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Using ants to sniff out cancer?

According to the WHO, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. Efficient screening programs exist but detect only a select number of cancers and are invasive and expensive. What if a team of scientists told you they had found a new original method... click to read more

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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 21, 2022
One Step Closer To Having Diabetes Under Control

Imagine yourself walking on a wire between two cliffs. You have to stay as stable as possible, taking into account the wind, the tension in the rope and your movements. It seems difficult, doesn't it? Yet, this is what daily life looks like for people... click to read more

  • Mélanie Kintzinger | Master student at Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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published on Aug 15, 2022
Genetically Reprogramming Biological Clocks: One Step Closer To The Fountain Of Youth

Aging, the cruel fate from which no one can escape, is associated with drastic physiological changes amplified by the increased expression of genes related to cell damage. This uncontrolled expression contributes to the natural aging of our organs and tissues which gradually lose the ability... click to read more

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published on Aug 11, 2022
Understanding The Risk For Severe Outcomes Of Youth With COVID-19

During the early stages of the global COVID-19 pandemic, children younger than 18 years of age represented less than 5% of overall reported cases. However, as the pandemic had evolved, young people represented a growing proportion of new COVID-19 cases. Similarly, pediatric hospitalizations due... click to read more

  • Stephen B. Freedman | Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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published on Aug 8, 2022
COVID-19 during pregnancy causes fetal and placental inflammation

Pregnant women with COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, are at increased risk of severe disease and mortality as well as pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia and preterm birth. COVID-19 is therefore particularly dangerous during pregnancy, as both the mother and fetus are... click to read more

  • Derek Miller | Research Associate at Perinatology Research Branch, Division of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, and Detroit, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA.
  • Valeria Garcia-Flores | Assistant Professor at Perinatology Research Branch, Division of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, and Detroit, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA.
  • Nardhy Gomez-Lopez | Associate Professor at Perinatology Research Branch, Division of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, and Detroit, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA.
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 28, 2022