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Neuroscience

Misophonia is more than just hating the sound of chewing

Researchers for the first time have identified the parts of the brain involved in a less-commonly studied trigger of misophonia, a condition associated with an extreme aversion to certain sounds.

Immunology

Cellular waste may supercharge immune cell function

The immune cells that protect us from infection and cancer seek out a wide array of fuel sources to power their function—including some long thought to be cellular waste products.

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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: Most people infected with omicron didn't know it

The majority of people who were likely infected with the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, didn't know they had the virus, according to a new study from Cedars-Sinai investigators. The findings ...

Medical research

The taste for specialty foods is in our genes, study shows

The reasons why people love certain foods and turn their noses up at others, has to do with more than their cultures or even their taste buds… their genes play a significant role too, a new study reveals.

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers identify an Achilles' heel in neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that develops from neural cells on the adrenal glands, accounts for 15% of childhood cancer deaths. Almost half of children with high-risk neuroblastoma harbor extra copies of the gene MYCN ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How hepatitis E tricks the immune system

Over 3 million people are infected with the hepatitis E virus every year. So far, no effective treatment is available. An international team has investigated which factors are important for the virus in the course of its ...

Medical research

A new perspective in how immunity is fine-tuned through mechanics

The immune system protects us from infections, harmful substances and problematic changes in our own cells. Traditional research posits that parts of invading pathogens or cells sound the alarm, but accumulating evidence ...