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Reusable gel safely removes arsenic from drinking water

Reusable gel safely removes arsenic from drinking water

Original text by Margaux Phares Cost-effective gel loaded with iron adsorbs arsenic and is usable in neutral pH   Researchers at Hiroshima University have created a cost-effective polymer gel that removes arsenic from drinking water with a high selectivity, and the gel can safely be used again for the same task. Arsenic contamination in drinking… Read more

Scientists discover origin of cell mask that hides stomach cancer

Scientists discover origin of cell mask that hides stomach cancer

A layer of cells that look like normal stomach lining on top of sites of stomach cancer can make it difficult to spot after removal of a Helicobacter pylori infection. In a recent study, researchers from Hiroshima University have uncovered the origin of this layer of cells: it is produced by the cancer tissue itself…. Read more

3D printed prosthetic hand can guess how you play Rock, Paper, Scissors

3D printed prosthetic hand can guess how you play Rock, Paper, Scissors

A new 3D-printed prosthetic hand can learn the wearers’ movement patterns to help amputee patients perform daily tasks, reports a study published this week in Science Robotics. Losing a limb, either through illness or accident, can present emotional and physical challenges for an amputee, damaging their quality of life. Prosthetic limbs can be very useful… Read more

Vest helps athletes keep their cool

Vest helps athletes keep their cool

A new cooling vest for sports athletes may ensure everyone can compete safely in sweltering summer conditions such as the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics, reports a new paper published in Frontiers in Physiology. Strategies to cope with body heat in sports is a pressing issue. The Tokyo Olympics will be held in the hot and… Read more

Family dynamics: molecules from the same family have different effects in cancer prognosis

Family dynamics: molecules from the same family have different effects in cancer prognosis

Scientists observe that one molecule increases liposarcoma tumor cell spread and aggression while another molecule from the same family decreases migration and cell proliferation. Researchers at Hiroshima University have found that different levels of two molecules of the same family—TIMP-1 and TIMP-4—can influence prognosis of liposarcoma. High levels of TIMP-1 lead to a poor prognosis… Read more

Being too harsh on yourself could lead to OCD and anxiety

Being too harsh on yourself could lead to OCD and anxiety

A correlation was found between strong feelings of responsibility and likelihood of developing OCD or GAD in American university students  A new study has found that people who reported intense feelings of responsibility were susceptible to developing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) or Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) was published in the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy…. Read more