Medical research

Global microbiome study discovers thousands of new species

About 12,000 bacteria and viruses collected in a sampling from public transit systems and hospitals around the world from 2015 to 2017 had never before been identified, according to a study by the International MetaSUB Consortium, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid test for COVID-19 shows improved sensitivity

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers at MIT and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, along with their collaborators at the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Brigham and ...

Oncology & Cancer

Reducing side effects during the treatment of brain tumours

Glioblastomas are among the most aggressive brain tumors in adults and difficult to treat due to their rapid growth and their diversity. Usually, the malignant tumors cannot be completely or permanently removed by surgery. ...

Medical research

Brain exosomes from blood samples allow earlier diagnosis of ALS

Exosomes, microscopic packets containing genetic material, are shed by tissues into the blood. By sequencing microRNA within exosomes originating in the brain, it is now possible to definitively distinguish blood samples ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researcher's COVID testing method in use globally

A method to help improve testing for COVID-19, first promoted by a University of Otago researcher, is being used worldwide as countries struggle to manage high demand for testing.

Neuroscience

Scientists reverse aging process in rat brain stem cells

New research, published today in Nature, reveals how increasing brain stiffness as we age causes brain stem cell dysfunction, and demonstrates new ways to reverse older stem cells to a younger, healthier state.

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