The gene for Huntington's disease was found nearly 40 years ago, yet there are no approved treatments. A new study shows the problem may lie with slowed protein assembly.
A study of national data shows the devastating impact the pandemic has had on those with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers.
Researchers from the IXA group at the UPV/EHU are collaborating with Osakidetza (the Basque Regional Health Service) to create a system for automatically extracting adverse drug reactions from electronic health records written in Spanish. The researchers have conducted different tests using both machine learning and deep learning, with the aim of building a robust model for extracting relations between drug-disease pairs based on clinical text mining.
A new study led by the University of Iowa surveyed college-aged men to test a new approach designed to reduce the risk that they engage in sexually aggressive acts or risky sexual behavior.
Two thirds of children use more than one screen at the same time after school, in the evenings and at weekends as part of increasingly sedentary lifestyles, according to new research at the University of Leicester.
Assessments of ecosystem services should take greater account of species diversity, scientists from the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) are calling for. Large-scale assessments, however, only address some of these services, such as water filtration and carbon storage. In contrast, ecosystem services directly linked to species hardly play a role. The researchers point out that this wastes many opportunities for effective nature and species conservation.
New research by UT professors shows how measuring relatively stable features of society, such as culture and demographics, can help predict the spread of COVID-19.
Researchers from the University of Seville and Pompeu Fabra University argue that sports information on social media is dominated by men and football. This leaves out women's sports, sports featuring athletes with disabilities and minority disciplines, thus repeating the reality of the traditional media. That is the main conclusion of a study analysing more than 7,000 tweets published by the profiles of four public media in four European countries.
Researchers at HKU analyzed trends in global legal wildlife trade from 1997 to 2016 and revealed that legal wildlife trade averaged $220 billion per year over this period. Despite its scale, 34% of trade is declared using overly broad codes that only specify taxonomic class and above. The research team suggests that the Harmonized System Code be distilled to increase traceability and help monitor trade. The paper was published in Global Ecology and Conservation.
Beijing, 26 February 2021: the journal Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) has just published the third issue of Volume 5. This issue brings together important research from authors in the USA and China, including several very important papers concerned with the various cardiological implications of COVID-19.