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MU researchers to conduct COVID-19 immunity study

While the participants of the study are limited to MU students, faculty and staff who have already been diagnosed with COVID-19, the research findings can provide helpful insights about the immune response for the scientific community at large.

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Researchers test new way to deliver medicine … like a parasite

Thermagripper

Extended-release drug formulations are valuable because they involve fewer pills, less side effects and a steady amount of medication for patients …but health experts say a common problem with these drugs is that they don’t stay in the intestine long enough for people to receive the full dose. Recently, scientists at Johns Hopkins University cooperated to address that problem. They designed and tested a completely new type of medicine delivery system inspired by a parasite. Similar to a hookworm – a parasitic worm that digs its sharp teeth into its host’s intestines to feed – Johns Hopkins bioengineers designed tiny, ...

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‘Tis the season for SAD

Daily light therapy

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that many adults face annually during the upcoming period of shorter days and less sunshine.

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Menopause symptoms add up

Woman with menopause

For most women, a number of uncomfortable and annoying symptoms come along with menopause. Hot flashes are one of the most commonly reported – and most bothersome – of these.

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Left out of important research

Mature adult with mask through window

Although older people face the highest risk of any population group when it comes to serious illness and death from COVID-19, they are poorly represented in most trials of potential new treatments and preventive vaccines, a new analysis has found.

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