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Cell Culture: From Industrial Brewing To Transforming The Science Of Medicine

Safe medical treatments are crucial tools in the fight against human diseases. Ensuring that medical treatments are safe inevitably requires investigating their effects on our most basic building blocks: cells. While using animals for research is useful and often necessary, […]

Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus Should Be Increasingly Recognized: Results From A Population-Based Prevalence Study

This study is the first prospective, population-based prevalence study particularly designed for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). The finding of a 3.7% prevalence among individuals aged 65 years and older confirms that iNPH is a fairly common condition. This prevalence […]

The Leaky Gut — Studied In Twins

How Crohn’s disease develops is still not really understood today. However, Swedish researchers say that a leaking intestinal wall could play an important role. When they have a relapse, their lives often just happen between bed and toilet. People who […]

B. infantis EVC001 Reduces The Genes In Bacteria That Cause Antibiotic Resistance By 90 Percent

The World Health Organization (WHO) calls antibiotic resistance “one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today,” and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls it “one of the biggest public health challenges of […]

Organoids Reproduce Metabolic Alterations Of Colorectal Cancer: A Good Tool To Choose The Best Drug Based On Tumor Stage

Colorectal cancer is considered to be one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers and it also has one of the highest mortality rates among malignant tumors. The Molecular Oncology group at the IMDEA Food Institute (Madrid) is especially interested in […]

The Good, The Bad, And The Model: The Diverse Roles Of Fungi

When you hear the word “fungus,” you might imagine the forgotten strawberry or piece of bread left in your refrigerator when you’re headed off to vacation. But the fungal kingdom represents much more than the fuzz on your bread. In […]

Gut Microbiota From Cradle To Grave: Does Age Or Lifestyle Matter More?

None of us need FaceApp to know the broad strokes of what will happen when we grow older: a few more wrinkles, a few more grey hairs, a little less muscle strength — accompanied, of course, by a lot more […]

Why Do Tumors Leave A Specific Signature On Natural Killer Cells?

Natural killer (NK) cells are fast-acting innate immune cells that have the ability to recognize and kill a variety of cancers. For most healthy individuals not suffering from any rare disorders that render the immune system deficient of NK cells, […]

Placebo: It’s All About Ethics!

Just imagine the following situation: You have an appointment with your family physician because of some recurring pains that have concerned you for some time now. It has taken (only) two weeks to get this appointment, and the doctors, after […]

Quitting Smoking Means Gaining Weight, But Why?

If you quit smoking, you often gain weight. Researchers have now investigated in twins how big the difference is and whether this is also due to genes. They come to an unequivocal conclusion. Weight gain is one of the great […]