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Synthetic DNA technology provides a novel strategy for effective delivery of a complex anti-HIV agent

Scientists at The Wistar Institute have applied their synthetic DNA technology to engineer a novel eCD4-Ig anti-HIV agent and to enhance its potency in vivo, providing a new simple strategy for constructing complex therapeutics for infectious agents as well as for diverse implications in therapeutic delivery. This critical development was published online in the journal […]

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Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder

Getting nervous before giving a presentation at school or before a big game is normal – but if you’ve ever felt like you’re going to lose control, have a heart attack, or even “go crazy”, you might have had a panic attack. If you’re so afraid of having another panic attack that you stop participating […]

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Dating Violence: Stopping Abuse

How to stop being abusive in a relationship It can be very hard to recognize or admit that you’re having trouble behaving well in a relationship. Some things you might feel if you’re having problems include: Anger Jealousy Feeling out of control Wanting to hurt your partner Something your partner does makes you feel violent You […]

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Deep Breathing Exercises

Deep breathing is a type of exercise that makes you aware of your breathing so when you inhale (take in air) through your nose, the breath is long and slow and the air completely fills your lungs. The second part of the exercise is to blow out all of the air from your lungs, nice […]

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Children born through IVF may have higher risk of hypertension

Children conceived through assisted reproductive technologies may be at an increased risk of developing arterial hypertension early in life, among other cardiovascular complications, according to a Swiss study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Developed in 1978, assisted reproductive technologies (ART) has helped millions of individuals and families who cannot […]

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Suicide Prevention

As a teen, it’s normal to feel sad, down in the dumps, or even depressed once in a while. Most of the time you’ll be able to cope with your problems with the help of your parents/guardians, friends, or a counselor. However, sometimes problems come up that make you feel so depressed or hopeless that […]

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Constipation

Teens might not talk about it, but it’s a fact that everyone, once in a while, has trouble having a bowel movement or “BM” (pooping). The good news is that this usually isn’t a serious problem. What does it mean if you are “constipated”? A person who is constipated might: Have fewer BM’s each week […]

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Open-source AI tool for studying movement across behaviors and species

Understanding the brain, in part, means understanding how behavior is created. To reverse-engineer how neural circuits drive behavior requires accurate and vigorous tracking of behavior, yet the increasingly complex tasks animals perform in the laboratory have made that challenging. Now, a team of researchers from the Rowland Institute at Harvard, Harvard University, and the University […]

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Q&A: Pain management during colonoscopy

Dear Mayo Clinic: I just turned 50, and my health care provider recommends that I get a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer. I want to have the test done, but as a recovering addict, I don’t want pain medication. Is this possible, or would the pain be too much? What are my other options? […]