5 October 2022
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Sience

Scientists Have Discovered a New Set of Blood Groups

The unborn baby was in trouble. Its mother’s doctors, at a UK hospital, knew there was something wrong with the fetus’s blood, so they decided to perform an emergency C-section many weeks before the baby was due. But despite this, and subsequent blood transfusions, the baby suffered a brain hemorrhage with devastating consequences. It sadly […]

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Viruses to Fight Superbugs? Scientists Are Working on It

Phages may help fight drug-resistant infections—but finding the right ones for each bacterium is no mean feat.

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A Better Birth Is Possible

September 2000, Atlanta. I had just celebrated my 23rd birthday. After a summer spent cashiering at Whole Foods for $8.25 an hour, and with my senior year at Spelman College about to start, I was already stress-planning my schedule. For a moment, though, all that worry came to a pause. I stood in my cramped […]

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Sience

To Understand Brain Disorders, Consider the Astrocyte

This was slow going. “We spent a lot of time, probably the first couple of years, really just working out the immunopanning and culturing the astrocytes,” recalls Caldwell. One challenge was making sure that the media contained few proteins to start with—those would have interfered with their measurements. The scientists also needed to make sure […]

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How a ‘Living Drug’ Could Treat Autoimmune Disease

In lupus, a type of autoimmune disease, the body’s natural defense system can’t tell the difference between its own cells and foreign ones, so it mistakenly attacks its own tissues and organs. The attackers are molecules called autoantibodies, which turn against the body instead of protecting it from invaders, like normal antibodies do. They trigger […]

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Monkeypox Cases in the US Are Falling. There’s No One Reason Why

Add to that: There’s little past experience with the vaccine, known as Jynneos in the US, being used against this disease. It was only approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2019, primarily for the prevention of smallpox in case that virus—eradicated from circulation by an earlier vaccine, but retained in two labs—was […]

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Monkeypox Cases in the US Are Falling. No One Knows Why

Add to that: There’s little past experience with the vaccine, known as Jynneos in the US, being used against this disease. It was only approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2019, primarily for the prevention of smallpox in case that virus—eradicated from circulation by an earlier vaccine, but retained in two labs—was […]

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Politics

Wound dressing made of 3D-printed skin could help people with diabetes

People with diabetes often find that cuts and bigger wounds heal very slowly, but a biodegradable dressing made using 3D-printed skin could help Health 15 September 2022 By Carissa Wong Traditional wound dressings don’t always do the job Yuri A/PeopleImages/Shutterstock A biodegradable, 3D-printed skin could speed up the healing of chronic wounds for people with […]

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Sience

This Follicle-Hacking Drug Could One Day Treat Baldness

“I think it’s a realistic vision,” says Maria Kasper, associate professor of cell and molecular biology at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. However, she emphasizes that it’s too early to say whether Plikus’ findings will lead to a new treatment for hair loss and notes that alternative therapeutic approaches are being developed as well. Turn […]

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Is the Psychedelic Therapy Bubble About to Burst?

In April 2021, a widely anticipated paper in the field of psychedelics dropped. The study, a small trial run at Imperial College London and published in The New England Journal of Medicine, investigated the use of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, to treat depression. Led by Robin Carhart-Harris, who now directs the Neuroscape […]

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