New Research Suggests High-Purity CBD May Help Block COVID-19 Virus From Replicating

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UChicago researchers found that the COVID-blocking effects of CBD come only from a high-purity, specially formulated dose taken in specific situations. The study’s findings do not suggest that consuming commercially available products with CBD additives that vary in potency and quality can prevent COVID-19. UChicago Medicine study suggests high-purity CBD may help block virus from … Read more

NASA Mars Perseverance Rover: Ejecting Martian Pebbles

NASA Mars Perseverance Rover: Ejecting Martian Pebbles

Before and After Perseverance Sample Tube Shake: An animated GIF depicts the Martian surface below the Perseverance rover, showing the results of the January 15, 2022, percussive drill test to clear cored-rock fragments from one of the rover’s sample tubes. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech The team has made good progress implementing the initial recovery steps outlined last … Read more

MIT All-in-One Approach to Diabetes Treatment – Features App That Identifies and Quantifies Food Content

MIT All-in-One Approach to Diabetes Treatment – Features App That Identifies and Quantifies Food Content

MIT engineers are working on an app that identifies and quantifies food content, which can aid in carbohydrate counting for people with diabetes. Credit: MIT News, stock images MIT engineers are working on a new kind of device that could streamline the process of blood glucose measurement and insulin injection. Before consuming a meal, many … Read more

Space Flight Destroys Red Blood Cells

Space Flight Destroys Red Blood Cells

Flight Engineer Anne McClain in the cupola holding biomedical gear for MARROW. Credit: NASA It’s really true: space wants to kill us. And this time, space is trying to kill us from the inside out. A new study on astronauts living on board the International Space Station shows that while in space, the astronauts’ bodies … Read more

Genetic Research Shows Rapid Immune Response in Children Protects Them From COVID-19

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Discovery of importance of interferon response in preventing serious infection will underpin new diagnostics and therapeutics. Fundamental differences in the immune response of adults and children can help to explain why children are much less likely to become seriously ill from SARS-CoV-2, according to new research from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, University College London, and … Read more

Drinking Coffee May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer

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By Wiley January 22, 2022 Higher coffee consumption is linked with a lower risk of endometrial cancer, a type of cancer that begins in the lining of uterus, according to an analysis of relevant studies published to date. Also, caffeinated coffee may provide better protection than decaffeinated coffee. The analysis, which appears in the Journal … Read more

Snakes Become Ladders – New Molecules Serve As Ziplines for Energy

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A packet of energy is generated on a molecular ladder by the absorption of light. The background image shows a real measurement of the ladder structure with a scanning tunneling microscope. Credit: Joshua Bahr and Tristan Keller Researchers create novel molecules that serve as ziplines for energy. In the 19th century, the scientific community puzzled … Read more

Consistent Asteroid Collisions Rock Previous Thinking on Mars Impact Craters

Ancient Crater Triplet on Mars Perspective View

This image provides a perspective view of a triple crater in the ancient Martian highlands. Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin New Curtin University research has confirmed the frequency of asteroid collisions that formed impact craters on Mars has been consistent over the past 600 million years. New Curtin University research has confirmed the frequency of asteroid collisions … Read more