Health & Medicine
- Asexual relationships need same ingredients as any other relationshipon September 23, 2022 at 8:53 pm
Many asexual individuals, those with little to no sexual attraction, are in long-term satisfying romantic relationships, but there has been little study on how and why they last and thrive. New research found that, despite asexuals’ lack of or […]
- Potential of precision genome editing in treating inherited retinal diseaseson September 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Researchers explain how precision genome editing agents have enabled precise gene correction and disease rescue in inherited retinal diseases (IRDs).
- New research throws doubt on old ideas of how hearing workson September 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm
The way in which we experience music and speech differs from what has until now been believed. The results may make it possible to design better cochlear implants.
- Uncovering the skin’s secrets: Studies show how skin forms differently across the bodyon September 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Two recent studies reveal how skin forms differently across different areas of the body from the face and underarms to the palms of our hands and feet. By profiling the changes in skin, researchers found that the differences have a direct impact for […]
- New research finds that viruses may have ‘eyes and ears’ on uson September 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm
New research suggests that viruses are using information from their environment to ‘decide’ when to sit tight inside their hosts and when to multiply and burst out, killing the host cell. Right now, viruses are exploiting the ability to monitor […]
- Intestinal fortitude: Gut coils hold secrets of organ formationon September 23, 2022 at 5:21 pm
A new study finds that gut rotation during development is orchestrated by two waves of expression of a transcription factor called Pitx2. The second wave, it turns out, is triggered by mechanical cues within an elastic tissue that anchors the gut […]
- Ketamine paired with looking at smiling faces holds promise for people with treatment-resistant depressionon September 25, 2022 at 2:40 pm
Simple computer exercises using positive words and images designed to boost self-worth can prolong the antidepressant effects of ketamine in people with depression. That’s what my research team and I found in our new study.
- Babies in the womb react differently to flavours: researcherson September 25, 2022 at 1:50 pm
Babies in the womb are big fans of carrots but not so much leafy green vegetables—and show it in their faces, scientists said in a new study published Thursday.
- Disarming the immune system’s lethal lung responseon September 24, 2022 at 9:29 am
Neutrophils, the most abundant type of white blood cell, are the body’s first line of defense against infection. Foreign pathogens can stress the body and activate neutrophils. When activated, neutrophils employ various weapons to protect the body. […]
- Study: Asexual relationships need same ingredients as any other relationshipon September 23, 2022 at 7:43 pm
Many asexual individuals, those with little to no sexual attraction, are in long-term satisfying romantic relationships, but there has been little study on how and why they last and thrive. New research from Michigan State University found that, […]
- Research identifies potential therapeutic treatment for monkeypoxon September 23, 2022 at 6:11 pm
Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), through biomolecular research and testing, have discovered a potential topical therapeutic to treat monkeypox. The research stems from years of study spent on investigating the structures of […]
- New report illustrates potential of precision genome editing in treating inherited retinal diseaseson September 23, 2022 at 6:07 pm
In a new paper, University of California, Irvine researchers explain how precision genome editing agents have enabled precise gene correction and disease rescue in inherited retinal diseases (IRDs). The study, titled, “Precision genome editing in […]
- This face mask can sense the presence of an airborne virusby Freda Kreier on September 22, 2022 at 11:00 am
Within minutes of exposure, a sensor in a mask prototype can detect proteins from viruses that cause COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses.
- 5 people with lupus are in remission after CAR-T cell treatmentby Erin Garcia de Jesús on September 15, 2022 at 7:38 pm
More than six months after CAR-T cell treatment, five patients are in remission and have functional immune systems.
- Poliovirus is spreading in New York. Here’s what you need to knowby Erin Garcia de Jesús on September 14, 2022 at 7:56 pm
With signs of poliovirus spreading in a handful of counties in New York, unvaccinated people could be at risk of paralytic polio.
- How living in a pandemic distorts our sense of timeby Sujata Gupta on September 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm
The pandemic has distorted people’s perception of time. That could have implications for collective well-being.
- Can’t comb your kid’s hair? This gene may be to blameby Meghan Rosen on September 12, 2022 at 11:00 am
Scientists linked variants of one hair shaft gene to most of the uncombable hair syndrome cases they tested.
- How the COVID-19 pandemic may leave a long-term imprint on our healthby Aimee Cunningham on September 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm
As much as we want to put the pandemic in the rearview mirror, the coronavirus’s impact will remain a feature of many tomorrows.