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Scans Show the Physical Marks of Poverty on Kids Brains

Scans Show the Physical Marks of Poverty on Kids Brains Children in poverty are more likely to have cognitive and behavioral difficulties than their better-off peers. Plenty of past research has looked into the physical effects of childhood poverty, or documented mental health disparities between socioeconomic classes. Read more...

Cat in the Lab: Feline Genomes Fuel Precision Medicine

Cat in the Lab: Feline Genomes Fuel Precision Medicine When one thinks of the most popular and useful animal models in biomedical research, one thinks of mice and rats, followed by rabbits, dogs, monkeys, and so on. The domestic cat is traditionally a long way down the list. But a

‘Good Cholesterol’ May Protect Liver

‘Good Cholesterol’ May Protect Liver The body’s so-called good cholesterol may be even better than we realize. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that one type of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) has a previously unknown role in protecting the liver from injury. This HDL protects

The Future of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment: It’s Personal

The Future of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment: It’s Personal A decade ago, the survival rate for pancreatic cancer hovered around five percent. Today, the five-year survival rate is 10 percent. “We’ve moved into the double-digits, but there is clearly an urgent need to find better therapies to treat cancer of the

A New COVID-19 Spit Test Is as Easy as 1-2-3

A New COVID-19 Spit Test Is as Easy as 1-2-3 What if a COVID test was as easy as one, two, three? A team of researchers led by Jim Collins, a biomedical engineer at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, have created a test that detects SARS-CoV-2 infection from

Acoustically Triggered Nanorobotics Hold Promise for Cancer Treatment

Acoustically Triggered Nanorobotics Hold Promise for Cancer Treatment Many incredible cancer-fighting drugs and treatments have been developed in the past few decades, and on paper, they seem like they hold the cure. Because of the way the human body is designed, however, the drugs have a difficult time actually reaching