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Can ‘toxic’ bilirubin treat a variety of illnesses?

2 weeks ago from Science NOW

Generations of medical and biology students have been instilled with a dim view of bilirubin. Spawned when the body trashes old red blood cells, the molecule is harmful refuse and a sign...

Amino acid in energy drinks makes mice live longer and healthier

2 weeks ago from Science NOW

Researchers first sifted the amino acid taurine from a sample of ox bile in 1827. Today, it’s better known as one of the main ingredients in many energy drinks. But it may...

Liver lobe-specific hydrodynamic gene delivery to baboons: A preclinical trial for hemophilia gene therapy

2 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

The research group of Professor Kamimura in Niigata University have applied the novel, liver lobe-specific hydrodynamic delivery procedure to primates (baboons) for the first time.

UK public among most trusting in world: Report

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The UK public are among the most trusting globally, with internationally high levels of trust in people of different nationalities, people they meet for the first time, and people they...

How safe is the air? Here's how to check and what the numbers mean

2 weeks ago from Physorg

How can you check the air quality in your area and what do the numbers mean?

Robotic vehicles track dengue-carrying mosquitos in Taiwan sewers

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Unmanned ground vehicles can be used to identify and eliminate the breeding sources of mosquitos that carry dengue fever in urban areas, according to a new study published in PLOS...

Outbreak of deadly Marburg virus ends in Equatorial Guinea: WHO

2 weeks ago from CBC: Health

The outbreak of Marburg virus infection in Equatorial Guinea has ended, the World Health Organization's regional office for Africa said on Thursday.

Black men are the most frequent victims of killings by off-duty officers, finds new research

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Black men are the most common victims of killings committed by off-duty police officers in the U.S., according to a new Yale-led study.

Unsustainable coffee production is making more and more people sick, says study

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The slightly bitter, aromatic and vitalizing beverage is a lifestyle and daily ritual for many. Globally, nearly three billion cups of coffee are consumed every day by us Earthlings. Unfortunately,...

Study: Experimental cancer drug may slow heart disease-related inflammation

2 weeks ago from UPI

Preliminary tests of an experimental cancer drug appear to slow inflammation linked to heart disease, giving hope for a new therapy, researchers said in a study released Thursday.

New transplant method could expand supply of donor hearts

2 weeks ago from UPI

A new transplant method that "reanimates" donor hearts appears safe and effective, a new clinical trial has found. The advance could substantially expand the supply of donor hearts available in...

Lung Cancer Pill Halves Risk of Death in Some People

2 weeks ago from Scientific American

For lung cancer patients who have a specific genetic mutation, taking a pill called osimertinib after surgery greatly reduced the risk of lung cancer recurrence

First-time claims for unemployment hit highest level since late 2021

2 weeks ago from UPI

The number of people filing initial claims for unemployment insurance reached its highest level since October 2021 during the week ending June 3, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

CDC warns of deadly meningitis linked to Mexican surgical clinics

2 weeks ago from UPI

U.S. health officials are urgently trying to reach people who've recently had medical procedures at clinics in Matamoros, Mexico, because they may be at risk of potentially fatal fungal meningitis.

Scientists reveal regulation mechanism of soybean cyst nematode responses to chemical signals

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN, Heterodera glycines Ichinohe), is a devastating pathogen in soybean. The infective juveniles of nematodes can use phytochemical signals (semiochemicals) released into the rhizosphere as important cues...

White House announces new steps to protect LGBTQ communities

2 weeks ago from UPI

The Biden-Harris administration Thursday announced new actions to protect LGBTQ communities from attacks on their rights and safety.

Your memory might benefit from a multivitamin

2 weeks ago from Harvard Science

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School reported last month that a randomized trial of the humble multivitamin found surprisingly potent effects on memory as we age. The COSMOS-Web Study...

'Hamilton,' 'Camelot' canceled in New York due to Canadian wildfire smoke

2 weeks ago from UPI

Performances of "Hamilton," "Camelot" and "Hamlet" have been canceled due to the poor air quality in New York related to this week's wildfires in Canada.

Pope Francis resting in hospital after 3-hour surgery

2 weeks ago from UPI

Pope Francis is resting comfortably after a three-hour surgery on his abdominal wall where he did not face complications, the Vatican said on Thursday.

France: Several stabbed in knife attack; assailant arrested

2 weeks ago from UPI

Officials in France said several people, including children, were stabbed Thursday during a knife attack in the alpine town of Annecy.

Father of missing Minnesota woman's kids arrested after body found

2 weeks ago from UPI

Police in Minnesota investigating the disappearance of a Winona woman last seen late March have arrested and charged her ex-boyfriend after human remains were found Wednesday.

Women's gymnastics has highest concussion risk among college sports in preseason

2 weeks ago from UPI

Researchers studying preseason and regular season concussion rates in college sports found that women's gymnastics led all others for its concussion rate in the preseason.

How 'severe and unusual' smoke from Canadian wildfires is spreading and what it means for your health

2 weeks ago from CBC: Health

As wildfires continue to rage out of control in Quebec, severe levels of air pollution have prompted air quality warnings across vast portions of eastern Canada and the U.S. CBC...

Shannen Doherty says 'my fear is obvious' as breast cancer metastasizes to brain

2 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Shannen Doherty said a CT scan earlier this year showed her breast cancer spread to her brain. 'This is what cancer can look like,' she wrote on Instagram.

Using pressure and steam to create shrimp with fewer allergens

2 weeks ago from Physorg

With the start of summer, many people will be firing up their grills and roasting everything from hot dogs to steaks. Shrimp won't be on the menu for millions of...

Scientists Develop Inorganic Resins for Generating and Purifying Radium and Actinium

2 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

Targeted alpha therapy using radioisotopes such as actinium-225 can destroy cancerous cells without harming healthy cells. However, making actinium-225 by bombarding radium targets with neutrons poses a challenge: how to...

Look: Police round up loose bull in New Jersey township

2 weeks ago from UPI

Police in New Jersey wrangled a loose bull that prompted officials to warn residents to use caution and be aware of road closures.

Gun-related deaths in US reach record high, analysis finds

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A new report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions analyzing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data for 2021 reveals another record year for firearm fatalities.