Aug 5 2020 Neutrolis, a biotechnology company developing therapeutics that target neutrophils, the most abundant immune cells in the body, today announced the development of NTR-441, a first-in-class DNASE1L3 enzyme analog that has the potential to rapidly and systemically clear neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) for severe cases of COVID-19. NETs are a fundamental arm of
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 4 2020 Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine used a novel genetic sequencing technology to identify the genetic cause of–and a treatment for a previously unknown severe auto inflammatory syndrome affecting an 18-year-old girl since infancy. The technology, tailored to the patient’s own genetic code at a single cell
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An early blood test could detect which babies deprived of oxygen at birth are at risk of serious neurodisabilities like cerebral palsy and epilepsy. The prototype test looks for certain genes being switched on and off that are linked to long-term neurological issues. Further investigations of these genes may provide new targets for treating the
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Wanna feel like a pro in the kitchen? Cook your favorite meal in no time? Then I highly recommend to watch this video! Find out how to peel and cut fruits and vegetables in the quickest way possible and how to prepare food for the cooking correctly! 🙂 You’re gonna love these decoration ideas! With
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A potentially safer, more effective chemotherapy treatment for patients with blood-related cancers, such as leukemia, who need a particular bone marrow transplant procedure is under study at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. The procedure is known as a haploidentical (half-matched) bone marrow transplantation, or “haplo-BMT,” providng an alternative source of stem cells for patients
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A mother’s own breast milk has infection-fighting factors and nutrients to help fuel growth and development in babies and may be easier to digest than formula. Providing this nourishment is particularly important for infants born prematurely, both while they are receiving care in a hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and after they are able
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LIFE HACKS WITH OLD NEWSPAPERS People get newspapers every day. And if you do too, then it means that you should have a lot of newspapers at home. Don’t rush to throw them away – they can be really useful. You can make a lot of things out of old newspapers. Watch this video and
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AMAZING DIY IDEAS FOR YOUR HOME Hello everyone! Your home is basically the place where you spend most of your time in, which is why it’s super important that you take care of it. One of the coolest ways to do so is by upgrading it with some cool crafts and DIYs every now and
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 31 2020 Researchers led by a team at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science have devised a new therapeutic approach to treating a rare but deadly neurodegenerative genetic disease in children. The study, published this week in Nature Medicine, addresses the urgent need to discover treatments for Batten disease,
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A new study by researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Brookhaven National Laboratory and published on the preprint server medRxiv* in July 2020 discusses the effect of a factor called persistent contact heterogeneity on the final epidemic size of COVID-19. The researchers say that using estimates based on this measure reduces the herd
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AWESOME SCIENCE TRICKS Are you ready to try new and creative science tricks and experiments? Rock out your lab robe, grab your science equipment, hit play on this video and let’s get started. You’ll learn many incredible tricks and hacks in this video today. First off, we’ll show you how to easily remove ink from
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Extra-curricular activities are informal learning techniques that teach important life-skills outside the formal classroom environment. Athletics, theater clubs, social volunteering, and internships are a few of them. Research suggests that extra-curricular activities could help promote resilience, enhance self-esteem, and promote social behavior (1). In this post, we share some engaging and
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Doctoral candidate of the Education Programme of Castellón’s Jaume I University (UJI), Juan Vives Vilarroig, has highlighted in his thesis the importance of working on basic aspects such as balance and postural control to improve sensory integration in children with autism spectrum disorders, using horses as the main elements of this intervention. Resesarch project “Efectos
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