Acute lymphoblastic leukemia: Causes and treatments

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is a malignant blood most cancers. It’s the most typical childhood most cancers. Additionally it is referred to as ALL, acute lymphocytic leukemia, or B-Cell Acute lymphoblastic leukemia. ALL accounts for 80 p.c of childhood leukemias. It’s the solely leukemia extra widespread in youngsters below 5 years than in adults. It usually … Read more

Marijuana may improve women’s enjoyment of sex

About one-third of U.S. women have used marijuana before sex, a small study suggests, and those who do report increased desire and better orgasms. A woman holds a joint on the day Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational marijuana at Trinity Bellwoods Park, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio … Read more

New discovery provides key to side effects caused by erectile dysfunction drugs

In a study published in Science Advances magazine, researchers from the University of California, Irvine have captured, for the first time, the full-length structure of the rod photoreceptor phosphodiesterase 6 (PDE6), an enzyme that plays an indispensable role in human vision. PDEs are associated with various diseases and are targets of several widely used drugs … Read more

Scientists genetically engineer yeast to improve understanding of how cells work

Researchers have ‘fine-tuned’ a major cell signalling mechanism by rewriting DNA inside yeast cells to control how they respond to their environment. The study, which was published today by Cell, has immediate biotechnology uses but could also have wider implications for healthcare research. It is hoped being able to alter how cells react will help … Read more

Harvard researchers convert photons; could be used to fight cancer

Seeing things in a different light Dan Congreve works in his lab at the Rowland Institute. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer System converts low-energy photons to high-energy, could be used in a host of applications For years, people have used near-infrared light for everything from night vision to remote controls, but Dan Congreve and his co-workers … Read more

From Popular Anesthetic to Antidepressant, Ketamine Isn’t the Drug You Think It Is

A new form of ketamine, called esketamine was recently approved as a nasally-delivered antidepressant. (Credit: grey_and/Shutterstock) An hour before we spoke, Darragh O’Carroll, an emergency room physician from Hawaii, had just given an elderly patient a sedating shot of ketamine. The man had pneumonia and was acting confused and fidgety, making him hard to treat. … Read more

Changing how a country types: New keyboard standard makes typing in French easier: New standard created with state-of-the-art algorithm adopted by France

The new keyboard standard, created with a state-of-art-algorithm, makes typing in French easier and more comfortable. Credit: Mikko Raskinen/Aalto University Keyboards touch our everyday lives yet, despite the well-known drawbacks of current layouts used across the globe, the position of characters has largely remained the same. Researchers at Aalto University, as part of an international … Read more

That’s ‘sew’ smart! Scientists invent threads to detect gases when woven into clothing: Equipment- and training-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military and rescue applications

Sensing threads prepared with bromothymol blue (top thread), methyl red (middle thread) and MnTPP (bottom thread) are exposed to ammonia at 0 ppm (left panel) 50 ppm (middle panel) and 1000 ppm (right panel). Credit: Rachel Owyeung, Tufts University, Nano Lab Tufts University engineers have developed a novel fabrication method to create dyed threads that … Read more

Garlic oil could replace antibiotics in the food industry

Animal products are often contaminated with bacteria that can cause a variety of illnesses in humans. For example, the ingestion of Escherichia coli can cause food poisoning. The use of antibiotics on farmed animals can lead to the bacteria developing an antibiotic resistance, which is very concerning for the food industry. Recently, a gas chromatography … Read more

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