Monthly Archives: November 2021

WHO recommends the use of first long-acting option to protect women from HIV

The first long-acting option to protect women from HIV, proven to reduce women’s HIV risk, has been recommended for use by the World Health Organization.

Widely used food additive alters the intestinal environment of healthy persons, research shows

New clinical research indicates that a widely used food additive, carboxymethylcellulose, alters the intestinal environment of healthy persons, perturbing levels of beneficial bacteria and nutrients.

New method can precisely, rapidly correct genetic alterations in patient cells

Researchers in the University of Helsinki and University Hospital Helsinki have developed a method to precisely and rapidly correct genetic alterations in the cultured patient cells.

Scientists discover low amounts of cholesterol in tumor-associated macrophages

Significant changes in lipid metabolism are known to occur in cells associated with non-small-cell lung carcinoma – the most common form of lung cancer.

Research offers new insight on the origins of stuttering

About one in 20 people go through a period of stuttering during childhood. Until the latter half of the 20th century, stuttering was believed to be a psychological problem stemming from lack of effort or from trauma.

Study identifies two genes that play key role in protecting ovarian cancer from the immune system

Immunotherapies have shown striking clinical benefit in the treatment of many cancers, especially when used in combination with chemotherapy.

Researchers genetically map cell types that make up the mouse iris

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have genetically mapped the cell types that make up the mouse iris — the thin disc of pigmented tissue that, in humans, gives eyes their distinct colors.

‘Biosensor barcodes’ can identify and track how cancer cells ‘talk’ to each other

Ever since the first barcode appeared on a pack of chewing gum in 1974, the now-ubiquitous system has enabled manufacturers, retailers and consumers to quickly and effectively identify, characterize, locate and track products and materials.

New algorithm uses data from smartwatches to detect bodily stress, including COVID-19

Using data from smartwatches, a new algorithm reads heart rate as a proxy for physiological or mental stress, potentially alerting wearers they’re falling ill before they have symptoms.

New optogenetic tool can control brain circuits, behavior, and emotion

Controlling signal transmission and reception within the brain circuits is necessary for neuroscientists to achieve a better understanding of the brain’s functions.