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|Online grooming: 'My modelling job turned out to be a gang rape trap'|
Added: 01.12.2020 10:17 | 27 views | 0 comments
The NSPCC said the coronavirus lockdown has created "a perfect storm" for online grooming abusers.
|Masked Indian comic superhero fights Covid-19 fear|
Added: 01.12.2020 6:19 | 6 views | 0 comments
India's first female comic superhero Priya, a gang-rape survivor, battles disinformation around Covid-19.
|Elizabeth Smart says she never told her parents about abuse during kidnapping|
Added: 01.12.2020 3:32 | 4 views | 0 comments
Elizabeth Smart revealed over the weekend that she "was embarrassed and ashamed" to tell her parents about her experience while being held in captivity and repeatedly raped after being kidnapped at 14 from her home.
|Chemical compounds in foods can inhibit a key SARS-CoV-2 enzyme, study finds|
Added: 01.12.2020 3:18 | 3 views | 0 comments
Chemical compounds in foods or beverages like green tea, muscadine grapes and dark chocolate can bind to and block the function of a particular enzyme, or protease, in the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to a new study by plant biologists.
|Microfluidic system with cell-separating powers may unravel how novel pathogens attack|
Added: 30.11.2020 20:58 | 17 views | 0 comments
To develop effective therapeutics against pathogens, scientists need to first uncover how they attack host cells. An efficient way to conduct these investigations on an extensive scale is through high-speed screening tests called assays.
|A ferry protein in the pancreas protects it from the stress induced by a high-fat diet|
Added: 30.11.2020 20:20 | 3 views | 0 comments
Scientists have now uncovered a key mechanism by which pancreatic function is maintained in response to a high-fat diet. A protein present in pancreatic insulin-producing cells protects them from damage under the stress induced by a high-fat diet. As the world increases its intake of high-fat foods and as type 2 diabetes incidence rises as a result, this protein could be a novel therapeutic target for type 2 diabetes mellitus.
|Rapeseed instead of soy burgers: Researchers identify a new source of protein for humans|
Added: 30.11.2020 19:21 | 7 views | 0 comments
Rapeseed has the potential to replace soy as the best plant-based source of protein for humans. In a current study, nutrition scientists found that rapeseed protein consumption has comparable beneficial effects on human metabolism as soy protein. The glucose metabolism and satiety were even better. Another advantage: The proteins can be obtained from the by-products of rapeseed oil production.
|COPD as a lung stem cell disease|
Added: 30.11.2020 18:20 | 4 views | 0 comments
Two stem cell researchers have found an abundance of abnormal stem cells in the lungs of patients who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a leading cause of death worldwide. The team, who used single cell cloning of lung stem cells to make their discovery, is now targeting the cells for new therapeutics.
|Can scientists change mucus to make it easier to clear, limiting harm to lungs?|
Added: 30.11.2020 18:20 | 3 views | 0 comments
For people with conditions such as cystic fibrosis and COPD, mucus can get too thick and sticky; coughing alone can't clear it. Infections develop, leading to severe chronic disease and early death. Now, for the first time, scientists have shown why coughing often cannot tear mucus apart and away from the airway lining. And they showed how to make mucus thinner and less sticky so coughing can become a therapeutic aid.
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