Neuroscience

DNA damage 'hot spots' discovered within neurons

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered specific regions within the DNA of neurons that accumulate a certain type of damage (called single-strand breaks or SSBs). This accumulation of SSBs appears ...

Pediatrics

Biosensors transform the diagnosis of infections in newborns

Sepsis refers to a systemic (body-wide) infection accompanied by inflammation. Newborn infants are particularly susceptible to developing sepsis, given their naïve and under-developed immune systems. The infant immune system ...

Radiology & Imaging

Artificial intelligence to improve the precision of mammograms

Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, used in combination with the evaluation of expert radiologists, improve the accuracy in detecting cancer using mammograms. This is one of the main conclusions of an international study ...

Oncology & Cancer

New study sheds light on cancer-protective properties of milk

Milk consumption has been linked to improved health, with decreased risks of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and colon cancer. A group of scientists in Sweden found that lactoferricin4-14 (Lfcin4-14), a milk protein with known ...