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Depression reversed in male mice by activating gene that helps excite neurons
Directly activating a gene important to exciting our excitatory neurons and associated with major depression may help turn around classic symptoms like social isolation and loss of interest, at least for males, scientists report.
Physicists pinpoint a simple mechanism that makes bacteria resistant to antibiotics
Physicists at McMaster University have for the first time identified a simple mechanism used by potentially deadly bacteria to fend off antibiotics, a discovery which is providing new insights into how germs adapt and behave at a level of detail never seen before.
Small cell lung cancer may respond to combination of immunotherapy and DNA damage repair inhibitors
MD Anderson researchers discovered that a combination of immunotherapy and targeted therapies that block normal DNA damage repair, such as PARP inhibitors, achieved dramatic tumor reduction in mouse models of small cell lung cancer.
Heavy smoking can damage vision, Rutgers researcher finds
Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision, a study co-authored by a Rutgers researcher finds.
Hormone therapy may increase cardiovascular risk during gender transition
People receiving hormone therapy during gender transition had an elevated risk for cardiovascular events, such as strokes, blood clots and heart attacks.
Illinois researchers first to show hinge morphology of click beetle's latch mechanism
Aimy Wissa, assistant professor of mechanical science and engineering (MechSE) at Illinois, leads an interdisciplinary research team to study click beetles to inspire more agile robots.
Parents: Keep medical marijuana dispensaries away from children
Seven in 10 parents think they should have a say in whether dispensaries are located near their child's school or daycare and most say they should be banned within a certain distance of those facilities.

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