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Lockdown Measures Affected Newborn Gut Microbiota and Allergies

Lockdown restriction had an impact on the gut microbiome development and rates of allergies in newborns, reports a new study.
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Kundalini Yoga Provides Unique Cognitive Benefits to Older Women

Kundalini yoga, which focuses on breathwork and meditation, can provide several benefits to cognition and memory in older women at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
A COVID-19 virus.

Why Is the SARS-CoV-2 Virus Spherical in Shape?

One small protein in SARS-CoV-2, the Membrane protein, or M protein, is the most abundant and plays a crucial role in how the virus acquires its spherical structure. Nonetheless, this protein’s properties are not well understood.
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Cholesterol Clumps Disrupt the Pain Relief We Feel From Applying Pressure

Physical pressure on an injury can reduce pain signals, but new research shows that cholesterol clumps in cell membranes can interfere with that process.
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Vitamin D Pathway Has an Anti-Aging Role in Drosophila Midgut

New research has highlighted the role of the vitamin D pathway in protecting cells during aging in Drosophila models.
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Human Study Reveals Dopamine and Serotonin’s Role in Social Behavior

Scientists delve into the world of chemical neuromodulators actions in the human brain, specifically dopamine and serotonin, to reveal their role in social behavior.
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Trabid Protein’s Role in Microcephaly Identified for the First Time

A new study pinpoints how mutations in a protein involved in neuronal development can contribute to microcephaly, which causes abnormal brain development.
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Down Syndrome Memory Challenges Tied to Genome's "Dark Matter"

Researchers reveal that the Snhg11 gene is critical for the function and formation of neurons in the hippocampus. Experiments with mice and human tissues revealed the gene is less active in brains with Down syndrome.
Cancer cells.

New Study Unveils Proteogenomics Landscape of Small Cell Lung Cancer

Researchers reported the first large-scale study characterizing the proteomics and phosphoproteomics of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) clinical cohorts, providing a comprehensive picture of the proteogenomics landscape of SCLC.
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Human and Canine Meningiomas Are Genetically Similar

Researchers have discovered genetic similarities between common brain tumors in humans and dogs, opening the door for collaborations between human and animal medicine.