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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Increase in delirium, rare brain inflammation and stroke linked to COVID-19

Neurological complications of Covid-19 can include delirium, brain inflammation, stroke and nerve damage, finds a new UCL and UCLH-led study.

Neuroscience

Neurons show distinct styles as they interact with the same muscle partner

A new study by MIT neuroscientists into how seemingly similar neuronal subtypes drive locomotion in the fruit fly revealed an unexpected diversity as the brain's commands were relayed to muscle fibers. A sequence of experiments ...

HIV & AIDS

Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIV

A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant virus from his body, doctors ...

Cardiology

Among older adults, statin use tied to decreased risk of death

Study after study has shown that statins can prevent heart attacks, strokes and death in middle-aged adults. But in 28 major clinical trials of statins, only 2 percent of participants have been 75 years or older. This means ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Women's egg quality dependent on metabolic factors

Increasing the levels of a chemical found in all human cells could boost a woman's fertility and help select the best eggs for IVF, according to University of Queensland research.

Cardiology

Four-dimensional physiologically adaptive cardiac patch

Bioengineers have considerably advanced cardiac scaffold engineering techniques to treat myocardial infarction, a form of cardiovascular disease and the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. However, it is still ...

Medical research

Drug screens and CRISPR combine to help make better cancer drugs

A new study has created the most comprehensive analysis for understanding how cancer drugs work at a molecular level. Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and AstraZeneca ...

Oncology & Cancer

Improved cancer immunotherapies require radical CAR overhaul

CAR-T cell therapy is a new and revolutionary weapon against cancer: T cells are isolated from the patient's blood for genetic modification and then infused back into the patient to attack cancer cells. Researchers from the ...

Medical research

Gut Piezo1 regulates gut and bone homeostasis via RNA sensing

Gut enterochromaffin cells regulate gut and bone homeostasis via serotonin production. A recent report suggested that gut microbes regulate serotonin levels, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are unexplored. Here, Piezo1 ...