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What happens when a baby takes its first breath?

By Donavyn Coffey  Two blood vessels unique to fetuses disappear. When babies are born, they breathe through their lungs for the first time. (Image credit: Ivan Olianto…

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Edible plants could replace shots as vaccines

ByAndrei Ionescu Earth.com staff writer Scientists from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) are currently studying whether they can turn edible plants such as lettuce or spinach into mRNA…

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Treating moms with postpartum depression helps their babies’ brains

by  McMaster University New research from McMaster University has found that psychiatric help for mothers with postpartum depression results in healthy changes in the brains of…

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“Inescapable” COVID-19 Antibody Discovery – Neutralizes All Known SARS-CoV-2 Strains

TOPICS:AntibodiesCOVID-19DOEInfectious DiseasesLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryPopularPublic HealthVirology By LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY AUGUST 26, 2021 An antibody therapy that appears to neutralize all known SARS-CoV-2 strains, and other coronaviruses, was…

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Can health insurance companies charge the unvaccinated higher premiums? What about life insurers? 5 questions answered

Kosali Simon, Indiana University and Sharon Tennyson, Cornell University The current COVID-19 wave in the U.S. is mostly affecting unvaccinated Americans, who represent more than…

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Specialized cells maintain healthy pregnancy by teaching the mother’s immune system not to attack developing fetus

Eva Gillis-Buck, University of California, San Francisco; James Gardner, University of California, San Francisco, and Tippi MacKenzie, University of California, San Francisco The Research Brief…

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Vibrators had a long history as medical quackery before feminists rebranded them as sex toys

Kim Adams, New York University In the contemporary moment of sex-positive feminism, praises for the orgasmic capacity of the vibrator abound. “They’re all-encompassing, a blanket…

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Fruit flies and mosquitos are ‘brainier’ than most people suspect, say scientists

by  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 5/14/2021 In research made possible when COVID-19 sidelined other research projects, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine meticulously counted brain…

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Successful test of ‘Trojan Horse’ cancer drug offers hope for an end to chemotherapy: Molecule poses as ‘ideal prey’ for ‘greedy’ malignant cells that eat it ‘without realising it’s toxic’

University of Edinburgh scientists created the cancer-killing molecule SeNBD They successfully fed it to cancer cells without harming surrounding tissue It is hoped use in…

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Dieters’ weight-loss ‘wonder-drug’: Jab that curbs calorie intake and cravings could help fight obesity crisis

Experts say semaglutide could play major role in combating the obesity crisis Patients given the weekly jab lost a tenth of their body weight in…

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