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“Jumping Genes” Trigger Inflammation in Alzheimer’s

Researchers from The University of Texas San Antonio have identified a molecular process that leads to abnormal RNA production in Alzheimer’s disease and a rare brain disorder, progressive supranuclear palsy. The abnormal RNA behaves similarly to inflammatory triggers in viral infections.
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Large Study Uncovers Details About Long COVID Symptoms

NIH-funded research effort identifies most common symptoms, potential subgroups, and initial symptom-based scoring system – with aim of improving future diagnostics and treatment.
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Personalized mRNA Vaccine Could Be Used To Treat Pancreatic Cancer

An research team have been developing a personalized mRNA cancer-treatment vaccine approach. It is designed to help immune cells recognize specific neoantigens on patients’ pancreatic cancer cells.
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Deep Learning Aids Development of Super-Resolution Ultrasound

Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology used deep learning to develop a new framework for super-resolution ultrasound.
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Breakthrough Reveals How Botox Infiltrates Brain Cells

Scientists at the University of Queensland have made a breakthrough in understanding how the drug and ubiquitous cosmetic treatment Botox penetrates brain cells. Their study was published in The EMBO Journal.

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Shape-Changing Artificial Muscle Fibers Serve as Cell Scaffolds

In two new studies, researchers designed and tested a series of textile fibers that can change shape and generate force like a muscle.
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Insomnia Medication Could Help Those Who Act Out Their Dreams While Sleeping

Mount Sinai researchers have published what they say is the first study to identify a new form of treatment for rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder.
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First Oral Drug To Treat Moderate-to-Severe Crohn’s Disease Approved

Data from a Mount Sinai-led phase 3 trial published today in The New England Journal of Medicine show that upadacitinib, a breakthrough, once-daily oral medication, helps patients achieve and maintain clinical and endoscopic remission.
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Even Bacteria Need a Little Stress Relief

Researchers from Japan have found that a bacterial nanomachine with an unusual cellular location can protect cells from stressful environments.
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How Science Can Choose Less Stigmatizing Language

Word choice matters—a lot— when it comes to research. That's the conclusion of a new study that analyzed HIV-related stigmatizing language published in scientific literature from 2010 to 2020.