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How short breaks help the brain learn new skills
Researchers discovered that the awake resting brain repeatedly replays compressed memories of a new skill being learned.
Potential oral treatment for COVID-19 identified
Researchers found that a drug called TEMPOL can shut down a key enzyme that the SARS-CoV-2 virus needs to copy itself.
Fixing the sickle cell disease gene
Researchers treated sickle cell disease in mice by directly editing the defective hemoglobin gene that causes the disease.
Rehab program helps frail older adults with heart failure
Older, frail adults with heart failure who participated in a personalized physical rehab program improved their endurance, strength, balance, and quality of life.
How COVID-19 variants evade immune response
Research revealed how certain mutations in circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants allow the virus to avoid neutralization by many antibodies.
Study reveals brain cells that sustain or suppress fearful memories
Researchers identified clusters of brain cells that compete to promote either the persistence or disappearance of fearful memories.
Gene therapy for children born with rare immune disorder
Gene therapy restored immune system function to children with an inherited immune disorder with fewer side effects than existing therapies.
Ear tubes or antibiotics for repeat infections in children?
A study found that placing tympanostomy tubes in young children did not reduce the overall number of ear infections any more than oral antibiotic treatment.
Airway-on-a-chip screens drugs for use against COVID-19
Researchers used an airway-on-a-chip that mimics living lung tissue to screen approved drugs for use against SARS-CoV-2.
System turns imagined handwriting into text
Researchers developed a system for people with paralysis that quickly translates brain signals for handwriting into text.
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