Strong social support decreases mental health problems in young adults

A team of McGill University researchers has found that young adults who perceived higher levels of social support reported fewer mental health problems. In a study published today in JAMA Network Open, the team led by Marie-Claude Geoffroy, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology at McGill, reassessed the impact of the […]

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Development of the first biohybrid artificial retina built with silk fibroin and retinal cells

An international research led by the Complutense University of Madrid has taken a further step to solve the age-related macular degeneration (AMD)-derived blidness problem with the development of the first biohybrid artificial retina built with silk fibroin and retinal cells. “The biohybrid retina is a cell therapy for the reconstruction of the damaged retina by […]

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Pre-existing flu immunity impacts antibody quality following infection and vaccination

New research by scientists at the University of Chicago suggests a person’s antibody response to influenza viruses is dramatically shaped by their pre-existing immunity, and that the quality of this response differs in individuals who are vaccinated or naturally infected. Their results highlight the importance of receiving the annual flu vaccine to induce the most […]

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Financial distress negatively impacts well-being, satisfaction of breast cancer patients

Financial toxicity among breast cancer patients is independently associated with worse psychological well-being following a mastectomy or lumpectomy operation. However, even small improvements in financial pressure associated with treatment-related costs can lead to better mental well-being and higher patient satisfaction with breast reconstruction, according to an “article in press” published on the website of the […]

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