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Gene-based diagnostics boosted by innovative test strips

Circular DNA structures hinder Cas12a activation, enabling self-catalysis in DNA/RNA sensing.

Machine learning models to predict adolescent suicide and self-harm risk

AI is increasingly being used in mental health to detect high-risk individuals.

Universal siRNA treatment for COVID-19 shows promise

Novel siRNAs show promise against multiple SARS-CoV-2 variants.

Scientists identified a 240-million-year-old fossil of a giant lizard-like creature

Scientists name new species of giant amphibian found in retaining wall.

Ketamine is effective for treatment-resistant depression

Promising results in a trial of ketamine for severe depression could lead to treatment becoming more affordable.

The frog-id app helps scientists learn more about frog calls

Citizen science helps scientists test the acoustic adaptation hypothesis.

Identifying the cause of mysterious heart disease in women

Researchers are investigating the genetics of spontaneous coronary artery dissection.

Smartphone screens can be used to map magnetic fields

Hand-held magnetic field imaging can used for construction safety & medical diagnostics.

Severe respiratory infections linked to congenital cardiovascular defects

Severe respiratory infections during pregnancy increase risk of cardiovascular defects at birth.

Introducing bacteria to a tumor’s microenvironment converts immune cells to cancer killers

The research could lead to better treatments for people with advanced or previously untreatable cancers.

A new way of precisely controlling single electrons nestled in quantum dots

Discovery of previously unknown effects makes compact, ultra-fast control of spin qubits possible.

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