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Opioids research finds overdose risk factors

New research from the University of Stirling has identified potential major risk factors leading to overdose in patients taking prescription medication. Working in partnership with NHS Fife, the University of

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Understanding black youth suicide: Steps toward prevention

While little research exists on how and why the rates of Black youth suicide are rising, research does show the rate of suicide in Black youth younger than 13 years

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First-ever transient pacemaker harmlessly dissolves in body

Researchers at Northwestern and George Washington (GW) universities have developed the first-ever transient pacemaker—a wireless, battery-free, fully implantable pacing device that disappears after it’s no longer needed. The thin, flexible,

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Gene discovery may hold key to better therapies for OCD

In the first analysis of its kind, researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and several other institutions have linked distinct patterns of genetic mutations with obsessive-compulsive

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Virtual reality boosts brain rhythms crucial for neuroplasticity, learning and memory

A new discovery in rats shows that the brain responds differently in immersive virtual reality environments versus the real world. The finding could help scientists understand how the brain brings

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Engineered yeast probiotic developed to treat inflammatory bowel disease

The world of microbes living in the human gut can have far-reaching effects on human health. Multiple diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are tied to the balance of these

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First clinical trial involving in vivo CRISPR human gene editing

A team of researchers from Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has conducted the first clinical trial involving in vivo CRISPR human gene editing. In their paper published in The

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