Sunday, July 3, 2022

Imperial College London

Using AI to detect how humans have adapted to recent diseases

Artificial intelligence can help spot traces of natural selection.

COVID-19 in pregnancy is not linked with stillbirth or early neonatal death

Those who tested positive were more likely to have a premature birth.

A new way of suppressing the brain waves underpinning tremors

Non-invasive brain stimulation helps to ease tremors.

Scientists found a rare quadruple-helix DNA in living human cells

New probes allow scientists to see four-stranded DNA interacting with molecules inside living human cells, unravelling its role in cellular processes.

A new technique for suppressing back reflections of light

Trapping light without back reflections.

The whole body changes while learning new movement-based skills

Real-world neuroscience experiments show diversity in learning new motor skills.

Hole-punching bacteria could be engineered to attack pathogens

A new way to engineer bacteria that normally attack human cells so that they kill other pathogens instead.

People taking dummy pills and statins experienced similar side effects, study

Doctors should inform patients of the nocebo effect when prescribing statins.

Depression linked to bowel conditions

Depression is more common among people with inflammatory bowel diseases or IBD.

Severe morning sickness increases the risk of depression

The figures are shocking and should be reflected in the treatment women receive.

Overreaction of immune cells could be linked to severe cases of COVID-19

Scientists are urgently seeking to understand how COVID-19 can become severe.

Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) could be more extreme than previously thought

Solar storms could be more extreme if they ‘slipstream’ behind each other.

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