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Breaking bacterial resistance to frontline antibiotics

14 January, 2022

Researchers have discovered how to repurpose a molecule called PBT2 to break bacterial resistance to commonly used frontline antibiotics.

How pain and anxiety impact breathing on a cellular level

13 January, 2022

Scientists at the Salk Institute have uncovered a neural network in the brain that coordinates breathing rhythm with feelings of pain and fear.

Coffee consumption could lower Alzheimer's risk

23 December, 2021

Study participants with no memory impairments and with higher coffee consumption had lower risk of transitioning to mild cognitive impairment or developing Alzheimer's disease.

International stem cell research centre established

20 December, 2021

A grant of up to €300 million over 10 years has enabled the establishment of a major international research centre focused on stem cell medicine.

Probiotics found to improve nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

14 December, 2021

Researchers set out to determine whether supplementing with a probiotic could be beneficial for gastrointestinal function during pregnancy.

Immune cells in the skin play a surprising role in allergies

07 December, 2021

New research has found that dendritic cells in the skin behave differently from their counterparts elsewhere in the body.

Gut medication may be hindering lung cancer treatment

03 December, 2021

A common medication used to treat reflux, heartburn and ulcers could be lessening the effectiveness of lung cancer immunotherapy drugs.

Understanding Omicron severity will take days to weeks: WHO

30 November, 2021

The new Omicron COVID-19 variant has been declared to be "of concern" by the World Health Organization but understanding the level of severity will take days to weeks.

Major limitation discovered in cellular biology analysis tool

26 November, 2021

The discovery will force the reassessment of a large amount of already-published scientific literature to determine if the reported observations are accurate.

Early embryonic development stage finally mapped in humans

24 November, 2021

There is currently very little understanding of the crucial gastrulation stage that occurs shortly after the embryo implants in the womb.

Tackling antibiotic resistance: free course and new research

19 November, 2021

The course will help build products and solutions to tackle antimicrobial resistance, while separately researchers have found a way to increase antibiotic effectiveness.

Gut microbiome–autism link flipped on its head

12 November, 2021

Diversity in microbe species found in the guts of children with autism may be due to their restricted dietary preferences, rather than the cause of their symptoms.

Oral hookworm vaccine proves effective in mice

11 November, 2021

The new vaccine targets the hookworm's digestion enzyme (APR 1). When the function of these enzymes is blocked, the parasite starves.

How bipolar disorder changes the brain over time

05 November, 2021

A multicentre longitudinal study has confirmed aberrant changes over time in the brains of people with bipolar disorder.

Alzheimer's spreads differently to how we thought

03 November, 2021

Researchers have used human data to quantify the speed of different processes that lead to Alzheimer's disease.

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