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Advanced NMR-based methods for studying RNPs and drug design

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a powerful analytical tool widely used in chemical research to investigate the structure and dynamics of molecules. At the Leibniz University of Hannover, a team of researchers have been using a multidisciplinary approach...

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Characterizing the brain, cell by cell

My group develops approaches to study cell-to-cell signaling in the brain – how the cells of the brain talk to each other. The brain is heterogeneous, probably more so than any other organ in our body, and many of its functions depend on the unique characteristics of these cells...

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A quarter of men could safely avoid prostate biopsy if MRI is used

A quarter of men could safely avoid prostate biopsy if MRI is used

Performing an MRI scan of men with suspected prostate cancer could spare a quarter of men from having to undergo prostate biopsy, according to a study published in The Lancet.

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Investigating a neuroprotective pentapeptide

Investigating a neuroprotective pentapeptide

Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) refers to bleeding around or within the brain when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures. Blood leaks into the brain causing tissue injury, which leads to stroke symptoms such as weakness, blindness, numbness in one side of the body and speech loss.

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First symptoms of meningitis

In the early stages, it can be very difficult to tell meningitis apart from milder diseases, as it often resembles other common viral illnesses. Symptoms of the disease can develop very quickly.

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Cannabis testing in the legalization era

Cannabis testing in the legalization era

Attitudes towards cannabis have shifted dramatically over the last two decades, and this has been reflected in recent changes to the law in many countries around the world. Just this November, an additional four US states voted to make recreational cannabis use legal, bringing the total to eight, (plus Washington DC).

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Gene Targets for in Utero Therapy in Down Syndrome

Every year, 5,300 new babies are born in the US with Down Syndrome (DS). These children face lifelong cognitive disability along with a number of life threatening medical issues including cardiovascular malformations and hematopoietic malignancies.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Winter Weather

As cold weather threatens most of the country, millions living with a chronic, autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may reach out to their healthcare provider about increased aches and pain or symptom flares.

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Human Neoehrlichiosis

Tick-borne infectious diseases are widely spread over the world. Candidatus Neoehrlichiamikurensis (CNM) is an emerging tick-borne pathogen that causes cases of human neoehrlichiosis. Recent years have shown an increasing prevalence of CNM infected ticks in contrast to a stable prevalence of other tick-borne pathogens.

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Future treatments for corneal disorders

The avascular cornea is the curved and transparent window at the front of the eye. It provides the majority of the focus for light entering the eye to produce an image on the retina. Because the cornea is so important for forming an image, any change in corneal shape (astigmatism) or opacity has a major impact on the quality of vision.

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What are cerebral cavernous malformations?

Cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM), also knows a cavernous hemangioma, cavernous angioma or cavernoma, is a brain blood vessel malformation characterized by irregularly clustered small thin-walled blood vessels.

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Definition and DSM-5: Classification: Tic Disorders

Tics are rapid, repetitive, non-rhythmic movements or vocalizations. Motor and vocal tics are divided into two classes: simple and complex. Tic symptoms typically begin in early childhood, peak before puberty, and attenuate later in adolescence.

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