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Omega-3s may hold key to unlocking blood-brain barrier

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Spectacular images of a molecule that shuttles omega-3 fatty acids into the brain may open a doorway for delivering neurological therapeutics to the brain. “We’ve managed to obtain a three-dimensional structure of the transporter protein that provides a gateway for omega-3s to enter the brain. In this structure, we can see how omega-3s bind to the ...

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Immune system dysfunction can modify the association between cannabis use and psychosis

Researchers show that a combination of inflammatory cytokines in the blood and cannabis use heightens the odds of developing psychiatric disorders. Credit: Fabiana Corsi-Zuelli The presence of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the blood can boost the effects of daily cannabis use and heighten the risk of developing psychosis in adulthood. Similar results have been observed, also in the presence of cytokines, ...

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Stem cells may hold a key to developing new vaccines against COVID-19

Schematic representation of the putative altruistic defense of stem cell niche against murine hepatitis virus-1 (MHV-1) infection in dormant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (dMtb) harboring mice. The viral infection induces enhanced stemness or altruistic stem cell (ASC) reprogramming of lung mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which then expands and secretes yet unknown secretory products/vesicles/antimicrobial peptides to enhance the group fitness of the type ...

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Distinctive inflammatory signature found in a genetic form of ALS

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that strikes nearly 5,000 people in the U.S. every year. About 10% of ALS cases are inherited or familial, often caused by an error in the C9orf72 gene. Compared to sporadic or non-familial ALS, C90rf72 patients are considered to have a more ...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Navalny deserved prison sentence

GENEVA: Russian President Vladimir Putin says opposition leader Alexei Navalny got what he deserved when he was handed a prison sentence. Navalny, Putin’s most ardent political foe, was arrested in January upon returning from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from a nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin – an accusation that Russian officials reject. In ...

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Moscow orders mandatory vaccinations over ‘dramatic’ case rise

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The mayor of Moscow on Wednesday ordered mandatory vaccinations for residents of the Russian capital working in the service industry, citing a “dramatic” rise in coronavirus infections. The announcement by Sergei Sobyanin—one of the first compulsory vaccination orders for a major world city—was a stark admission from a senior Russian official that authorities are struggling to ...

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How vaccines work against the Delta variant

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The Delta variant of the coronavirus, first identified in India, is a cause for global concern with studies showing it is more contagious and resistant to vaccines than other forms of COVID. But there is also evidence vaccines retain important effectiveness against Delta after two doses. Here is what we know about how variants respond to ...

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