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Negative affect of social media on attitudes toward vaccines

A recent study done in the UK analyzing various social media “news” articles and surveys found that misinformation on social media regarding vaccine complications associated with negative views and inaccurate information regarding vaccinations. The study urges journalists and social media

Negative affect of social media on attitudes toward vaccines

A recent study done in the UK analyzing various social media “news” articles and surveys found that misinformation on social media regarding vaccine complications associated with negative views and inaccurate information regarding vaccinations. The study urges journalists and social media

Preventing peripheral neuropathy with viral gene therapy

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have used gene therapy in mice to prevent axonal degeneration. The viral gene therapy targets SARM1, a protein that is activated during neuronal damage and results in axonal degeneration. The

Preventing peripheral neuropathy with viral gene therapy

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have used gene therapy in mice to prevent axonal degeneration. The viral gene therapy targets SARM1, a protein that is activated during neuronal damage and results in axonal degeneration. The

Potential cure to dry macular degeneration found in stem cell therapy

Researchers at the National Eye Institute have developed a new stem cell therapy to prevent blindness in patients with geographic atrophy, a late stage of dry macular degeneration. The new therapy involves using induced pluripotent stem cells and programming them

Potential cure to dry macular degeneration found in stem cell therapy

Researchers at the National Eye Institute have developed a new stem cell therapy to prevent blindness in patients with geographic atrophy, a late stage of dry macular degeneration. The new therapy involves using induced pluripotent stem cells and programming them

Artificial Intelligence: A new form of cervical cancer screening

Investigators at the National Institutes of Health and Global Good are using artificial intelligence to analyze images of women’s cervixes in order to detect pre-cancerous changes. The hope is to use this AI as a form of cervical cancer screening

Artificial Intelligence: A new form of cervical cancer screening

Investigators at the National Institutes of Health and Global Good are using artificial intelligence to analyze images of women’s cervixes in order to detect pre-cancerous changes. The hope is to use this AI as a form of cervical cancer screening

A drop of blood to measure transplant rejection risk

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the NIH, has developed a new blood test that can detect signs of transplant rejection in lung-transplant patients, who have the shortest survival rates of solid organ transplant patients. The

A drop of blood to measure transplant rejection risk

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the NIH, has developed a new blood test that can detect signs of transplant rejection in lung-transplant patients, who have the shortest survival rates of solid organ transplant patients. The

Improving food safety with computer science

Environmental Monitoring With an Agent-Based Model of Listeria (EnABLe), is a new computer program created at Cornell University that helps identify areas in a food processing center that have the greatest risk of Listeria contamination. This can greatly improved public

Improving food safety with computer science

Environmental Monitoring With an Agent-Based Model of Listeria (EnABLe), is a new computer program created at Cornell University that helps identify areas in a food processing center that have the greatest risk of Listeria contamination. This can greatly improved public

Measuring toxicity to cardiac cells using 3D technology

Researchers at the University of Toronto have created a platform, Biowire II, that creates 3D cardiac cells, and uses elastic polymer wires to measure the strength of the contractions. This device can be used to measure the toxicity of certain

Measuring toxicity to cardiac cells using 3D technology

Researchers at the University of Toronto have created a platform, Biowire II, that creates 3D cardiac cells, and uses elastic polymer wires to measure the strength of the contractions. This device can be used to measure the toxicity of certain