Neuroscientists have discovered neurons that control hibernation-like behavior in mice, a finding that could translate into applications in humans, such as preventing brain injury during a stroke.
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Precise control over neuron growth paves the way for repairing injuries, including those to the spinal cord, and improving brain models.
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Wei Hsi “Ariel” Yeh dedicated her research in chemistry to solving some of the vast genetic mysteries behind hearing loss.
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DNA-barcoded microbial spores can trace origin of objects, agricultural products.
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A new study takes the most comprehensive look to date at the connection between the ancestry and the molecular makeup of cancer.
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The CRISPR-based molecular diagnostics chip’s capacity ranges from detecting a single type of virus in more than 1,000 samples at a time to searching a small number of samples for more than 160 different viruses, including the COVID-19 virus.
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Potential drug treatments are being developed for telomere diseases, in which cells age prematurely.
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Uncertainty, unemployment, and ill health are combining to feed a rise in concern about America’s mental health as people shelter from the coronavirus and each other, a Harvard Chan School psychiatric epidemiologist said Thursday.
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Further research and development on a class of molecules called bisphosphonates might turbocharge a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus, and help bring immunity to huge populations more quickly.
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New formulations enable oral delivery of therapeutics traditionally delivered intravenously.
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