Pediatric patients with prior COVID-19 or MIS-C are not protected against Omicron

Researchers calculate the impact of consuming ultra-processed foods on obesity risk

Research building on the national Overcoming COVID-19 Study, led by Boston Children’s Hospital, and the hospital’s own Taking On COVID-19 Together group, provides evidence that children who have already had COVID -19 (or the inflammatory disease MIS-C) are not protected against the new Omicron variant. Vaccination, however, provides protection, according to the study. The findings, … Read more

Oldenburg’s hearing research focuses on developing smart hearing aids

Artificial intelligence model could predict side effects resulting from new combination therapies

Intelligent hearing aids that adapt to the individual needs of the user: for four years, researchers at the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) Hearing Acoustics have been working in this direction. Now the German Research Foundation (DFG) has extended funding for the project. Led by Prof. Dr. Volker Hohmann, hearing researcher at the University of Oldenburg, … Read more

Exposure of microbial communities to antibiotics could facilitate the spread of plasmid-encoded genes

Computational network science approach reveals new mechanisms for coronaviruses infections

DNA molecules called plasmids – some of which protect bacteria from antibiotics – can spread rapidly through bacterial “communities” treated with antibiotics, new research has found. Plasmids are found in bacterial cells, sometimes slowing bacterial reproduction – but they can carry genes that prevent antibiotics from working (called antimicrobial resistance). The new lab study, led … Read more

Aiming for Education Equality with the World’s Most Advanced Full Female Anatomy Model

Aiming for Education Equality with the World’s Most Advanced Full Female Anatomy Model

Can you introduce yourself, tell us about your background and what inspired the creation of the innovative 3D female anatomy model? Irene Walsh: My name is Irene Walsh and I am the Director of Product, Design and Content at Elsevier’s 3D4Medical, the developer of Complete Anatomy. I have worked for more than 10 years in … Read more

New therapeutic approach harnesses the body’s immune system to protect against brain damage

Five different diseases attack language areas in the brain that cause primary progressive aphasia

A therapeutic method to harness the body’s immune system to protect against brain damage is published today by researchers from the Babraham Institute’s Immunology Research Program. The collaboration between Prof. Adrian Liston (Babraham Institute) and Prof. Matthew Holt (VIB and KU Leuven; i3S-University of Porto) has produced a targeted delivery system to increase the number … Read more

Research offers entirely new ways to visualize cell membranes

Researchers develop universal AI algorithm to "clean" noisy single-cell RNA sequencing data

Research from Matthew Lew’s lab at Washington University in St. Louis offers entirely new ways to see the very small. The research -; two papers by PhD students at the McKelvey School of Engineering -; has been published in journals Optical and Nano-letters. They have developed new hardware and algorithms that allow them to visualize … Read more

Virginia Tech scientist receives $2 million to examine the brain circuit responsible for high-fat food overconsumption

Five different diseases attack language areas in the brain that cause primary progressive aphasia

Cutting out your favorite treats could make your brain crave even more, according to a Virginia Tech scientist. Sora Shin, an assistant professor at VTC’s Fralin Institute for Biomedical Research, received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine the brain circuitry that may be responsible for overeating a diet. … Read more

Why gyms have a higher risk of COVID

Study: Aerosol Particle Emission Increases Exponentially Above Moderate Exercise Intensity Resulting in Superemission During Maximal Exercise. Image Credit: Kamil Macniak / Shutterstock.com

A major research topic during the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been the emission patterns of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). SARS-CoV-2 is mainly transmitted by aerosols produced during breathing, singing, shouting and other common activities. Taken together, these factors play an important role in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 indoors during … Read more

Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions for children associated with excess health-care costs

Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions for children associated with excess health-care costs

According to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and The Pew Charitable Trusts, antibiotics inappropriately prescribed to non-hospitalized children resulted in at least $74 million in additional health care costs in the United States in 2017. Children who were prescribed unnecessary or inappropriate antibiotics in outpatient settings, such as … Read more

Infants diagnosed with autism show differences in brain’s visual areas

New insights could lead to better treatments for Dravet syndrome and related conditions

According to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, infants who were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at 24 months had differences in visual processing areas of the brain that were apparent at 6 months. The researchers hypothesized that the disruption of visual processing could interfere with how infants see the world … Read more