Hot topics at Experimental Biology in Orlando, April 6-9

Want to find out how scientists are applying CRISPR gene-editing technology, learn about today’s most promising avenues for fighting chronic diseases or explore how scientists are grappling with inequities in research? The Experimental Biology (EB) 2019 meeting is your source for the latest research and discussion on today’s hot topics in science and medicine. EB…

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A nutty solution for improving brain health

Long-term, high nut consumption could be the key to better cognitive health in older people according to new research from the University of South Australia. In a study of 4822 Chinese adults aged 55+ years, researchers found that eating more than 10 grams of nuts a day was positively associated with better mental functioning, including…

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New material will allow abandoning bone marrow transplantation

Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology «MISIS» developed nanomaterial, which will be able to rstore the internal structure of bones damaged due to osteoporosis and osteomyelitis. A special bioactive coating of the material helped to increase the rate of division of bone cells by 3 times. In the future, it can allow…

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Restoring hearing loss

IMAGE: University of Utah electrical and computer engineering professor Florian Solzbacher holds a version of the Utah Electrode Array, a small implantable brain-computer interface that will be used in a new… view more  A team of worldwide researchers including engineers from the University of Utah have received a $9.7-million grant to design and develop a new…

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GARDP and Evotec announce new partnership to discover novel antibiotics

Collaboration explores opportunities to set up antibiotic discovery and development platform and establish a joint pipeline of novel antibiotic assets. Discovery efforts will focus on World Health Organization’s (WHO) priority pathogens. The Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) and Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809) are today announcing the formation of…

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Measuring differences in brain chemicals in people with mild memory problems

Using strong and targeted but noninvasive magnets at specific sites in the brains of people with and without mild learning and memory problems, Johns Hopkins researchers report they were able to detect differences in the concentrations of brain chemicals that transmit messages between neurons. The strength of these magnetic fields allows the researchers to measure…

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What causes upper stomach pain in the third trimester?

Many people experience pain in the upper part of their stomach or abdomen during pregnancy. This is usually nothing to worry about, but sometimes it might be necessary to see a doctor. The third trimester is notoriously difficult. From breathing through Braxton–Hicks contractions and wondering whether they are the real thing to stretching skin and…

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