Hydrogen sulfide, typically characterized as poisonous, corrosive, and smelling of rotten eggs, may protect aging brain cells against Alzheimer's disease.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~7 min
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Study shows how to determine the elusive motions of proteins that remain disordered.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~4 min
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The scent of sickness: 5 questions answered about using dogs – and mice and ferrets – to detect disease
Scientists are experimenting with using dogs to sniff out people infected with COVID-19. But dogs aren't the only animals with a nose for disease.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~8 min
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PODCAST: Replacing or assisting the human heart with a machine would save countless lives. But the quest to build an artificial heart has had many gruesome missteps and caused researchers to reimagine how to keep our blood flowing.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~24 min
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A new study, involving the University of Cambridge and led by the Pirbright Institute, has identified key genetic changes in SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes
Jan. 8, 2021 • ~5 min
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Inhibiting certain enzymes may offer a way to restore memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease, research in mice shows.
Jan. 6, 2021 • ~6 min
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Brown fat may protect against a variety of disease, including type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease, a new study of 50,000 people shows.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~7 min
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A study of diet has found that by adhering to specific guidelines, women can reduce more than one-third of incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~3 min
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Air pollution may contribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia risk – here's what we're learning from brain scans
The tiny air pollutants known as PM2.5, emitted by vehicles, factories and power plants, aren’t just a hazard for lungs. A study finds more brain shrinkage in older women exposed to pollution.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~7 min
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A diverse group of researchers is working to turn new discoveries about the trillions of microbes in the body into treatments for a range of diseases.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~10 min
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