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DR ELLIE CANNON: When will my eyes get better?

DR ELLIE CANNON: I stopped taking statins due to droopy eyes. When will they get better? I recently stopped taking statins after suffering a droopy eye and sight problems because of the pills.  A month later, my eyesight is not better. How long will it take to go back to normal? Statins are medications that […]

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The side stream of malting could be better used in human nutrition

Malting, the processing of cereal grains into malt, generates rootlets as a side-stream product, which is currently mostly utilized as animal feed. However, this leftover material has not only a high protein content, but also high amounts of phytochemicals, which makes it a highly potential source of development for the food industry, according to a […]

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Injectable porous scaffolds promote better, quicker healing after spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be life-changing and alter many important neurological functions. Unfortunately, clinicians have relatively few tools to help patients regain lost functions. In APL Bioengineering, researchers from UCLA have developed materials that can interface with an injured spinal cord and provide a scaffolding to facilitate healing. To do this, scaffolding materials need to […]

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Prominent Scientists Call on CDC to Better Protect Workers From Covid

A prominent group of academics is pressing the Biden administration to move faster and take stronger action to protect high-risk workers from airborne exposure to the coronavirus, urging enforceable standards to help safeguard risky workplaces including health care, food processing and prisons. The researchers say that even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Researchers make discoveries to better understand SARS-CoV-2 virus

An effort led by Lin Li, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics at The University of Texas at El Paso, in collaboration with students and faculty from Howard University, has identified key variants that help explain the differences between the viruses that cause COVID-19 and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A team comprised of researchers from […]

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Focus on COVID-19 deaths in under-65s for better insights into infection rates across populations, say researchers

Simply comparing the total number of deaths across countries may provide a misleading representation of the underlying level of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, because of large differences in reported COVID-19 death rates in elderly populations in different countries. The research, conducted by scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Institut […]

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Two Major Chicken Producers Commit to Better Welfare

We are proud to have worked with Mary’s Free Range Chicken and Naked Truth Chicken to develop these companies’ recent commitments to raising healthier breeds of chickens in more humane conditions in line with the ASPCA-supported Better Chicken Commitment. The Better Chicken Commitment is a set of standards at the heart of a global campaign […]