The Truth About ‘Covid Nails’

If you’re unsure of whether or not you contracted COVID-19, you may have had unusual symptoms that could give you clues. For instance, the CDC has listed “loss of taste or smell” as a symptom of the virus. Many people who had COVID-19 have also reported strange frostbite-like patches on […]

Using twin-specific birthweight charts reduces the number of ‘high-risk’ pregnancies

A fourth-year medical student at St George’s has authored two papers showing the importance of using twin-specific birthweight charts, rather than those designed for single infant (singleton) pregnancies. Published in the journals Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Journal of Clinical Medicine, the two papers were co-authored by Corey […]

A neuromagnetic view through the skull

The brain processes information using both slow and fast currents. Until now, researchers had to use electrodes placed inside the brain in order to measure the latter. For the first time, researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) have successfully visualized these fast brain signals from […]

Researchers synthesize and test the anti-HIV activity of CD4-mimicking molecules

A team of scientists led by the Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have created novel molecules that prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) particles from attacking immune cells. This is accomplished by injecting compounds mimicking the protein the virus usually uses to enter the […]

Huntington’s Disease: Neural traffic could help understand the disease

Huntington’s disease is a genetic neurodegenerative disorder caused by mutations in the protein huntingtin and characterized by involuntary dance-like movements, severe behavioral changes and cognitive impairment. That neuronal traffic is impaired in this disease has been very well known for several years. But that this deranged trafficking could be ameliorated […]