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 new strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 appears to be spreading fast in the the UK. What does this mean for vaccine developers and vaccinations?
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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The pandemic is placing strain not just on doctors and nurses but the medical laboratory professionals who conduct the billions of medical tests behind the scenes.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~10 min
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Like it or not, the facial feature most influenced by your genes is your nose. Researchers investigate which genes are involved in sculpting the face.
Dec. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
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Genetic engineering transformed stem cells into working mini-livers that extended the life of mice with liver disease
New strategy helps build synthetic organs from scratch. This enabled the researchers to grow functioning liver tissue in the lab that could be transplanted into mice with liver disease.
Dec. 7, 2020 • ~8 min
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Hospitals are losing staff to quarantines as rural case numbers rise, and administrators fear flu season will make make it worse. And then there's the politics.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~9 min
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A new discovery offers hope for ways to treat a debilitating disease that has become a leading cause of death in the US..
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~8 min
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Who knew that black licorice had a dark side? A scientist explains when this treat becomes a threat.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~8 min
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A new study is the first to identify sex differences in inflammation and immune cell activation in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection, which causes COVID-19.
Oct. 12, 2020 • ~7 min
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The Trump administration wants to go it alone when it comes to vaccine development and distribution. What does this mean for the U.S. and the world?
Oct. 2, 2020 • ~8 min
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