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Artificial Wombs: A Solution For Premature Babies

For years, researchers and physicians have been trying to extend the viability of babies that are born prematurely. Babies born under 37 weeks of gestation are considered premature and are at an increased risk for…


Lower Brain Serotonin: A Drive of Cognitive Decline

An estimated 47 million people worldwide have dementia, with the majority of these cases being Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).AD is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the deterioration of specific nerve cells, the formation of neuritic plaques,…



Ketamine: Club drug turned antidepressant?

Major depressive disorder, colloquially known as depression, is defined as a depression state lasting for two weeks or more. Depression affects about 3.2 million Canadians; however, one third of these individuals fail current treatments, highlighting…



Stem cells: Artificial mouse embryo developed in lab

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have recently succeeded in creating the world’s first mouse embryo-like structure using embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and trophoblast stem cells (TSCs). Led by Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, the research team…


Understanding shock and kill: a potential HIV cure

Abstract  The proviral latency of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains a principal obstacle to curing the infection and halting disease pathogenesis. In fact, HIV infection remains incurable due to a long-lived latent reservoir of HIV…


Regulatory T-cells in allergic asthma

Abstract  T regulatory cells (Tregs) are a subset of T cell leukocytes that play a key role in modulating the immune system, maintaining tolerance to self-antigens and suppressing excessive immune responses that go on to…