Researchers find immune cells that guard frequent site of cancer spread

In the progressing field of immunotherapy, surprisingly little is known about immunity to metastatic tumors in locations such as lymph nodes, a frequent place where cancers first spread. Not only do lymph nodes act as a gateway for cancer cells...

Are there DBPs in that cup of tea?

Surpassed only by water, tea is the second most consumed beverage worldwide. When boiled tap water is used to brew tea, residual chlorine in the water can react with tea compounds to form disinfection byproducts (DBPs). Now, researchers reporting in...

Subthreshold depression in adolescents can be successfully treated with psychological interventions, study finds

Depression in children and adolescents has become a major, global, public health challenge, with several negative health outcomes -- many of which manifest themselves later in adulthood. A new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and...

Do doctors treat pain differently based on their patients’ race?

Physicians prescribed opioids more often to their white patients who complained of new-onset low back pain than to their Black, Asian and Hispanic patients during the early days of the national opioid crisis, when prescriptions for these powerful painkillers were...

How to modify RNA: Crucial steps for adding chemical tag to transfer RNA revealed

The chemical steps in an important cellular modification process that adds a chemical tag to some RNAs have been revealed in a new study. Interfering with this process in humans can lead to neuronal diseases, diabetes, and cancers. A research...

Marching band kids at risk from heat illness

This time of year, you hear a lot about heat-related illnesses in athletes. Thousands of student-athletes are sidelined by heat illnesses each year, and some don't recover. But while guidelines exist to help coaches and trainers keep their students safe,...

More intensive and personalized strategies may be needed for weight loss

Modest weight loss can lead to meaningful risk reduction in adults with obesity. Although both behavioral economic incentives and environmental change strategies have shown promise for initial weight loss, to date their efficacy alone or in combination have not been...

New microscopy technique reveals activity of one million neurons across the mouse brain

Capturing the intricacies of the brain's activity demands resolution, scale, and speed -- the ability to visualize millions of neurons with crystal clear resolution as they actively call out from distant corners of the cortex, within a fraction of a...

Likely cause of Alzheimer’s disease identified

Ground-breaking new Curtin University-led research has discovered a likely cause of Alzheimer's disease, in a significant finding that offers potential new prevention and treatment opportunities for Australia's second-leading cause of death. The study, published in the PLOS Biology journal and...

How ribosomes are assembled in human cells

All cells need ribosomes to make the proteins necessary for life. These multi-component molecular machines build complex proteins by stitching building blocks together according to instructions encoded in the cell's messenger RNAs. But ribosomes are themselves composed of small and...
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