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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Use loss of taste and smell as key screening tool for COVID-19, researchers urge

King's College London researchers have called for the immediate use of additional COVID-19 symptoms to detect new cases, reduce infections and save lives.

Genetics

New test for rare disease identifies children who may benefit from simple supplement

The nutritional supplement has dramatically improved the lives of other children with the rare metabolic disorder.

Medical research

Researchers deconstruct tissue repair

ETH researchers have deconstructed the mechanisms that control wound healing and scar formation in more detail. To this end, biologists and engineers have developed a new method that allows the biomechanical properties of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Tumors disrupt the immune system throughout the body

Cancer treatment has advanced with the advent of immunotherapies that, in some cancers, can overcome tumors' ability to evade the immune system by suppressing local immune responses. But a new study in mice by UC San Francisco ...

Medical research

Researchers grow hairy skin from human stem cells

Building on years of groundbreaking discoveries in stem cell research, scientists from Indiana University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School have determined how to grow hairy skin using human stem cells—developing ...

Medical research

How a microRNA protects vascular integrity

Short RNA molecules known as microRNAs (miRNAs) play a vital role in the regulation of gene expression. Anomalies in miRNAs expression and function have been implicated in pathological processes, such as the development of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Artificial intelligence enhances brain tumour diagnosis

A new machine learning approach classifies a common type of brain tumor into low or high grades with almost 98% accuracy, researchers report in the journal IEEE Access. Scientists in India and Japan, including from Kyoto ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Biochemical alterations revealed in patients with Lesch-Nyhan disease

An international study by the Institute of Neuroscience of the UAB (INC-UAB), Emory University and Hospital Universitario La Paz, published in PNAS, shows that patients suffering from Lesch-Nyhan, a rare neurological disease, ...

Health

Model projects sharp rise in alcohol-related liver disease

Alcohol-related liver disease is currently the most common reason for liver transplantation in the United States. In recent years, high-risk drinking of alcohol—defined as exceeding daily drinking limits (more than four ...