Halting antibiotic resistance is a little less futile

A new experimental platform developed at Rice University promises to speed up the discovery of how infectious bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. The microfluidic application by Rice bioscientist Yousif Shamoo and his team quickly encapsulates bacteria with varying concentrations of...

Biostatisticians launch Cancer-Immu data portal for predicting response to immune checkpoint blockade immunotherapy

A new data portal called Cancer-Immu established by a team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center biostatisticians can help cancer clinicians and researchers predict which patients will respond to immune checkpoint inhibitors. With data from 3,652 samples for 16 cancer types,...

Fear of catching COVID-19 heightened Americans’ disgust sensitivity

Theory has it that disgust sensitivity -- how intensely a person is repulsed by images, ideas or situations that could be considered terribly gross or merely unpleasant -- is an evolutionary trait that initially helped humans avoid eating rotten food...

Changes in sleep and biological rhythms from late pregnancy to postpartum linked to depression and anxiety

A set of parameters including sleep and biological rhythm variables are closely associated with the severity of depressive and anxiety symptoms, starting in the third trimester of pregnancy to the third postpartum month, according to a new study. The three-month...

New AI model helps discover causes of motor neurone disease

Scientists have developed a new machine learning model for the discovery of genetic risk factors for diseases such as Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Designed by researchers from the University of Sheffield and the Stanford University School of Medicine in the...

Weight loss before fertility treatment may not increase births for obese women

Health care professionals often encourage women with obesity to lose weight prior to trying to conceive or start infertility treatments. But a new nationwide study led by Penn State College of Medicine found that women with obesity and unexplained infertility...

COVID-19 may cause fetal inflammation even in absence of placental infection, researchers report

Researchers at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health's Perinatology Research Branch in Detroit have found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may cause fetal inflammation even in the absence of placental infection....

Machine learning model uses blood tests to predict COVID-19 survival

A single blood sample from a critically ill COVID-19 patient can be analyzed by a machine learning model which uses blood plasma proteins to predict survival, weeks before the outcome, according to a new study published this week in the...

‘Off target’ metabolic effects of anti-inflammatory drugs used for autoimmune disorders needs better treatment strategy

New therapies for autoimmune rheumatic diseases (AIRDs) that are designed to better regulate lipid (fat) metabolism, could significantly reduce the harmful side-effects caused by conventional treatments, finds a new large-scale review led by UCL researchers. AIRDs affect millions globally and...

Arthritis-related gene also regenerates cartilage in joints and growth plates

The IL-6 family of proteins has a bad reputation: it can promote inflammation, arthritis, autoimmune disease and even cancer. However, a new USC-led study published in Communications Biology reveals the importance of IL-6 and associated genes for maintaining and regenerating...
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