High-throughput zebrafish 3D imaging system for heterogeneous studies

Zebrafish have been widely used in developmental biology, immunology, neurobiology, and drug screening, showing significant superiority in large-scale heterogeneous studies of development and drug effects due to their small size, short life cycle, high fecundity, and low cost. However, practical experiment processes rely heavily on hand manipulation and imaging under traditional microscopes with large workloads […]

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New insights into lithium’s effectiveness for bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder, a neuropsychiatric condition that includes manic and depressive episodes, affects about 1% of the population and is strongly influenced by genetics. About half of patients respond very well to lithium salts as a therapy, and treatment responsiveness also depends on genetics. Researchers still have little idea of how lithium works to stabilize mood, […]

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There’s a push to expand medicare’s coverage of dental issues

Dental coverage under Medicare could soon start expanding for seniors under a new proposal from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Still, the proposed rules would not provide full coverage for regular dental care, which has been explicitly excluded from Medicare since the program’s founding in 1965. “Traditional Medicare doesn’t cover routine […]

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After cardiac arrest, sedation may improve the chance of surviving and regaining normal brain function

New research conducted in mice indicates that administering sedatives when circulation is restored following cardiac arrest may help to improve survival and brain function. The study, which was led by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and is published in Anesthesiology, suggests that this strategy should be tested in patients to help improve their outcomes […]

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