Ancient ‘chewing gum’ yields insights into people and bacteria of the past

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in extracting a complete human genome from a thousands-of-years old “chewing gum.” According to the researchers, it…

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Millions with swallowing problems could be helped through new wearable device

A wearable monitoring device to make treatments easier and more affordable for the millions of people with swallowing disorders is about to be released into…

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More than 1 in 3 low- and middle-income countries face both extremes of malnutrition

A new approach to food systems is needed to help low- and middle-income countries reduce both obesity and undernutrition, two issues that have become increasingly…

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Scientists show how tiny, mutated neuron antennae impair brain connectivity

Axons are the long thread-like extensions of neurons that send electrical signals to other brain cells. Thanks to axonal connectivity, our brains and bodies can…

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Origins of neurodegenerative disease

New research has shed light on the origins of spinocerebellar ataxia type 7 (SCA7) and demonstrates effective new therapeutic pathways for SCA7 and the more…

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Mitochondria are the ‘canary in the coal mine’ for cellular stress

Mitochondria, tiny structures present in most cells, are known for their energy-generating machinery. Now, Salk researchers have discovered a new function of mitochondria: they set…

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Paving the way to healing complex trauma

A major study led by researchers at La Trobe University in Australia has identified key themes that will be used to inform strategies to support…

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Nurses sleep less before a scheduled shift, hindering patient care and safety

Nurses sleep nearly an hour and a half less before work days compared to days off, which hurts patient care and safety, finds a new…

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