Overly reactivated star-shaped cells explain the unpredictability of Alzheimer’s disease

Though Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a common and fatal neurodegenerative brain disorder, most AD treatments are not making much headway in adressing its cause. Many AD drugs have targeted the elimination of beta-amyloid (Aβ) or amyloid plaques, which block cell-to-cell signaling at synapses. But some AD patients continue to show neurodegeneration and cognitive decline even […]

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‘World’s most secure card’ will help tackle fraud that costs Brits £620million a year

Brits who have turned to online shopping during lockdown are set to be protected from fraud with the “world’s most secure card”. UK-based startup Lanistar say one-time security codes and PINs will stop criminals targeting online transactions and draining accounts. The problem currently costs the UK £620million a year, but founder Gurhan Kiziloz says Brits […]

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Cynical hostility presents a potential pathway to cardiovascular disease

Cynical hostility is a potential pathway to cardiovascular disease by preventing a healthy response to stress over time, according to a study led by Baylor University. Hostility generally is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease. But this research explored three types of hostility—emotional, behavioral and cognitive—to see whether one is more predictive of risk […]

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Travel restrictions challenge vaccine rollout, airlines warn

Air cargo operators may struggle to distribute new COVID-19 vaccines effectively unless pandemic travel restrictions are eased, global airlines cautioned on Monday. The warning came in vaccine transport guidelines issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is pushing governments to replace travel curbs and quarantines with testing. “If borders remain closed, travel curtailed, […]

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