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Breast tissue under a microscope.

UTIs’ Surprising Link to Breast Tissue Changes in Women

Women’s health is often talked about in terms of major, life-altering events like pregnancy and menopause. A new study underscores the importance of considering everyday occurrences’ impact on women’s well-being.
An RNA molecule.

Understanding the Key to Immune Defense and Autoimmunity

LMU researchers have deciphered the complex interplay of various enzymes around the innate immune receptor toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7), which plays an important role in defending our bodies against viruses.
A woman on a mat doing sit ups.

The Effects of Exercise Revealed at the Cellular Level

Prolonged physical activity in rats results in profound changes to RNA, proteins, and metabolites in nearly all tissues, providing clues to many human health conditions.
Three cows on a farm.

Antimicrobial Peptide From Cows Has Potential To Treat Incurable Bacteria Infection

A peptide produced by cows can break through bacterial biofilm and kill K. pneumoniae, which causes incurable infection.
Bowl of red cranberries.

Cranberry Extracts Boost the Gut Microbiome

Researchers show that cranberry extracts can boost the number of Bifidobacterium bacteria in a person’s gut.

Calcium Boosts Potato Plant Resistance to Bacterial Wilt

Scientists have discovered that calcium plays a significant role in enhancing the resistance of potato plants to bacterial wilt. This disease causes worldwide losses of potatoes costing $19 billion per year.
Visualisation of the Covid-19 virus.

Potential COVID Treatment Developed May Be Better for the Immunocompromised

A combination of two antiviral compounds may be a promising alternative to Paxlovid when treating COVID-19 in immunocompromised patients.
A person uses an inhaler.

Identification of Drivers of Chronic Allergic Inflammation Could Offer Relief to Allergy Sufferers

The discovery of a T-cell subtype that drives chronic inflammation for allergy sufferers could be the groundwork for new therapies targeting these cells.
Antibodies and red blood cells in a blood vessel.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Have Unique Autoantibody Patterns

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis all have a unique and diverse set of antibodies that are involved in disease development, suggesting the current assumptions of rheumatoid arthritis origin are too simple.
Visualization of the SARS-CoV-2 virus showing spike proteins on the surface of the virus

High Levels of Carbon Dioxide Increase Virus Survival and Transmission

Scientists have discovered higher levels of carbon dioxide increase the survival of viruses in the air. These findings could serve as a scientific basis for designing mitigation strategies to reduce viral transmission in future pandemics.