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New Wearable Device Modulates Brain Neurons in Mice

McKelvey School of Engineering researchers have developed a noninvasive technology combining a holographic acoustic device with genetic engineering that allows them to precisely target affected neurons in the brain.
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Hepatitis E in Sperm Raises Sexual Transmission Possibility

Discovering that hepatitis E virus is associated with sperm in pigs suggests the virus may be both sexually transmitted and linked to male infertility, according to a new study.
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Sepsis Genes Guide Personalized Treatment

New research uncovers how different people respond to sepsis based on their genetic makeup, which could help identify who would benefit from certain treatments and lead to the development of targeted therapies.
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Microgravity Shrinks Astronaut Kidneys

The structure and function of the kidneys is altered by space flight, with galactic radiation causing permanent damage that would jeopardise any mission to Mars, according to a new study led by researchers from UCL.
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Proportion of US Adults Eating "Ideal Diet" More Than Doubles, But Remains Under 2%

After analysing thousands of dietary records, researchers found that a significantly higher proportion of US adults were now eating a healthier diet. But these nutritional gains aren't evenly spread.
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Eating Small Fish May Prolong Life in Women

Japanese women who regularly eat small fish whole have lower levels of mortality than women who don’t, according to a new study.
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Most of the Genetic Diversity in Wheat Is "Unused"

A decade-long collaborative study has discovered huge genetic potential that is untapped in modern wheat varieties.
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AI Can Design Personalized Cancer Treatments To Help Prevent Relapse, Study Finds

University of Oxford researchers have leveraged the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to develop personalised cancer treatments which could be more effective at preventing patient relapse.
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Changing People’s Brain Dopamine Levels Impacts Their Mentalizing Abilities

Changing the levels of dopamine in a person's brain affects their ability to understand mental states in themselves and in other people.
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Gold-Coated Milling Vessels Catalyze Reactions Without Solvents

Less waste, mild reaction conditions, and no harmful solvents – only a very thin layer of gold is necessary to sustainably convert alcohols into aldehydes through mechanochemistry.
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