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Obstetrics & gynaecology

New prenatal test can reduce time, cost of detecting chromosomal abnormalities

A new prenatal test developed by researchers at Columbia University Fertility Center can determine if a fetus or embryo has the right number of chromosomes at a fraction of the time and cost of currently available clinical ...


Intranasal vaccination produces potent systemic immunity against HIV and SARS-CoV-2 in animal models

Even though most viruses cause infection directly through mucosal cells, the vast majority of vaccines are administered intramuscularly in a cellular mismatch that doesn't always produce optimum immunity.

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Inflammatory disorders

New method detects gut microbes that activate immune cells

Cedars-Sinai investigators have developed a method to help identify which human gut microbes are most likely to contribute to a slew of inflammatory diseases like obesity, liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: Most people infected with omicron didn't know it

The majority of people who were likely infected with the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, didn't know they had the virus, according to a new study from Cedars-Sinai investigators. The findings ...


Cellular waste may supercharge immune cell function

The immune cells that protect us from infection and cancer seek out a wide array of fuel sources to power their function—including some long thought to be cellular waste products.


Misophonia is more than just hating the sound of chewing

Researchers for the first time have identified the parts of the brain involved in a less-commonly studied trigger of misophonia, a condition associated with an extreme aversion to certain sounds.

Medical research

The taste for specialty foods is in our genes, study shows

The reasons why people love certain foods and turn their noses up at others, has to do with more than their cultures or even their taste buds… their genes play a significant role too, a new study reveals.