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Kittens May Be Key to Understanding Deadly Diarrheal Diseases in Children

[ad_1] Credit: The Lucky Neko on Unsplash Kittens could be the model for understanding infectious, sometimes fatal, diarrheal disease in animals and children, according to new research from North Carolina State University. The bacteria Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) causes fatal diarrheal illnesses in children around the world, killing up to …

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Research team identifies potential drug to treat SARS-CoV-2

[ad_1] Novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles isolated from a patient. Image captured and enhanced with color at the NIAID Integrated Research Center (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH Federally Approved Heart Drug Shows Significant Effectiveness In Interfering …

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Depressed and out of work? Therapy can help you find a job

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain If depression makes it harder for some unemployed people to find a job, some type of therapy can help, research shows. In a new study, 41% of unemployed or underemployed people on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) found a new job or went from part-time to …

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Scientists find target for stroke treatment in blood brain barrier

[ad_1] Scientists from Japan and the United States have identified a novel mechanism of blood-brain barrier degradation in the post-stroke brain, involving acrolein-induced changes in proheparanase. This discovery could lead to the production of newer and more effective drugs for stroke-related disorders. Credit: Toubibe from Pixabay Stroke is one of …

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Fear of memory loss impacts well-being and quality of life

[ad_1] Credit: Trinity College Dublin Research from the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) at Trinity College suggests that experiencing high levels of fear of dementia can adversely affect older adults’ beliefs about their memory and general well-being. To date, few studies have measured the impact of fear related to dementia …

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Beta blockers can repair malformed blood vessels in the brain

[ad_1] Treatment with propranolol helps reduce the number and size of cavernous malformations in the brain. Panel A shows a section of mouse brain treated with vehicle. Lesions are framed in green. Credit: Joppe Oldenburg Propranolol, an effective medicine for infantile hemangiomas (“strawberry nevi,” resembling birthmarks), can also be used …

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