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Medical research

Molecular switch controls ability to repair hearing loss in mice

In a study in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have found a molecular switch that turns off the animal's ability to repair damaged cells in the inner ear. The findings shed light on regenerative abilities that are ...

Medical research

New study explains important cause of fatal influenza

It is largely unknown why influenza infections lead to an increased risk of bacterial pneumonia. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now described important findings leading to so-called superinfections, which claim ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID's collateral damage: Germicidal lamps may damage corneas

In a paper published in the journal of Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, physicians from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine reported that several patients using germicidal ...

Medications

Simple new testing method aims to improve time-release drugs

When you take a time-release drug, you count on it doing what the package says: release the drug slowly into your bloodstream to provide benefits over the specified period of time. When the drug dissolves too slowly or too ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Team uses copper to image Alzheimer's aggregates in the brain

A proof-of-concept study conducted in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease offers new evidence that copper isotopes can be used to detect the amyloid-beta protein deposits that form in the brains of people living with—or ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Memories of past events retain remarkable fidelity even as we age

Scientists studying the complex relationship between aging and memory have found that in a controlled experiment, people can remember the details about past events with a surprising 94% accuracy, even accounting for age. ...

Radiology & Imaging

Researchers develop low-cost, portable brain imaging scanner

When it comes to brain scans for assessing head trauma, detecting brain cancer, and performing numerous other tests, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the best option, but MRI scanners are costly, require special infrastructure, ...

Neuroscience

AI helps scientists understand brain activity behind thoughts

A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University has developed artificial intelligence (AI) models that help them better understand the brain computations that underlie thoughts. This is new, because ...