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Tunable Bonds: A Step Towards Targeted At-211 Cancer Therapy

5 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

The astatine isotope astatine-211 (At-211) shows promise as a cancer therapy, but scientists know little about how it interacts with chemicals. Researchers have now discovered a new tunable bonding interaction...

How the flu virus hacks our cells

5 weeks ago from Physorg

Influenza epidemics, caused by influenza A or B viruses, result in acute respiratory infection. They kill half a million people worldwide every year. These viruses can also wreak havoc on...

Ophelia Dahl receives Radcliffe Medal

5 weeks ago from Harvard Science

The 2023 Radcliffe Medal recipient Ophelia Dahl is often described as an optimist. At Radcliffe Day on May 26, she confirmed it, and said that her refusal to accept that she cannot...

Anti-inflammatory drug colchicine may prevent knee, hip replacement

5 weeks ago from UPI

An anti-inflammatory drug that has been around for over 2,000 years might help delay a very modern problem: hip and knee replacements.

FDA urges caution over compounded Wegovy, Ozempic

5 weeks ago from UPI

Patients taking semaglutide for Type 2 diabetes or weight loss should be careful about where they're getting the medication, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday.

How a new Lyme vaccine for mice may protect people

5 weeks ago from

A vaccine to fight Lyme disease, decades in the making, has received a temporary green light from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But it’s not for people — it’s for mice. The...

Al Pacino's girlfriend Noor Alfallah pregnant with his fourth child

5 weeks ago from UPI

Al Pacino's publicist has confirmed the 83-year-old, Oscar-winning actor is to be a father for the fourth time.

Canadian researchers use AI to find a possible treatment for bacteria superbug

5 weeks ago from CBC: Health

A group involving McMaster University scientists have used artificial intelligence to find a treatment for Acinetobacter baumannii, a deadly superbug that, until now, was resistant to previously known antibiotics.

On This Day, May 31: Atlanta Olympic Park Bomber Eric Rudolph arrested

5 weeks ago from UPI

On May 31, 2003, Eric Robert Rudolph, the long-sought fugitive in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing, was arrested.

That's not nuts: Almond milk yogurt packs an overall greater nutritional punch than dairy-based

5 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

In a nutritional comparison of plant-based and dairy yogurts, almond milk yogurt came out on top, according to research led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst food science major.

Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman is 'back in action' after mental health break

5 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman has returned less than six months after announcing he was taking time off to focus on his mental health. He will be with the...

NATO to send more troops to Kosovo after 30 peacekeepers injured

5 weeks ago from UPI

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced Tuesday that NATO will send 700 additional troops to Kosovo following Monday's attack that injured 30 peacekeepers.

Ketamine nasal spray may help treat migraine, study suggests

5 weeks ago from UPI

Ketamine nasal spray may be effective in treating chronic migraines, according to a new study.

FDA proposes streamlined medication guides that it says could save lives

5 weeks ago from UPI

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday proposed a new, easier-to-understand medication guide for patients that it said could reduce hospitalizations and even save lives.

The deadliest viruses in human history, from COVID to smallpox

5 weeks ago from PopSci

HIV particles, in red and yellow, are budding from an infected cell in a electron micrograph. NIAID/NIH Over the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the coronavirus directly or indirectly killed about...

Genetic change increased bird flu severity during U.S. spread

5 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

Scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered H5N1 avian influenza viruses gained the ability to cause severe disease and target the brain in mammals as they spread across...

NHL's Capitals hire Maple Leafs assistant Spencer Carbery as head coach

5 weeks ago from UPI

The Washington Capitals hired former Toronto Maple Leafs assistant Spencer Carbery as their new head coach, general manager Brian MacLellan announced Tuesday.

Genetic change increased bird flu severity during US spread, shows study

5 weeks ago from Physorg

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists discovered how the current epizootic H5N1 avian influenza virus (bird flu) gained new genes and greater virulence as it spread west. Researchers showed that...

Flexible nanoelectrodes can provide fine-grained brain stimulation

5 weeks ago from Physorg

Conventional implantable medical devices designed for brain stimulation are often too rigid and bulky for what is one of the body's softest and most delicate tissues.

Al Roker is back on 'Today' and 'feeling good enough' after knee surgery

5 weeks ago from LA Times - Health

'Today' weatherman Al Roker returned to the morning show and updated viewers on his recovery after undergoing knee replacement surgery.

Some patients opt to pay for U.S. cancer screening, even as new B.C. program seeks to alleviate backlog

5 weeks ago from CBC: Health

West Vancouver resident Leah Rowntree had to wait a month for an ultrasound scan in B.C. after she discovered a lump in her breast, but it wasn't until she made a...

Companies won’t share COVID-19 shots, stalling future vaccine research

5 weeks ago from Science NOW

The U.S. government has tens of millions of unused doses of messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccines, regularly trashing shots as they pass their expiration dates. It’s a dismal reflection on recent vaccine uptake,...

Regulators close investigation into Tesla's Passenger Play touch screen gaming

5 weeks ago from UPI

Regulators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday they have closed an investigation into whether or not Tesla's on-board video game system poses a distracted driving risk.

Leg-lengthening surgeries are a growing trend among men

5 weeks ago from UPI

An increasing number of height-challenged men are turning to limb-lengthening surgery -- an expensive, potentially painful, months-long procedure that will add a few extra inches to their frame.

Using artificial intelligence for culture medium optimization

5 weeks ago from Physorg

Cell culture is a vital technology used in pharmaceutical production and regenerative medicine. It is heavily influenced by the composition of the medium, a nutrient-rich solution facilitating cell growth. Optimizing...

Nutrients in chocolate, berries may help ward off memory loss

5 weeks ago from UPI

You'll likely lose some of your memory and thinking abilities as you age, but nutrients called flavanols might help thwart that decline, a new study suggests.

MD Anderson Research Highlights: ASCO 2023 Special Edition

5 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's Research Highlights showcases the latest breakthroughs in cancer care, research and prevention. These advances are made possible through seamless collaboration between MD...

UChicago Medicine introduces groundbreaking, next-generation robotic technology to combat early lung cancer

5 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

The University of Chicago Medicine is the first U.S. hospital to use new, state-of-the-art robotic technology for bronchoscopies that will improve early detection of lung cancer. UChicago Medicine performed its...