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Researchers engineer enucleated cells to deliver therapeutics precisely to diseased tissues

Researchers engineer enucleated cells to deliver therapeutics precisely to diseased tissues

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health report successfully removing the nucleus out of a type of ubiquitous cell, known as enucleation, then using the genetically engineered cell as a unique cargo-carrier to deliver therapeutics precisely to diseased tissues. The findings published in …

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Gender-affirming hormone therapy may increase risk of high blood pressure

Optimizing treatments for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease could save lives, according to researchers

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A recent study shows that optimizing medicines for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease patients living in East London could reduce lifetime hospital costs and prevent cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes. In the study, funded by Barts Charity, researchers evaluated gaps in blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering statin treatments …

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Researchers identify key molecule that may lead to new treatments for COVID

Researchers identify key molecule that may lead to new treatments for COVID

Researchers from the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering examined the protein Nsp13, which is involved in the COVID virus’s replication process. Credit: Shutterstock.com Many treatments for COVID-19 focus on the spike protein that the virus uses to bind to human cells. While those treatments work well on the original variant, they may not be as …

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UCLA-led researchers improve method that was designed to kill HIV-infected cells

UCLA-led researchers improve method that was designed to kill HIV-infected cells

In a study using mice, a UCLA-led team of researchers have improved upon a method they developed in 2017 that was designed to kill HIV-infected cells. The advance could move scientists a step closer to being able to reduce the amount of virus, or even eliminate it, from infected people who are dependent on lifesaving …

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Researchers survey physicians on experiences providing medical aid in dying

Researchers survey physicians on experiences providing medical aid in dying

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In 2016, Colorado voters approved a new state law that provided medical aid in dying for terminally ill patients. This law authorizes a physician who is identified as the attending physician to prescribe a lethal dose of medications that results in death. The experiences and perspectives of physicians who have provided …

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Researchers use artificial intelligence to guide the search for the next SARS-like virus

Researchers use artificial intelligence to guide the search for the next SARS-like virus

Rhinolophus rouxi, which inhabits parts of South Asia, was identified as a likely but undetected betacoronavirus host by the study authors. Credit: Brock and Sherri Fenton An international research team led by scientists at Georgetown University have demonstrated the power of artificial intelligence to predict which viruses could infect humans—like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that led …

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Researchers identify gene expression signatures linked to suicide risk

Researchers identify gene expression signatures linked to suicide risk

Is risk of suicide in our genes? Findings of an international scientific team led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, suggest that gene expression studies could offer insights into the underlying causes of suicide, a highly complex public health problem that takes the lives of more than 800,000 …

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Study: Impacts of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 on male reproductive function: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol . Image Credit: Girts Ragelis/Shutterstock

Researchers plan to review the effect of SARS-CoV-2 on male reproductive health

Since coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged, it has spread to nearly every country globally and caused over five million deaths. Many countries were forced into costly and restrictive measures to reduce the high transmission rate of the disease. These included the mandatory wearing of face masks in public, social distancing restrictions, and even full …

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Researchers analyze the role of self-deception in everyday life

Researchers analyze the role of self-deception in everyday life

A philosophy team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and the University of Antwerp analyzed the role self-deception plays in everyday life and the strategies people use to deceive themselves. In the journal Philosophical Psychology, Dr. Francesco Marchi and Professor Albert Newen describe four strategies used to stabilize and shield the positive self-image. According to their theory, …

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Researchers discover new mechanism behind the formation of membrane vesicles

Researchers discover new mechanism behind the formation of membrane vesicles

Canadian and American researchers have discovered a new mechanism by which membrane vesicles are made. These self-contained nanoparticles trap proteins, RNA and other molecules from inside or outside of living cells as nutrients or regulate the numbers of cell surface hormone receptors, such as those for insulin, to control the sensitivity of cells to hormones. …

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