New micro device injects a boost to IVF success

A research team led by the University of Adelaide, in partnership with medical technology company Fertilis, has delivered a ground-breaking new micro-device to streamline the only fertility treatment procedure available for men with low sperm counts. The first-of-its-kind device will...

Stimulating brain circuits promotes neuron growth in adulthood, improving cognition and mood

We humans lose mental acuity, an unfortunate side effect of aging. And for individuals with neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, the loss of cognitive function often accompanied by mood disorders such as anxiety is a harrowing experience. One...

First patient in Quebec gets approval from Health Canada for magic mushroom therapy

When Thomas Hartle indulges in a session of psilocybin treatment, the end-of-life anxiety, distractions and noises associated with his terminal colon cancer go away. "Before the treatment, it's like you're sitting in your car. It's summer. You have your windows...

Abbott says agreement reached to reopen baby formula plant

WASHINGTON - Infant formula maker Abbott says it's reached an agreement with U.S. health officials to restart production at its largest domestic factory, a key step toward easing a nationwide shortage tied to the plant's shutdown earlier this year. Abbott...

Study tracks hospital readmission risk for COVID-19 patients in Alberta, Ontario

A new study offers a closer look at possible factors that may lead to some hospitalized COVID-19 patients being readmitted within a month of discharge.At roughly nine per cent, researchers say the readmission rate is similar to that seen for...

1st patient in Quebec gets approval from Health Canada for magic mushroom therapy

When Thomas Hartle indulges in a session of psilocybin treatment, the end-of-life anxiety, distractions and noises associated with his terminal colon cancer go away."Before the treatment, it's like you're sitting in your car. It's summer. You have your windows down, You're stuck...

Adopting low-carbon energy can reduce racial disparities in air pollution

Switching to low carbon fuels for transportation, cooking, heating, power generation and other needs would help fight climate change and also reduce racial and ethnic disparities in exposure to air pollution, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis....

A single hormone directs body’s responses to low-protein diet

A single hormone appears to coordinate the lifespan extension produced by a low-protein diet. A new study from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, published in the journal Nature Communications, found that reducing the amount of protein in the diet produced an...

Great progress thanks to mini organs

A few stem cells, various growth factors, four to six weeks of time -- and of course a great deal of expertise are needed to create a scaled-down but nevertheless lifelike and functional replica of a cervix in the laboratory....

The role of variability: From playing tennis to learning language

Variability is crucially important for learning new skills. Consider learning how to serve in tennis. Should you always practice serving from the exact same location on the court, aiming at exactly the same spot? Although practising in more variable conditions...
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