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Brain cleaners reprogrammed to eradicate Alzheimer’s disease

To summarize: Using CRISPR gene editing, researchers were able to control microglia and reverse their Alzheimer’s-related toxic state and put them back on track. resource: UCSF The discovery of how damaged brain cells can be converted from a diseased state to a healthy state offers a potential new avenue for treating Alzheimer’s and other forms …

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The new BA.4.6 COVID variant is becoming a familiar nightmare

In the nine months since the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus took hold, the world has built up a lot of immunity, fueling a record wave of infections. Even if Omicron’s descendants (a series of sub-variants) dominate one after the other, immunity to vaccines and past infections helps reduce hospitalizations and deaths. Now the …

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Best care for bug bites: Doctors share tips for treating minor and severe bites

newYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Spending time outdoors can sometimes mean you have to deal with insects and their biting hobbies, including mosquitoes, horseflies, ticks, ants or spiders. Of course, repellents exist. But they’re not foolproof, and not everyone has them all the time. Most bites are harmless. However, special care is …

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Clinical trial restores vision in 20 patients with corneas from unlikely sources: ScienceAlert

In an exciting pilot clinical trial, an implant made from pigskin has restored vision in 20 people with corneal lesions. Many patients were blind before receiving the help of this bioengineered tissue. Incredibly, after two years, all 14 blind people had full vision and 3 of them now have perfect 20/20 vision. “This allows us …

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‘Aberrant’ protein may be common link between all forms of motor neuron disease

To summarize: Abnormal SOD1 protein is a common factor in all types of motor neuron disease, a new study reports. resource: University of Sydney The researchers found that an abnormal protein commonly associated with rare inherited forms of motor neuron disease is present in all types of motor neuron disease, suggesting a common link between …

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Letter obtained by CNN shows FDA defending vaccine maker’s new monkeypox vaccine strategy

In a Friday letter to Bavaria Nordic CEO Paul Chaplin, two senior FDA officials echoed concerns raised by Chaplin earlier this week. The agency recently determined that the benefits of expanding its limited supply of two-dose Jynneos vaccine by giving individuals smaller doses outweigh the known possible risks, they wrote. The agency said the decision …

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Thinking hard and thinking long leads to brain drain: ScienceAlert

The 19th-century American writer Wallace D. Wattles once claimed that “thinking is the hardest and most tiring of all labors.” On the surface, this might sound like a contentious comparison, but a new study suggests that thinking too hard and for too long can really drain your brain the same way exercise drains your body. …

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Study finds biomarkers for older adults with depression

To summarize: Biological changes due to aging may be one mechanism why older adults with depression do not have full resolution of symptoms after taking antidepressants. resource: University of Connecticut Major depression in older adults is very common, can lead to disability, and increase the risk of many diseases of aging, including Alzheimer’s disease and …

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