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Computer simulators show how to reduce damage to lungs of children in intensive care

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mer 20 febbraio 2019 IMAGE: Professor Declan Bates. view more  Credit: University of Warwick Mechanical ventilation of children in intensive care units is often necessary, but can damage the lungs of critically ill patients It’s possible to change ventilator settings to reduce the risk of damage without...
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Investigators figure out how to block new antibiotic resistance gene

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mar 19 febbraio 2019 Washington, DC – February 19, 2019 – A new antimicrobial-resistance gene, VCC-1, a ß-lactamase gene, has been discovered in benign close relatives of virulent Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera. Now, a team of Canadian researchers has found a way to block the...
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Takeda collaboration to boost fight against Alzheimer’s and other neurodegeneration

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mar 19 febbraio 2019 The University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit has announced a partnership with Takeda, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, to develop possible new therapeutic treatments for tau pathology, an underlying feature in several forms of neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer’s disease. Tau pathology occurs when the...
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Jobs vs. death toll: Calculating corporate death penalties

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mar 19 febbraio 2019 IMAGE: Joshua Pearce, an electrical engineer who develops new solar panel technology, takes the long view on the social impacts of the coal and tobacco industries. view more  Credit: Sarah Bird/Michigan Tech Is there a threshold an entire industry crosses when it does...
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Texas A&M researchers develop new therapeutic approach to treating osteoarthritis

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mar 19 febbraio 2019 IMAGE: Two-dimensional nanoparticles interacting with stem cells and directing differentiation toward cartilage-lineage. view more  Credit: Texas A&M University College of Engineering Researchers from Texas A&M University, led by Dr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, have developed a new way to deliver treatment for cartilage regeneration....
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Plants can skip the middlemen to directly recognize disease-causing fungi

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mar 19 febbraio 2019 IMAGE: Powdery mildew-causing fungi cause white powdery spots on infected plants, resulting in decreased crop yields. view more  Credit: Takaki Maekawa Fungal diseases collectively termed powdery mildew afflict a broad range of plant species, including agriculturally relevant cereals such as barley, and result...
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The invasive species are likely to spread to a community not adapted to climate change

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mar 19 febbraio 2019 Climate change increases environmental fluctuations and extreme weather phenomena. They generate many kinds of problems in the nature. A study conducted at the University of Jyvaskyla has shown that varying environmental conditions increase the potential for invasive species to spread. Invasive species...
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Forest fires as an opportunity for ecosystem recovery

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mar 19 febbraio 2019 Great forest fires are ever more frequent globally and their consequences more severe and destructive. Climate change and human activity are influencing the capacity of ecosystems and the life forms that inhabit them to recover from forest fires. However, the actions to...
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Oral antifungal drug used to treat yeast infections linked to higher rates of miscarriage

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), mar 19 febbraio 2019 A commonly used medication, fluconazole, used to treat vaginal yeast infections, is linked to higher rates of miscarriage if used during pregnancy, found new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). While topical treatments are first line for pregnant women with...
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Depression reversed in male mice by activating gene that helps excite neurons

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(AGENPARL) – Worcester (Massachusetts), lun 18 febbraio 2019 IMAGE: This is Dr. Xin-Yun Lu, molecular behavioral neuroscientist at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. view more  Credit: Phil Jones, Augusta University Senior Photographer AUGUSTA, Ga. (Feb. 18, 2019) – Directly activating a gene important to exciting our excitatory neurons...

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