Immune properties in ancient DNA found in isolated villages might benefit humanity today

Could remnants of DNA from a now extinct human subspecies known as the Denisovans help boost the immune functions of modern humans? An international study co-led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, and published in the scientific journal PLOS Genetics, represents the first characterizations of genes in the DNA of healthy individuals from […]

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Genome-wide pattern found in tumors from brain cancer patients predicts life expectancy

For the past 70 years, the best indicator of life expectancy for a patient with glioblastoma (GBM)—the most common and the most aggressive brain cancer—has simply been age at diagnosis. Now, an international team of scientists has experimentally validated a predictor that is not only more accurate but also more clinically relevant: a pattern of co-occurring changes in DNA abundance […]

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Coronavirus found in infected men’s semen

After the new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 enters the human body, it seems to reach sites well beyond the lungs — it’s been found in the kidneys, heart, liver and gastrointestinal tract. And now, researchers have detected the virus in semen, according to a small study. However, the findings, published Thursday (May 7) in the journal JAMA Network Open, don’t necessarily […]

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Worm extract found to reduce inflammation in mouse models

A team of researchers from Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Australia has found that a substance isolated from roundworm larvae was able to reduce inflammation in the airways of mice. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the group describes extracting a protein from a type of parasite that infects rodents and used it to make a nasal […]

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New species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in infected wound

A hitherto unknown antibiotic-resistant bacteria species, in the same family as E. coli and Salmonella spp., has been found and classified in Sweden. The proposed taxonomic name of the species—the first of the new genus—is Scandinavium goeteborgense, after the city of Gothenburg, where the bacterium was isolated and the research was done. Knowing which bacteria cause infections and which antibiotics […]

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“Dr. butt” on the run: woman dies after illegal Butt surgery in Brazil

You want to let your buttocks plump up and paid for it with their lives. After an illegal Operation in the apartment of a doctor, the patient died. A prominent Brazilian Schönheitschirurgmit the nickname Dr. Popo is after the death of a patient on the run. Denis Furtado is searched according to the authorities since Tuesday by the police because […]

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New clues found to help protect heart from damage after heart attack

Studying mice, scientists have shown that boosting the activity of specific immune cells in the heart after a heart attack can protect against developing heart failure, an invariably fatal condition. Patients with heart failure tire easily and become breathless from everyday activities because the heart muscle has lost the ability to pump enough blood to the body. The study, by […]

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Amy Schumer Posts Throwback Pic From Moment She Found Out She Was Pregnant

Amy Schumer is taking a walk down memory lane. The actress shared an emotional moment from the very beginning of her pregnancy with her Instagram followers. “#tbt the day I found out I was pregnant in [Jessica Seinfeld’s] bathroom,” the comedian, 38, wrote on Thursday, October 3. https://www.instagram.com/p/B3MgPnCpWy-/ #tbt the day I found out I was pregnant in @jessseinfeld bathroom A post […]

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Vitamin E found to prevent muscle damage after heart attack

Heart attack is a leading cause of death worldwide and new treatment strategies are highly sought-after. Unfortunately lasting damage to the heart muscle is not uncommon following such an event. Published in Redox Biology, the pre-clinical study sheds new light on the potential of the acute therapy with α-TOH (vitamin E) in patients presenting with heart attack, and may ultimately […]

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