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Nanoparticles can improve stroke recovery by enhancing brain stimulation, study shows

In a recent study, researchers from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and other universities in China have reported that brain stimulation combined with a nose spray containing nanoparticles can improve recovery after ischemic stroke in an animal model. Rats that were given... Continue Reading →

Physicists generate new nanoscale spin waves

Strong alternating magnetic fields can be used to generate a new type of spin wave that was previously just theoretically predicted. This was achieved for the first time by a team of physicists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU). They... Continue Reading →

Risk for Developing Alzheimer’s Disease Increases by 50-80% In Older Adults Who Caught COVID-19

Older people who were infected with COVID-19 show a substantially higher risk—as much as 50% to 80% higher than a control group—of developing Alzheimer’s disease within a year, according to a study of more than 6 million patients 65 and... Continue Reading →

Evidence of excitonic insulators in moiré superlattices

Excitons are quasiparticles that are formed in insulators or semiconductors when an electron is promoted to a higher energy band, leaving a positively charged hole behind. At the presence of strong Coulomb interaction, electrons and holes (vacancies left by electron... Continue Reading →

UM School of Medicine Researchers Find Blood Type Linked to Risk of Stroke Before Age 60

A person’s blood type may be linked to their risk of having an early stroke, according to a new meta-analysis led by University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers. Findings were published in the journal Neurology. The meta-analysis included all available data... Continue Reading →

New study links ultra-processed foods and colorectal cancer in men

For many Americans, the convenience of pre-cooked and instant meals may make it easy to overlook the less-than-ideal nutritional information, but a team led by researchers at Tufts University and Harvard University hope that will change after recently discovering a... Continue Reading →

Axolotls Can Regenerate Their Brains

The axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is an aquatic salamander renowned for its ability to regenerate its spinal cord, heart and limbs. These amphibians also readily make new neurons throughout their lives. In 1964, researchers observed that adult axolotls could regenerate parts of their brains, even if a... Continue Reading →

Synthetic” mouse embryo with brain and beating heart grown from stem cells

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Caltech have created model mouse embryos from stem cells—the body's master cells, which can develop into almost any cell type in the body—that have beating hearts, as well as the foundations for a... Continue Reading →

Durable coating kills COVID virus, other germs in minutes

There may soon be a new weapon in our centuries-old battle against germs: the first durable coating that can quickly kill bacteria and viruses and keep on killing them for months at a time. Developed by a team of University... Continue Reading →

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