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Vaccine protects against brain damage

Although the pathology of the respiratory system is the main impact of COVID-19, many patients manifest important neurological symptoms, such as anosmia, headaches, malaise, cognitive loss, epilepsy, ataxia and encephalopathy.

How old is your brain?

A new artificial intelligence (AI) model that analyses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans has been developed by a team from the University of Southern California.

Diagnostic potential of amniotic fluid cells

A clinical research team from the University of Hong Kong is behind the discovery of applying amniotic fluid cells obtained during 16-24 weeks of pregnancy as a novel sample type for RNA sequencing in prenatal diagnosis.

Under the microscope: Gardening

This month: Gardening

Role of glucose in a deadly kidney disease

A research team has developed a new approach to better understand the biology of polycystic kidney disease (PKD).

CRISPR and developing diagnostics

In a first for the genetic toolset CRISPR, a recently discovered protein has been found to act as a kind of multipurpose self-destruct system for bacteria, capable of degrading single-stranded RNA and single- and double-stranded DNA.

Gastrointestinal tumour recurrence

US researchers have identified a new feature indicative of the chance of recurrence of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs).

Tech news: February 2023

This month's top tech news stories

Replacing injections with pills?

A new paper explores a better way of delivering medications that does not require injections but could be as easy as swallowing a pill.

Trial to rapidly find flu treatments

A national trial has launched that aims to use pandemic lessons to help quickly find effective treatments for people hospitalised with severe flu.

Blood group can predict risk of contracting viral disease

The risk of being infected by parvovirus is elevated in those people who have blood group Rh(D), according to a study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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