Research identifies sperm biomarker associated with couples’ pregnancy probability

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have identified a single-measure biomarker in sperm mitochondrial DNA that may predict male reproductive health and pregnancy success. The discovery applies not just to couples seeking care for infertility but also for the general population. This biomarker could become a more accurate predictor of male infertility than semen […]

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Learning a foreign language is harder for visually impaired people

A scientist from RUDN University analyzed the effect of visual impairment on a person’s perception of unfamiliar sounds when learning a foreign language. The experiment showed that lack of access to visual cues makes learning difficult. Results of this work are published in the journal Medical Hypotheses. In the traditional sense, speech perception is primarily […]

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Colorectal cancer treatment: The winning combinations

Chemotherapy-based cancer treatment has distressing side effects for patients and increases the risk of developing resistance to the treatment. In an attempt to solve these problems, scientists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) have developed a technique for quickly identifying from a large number of existing drugs the optimal synergistic combination and dose of products […]

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Imaging technique could replace tissue biopsies in assessing drug resistance in cancer

Imaging techniques could replace the need for invasive tissue biopsies in helping rapidly determine whether cancer treatments are working effectively, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge. In a study published in the journal Cancer Cell, researchers at the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Cambridge Institute have shown how a new technique known as hyperpolarisation—which […]

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CDC reports cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults

Adult patients with current or previous severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can develop a hyperinflammatory syndrome, which resembles multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), according to a case series published in the Oct. 2 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Sapna Bamrah Morris, […]

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