New tool mimics human skin to allow detailed study of mosquito biting

Scientists have developed a tool for studying the biting behaviour of common pathogen-carrying mosquitoes, according to new research published this week in eLife. The tool, which uses an artificial blood meal and a surface that mimics human skin, will provide...

Fructose made in the brain could be a mechanism driving Alzheimer’s disease, researchers propose

New research released from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus proposes that Alzheimer's disease may be driven by the overactivation of fructose made in the brain. The study was published in the Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience and outlined the...

Remote neuropsychology tests for children shown effective, study finds

Administering neuropsychology evaluations to children online in the comfort of their own homes is feasible and delivers results comparable to tests traditionally performed in a clinic, a new study led by UT Southwestern researchers and Children's Health indicates. The finding,...

‘Trojan horse’ approach to kill cancer cells without using drugs

Cancer cells are killed in lab experiments and tumour growth reduced in mice, using a new approach that turns a nanoparticle into a 'Trojan horse' that causes cancer cells to self-destruct, a research team at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore...

CFIA warns there may be gluten in ‘gluten-free’ President’s Choice chicken strips

TORONTO -- Canadians with celiac disease and similar disorders are being warned not to consume a frozen chicken product labelled as gluten free because it may in fact contain gluten. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said on Aug. 31...

Variation in genes associated with viral entry of SARS-CoV-2 unlikely to influence COVID-19 morbidity and mortality, study finds

A comprehensive search of genetic variation databases has revealed no significant differences across populations and ethnic groups in seven genes associated with viral entry of SARS-CoV-2. African Americans and Latinos in the United States and ethnic minorities in the United...

Job security, finances strongly related to increased anxiety during pandemic

In mid-April 2020, the national unemployment rate reached 14.7 percent -- the highest since the Great Depression. Forty-one million American workers filed for unemployment between February and May of 2020. Unprecedented unemployment rates don't just have an impact on the...

Robots to be tested to help people living with dementia in Manitoba

WINNIPEG -- Science fiction has long envisioned a future where robots provide health care to humans. It appears the future has now arrived. Manitoba is teaming up with Victoria Hospital to study the use of a robot that is designed...

Researchers examine COVID-19 impact on manufacturing

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have examined how manufacturers are -- or aren't -- pivoting successfully in response to major manufacturing disruptions as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a study published July 27 in IEEE...

COVID-19: Berlin scientists lay basis for a passive vaccination

Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and Charité -- Universitätsmedizin Berlin have identified highly effective antibodies against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and are now pursuing the development of a passive vaccination. In this process, they have also discovered...
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