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Here’s How Your Childhood Experiences Could Affect Your Health

Although there’s a strong temptation to look back on your childhood with rose-colored glasses, everyone has an amalgamation of happy and sad memories. For some, the latter might include things bee stings, bicycle blunders, or embarrassing moments. For others, especially females and racial and ethnic minorities, the memories can have a much darker hue and

EXPLAINER: How vaccine passports for global travel will work

Boarding pass, suitcase, passport and … digital vaccination certificate? Keen to avoid losing another summer of holiday revenue to the coronavirus pandemic, the European Union, some Asian governments and the airline industry are scrambling to develop so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports to help kickstart international travel. They’re working on systems that would allow travelers to use

Here’s How Being A Libra Could Affect Your Mental Health

Libras, born between September 23 and October 22, are smart and kind souls who are all about harmony and compromise. Due to their thoughtful and people-pleasing ways, though, these types may struggle with mental exhaustion. According to LoveToKnow, this sign can get very caught up in the decision-making process, wanting to make sure that every

How To Take Care Of A Fiddle Leaf Fig

If you’re a plant parent with a decent amount of experience under your belt, it might be time for you to branch out. While you may be scared of making common houseplant mistakes, there is a whole world of houseplants to explore beyond the Chinese Evergreen and the Jade succulent. You don’t have to stick

Study shows how our brains sync hearing with vision

Every high-school physics student learns that sound and light travel at very different speeds. If the brain did not account for this difference, it would be much harder for us to tell where sounds came from, and how they are related to what we see. Instead, the brain allows us to make better sense of

How To Make Your Living Room More Energy Efficient

It’s easier than you might think to do your bit for the environment, even when you’re just spending a lazy day at home. Little changes can have a big impact, so what you do at home can be really important, and no more so than in your living room. Maybe you’re already well on your

Here’s How Being An Aries Could Affect Your Mental Health

It’s great to be an Aries. A fire sign like Sagittarius and Leo, Aries exude confidence and determination, as well as passion, and are known for getting things done while being good-natured along the way (via Allure). The first sign in the zodiac, ruled by Mars, Aries are active and enthusiastic — those people born

How to manage osteoporosis in hematologic stem cell transplant recipients

Impaired bone health is among the most significant long-term consequences of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), a common therapy for patients with malignant and non-malignant hematological diseases. To address this serious problem, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) expert Working Group on Cancer and Bone Disease has published a new Executive Summary of its authoritative state-of-the-art

How SARS-CoV-2 hijacks human cells to evade immune system

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered one way in which SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, hijacks human cell machinery to blunt the immune response, allowing it to establish infection, replicate and cause disease. In short, the virus’ genome gets tagged with a special marker by a human enzyme

Study examines how nurses view touch as a form of care

Touching patients while providing care is an important and unavoidable aspect of the nursing profession. Nurses can also transform touch into a useful therapeutic tool to improve patients’— and their own—wellbeing. That is the topic of a study, “‘Permission to Touch’: Nurses’ Perspectives of Interpersonal Contact during Patient Care,” published in the Western Journal of

How transcription factors work together in cancer formation

A new study co-authored by University of Colorado Cancer Center researcher Srinivas Ramachandran, Ph.D., shows how DNA segments known as enhancers function in cells. The paper published last month in Molecular Cell highlighted the work from Ramachandran, along with Satyanarayan Rao, both part of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the CU School

Researchers describe how embryonic stem cells keep optimal conditions for use in regenerative medicine

Scientists at the Proteomics Core Unit of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), headed by Javier Muñoz, have described the mechanisms, unknown to date, involved in maintaining embryonic stem cells in the best possible state for their use in regenerative medicine. Their results, published in Nature Communications, will help to find novel stem-cell therapies

How does COVID-19 affect the heart?

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors and researchers are beginning to understand how the disease affects patients beyond initial respiratory symptoms. Mariam Bonyadi Camacho, a student in the medical scholars program at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, co-wrote a recent report on the coronavirus’ cardiac effects, both short- and long-term. In an interview with