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Great Secrets To Handling Locksmith Work Yourself

Why do you need information on locksmiths? It could be that you are locked out of your car right now, or you may be planning your security needs. Either way, you have landed here. The suggestions offered here will lead you to that professional you can be confident in in handling your sticky situation. When […]

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Scientists demonstrate promising new approach for treating cystic fibrosis

UNC School of Medicine scientists led a collaboration of researchers to demonstrate a potentially powerful new strategy for treating cystic fibrosis (CF) and potentially a wide range of other diseases. It involves small, nucleic acid molecules called oligonucleotides that can correct some of the gene defects that underlie CF but are not addressed by existing […]

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Researchers tackle mystery of short-sightedness increasing in children

Myopia is on the rise. In the UK, the number of children with myopia has doubled in the last 50 years. Globally, it’s projected that by 2050 half of the world’s population will be myopic. Although myopia—also known as near-sightedness or short-sightedness—can run in families, environmental factors, such as spending too much time indoors have […]

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New research identifies link between gut microbes and stroke

New findings from Cleveland Clinic researchers show for the first time that the gut microbiome impacts stroke severity and functional impairment following stroke. The results, published in Cell Host & Microbe, lay the groundwork for potential new interventions to help treat or prevent stroke. The research was led by Weifei Zhu, Ph.D., and Stanley Hazen, […]

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Early lung cancer coopts immune cell into helping tumors invade the lungs

Immune cells that normally repair tissues in the body can be fooled by tumors when cancer starts forming in the lungs and instead help the tumor become invasive, according to a surprising discovery reported by Mount Sinai scientists in Nature in June. The researchers found that early-stage lung cancer tumors coopt the immune cells, known […]

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The vision: Tailored optical stimulation for the blind

Stimulation of the nervous system with neurotechnology has opened up new avenues for treating human disorders, such as prosthetic arms and legs that restore the sense of touch in amputees, prosthetic fingertips that provide detailed sensory feedback with varying touch resolution, and intraneural stimulation to help the blind by giving sensations of sight. Scientists in […]

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Researchers translate a bird’s brain activity into song

It is possible to re-create a bird’s song by reading only its brain activity, shows a first proof-of-concept study from the University of California San Diego. The researchers were able to reproduce the songbird’s complex vocalizations down to the pitch, volume and timbre of the original. Published June 16 in Current Biology, the study lays […]

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Researchers find human infant brains, bodies are active during new sleep stage

Human babies do even more than we thought while sleeping. A new study from University of Iowa researchers provides further insights into the coordination that takes place between infants’ brains and bodies as they sleep. The Iowa researchers have for years studied infants’ twitching movements during REM sleep and how those twitches contribute to babies’ […]