel coronavirus run a higher risk of developing pre-eclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by persistent high blood pressure, usually in the second half of pregnancy or shortly after delivery.
Clinical Trial in Transplant Patients Shows Third Shot Is Very Effective
Scientists with the Ajmera Transplant Centre at UHN have conducted a first-in-the-world randomized placebo-controlled trial of third dose COVID-19 booster vaccine for transplant patients that shows substantially improved protection.
Another Milestone for CRISPR-Cas9 Technology: First Trial Data for Treatment Delivered Intravenously
Use of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology for therapeutic purposes can be a boon for clinical laboratories. Not only is this application a step forward in the march toward precision medicine, but it can give clinical labs the essential role of sequencing a patient’s DNA to help the referring physician identify how CRISPR-Cas9 can be used to edit the patient’s DNA to treat specific health conditions.
ISS Experiment Expands DNA Research Toolkit Using CRISPR
Studying DNA repair is key to future space exploration, which could expose humans to risk of DNA damage caused by radiation. Conditions in space also could affect the way the body repairs such damage, potentially compounding that risk.
Modified smartwatch can help reduce stress
The old adage "never let them see you sweat," doesn't apply in the electrical and computer engineering lab of Rose Faghih, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering.
Visual imagination motivates people to engage in pleasurable and achievement-oriented activities
People struggling to motivate themselves to engage in activities that are good for them should tap into their imagination to visualize themselves carrying out the activity, according to new research from The University of Western Australia.
Personal Activity Intelligence can help people maintain a healthy body weight, study shows
New research shows that physical activity equivalent to 100 PAI a week can counteract excessive weight gain.
Study: Smell regulates our eating habits
Walking past a corner bakery, you may find yourself drawn in by the fresh smell of sweets wafting from the front door. You're not alone: The knowledge that humans make decisions based on their noses has led major brands like Cinnabon and Panera Bread to pump the scents of baked goods into their restaurants, leading to big spikes in sales.
Compounds That Give Coffee Its Distinctive ‘Mouthfeel’
Researchers report several coffee compounds that contribute to the "mouthfeel" of the beverage
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