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New Preeclampsia Protein Biomarker Could Improve Treatment

A breakthrough has occurred in pinpointing the underlying cause of preeclampsia (PE). Researchers analyzed protein content in the placenta and serum of PE patients, discovering increased levels of the protein cis P-tau.
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Calcium Ion Channel Contributes to Brain Inflammation

Researchers have identified how a calcium channel in the nervous system contributes to brain inflammation. They determined the calcium channel plays a key role in controlling astrocyte reactivity and their ability to produce inflammatory mediators.
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Some Cardiac Arrest Survivors Can Report Clear Memories of Death

A first-of-its-kind study has explored consciousness and brain activity in patients during cardiopulmonary resuscitation after a cardiac arrest.
Two sleeping parents with a newborn baby in the middle.

The Ideal Nap Schedule To Help New Parents Survive the Newborn Stage

New analysis of pilot studies on night shift naps conducted from 2012 to 2018 revealed the ideal snoozing strategy that might help counteract drowsiness and fatigue during a 16-hour overnight duty. The findings can also benefit new parents.
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Mice Take a "Surprising" Approach to Learning

Results of a mouse behavioral study surprised scientists by showing that while mice were capable of learning the “win-stay, lose-shift” strategy, they nonetheless refused to fully adopt it.
An anatomical model of a human brain.

Possible Cause of Post-Stroke Depression Identified

Researchers have pinpointed a molecular signature of post-stroke depression, suggesting a link between immune activity in the brain and depression after a stroke.
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Women Retain the Benefits of Exercise Later in Life

Researchers have found women can retain the benefits of exercise during their 20s, going on to have better heart health later in life. They analysed longitudinal data from 479 women who reported their physical activity levels every three years.
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Electrically Charged Molecules Could Help Treat Brain Tumors

Electrically charged molecules that trigger self-destruction could be used to target and kill cancer cells in hard-to-treat brain tumors.
 C. elegans head/upper body of two C. elegans worms, with protein aggregates visible in the pharynx in control conditions (shown by yellow fluorescence, left) and without aggregates due to protein clearance by the SAPA mechanism (right photo).

Tissue-Specific Protein Aggregation Protection Uncovered

Researchers have identified a backup mechanism of protein quality control which prevents the toxic effects of protein aggregation in specific tissues when normal methods of molecular monitoring fail.
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Large Amounts of Sedentary Time Associated With Higher Dementia Risk

Adults aged 60 and older who spend more time engaging in sedentary behaviors like sitting while watching TV or driving may be at increased risk of developing dementia.