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Researchers identify five new cases of ‘double mutant’ Covid variant in California

A medical worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) inserts a Covid-19 test tube into a box at a drive-thru testing site at the Alemany Farmers Market in San Francisco, California, Nov. 19, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Stanford University researchers have identified five new cases of a “double mutant” Covid-19 strain… Read More »

Transgender women tell researchers how to increase the uptake of PrEP in their community

Transgender women and transfeminine nonbinary individuals suggested a number of key issues that health services need to address in order to increase the uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among transgender people. These included addressing the contextual factors associated with HIV in this community, developing more inclusive messaging and imagery, healthcare providers having an ongoing dialogue… Read More »

Researchers identify genes associated with polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects one in 10 women of reproductive age. It is characterized by irregular menstrual cycles, facial hair or acne and an increased number of eggs arrested in development. Many women also suffer from weight gain, Type 2 diabetes and depression. While first characterized by the medical community in the mid-1930s, few… Read More »

Cancer may no longer be deadly in future, say British researchers announcing breakthrough

LONDON — Scientists have discovered a breakthrough treatment to fight cancer, and claim the disease will no longer be deadly for future generations. Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London believe it is possible to strengthen the body’s defences by transplanting immune cells from strangers. Patients will begin to receive the new treatment next year,… Read More »

Japanese researchers inject stem cells into patient's brain to treat Parkinson's in historic first

Japanese researchers said Friday they have transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient in the first stage of an innovative trial to cure Parkinson’s disease. The research team at Kyoto University injected induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells — which have the potential to develop into any cell in the body — into the… Read More »

Researchers Find Microplastics in Stool Samples

Tests reveal both tap water and bottled water1 contain microplastics, as does your household dust2 and many foods, especially seafood3,4 and sea salt,5 but also any food that has been stored in plastic packaging. The suspicion that we’re consuming our own plastic pollution was recently reconfirmed when researchers reported the discovery of microplastic particles in… Read More »