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DFG funds four collaborative research centers at Goethe University

DFG funds four collaborative research centers at Goethe University

Researching intricate geometric and arithmetic objects is the goal of the new Collaborative Research Centre Transregio 326 (TRR 326), coordinated by Goethe University. On 25th May, the German Research Foundation (DFG) announced that the TRR 326 would be funded with 9.2 million euros for the next four years. The CRC 1039 “Signalling by fatty acid …

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New research highlights effects of social isolation and loneliness on veterans during pandemic

New research highlights effects of social isolation and loneliness on veterans during pandemic

The research assessed the effect of some of SSAFA’s wellbeing interventions with former service personnel. Credit: SSAFA New research published this week by the Armed Forces charity SSAFA conducted by the University of Bath highlights the positive impact of wellbeing interventions for veterans. It finds that beneficiaries’ interactions with SSAFA volunteers and employees during the …

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Research establishes safe water thresholds for antimicrobials, advancing the battle against resistance

Research establishes safe water thresholds for antimicrobials, advancing the battle against resistance

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers have made progress towards a G7 commitment to establish safe standards for the release of antimicrobials into the environment, by developing a new framework that establishes safe thresholds. The threat of bacteria developing resistance to antimicrobial drugs (often called antibiotics) used to treat infection is one of the greatest global …

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New research a 'step change' for diabetes patients

New research a ‘step change’ for diabetes patients

Low-cost sensor-insoles can be used to assess the risk of foot ulcers. Credit: Staffordshire University Millions of people with diabetes are at risk of developing foot ulcers, which often lead to amputations and other health complications. Now, Scientists from the Centre for Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Technologies (CRBT) have developed a new method to reliably detect …

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Research reveals a possible new approach to prevent death among elderly COVID-19 patients

Research reveals a possible new approach to prevent death among elderly COVID-19 patients

New research from the University of Minnesota Medical School and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic reveals a possible new approach to preventing death and severe disease in elderly people infected with SARS-CoV-2. The researchers demonstrated in a preclinical study that senolytic drugs significantly reduced mortality upon infection from a beta-coronavirus closely related to SARS-CoV-2 in …

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MRI-guided focused ultrasound advances brain and cancer research

MRI-guided focused ultrasound advances brain and cancer research

By 2034, nearly one-quarter of Americans will have reached retirement age, according to the United States Census Bureau. But as people age, the brain becomes more susceptible to developing disorders, such as essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, and tumors. Clinicians and researchers are looking to emerging noninvasive ways to interact with living brain tissue that can …

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Waters launches new RUO LC-MS test method to advance infectious disease research

Waters launches new RUO LC-MS test method to advance infectious disease research

Jun 4 2021 Waters Corporation today introduced a new RUO LC-MS test method to advance critical infectious disease research. Waters™ SARS-CoV-2 LC-MS Kit (RUO) uses an orthogonal analytical method that directly detects and quantifies SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid (NCAP) peptides that initial studies have shown to yield highly accurate, quantitative results. Waters’ SARS-CoV-2 LC-MS Kit (RUO). Image …

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Research reveals new IgM antibodies to fight COVID-19 more potent than commonly used ones

Research reveals new IgM antibodies to fight COVID-19 more potent than commonly used ones

Zhiqiang An, PhD, was one of the lead authors of a study that revealed engineered IgM antibodies were more potent than standard ones against COVID-19. Credit: UTHealth A nasal therapy, built upon on the application of a new engineered IgM antibody therapy for COVID-19, was more effective than commonly used IgG antibodies at neutralizing the …

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Global research team develops fine-scale risk maps to tackle malaria in Haiti

Global research team develops fine-scale risk maps to tackle malaria in Haiti

Credit: Telethon Kids Institute Researchers from Telethon Kids Institute and Curtin University in Perth and Tulane University in New Orleans have developed sophisticated data modeling that could help eradicate malaria in Haiti. Haiti is the poorest country in the Caribbean—beset by natural disasters—and is one of the few countries in the region that have not …

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Researchers explore new ways to culture living heart cells for microgravity research

Researchers explore new ways to culture living heart cells for microgravity research

As part of preparing for an experiment aboard the International Space Station, researchers explored new ways to culture living heart cells for microgravity research. They found that cryopreservation, a process of storing cells at -80°C, makes it easier to transport these cells to the orbiting lab, providing more flexibility in launch and operations schedules. The …

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