COVID-19 creates conditions for emergence of ‘superfungus’ in Brazil

Fully occupied intensive care units (ICUs). Physically and mentally exhausted health workers. Chaotically overcrowded hospitals. These and similar problems posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil have created ideal conditions for the emergence of Candida auris, a microorganism some are calling a “superfungus” because of the speed with which it has developed drug resistance. The first two cases were confirmed […]

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Chemical cocktail creates new avenues for generating muscle stem cells

A UCLA-led research team has identified a chemical cocktail that enables the production of large numbers of muscle stem cells, which can self-renew and give rise to all types of skeletal muscle cells. The advance could lead to the development of stem cell-based therapies for muscle loss or damage due to injury, age or disease. The research was published in […]

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Vaping chemical creates toxic ketene gas, research finds

A chemical found in some vaping products can produce a highly toxic gas when heated up, according to new research from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences. Led by researchers at RCSI’s Department of Chemistry, the study is published in the current edition of PNAS. In August 2019, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported an increasing […]

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Ryan Serhant's Daughter Is Walking at 11 Months: 'IVF Creates Super Babies'

On the move! Ryan Serhant and Emilia Bechrakis can’t believe that their 11-month-old daughter, Zena, is already walking. “IVF creates super babies, really, because there are 15 doctors that get together in a room, they pick the best egg and the best sperm and they put it together, then we’ve got this crazy little super baby who knows how to […]

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