Health & Medicine
- New method boosts the study of regulation of gene activityon July 1, 2022 at 6:31 pm
Researchers report the development of a chemical-based sequencing method to quantify different epigenetic markers simultaneously. Their method, called NT-seq, short for nitrite treatment followed by next-generation sequencing, is a sequencing method […]
- ‘Soft’ CRISPR may offer a new fix for genetic defectson July 1, 2022 at 6:31 pm
Scientists have developed a new CRISPR-based technology that could offer a safer approach to correcting genetic defects. The new ‘soft’ CRISPR approach makes use of natural DNA repair machinery, providing a foundation for novel gene therapy […]
- When ASD occurs with intellectual disability, a convergent mechanism for two top-ranking risk genes may be the causeon July 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm
Scientists have discovered a convergent mechanism that may be responsible for how two top-ranked genetic risk factors for autism spectrum disorder/intellectual disability (ASD/ID) lead to these neurodevelopmental disorders.
- New sibling diagnosis for post-traumatic stress disorderon July 1, 2022 at 3:31 pm
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently listed a new sibling diagnosis for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), termed complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). An international team has now summarized the symptoms of the long-awaited […]
- Protecting the brain from dementia-inducing abnormal protein aggregateson July 1, 2022 at 2:27 pm
Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are defined by pathogenic accumulation of toxic proteins in the brain. Now, however, scientists have established that the p62 protein, which is involved in cellular protein degradation, can […]
- Scientists warn of links between soil pollution and heart diseaseon July 1, 2022 at 2:27 pm
Pesticides and heavy metals in soil may have detrimental effects on the cardiovascular system, according to a review paper.
- Monkeypox symptoms in patients attending London clinics differ from previous outbreakson July 1, 2022 at 10:30 pm
The first study on cases in the current UK monkeypox outbreak reports important differences in patient’s symptoms to those observed in previous outbreaks elsewhere in the world. The study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, looked at 54 […]
- How blood pressure affects stroke recoveryon July 1, 2022 at 6:44 pm
Is lowering patients’ blood pressure following treatment for an ischemic stroke a safe way to lead to better outcomes?
- New universal flu vaccine offers broad protection against influenza A virus infections, researchers findon July 1, 2022 at 6:40 pm
A new universal flu vaccine constructed with key parts of the influenza virus offers broad cross protection against different strains and subtypes of influenza A viruses in young and aged populations, according to a new study by researchers in the […]
- New drug shows promise against toxoplasmosison July 1, 2022 at 6:40 pm
Findings from a new University of Kentucky College of Medicine study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry May 28 may lead to a new treatment against Toxoplasma gondii, the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis.
- Researchers shed light on importance of ecological cellular interactions in targeted therapy resistance in lung canceron July 1, 2022 at 6:00 pm
New Cleveland Clinic research has uncovered key information about cellular interaction between tumor cells and normal tissue, providing better understanding of how therapeutic resistance develops.
- Mathematical model helps predict anal cancer risk in persons with HIV infectionon July 1, 2022 at 5:53 pm
Both cervical and anal cancer are caused by human papillomavirus. Both diseases also share a common precursor: abnormal cells known as high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL).
- This soft, electronic ‘nerve cooler’ could be a new way to relieve painby Meghan Rosen on June 30, 2022 at 6:00 pm
A tiny electronic device implanted in the body generates targeted pain relief by cooling off nerves, experiments in rats suggest.
- Six months in space leads to a decade’s worth of long-term bone lossby Liz Kruesi on June 30, 2022 at 3:18 pm
Even after a year of recovery in Earth’s gravity, astronauts who’d been in space six months or more still had bone loss equal to a decade of aging.
- New COVID-19 boosters could contain bits of the omicron variantby Erin Garcia de Jesús on June 30, 2022 at 10:00 am
The omicron variant is different enough from the original version to require an update to COVID-19 vaccines, experts say.
- A neck patch for athletes could help detect concussions earlyby Nikk Ogasa on June 28, 2022 at 11:00 am
The small sensor is sleeker and cheaper than other devices used to monitor neck strain in athletes.
- Here’s what we know right now about getting COVID-19 againby Meghan Rosen on June 27, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Repeat coronavirus infections may be on the rise as the omicron variant continues to spread. Scientists are still trying to nail down the risks.
- Monkeypox is not a global health emergency for now, WHO saysby Tina Hesman Saey on June 26, 2022 at 1:15 am
The decision comes as the outbreak of the disease related to smallpox continues to spread, affecting at least 4,100 people in 46 countries as of June 24.