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The coronavirus' alarming impact on the body

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios Scientists are racing to learn more about the damage the novel coronavirus can do to the heart, lungs and brain. Why it matters: It’s becoming increasingly clear that some patients struggle with its health consequences — and costs — far longer than a few weeks. The big picture: The virus can have a […]

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New research provides better way to gauge pain in mice

For decades, biomedical researchers have used mouse behavior to study pain, but some researchers have questioned the accuracy of the interpretations of how mice experience pain. Now, Rutgers University-Camden neuroscientist Nathan Fried and colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a method that can more accurately gauge pain in mice, which could lead researchers […]

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Electronic chip mimics the brain to make memories in a flash: Engineers have mimicked the human brain with an electronic chip that uses light to create and modify memories

Researchers from RMIT University drew inspiration from an emerging tool in biotechnology — optogenetics — to develop a device that replicates the way the brain stores and loses information. Optogenetics allows scientists to delve into the body’s electrical system with incredible precision, using light to manipulate neurons so that they can be turned on or […]

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Which brain hemorrhage patients have treatable underlying conditions

When blood vessels in the brain rupture, or hemorrhage, and cause a stroke, large areas of the brain can be permanently damaged. Depending on the cause, some brain hemorrhages may hide underlying lesions that can be treated with surgery, embolization, radiation, or other treatments. Using MRI scans of patients diagnosed with intracerebral hemorrhage, clinical researchers […]

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Stem cell identity unmasked by single cell sequencing technology

Scientists from The University of Queensland’s Diamantina Institute have revealed the difference between a stem cell and other blood vessel cells using gene-sequencing technology. Leading skin cancer and stem cell researcher Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani said the findings provided evidence of how stem cells express genes that allow them to be identified within a blood vessel. […]