From ‘distress’ to ‘unscathed’ — mental health of UW students during spring 2020

In early March 2020, the University of Washington became the first four-year U.S. university to transition to online-only classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many researchers predicted severe consequences of these physical distancing measures. To understand how this change affected college students’ mental health, UW researchers surveyed 147 UW students over the 2020 spring quarter,…

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Bacteria are key to vaginal health, UArizona health sciences researchers say

Bacterial vaginosis is the most common and recurrent gynecological condition affecting nearly 30% of women between the ages of 15 and 44, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A University of Arizona Health Sciences-led study recently identified a specific bacteria family and uncovered how it contributes to bacterial vaginosis, paving the…

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Microcrystal electron diffraction supports a new drug development pipeline

IMAGE: The growth of unique structure depositions by year in the Protein Data Bank (PDB) and Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) determined by MicroED or related 3D electron diffraction techniques. Depositions into… view more  Credit: Bruhn, J. et al. Front. Mol. Biosci., 2021 8, 354. CAMBRIDGE July 13, 2021 – To date, solving structures of potential therapeutics…

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Early anticoagulant treatment shown to reduce death in moderately ill COVID-19 patients

COVID-19 is marked by heightened inflammation and abnormal clotting in the blood vessels, particularly in the lungs, and is believed to contribute to progression to severe disease and death. New trial results show that administering a full dose of a standard blood thinner early to moderately ill hospitalized patients with COVID-19 could halt the thrombo-inflammation…

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Impairments found in neurons derived from people with schizophrenia and genetic mutation

IMAGE: Researchers created neurons from cell specimens donated by schizophrenia patients with a rare genetic mutation. view more  Credit: UMass Amherst A scientific team has shown that the release of neurotransmitters in the brain is impaired in patients with schizophrenia who have a rare, single-gene mutation known to predispose people to a range of neurodevelopmental disorders.…

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