Medical research

Important factor in the development of dendritic cells identified

The human immune system comprises functionally specialized cellular defense mechanisms that protect the body against disease. These include the dendritic cells. Their main function is to present antigens to other immune cells, ...

Medical research

New statistical method eases data reproducibility crisis

A reproducibility crisis is ongoing in scientific research, where many studies may be difficult or impossible to replicate and thereby validate, especially when the study involves a very large sample size. For example, to ...

Oncology & Cancer

New computational models to understand colon cancer

Although the development of secondary cancerous growths, called metastasis, is the primary cause of death in most cancers, the cellular changes that drive it are poorly understood. In a new study, published in Genome Biology, ...

Health

The fitter you are the better you burn fat

Females who are fit and healthy tend to burn more fat when they exercise than men, according to new research from a team of sports nutritionists.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Online tool helps estimate COVID's true toll on sub-Saharan Africa

One early feature of reporting on the coronavirus pandemic was the perception that sub-Saharan Africa was largely being spared the skyrocketing infection and death rates that were disrupting nations around the world.

Neuroscience

Substance use in adolescence and risk for aggression

Alcohol and cannabis use during adolescence is a well-known risk factor for alcohol use disorder (AUD) and cannabis use disorder (CUD) during adulthood. Whether early drug use plays a causative role in predisposing teens ...

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