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Adolescent drug overdose deaths rose exponentially for the first time in history during the COVID pandemic

The rate of overdose deaths among U.S. teenagers nearly doubled in 2020, the first year of the COVID pandemic, and rose another 20% in the first half of 2021 compared with the 10 years before the pandemic, even as drug use remained generally stable d.....»»

Source:  SciencedailyCategory: BiomedApr 13th, 2022Related News

More than half of clinical trials do not report race/ethnicity data

A new study examined two decades worth of data from over 20,000 clinical trials and looked for changes over time. The team found that less than half of trials reported race/ethnicity data......»»

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Researchers have uncovered a regulator of body weight that could lead to new treatments for metabolic disorders

Scientists uncover key regulator of body weight. They have discovered that a protein known as augmentor-alpha regulates body weight in mice, an insight that could lead to new treatments for metabolic disorders......»»

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Microscaffolds: A new strategy in tissue engineering

A new strategy in tissue engineering has been developed: Tiny spherical microscaffolds are created in a high precision 3D printer. They are cultivated with living cells and then assembled. The cells keep multiplying, creating a tissue, the scaffolds.....»»

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Long-term in vivo imaging technique developed to better understand and treat spinal cord injury

A research team has developed an innovative technology for in vivo imaging of the important biological processes involved in the injury and repair of spinal cords, paving the way for a better understanding of the pathology and potential treatment of.....»»

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Engineering team develops new AI algorithms for high accuracy and cost effective medical image diagnostics

Medical imaging is an important part of modern healthcare, enhancing both the precision, reliability and development of treatment for various diseases. Artificial intelligence has also been widely used to further enhance the process. However, convent.....»»

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Ultrasound gave us our first baby pictures can it also help the blind see?

While there are no successful non-invasive therapeutics currently available for the treatment of vision loss, researchers at have come up with a new idea to address this growing problem. Currently, ophthalmologists use electronic technology to direct.....»»

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Sunscreen doesn’t protect as well as it could: Here is what is missing

A new article finds a strong link between the actions of free radicals and free iron in the skin -- a link that causes skin to age prematurely after exposure to the sun. The researchers have also identified antioxidants that can be added to skin prod.....»»

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Recognizing an impending stroke

Subarachnoid hemorrhage is a type of bleeding stroke which can lead to a delayed ischemic stroke after just a few days. Researchers have shown that massive electrochemical waves in the brain act as a marker announcing an impending ischemic stroke. El.....»»

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Immunologists unravel battle plans of deadly coronaviruses

Researchers have unraveled new secrets behind coronaviruses' battle plans -- providing new insights into how these deadly viruses sometimes win the war against human immune systems. The immunologists have discovered how SARS and MERS proteins block t.....»»

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What is causing the rise in black lung disease?

Silica exposure is a driving force behind rising rates of coal workers' pneumoconiosis, according to a new study that compared the pathology and mineralogy of the disease across generations. The study offers scientific evidence explaining why progres.....»»

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COVID-19 household transmission is high, with children being a significant source of spread, study finds

A study indicates that SARS-CoV-2 spreads extensively in households, with children being a significant source of that spread. Approximately 50 percent of household members were infected from the first-infected individual during the study period. Alth.....»»

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Cell-derived therapy may help repair abnormal heart rhythm

Vesicles secreted from human heart cells may repair damaged tissue and prevent lethal heart rhythm disorders, according to a new study......»»

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Poverty, crime linked to differences in newborns" brains

Scanning the brains of newborns, researchers have found that maternal exposure to poverty and crime can influence the structure and function of young brains even before babies make their entrances into the world......»»

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A small mutation can make Zika virus even more dangerous

Researchers have found that Zika virus can mutate to become more infective -- and potentially break through pre-existing immunity......»»

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How to find anti-cancer agents

Researchers have developed a novel substance that disables a protein in the cell skeleton, leading to cell death. In this way, substances of this type can prevent, for example, the growth of tumors. To accomplish this, the researchers combined a stru.....»»

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Greater diversity in genetic studies helps researchers uncover new insights

Increasing the diversity of genomic samples can improve researchers' ability to identify important genetic markers for health conditions......»»

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New platform optimizes selection of combination cancer therapies

Researchers have developed a new computational tool to select optimal combination therapies for patients with cancer based on the co-occurring alterations in a given tumor......»»

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Increased aortic diameter raises risk of heart attack, stroke

The diameter of the thoracic aorta is a biomarker for heart attacks and other adverse cardiovascular events in women and men, according to a new study......»»

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Behavioral treatment for deficits of facial affect recognition in multiple sclerosis

A recent study has demonstrated efficacy for the behavioral intervention, EMOPRINT, for treating deficits of facial recognition in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study provides Class I evidence supporting the efficacy of an interventio.....»»

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