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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Highly contagious coronavirus variant's mutation weakens antibody effectiveness

FIU researchers looking to unravel the secrets of how the coronavirus' most contagious variant became so widespread have found an intriguing clue.

Oncology & Cancer

Advanced imaging reveals breast cancer's Achilles' heel

For breast cancer patients, standard-of care therapies become drastically less effective if their tumor has spread to other parts of the body, such as the lung.

Pediatrics

Long COVID symptoms in children rarely persist beyond 12 weeks

Long COVID symptoms rarely persisted beyond 12 weeks in children and adolescents unlike adults. But more studies were required to investigate the risk and impact of long COVID in young people to help guide vaccine policy ...

Immunology

Scientists reveal how vitamin A enters immune cells in the gut

Immunologists and geneticists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered how vitamin A enters immune cells in the intestines—findings that could offer insight to treat digestive diseases and perhaps help improve ...

Medical research

Can fruit fly research help improve survival of cancer patients?

The experience of a fruit fly dying from cancer may seem worlds away from that of a human with a life-threatening tumor, yet University of California Berkeley researchers are finding commonalities between the two that could ...

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists identify new targets for cancer vaccines

Over the past decade, scientists have been exploring vaccination as a way to help fight cancer. These experimental cancer vaccines are designed to stimulate the body's own immune system to destroy a tumor, by injecting fragments ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Therapeutic potential of Mozart for medication-resistant epilepsy

Listening to Mozart's Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major (K448) for at least 30 seconds may be associated with less frequent spikes of epilepsy-associated electrical activity in the brain in people with medication-resistant ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research reveals new treatment strategy for propionic acidemia

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have shown that a class of drugs they pioneered has the potential to treat a rare metabolic disorder called propionic acidemia. The findings were published today in Science ...