Antagonistic interactions of plant defense compounds

In chemical pest control, but also in medical treatment of diseases, it is often recommended to rely on a combination therapy of different agents in order to achieve the best…

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Reliable diagnostics at the tip of your finger

Biomarkers are components that may be present in biological samples and are related to specific diseases. Therefore, doctors can analyze biological samples from a patient to check their health condition…

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Fish and humans: A new approach to Bloom syndrome research

Researchers at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) have created a new disease model that has contributed to a better understanding of Bloom syndrome and the sex determination processes of zebrafish. The study, linking…

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Novel tool targeting unusual RNA structures for potential therapeutic applications

Ribonucleic acids (RNAs), which decode the genetic code stored in DNA and produce proteins, fold into diverse structures to govern fundamental biological processes in all life forms, including humans. Targeting…

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A friend, not foe: Parasite in gastrointestinal system found to promote health

The human gut — or gastrointestinal system — where food is broken down into nutrients for the body, is an ecosystem that harbours thousands of bacteria species, whose interactions determine…

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Women with long COVID-19 syndrome have more symptoms

A new study found that females with Long COVID-19 syndrome were more symptomatic than males. Females were statistically significantly more likely to experience difficulty swallowing, fatigue, chest pain, and palpitations…

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DOD Awards $297,831 to study effects of toxic pollutants on airway pathology

The Department of Defense awarded $297,831 to Kartik Balachandran, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the U of A, to study the effects of particulate matter pollution on the nasal…

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Johns Hopkins-led study finds convalescent plasma can be effective early Covid-19 therapy

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) today published final results of a nationwide multicenter study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of…

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Cryo-EM reveals how ‘911’ molecule helps fix damaged DNA

When something goes wrong during DNA replication, cells call their own version of 911 to pause the process and fix the problem — a failsafe that is critical to maintaining…

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When and how mutant clones expand in normal endometrium

Niigata, Japan—Monthly menstruation is a biological phenomenon in women of reproductive age that involves morphological and functional changes in the uterine endometrium followed by uterine lining shedding. The endometrial layer…

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