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Exercise boosts cognitive function after a bad night's sleep

04 December, 2023

Moderate-intensity exercise can improve cognitive function in people who are sleep deprived and have low levels of oxygen, researchers have found.

Nanoscale probes reveal how cell structure responds to pressure

27 November, 2023

By giving living cells a 'poke' and monitoring the results, scientists have gotten their first glimpse of how whole cells respond to external mechanical pressure.

Maternal gut bacteria found to communicate with foetus

17 November, 2023

In healthy pregnancy, nanoparticles secreted by maternal gut bacteria migrate to the amniotic fluid, containing molecules derived from bacteria.

Food sensitivity linked to increased risk of cardiovascular death

14 November, 2023

Sensitivity to common food allergens such as cow's milk and peanuts could be a cause of heart disease, according to new research.

Chimeric monkey created from embryonic stem cell lines

13 November, 2023

Researchers have reported the live birth of a 'chimeric' monkey composed of cells that originate from two genetically distinct embryos of the same species of monkey.

Turning brain immune cells into neurons helps stroke recovery

09 November, 2023

Researchers have discovered that turning brain immune cells into neurons successfully restores brain function after stroke-like injury in mice.

Sanofi opens mRNA research site at Griffith University

06 November, 2023

Sanofi has officially opened its latest research site at Griffith University's Gold Coast campus, which is set to bring global biomedical R&D to the region.

Mouse brains are 'rewired' during pregnancy

30 October, 2023

Both oestrogen and progesterone act on a small population of neurons in the brain to switch on parental behaviour even before offspring arrive.

Catch me if you can: how three infectious disease agents evade the immune system

27 October, 2023 by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Understanding how pathogens replicate, infect cells and evade the immune system may pave the way to treatments for infectious diseases.

Why do antidepressants take so long to kick in?

26 October, 2023

The delay in therapeutic action of antidepressants has been a puzzle to psychiatrists ever since they were first discerned over 50 years ago — a puzzle that now appears to have been solved.

Fragments of mitochondrial DNA spread Parkinson's disease

25 October, 2023

The spread of damaged genetic material, the mitochondrial DNA, causes the symptoms reminiscent of Parkinson's disease and its progression to dementia.

Long COVID patients have distinct hormonal, immune differences

23 October, 2023

A machine learning algorithm was able to differentiate between people with and without long COVID with 96% accuracy, based on distinctive features detected in the blood.

Golden staph's antibiotic resistance genes uncovered

20 October, 2023

While patient factors are critical in determining mortality risks, specific genes are linked to golden staph's antibiotic resistance, along with the bacteria's ability to linger in the blood.

Immune cells in older adults fall short in virus detection

18 October, 2023

Killer T cells in older adults, directed against influenza viruses, closely resemble those found in newborns and children, but struggle to recognise infected cells.

Survivors of cardiac arrest recall experience of death

16 October, 2023

Some cardiac arrest patients revived by CPR had clear memories of experiencing death and even had brain patterns that were linked to thought and memory while unconscious.

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