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Scientists embed antibiotics in the 3D printed implants used to regenerate damaged bone

In a ground-breaking first, researchers have fabricated 3D scaffold implants containing antibiotics at high temperatures. These scaffolds not only support bone regeneration but manage the bone infections that can arise as a result of injury or surgery. Each year, around 4 million people worldwide develop bone infection following an open fracture or surgery. The gold […]

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Psychological forest: What trees reveal about Antarctic researchers

At the bottom of the world, there’s a small island about four kilometers off the coast of Antarctica. In summer, temperatures climb to freezing with uninterrupted daylight for two months. In winter, they fall to minus 40 degrees Celsius without a single sunrise for two months. It is isolated and desolate, uninhabitable to all humans—except […]

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Study shows DHA supplement may offset impact of maternal stress on unborn males

Neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and schizophrenia disproportionately affect males and are directly linked to early life adversity caused by maternal stress and other factors, which might be impacted by nutrition. But the underlying reasons for these male-specific impacts are not well understood. Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and the MU Thompson […]

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New cancer immunotherapy recruits help from lymphatic vessels

Immunotherapy, which recruits the body’s own immune system to attack cancer, has given many cancer patients a new avenue to treat the disease. But many cancer immunotherapy treatments can be expensive, have devastating side effects, and only work in a fraction of patients. Researchers at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of […]

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Alzheimer’s patients’ cognition improves with Sargramostim (GM-CSF), new study shows

A new study suggests that Sargramostim, a medication often used to boost white blood cells after cancer treatments, is also effective in treating and improving memory in people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease. This medication comprises of a natural human protein produced by recombinant DNA technology (yeast-derived rhu GM-CSF/Leukine). The study, from the University of Colorado […]

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Fatty liver hepatitis is caused by auto-aggressive immune cells

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), often called ‘fatty liver hepatitis,’ can lead to serious liver damage and liver cancer. A team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has discovered that this condition is caused by cells that attack healthy tissue—a phenomenon known as auto-aggression. Their results may help in the development of new therapies […]

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Can the right probiotic work for breast milk-fed babies?

Probiotics—those bacteria that are good for your digestive tract—are short-lived, rarely taking residence or colonizing the gut. But a new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, finds that in breast milk-fed babies given the probiotic B. infantis, the probiotic will persist in the baby’s gut for up to one year and play […]