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Potent antivenom for snake neurotoxins developed

The team examined, among other things, venom from cobras. © designbase / iStock Snake venom kills thousands of people every year because common antivenoms only...

New approach to contraceptive pills for men

The active ingredient inhibits sperm formation. © ThorstenSchmitt / iStock Contraception could finally become a men's issue. A new drug effectively inhibits sperm production in...

Retroviruses aided brain evolution

The myelin sheath (green) around nerve fibers is produced by special cells called oligodendrocytes. © Peggy Assinck/Altos Labs-Cambridge Institute of Science ...

A prosthesis with temperature sensing

When testing the prosthesis with an integrated thermal sensor. © EPFL/Caillet So far, prostheses have replaced the mechanical function of lost limbs, but cannot yet...

How fasting can reduce inflammation in our body

Even short-term fasting can relieve inflammation in the body - but why? © erdikocak/ iStock Fasting is considered healing and anti-inflammatory. Researchers have now found...

New cause of Alzheimer’s discovered

Neuron death in Alzheimer's disease is linked to various sRNA molecules. © koto_feja / iStock Large numbers of nerve cells die in the brains of...

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