Scientists developing COVID-19 test that knows you’re sick before you do

Imagine a test that could tell you if you were infected with COVID-19 before you had a single symptom, came at an affordable price without the need to go to a doctor, and returned results in minutes. Those who tested positive could swiftly quarantine themselves, while those who tested negative could head to work or spend time with family without […]

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Developing sensors for tumors and dengue fever

Researchers from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) have developed a tumor biosensing chip that can help determine the optimum dosage of chemotherapy required for a cancer patient. Developed by Prof. Anis Nurashikin Nordin and her team, the miniature chip uses cells derived from cancer patients to screen reactions to different drugs and dosages. The sensor measures the growth and […]

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Poll: Many adults worried about developing dementia

(HealthDay)—Many adults are worried about developing dementia and about half report taking steps to maintain or improve memory, according to a report published by the National Poll on Healthy Aging. Preeti Malani, M.D., from the National Poll on Healthy Aging team, and colleagues surveyed 1,028 adults aged 50 to 64 years about their memory, concerns about developing dementia, and participation […]

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Adipocyte glucocorticoid receptors play a role in developing steroid diabetes

Steroids are used for treating various diseases such as allergic disorders, but they occasionally cause adverse effects, such as steroid diabetes and other metabolic disturbances. Since steroids act throughout the body, how these adverse effects are caused and by which organ are not well understood. Researchers at Osaka University focused on glucocorticoid receptors (GRs), the receptors for the body’s endogenous […]

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General anesthesia is unlikely to have lasting effects on the developing brains of young children: study

A single hour of general anaesthesia in early infancy—longer than is necessary to perform the most common types of minor surgeries in childhood—does not result in measurable neurodevelopmental or behavioural problems up to the age of 5 years, according to the first randomised trial of its kind involving 722 infants in seven countries, published in The Lancet. The trial provides […]

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Researchers developing nonopioid drug for chronic pain

Researchers from the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience are teaming with the University of California San Diego and the U.S. National Institutes of Health to develop a drug—now in its earliest stages—that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of opioids. The drug compound, known as ML351, was discovered by researchers from the NIH, part of […]

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