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Nasal Cells Specific to Children Protect Against COVID-19

Important differences in how the nasal cells of young and elderly people respond to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, could explain why children typically experience milder COVID-19 symptoms, finds a new study.
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Harnessing the Therapeutic Potential of Circular RNA

In this interview, Erik Digman Wiklund tells us about the discovery of circRNA and discusses some of the challenges of harnessing its full potential for therapeutic interventions.
Double helix structure of DNA.
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Mutated Histone-Modifying Gene Leads to Autism in Mice

Now, researchers from Japan have developed an animal model and elucidated the mechanism by which mutation in genes involved in chromatin modification causes autism. They have also discovered a drug that can be used in the treatment of autism.
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The Most Comprehensive Atlas to Date of mRNA Variants in the Brain to Date

Investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine have assembled the most comprehensive atlas to date of messenger RNA (mRNA) variants in the mouse and human brain.
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New “Atlas” of the Human Ovary a Step Towards Artificial Ovaries

A new “atlas” of the human ovary provides insights that could lead to treatments restoring ovarian hormone production and the ability to have biologically related children, according to University of Michigan engineers.
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Bacterial RNAs’ Half-Life Is Three Times Shorter Than Assumed

RNA decay is a crucial mechanism for controlling gene expression and a new study shows that bacterial RNA decays faster than previously thought.
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Long-Term Memory Formation Requires Nerve Cell Damage

A new study published in Nature puts a different spin on inflammation’s role in the brain, one that could have implications for drugs that target inflammatory pathways.
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How Do Microglia Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease?

Microglia are specialized immune cells in the brain. While they normally protect our brains, they can also contribute to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.
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AI Tool Maps Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Soft tissue sarcomas are rare and difficult to treat. Machine-learning tools designed at Stanford Medicine uncover distinct cellular communities that correlate with prognosis, immunotherapy success.
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New Research Identifies Key Driver of Myelination in the Brain

New research from scientists at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford University has identified a key driver of myelination, the formation of protective fatty sheaths around nerve fibers.
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