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probiotics

Dal Epidemiologist Shows Probiotics Prevent C. Difficile in Hospital

Hospitalized patients at high risk for C. difficile infection — a species of bacterium with symptoms that range from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of...
hearing loss

New Knowledge to Help People with Hidden Hearing Loss

DTU is heading a new research project in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, among others. The purpose of the project is to highlight the...
soft biobot

UCLA Bioengineering Leads Development of Stingray-Inspired Soft Biobot

UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini has led the development of a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology...
cancers

Biologists’ New Peptide Could Fight Many Cancers

MIT biologists have designed a new peptide that can disrupt a key protein that many types of cancers, including some forms of lymphoma, leukemia,...
antibiotic resistant

Surfers Three Times More Likely to Have Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in...

Conducted by the University of Exeter, the Beach Bums study asked 300 people, half of whom regularly surf the UK’s coastline, to take rectal...
HIV treatmentvideo

New Drug Capsule May Allow Weekly HIV Treatment

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a capsule that can deliver a week’s worth of HIV drugs in a single...
wound healing

Using Mechanical Forces to Improve Wound Healing

To most, an operating room and a manufacturing plant are as different as any two places can be. But not to Dennis Orgill. “To some...
hepatitis C

Emory Researchers and Colleagues Receive $1.2 Million Grant for Hepatitis C...

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million grant over four years to a team of researchers to study the elimination of hepatitis...
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MGH Team Engineers Anti-Inflammatory Antibodies That May Treat Autoimmune Disease

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has found a way to engineer antibodies within an organism, converting autoantibodies that attack “self” tissues...
hydrocephalus

Two Surgical Approaches Equal in Treating Infection-Caused Hydrocephalus

Implanting a shunt or endoscopically reducing intracranial pressure and reducing fluid production are equally effective in treating infants with hydrocephalus caused by brain infections,...
brain lesions

Brain Lesions and Criminal Behavior Linked to Moral Decision-Making Network

When brain lesions occur within the brain network responsible for morality and value-based decision-making, they can predispose a person toward criminal behavior, according to...
depth sensors

New Depth Sensors Could Be Sensitive Enough for Self-Driving Cars

For the past 10 years, the Camera Culture group at MIT’s Media Lab has been developing innovative imaging systems — from a camera that...
metabolism

Understanding Enzyme Cascades Key to Understanding Metabolism

A spoonful of sugar may make the medicine go down, but understanding what happens to that sugar in the cell is far more complicated...
Restless Leg Syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome Risk Factor for Heart-Related Death

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)-related death among women, according to research published online today (Dec. 15)...
miscarriage

Womb Natural Killer Cell Discovery Could Lead to Screening for Miscarriage...

• Previously unknown functions of natural killer cells identified • Cells remodel and ‘refresh’ the lining of the womb in preparation for pregnancy • Process isn’t...
tuberculosis

Decoding Tuberculosis: Using Analysis to Better Understand Disease, Develop New Treatments

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is the causative agent of the serious lung disease, tuberculosis, that is widespread throughout the world. About one-third of the human...
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Mass. General Team Identifies DNA Element That May Cause Rare Movement...

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers has identified a specific genetic change that may be the cause of a rare but severe...
brain disease

Updated Brain Cell Map Connects Various Brain Diseases to Specific Cell...

Researchers have developed new single-cell sequencing methods that could be used to map the cell origins of various brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, schizophrenia...
Lyme Disease

New Lyme Disease Tests Could Offer Quicker, More Accurate Detection

New tests to detect early Lyme disease – which is increasing beyond the summer months – could replace existing tests that often do not...
human life

Parental Lifespan Genes Could Hold Clue to Longer Life

How long we live is determined by a range of factors including our lifestyle and how well we treat factors including blood pressure and...