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Medical Xpress / Why you still can't visit unmasked, even if you're fully vaccinated

The day has finally come—two weeks have passed since you received your second dose of the vaccine, making you officially fully vaccinated. You're ready to celebrate. And you're dreaming of having your other vaccinated friends ...

Phys.org / Scientists use lipid nanoparticles to precisely target gene editing to the liver

The genome editing technology CRISPR has emerged as a powerful new tool that can change the way we treat disease. The challenge when altering the genetics of our cells, however, is how to do it safely, effectively, and specifically ...

2 hours ago in Nanotechnology
Phys.org / Plants set a 'bedtime' alarm to ensure their survival, new study shows

Plants have a metabolic signal that adjusts their circadian clock in the evening to ensure they store enough energy to survive the night, a new study reveals.

2 hours ago in Biology
Medical Xpress / Scientists develop vaccine strategy for urinary tract infections

Anyone who has ever developed a urinary tract infection (UTI) knows that it can be painful, pesky and persistent. UTIs have a high recurrence rate and primarily afflict women—as many as 50% of women will experience at least ...

Medical Xpress / Predicting microbial interactions in the human gut

The human gut consists of a complex community of microbes that consume and secrete hundreds of small molecules—a phenomenon called cross-feeding. However, it is challenging to study these processes experimentally. A new ...

1 hour ago in Gastroenterology
Phys.org / 4-D bioengineering materials bend, curve like natural tissue

Tissue engineering has long-depended on geometrically static scaffolds seeded with cells in the lab to create new tissues and even organs. The scaffolding material—usually a biodegradable polymer structure—is supplied ...

2 hours ago in Chemistry
Phys.org / Scientists describe 'hidden biodiversity crisis' as variation within species is lost

The rapid loss of variation within species is a hidden biodiversity crisis, according to the authors of a new study looking at how this variation supports essential ecological functions and the benefits nature provides for ...

2 hours ago in Biology
Phys.org / On calm days, sunlight warms the ocean surface and drives turbulence

In tropical oceans, a combination of sunlight and weak winds drives up surface temperatures in the afternoon, increasing atmospheric turbulence, unprecedented new observational data collected by an Oregon State University ...

2 hours ago in Earth
Medical Xpress / Why some melanoma patients do not respond to immunotherapy

By harnessing the immune system against cancer, immunotherapies have revolutionized the way some types of cancer are treated. But most patients—across cancer types—do not respond, and in most cases, scientists are at ...

2 hours ago in Oncology & Cancer
Medical Xpress / New pre-clinical SHIV remission study shows progress in delaying viral load rebound

A recent preclinical study by U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) researchers showed that an experimental therapy combining a TLR7 agonist and two broadly neutralizing antibodies delayed viral rebound in SHIV-infected ...

Tech Xplore / Furthering mechanistic understanding of oxygen-redox processes in lithium-rich battery cathodes

Scientists based at the University of Oxford as part of the Faraday Institution CATMAT project researching next-generation cathode materials have made a significant advance in understanding oxygen-redox processes involved ...

2 hours ago in Energy & Green Tech
Medical Xpress / FDA-approved antidiarrhea drug can reverse resistance to chemotherapy in a mouse model of leukemia

New research into one of the most common and difficult cancers to treat has revealed an effective route to mitigating chemotherapy resistance through the use of a drug already approved by the FDA to treat diarrhea. The findings ...

4 hours ago in Medical research