Redington Life Sciences News
Special Issue October 2021
In this issue: Bats weigh in on driverless cars, Covid-19’s impact on our values, NIH on lazy eye, Mayo’s new ideas for breast cancer prevention, antibiotics and stunted growth, brain scans time dementia’s onset, opioids and IBD, gut bugs drive prostate cancer, Dana Farber on mast cell precursors, new model to study Down syndrome, and more…
Can bats help us design a better driverless car?
Bakar Fellow Michael Yartsev is translating bats’ neurological 'rules of the road' into computational algorithms to guide development of navigation systems for driverless cars.
NIH-funded study shows screening device accurately detects amblyopia (lazy eye)
Mayo Clinic researchers advocate new approach to breast cancer prevention
A commentary by Mayo Clinic Cancer Center researchers published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Practice suggests that advances in breast cancer prevention research have resulted in new and innovative opportunities to modify breast cancer risk and potentially reduce breast cancer incidence and mortality. "
Stem cell project to create new model to study brain development and Down syndrome
With an $11 million Transformative Research grant from the National Institutes of Health, University of Wisconsin–Madison Waisman Center researchers are creating a new approach to study how changes to brain development in the womb result in intellectual disability in people with Down syndrome.
Antibiotics Alone Can’t Protect Kids From Stunted Growth
New findings suggest antibiotics alone won't end the cycle of stunted growth and poverty that afflicts children across the developing world.
Diving deeper to measure the toll of ‘ice’ on mental health
A new study indicates methamphetamine smokers are likely to experience higher levels of depression and anxiety than the general population.
'Gut bugs' can drive prostate cancer growth and treatment resistance
Common gut bacteria can fuel the growth of prostate cancers and allow them to evade the effects of treatment, a new study finds.
Allergic stimulation activates mast cell precursor cells
Mast cell precursor cells do not just cause an increase in mature mast cells during inflammation, they also play an active role in diseases like asthma, according to a new study.
Time until dementia symptoms appear can be estimated via brain scan
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed an approach to estimating when a person who is likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, but has no cognitive symptoms, will start showing signs of Alzheimer’s dementia.
Staying on long-term antidepressants reduces risk of relapse study suggests
New study suggests that aquaporin could be key to repairing corneal defects
New treatment for inflammatory bowel disease: Opioids may cure that 'bad gut feeling'
Opioid receptors play key roles in regulating our senses and emotions. Recently, their discovery outside the nervous system raised several questions about the effects of opioids on the immune system. Now, researchers have shown that KNT-127 -- a drug that targets delta opioid receptors...
Gut microbe signatures may indicate adverse reaction to cancer treatments
Scientists use AI to identify new drug combination for children with incurable brain cancer
Cancer Cells’ Unexpected Genetic Tricks for Evading the Immune System
UCLA research reveals how a year of change affected Californians’ health
Omega-3 Supplements May Slow Memory Decline
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