Artificial intelligence singles out neurons faster than a human can

VIDEO: This video from two-photon imaging shows neurons firing in a mouse brain. Recordings like this enable researchers to track which neurons are firing, and how they potentially correspond to different… view more  DURHAM, N.C. — Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed an automated process that can trace the shapes of active neurons as accurately…

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Novo Biosciences achieves major milestones in moving trodusquemine into clinical trials

IMAGE: Kevin Strange, Ph.D., and Voot Yin, Ph.D., are co-founders and CEO and chief scientific officer, respectively, of Novo Biosciences, which has achieved several major milestones in its mission of bringing… view more  Credit: Novo Biosciences BAR HARBOR, MAINE — Novo Biosciences Inc., has achieved several major milestones in its mission of bringing its breakthrough drug…

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Stem Cell trial for osteoarthritis patients reduces pain, improves quality of life

DURHAM, N.C. (PRWEB) April 09, 2019 — Stem cells collected from the patient’s own bone marrow holds great interest as a potential therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee (KOA) because of their ability to regenerate the damaged cartilage. The results were released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine (SCTM). KOA is a common, debilitating disease…

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ICU patients with non-brain-related injuries may suffer undetected cognitive dysfunction

A new study led by Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute has found that most patients entering hospital intensive care units (ICU) for non-brain-related injuries or ailments also suffer from some level of related cognitive dysfunction that currently goes undetected in most cases. The findings were published today in the influential scientific journal, PLOS…

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Growth hormone acts to prevent weight loss

Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have discovered that growth hormone (GH), which stimulates skeletal maturation and linear bone growth, as well as helping maintain tissue and organs throughout life, also acts directly on the brain to conserve energy when the body loses weight. A paper on the discovery has just…

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Harmful compounds might be formed when foods containing the sweetener sucralose are heated

The available data show that harmful compounds, some with carcinogenic potential, might occur when Sucralose and especially Sucralose-containing foods such as canned vegetables or baked goods are heated. When Sucralose (E 955) is heated to temperatures higher than 120 °C a gradual — and with further increasing temperature continuous — decomposition and dechlorination of the…

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LSU Health New Orleans research finds new Rx target for childhood cancer

New Orleans, LA — Research led by Michael Lan, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, found that a compound named 5′-iodotubercidin (5′-IT) suppresses the growth of neuroblastoma cells and identified a potential new therapeutic approach for the disease. The paper, currently available online here, will be published…

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Abnormal proteins correlate with aggressive behavior in dementia

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have together with American colleagues studied deceased patients who were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal dementia. They observed a correlation between certain proteins and dementia sufferers’ tendency to commit criminal acts. «This study is unique in that we studied deceased patients, something that means we are 100 per…

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New studies can inform programs to prevent sexual violence among teens locally, globally

PROVIDENCE, R.I.[Brown University] — Across cultures and geographic locations, the teen years are a time of growth, development and exploration into adult interactions — and romantic and sexual relationships are often some of the most critical interactions that many teenagers navigate. A series of new studies by researchers at Brown University examines how teenagers in…

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