Medicine

Witch Potions: The Science Behind Herbal Medicines |  Science |  In-depth reporting on science and technology |  DW

Herbal Medicines That Really Work: Poppy, Velvet Bean, Hawthorn | Science | In depth reports on science and technology | D.W.

Humans have been extracting the healing properties of plants for thousands of years. Although herbal remedies are often dismissed as unscientific, more than a third of modern medicines are derived directly or indirectly from natural products, such as plants, microorganisms, and animals. Now researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in the US state of California …

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Computer model predicts dominant variants of SARS-CoV-2

Colorized electron microscopy image of a cell (purple) infected with SARS-COV-2 (yellow), isolated from a patient sample. Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH Scientists at the MIT and Harvard Broad Institute and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have developed a machine learning model that can analyze millions of SARS-CoV-2 genomes and …

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Social dissatisfaction predicts vulnerability |  Eurek alert!

Social dissatisfaction predicts vulnerability | Eurek alert!

image: Duke Han, PhD, director of neuropsychology in the Department of Family Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC view plus Credit: Photo Credit: Ricardo Carrasco III Researchers studying elder abuse have long believed that when older adults face loneliness or relationship problems, they are more likely to be victims of monetary scams and exploitation. …

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Dr. David Kulber and Johnny Depp in the trial (Image via Cedars-Sinai and Evelyn Hockstein/AFP/Getty Images)

Who is Dr. David Kulber? Johnny Depp’s hand surgeon opens up about actor’s finger injury

Following Dr. Richard Moore’s testimony on Monday, Dr. David Kulber testified on Tuesday, May 24, regarding the treatment of Johnny Depp’s amputated fingertip. Kulber was the surgeon who treated Depp’s injury after the 2015 incident in Australia. Kulber, who was associated with Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in 2015, had operated on the …

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The molecular profile identifies a new high-risk subtype of pediatric liver cancer

Molecular profiling identifies a new high-risk pediatric liver cancer subtype

Until recently, almost all pediatric liver cancers were classified as hepatoblastoma or hepatocellular carcinoma. However, pediatric pathologists have noted that some liver tumors have histologic features that do not readily fit either of these two models of carcinoma. These cancers are less likely to respond to chemotherapy, and patient outcomes are poor. Graphic summary of …

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Blood biomarker predicts complicated Crohn's disease

Blood biomarker predicts complicated Crohn’s disease

image: Professor Arthur Mortha view plus Credit: University of Toronto An international team led by a researcher at the University of Toronto found that a detectable antibody in the blood predicts severe Crohn’s disease and is detectable up to seven years before the disease is diagnosed. Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel condition, for …

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Has the missing link between Alzheimer's and vascular disease been found?

Has the missing link between Alzheimer’s and vascular disease been found?

For more than 20 years, scientists have known that people with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, or obesity have a higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease. All conditions can affect the brain, damage blood vessels and lead to strokes. But the connection between vascular disease in the brain and Alzheimer’s has remained unexplained despite …

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Emery Brown wins a share of the Gruber Neuroscience Prize 2022 |  MIT News

Emery Brown wins a share of the 2022 Gruber Neuroscience Prize | MIT News

The Gruber Foundation announced on May 17 that Emery N. Brown, Edward Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering and Computational Neuroscience at MIT, has won the 2022 Gruber Prize for Neuroscience along with neurophysicists Laurence Abbott of Columbia University, Terrence Sejnowski of Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Haim Sompolinsky of the Hebrew University of …

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China's bet on homegrown mRNA vaccines holds the nation back |  Health

China’s bet on homegrown mRNA vaccines holds the nation back | Health

By HUIZHONG WU and ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China is trying to get through its largest-ever coronavirus outbreak without a tool it could have adopted many months ago, the kind of vaccines that have been shown to offer the best protection against the worst outcomes of COVID-19. Already in the spring …

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