COVID-19 causes some patients’ immune systems to attack their own bodies, which may contribute to severe illness

Around the world, immunologists who retooled their labs to join the fight against SARS-CoV-2 are furiously trying to explain why some people get so sick while others recover unscathed. The pace is dizzying, but some clear trends have emerged. One area of focus has been the production of antibodies—powerful proteins capable of disabling and killing invading pathogens like viruses. Of […]

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Parents tell of saving son from a condition which blights daughter

Parents tell of the bittersweet joy of saving their son through IVF from a hereditary condition which blights their six-year-old daughter Jeremy Norton, 35, from Wigston, Leicestershire, has Marfan Syndrome The condition is where the connective tissue throughout the body is too fragile  Consequently the walls of the aorta, main body artery, can become weakened   Lisa and Jeremy Norton from […]

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A machine learning-based algorithm to predict which cancer patients benefit from immunotherapy

Scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), in collaboration with the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and Radboud University, have developed an algorithm that can predict which cancer patients are more likely to benefit from immunotherapy. Mutations in our DNA can disrupt protein synthesis, sometimes causing truncated proteins which don’t work as intended. Known as nonsense mutations, […]

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Oranges contain anti-cancer compounds which resemble those in drugs

Oranges, grapes and carrots contain cancer-fighting compounds which closely resemble molecules used in already licenced drugs, scientists say Study analysed more than 7,900 molecules found within fruits and vegetables  Of which, 110 could battle tumours based on their likeness to drugs  Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants that help control cell replication  Oranges, grapes and carrots may contain cancer-fighting compounds that […]

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Majority of people return lost wallets – here’s the psychology and which countries are the most honest

Honesty is one of the traits we value most in others. We often assume it is a rather rare quality, making it important for us to find out who we can actually trust in this selfish world. But according to new research, there’s no need to be so cynical—it turns out most people in the world are honourable enough to […]

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Which Name Did Kylie Jenner Almost Choose for Daughter Stormi?

Say it ain’t so! Kylie Jenner wasn’t always sold on the name Stormi for her daughter. The Kylie Cosmetics CEO, 21, revealed that she considered many monikers for her first child with boyfriend Travis Scott. Jenner opened up about her other options during an Instagram Live video on Tuesday, March 12, noting that she was ultimately hesitant to disclose the […]

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