Changed gene expression after heart surgery extends cardiomyocyte regeneration

While lower vertebrates can repair their adult hearts after a heart attack, mammals -- including humans -- cannot. The ability to regenerate dead muscle tissue in mammalian hearts disappears just a few days after birth because the heart muscle cells,...

With roommates, it’s all about chemistry, molecularly speaking

Within and upon every human being reside countless microorganisms -- the microbiota that help shape and direct the lives of their hosts. A similar phenomenon occurs between people, microbes and the homes they share. Writing in the June 24, 2022...

U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, allowing states to ban abortions

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women's constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans' lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade. The court's overturning of the landmark court ruling is...

Where abortion is still legal in the U.S. after the fall of Roe v. Wade

The U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision paves the way for about half of the 50 states to ban or heavily restrict women's access to abortions. The first restrictions will take effect in 13 states...

The U.S. wants to ban Juul. Where is Canada on regulating e-cigarettes?

Earlier this week, regulators in the United States ordered Juul to pull its vaping products from the market, dealing a major blow to one of the most powerful players in the industry.The company is appealing the decision by the U.S. Food and...

Spiral wave teleportation theory offers new path to defibrillate hearts, terminate arrhythmias

A spiral wave of electrical activity in the heart can cause catastrophic consequences. One spiral wave creates tachycardia -- a heart rate that's too fast -- and multiple spirals cause a state of disorganized contraction known as fibrillation. Researchers from...

Oral antiviral drug effective against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

An oral antiviral drug that targets a key part of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) polymerase and inhibits the synthesis of viral genetic material has been identified, a finding that could provide an effective treatment against RSV disease, according to...

WHO says more 900 probable cases of acute hepatitis reported in children

Thirty-three countries have reported 920 probable cases of severe acute hepatitis in children so far, a jump of 270 from May, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The WHO said that the European Region accounted for half the...

German lawmakers vote to end ban on ‘advertising’ abortions

BERLIN - German lawmakers voted Friday to end the country's ban on advertising abortions, which has in the past led to doctors being prosecuted for providing information about the procedure to potential patients. Government parties and the Left party voted...

Wearable chemical sensor is as good as gold

Researchers created a special ultrathin sensor, spun from gold, that can be attached directly to the skin without irritation or discomfort. The sensor can measure different biomarkers or substances to perform on-body chemical analysis. It works using a technique called...
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