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A new role for neurogenesis

Neural stem cells involved in regeneration, not just learning and memory.

20 Jan 2020 Journal of Neuroscience

UofT researchers find: Most engineered nanoparticles enter tumours through cells, not between them

University of Toronto researchers have discovered that an active rather than passive process dictates which nanoparticles enter solid tumours, upending decades of thinking in the field of cancer nanomedicine and pointing toward more effective nanotherapies.

19 Jan 2020 Nature Materials

New tool to help beat the health hazards of smoke haze

The existing public health advice on bushfire smoke is mainly tailored to brief air pollution episodes, typically lasting no longer than one or two days.

16 Jan 2020

Controlling molecular glue protects connections between brain cells

Our brain cells communicate with one another via electrical signals sent through long cable-like structures called axons which, just like electrical cables, need to be protected and maintained to work properly.

16 Jan 2020 Nature Communications

Penn shows giving entire course of radiation treatment in less than a second is feasible

Findings related to FLASH radiotherapy could pave a new path for the future for cancer therapy.

9 Jan 2020 International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics

Sleep deprived? Study finds losing a night of sleep may increase Alzheimer’s biomarker

Higher levels of tau detected in young men after one night of no sleep.

8 Jan 2020 Neurology

Hebrew University research finds link between smoking and poor mental health among students

Cigarette smoke damages our mental health, too.

8 Jan 2020 PLOS ONE

Findings on education, malnutrition ‘deeply disturbing’ with United Nations’ goals 10 years away

In 2017, 1 in 6 women aged 20-24 living in low- and middle-income countries had not completed primary school.

8 Jan 2020 Nature

New imaging system and artificial intelligence algorithm accurately identify brain tumors

A novel method of combining advanced optical imaging with an artificial intelligence algorithm produces accurate, real-time intraoperative diagnosis of brain tumors, a new study finds.

6 Jan 2020 Nature Medicine

Oregon scientist shows possible path to improved bone-repair procedures

Experiments with adding a heparin mixture with clinically relevant levels of bone morphogenetic protein leads to significant reductions of ossification in preclinical and computer modeling.

3 Jan 2020 Science Advances

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