Health & Medicine
- A role for cell ‘antennae’ in managing dopamine signals in the brainon August 9, 2022 at 2:17 pm
A historically overlooked rod-like projection present on nearly every cell type in the human body may finally be getting its scientific due: A new study has found that these appendages, called cilia, on neurons in the brain have a key role in […]
- Circadian clocks play a key role in fat cell growthon August 9, 2022 at 1:17 am
Disruption of the circadian clocks that keep the body and its cells entrained to the 24-hour day-night cycle plays a critical role in weight gain, according to a pair of studies.
- New target for therapies to treat preterm laboron August 9, 2022 at 1:17 am
Researchers have identified a cause of preterm labor, an enigma that has long challenged researchers. New research suggests a protein, called Piezo1, is responsible for regulating the behavior of the uterus. Piezo1 keeps the uterus relaxed ensuring […]
- Symptoms of insomnia may reduce likelihood of alcohol-induced blackouton August 8, 2022 at 8:22 pm
Heavy drinkers with symptoms of insomnia, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, may be less likely to suffer alcohol-induced blackouts, according to a new study.
- Seven-month-old babies already have a sense of symmetryon August 8, 2022 at 8:22 pm
A collaborative study examined the spontaneous looking patterns of 7-month-old babies when presented with mosaic-like sequences with a symmetrical and asymmetrical structure. The results show that these babies quickly detect whether a mosaic has a […]
- Scientists identify novel molecular biomarkers in cells that spread a deadly form of breast canceron August 8, 2022 at 8:22 pm
Studying a deadly type of breast cancer called triple negative, scientists say they have identified key molecular differences between cancer cells that cling to an initial tumor and those that venture off to form distant tumors.
- Poor must not shoulder responsibility for reducing health care carbon emissionson August 9, 2022 at 11:10 pm
The pursuit of net zero health care risks targeting the poor and exacerbating existing unfair heath inequalities unless careful consideration is given to the re-allocation of health care resources. A group of global health researchers, writing in […]
- AI + ECG heart trace can accurately predict diabetes and pre-diabeteson August 9, 2022 at 10:30 pm
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, derived from the features of individual heartbeats recorded on an ECG (electrocardiogram), can accurately predict diabetes and pre-diabetes, suggests preliminary research published in the online journal BMJ […]
- Dietary salt substitutes lower risk of heart attack, stroke and deathon August 9, 2022 at 10:30 pm
Dietary salt substitutes lower the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from all causes and cardiovascular disease, finds a pooled data analysis of the available evidence, published online in the journal Heart.
- A better roadmap for beating deadly leukemiaon August 9, 2022 at 9:18 pm
Acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, is the most common acute blood cancer in adults—and one of the most difficult to treat. Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University have discovered a potential new target for stopping it: a gene that, when […]
- How will pending budget bill reduce drug prices for Americans?on August 9, 2022 at 8:47 pm
The Inflation Reduction Act contains provisions that are expected to lower drug costs for millions of Americans by allowing Medicare to negotiate some drug prices and by limiting the amount of out-of-pocket drug costs for Medicare Part D patients.
- Targeting impulsivity early in adolescence could prevent later behavioral disorderson August 9, 2022 at 8:22 pm
Tendencies toward impulsivity in early adolescence are linked with a variety of poor outcomes in later adolescence, including antisocial personality disorder and alcohol use disorder. However, by the time teenagers reach mid-adolescence, it may be […]
- A shot of immune proteins may protect against malaria for monthsby Aimee Cunningham on August 3, 2022 at 9:09 pm
A monoclonal antibody for malaria passed an early hurdle and now will be tested in children in Africa, who are most at risk of dying from the disease.
- Tiny amoebas move faster when carrying cargo than withoutby James R. Riordon on August 1, 2022 at 11:00 am
A new study of the carrying capacity of single-celled amoebas may help scientists develop mini “trucks” to precisely target disease in the human body.
- I think I have long COVID. What does that mean?by Anil Oza on July 29, 2022 at 4:21 pm
The condition comes with varying levels of severity and symptoms, making it hard to diagnose and treat.
- This stick-on ultrasound patch could let you watch your own heart beatby Asa Stahl on July 28, 2022 at 6:00 pm
A new, coin-sized ultrasound probe can stick to the skin like a Band-Aid for up to two days straight, marking a milestone in personalized medicine.
- Humans may not be able to handle as much heat as scientists thoughtby Carolyn Gramling on July 27, 2022 at 11:00 am
Humans’ capacity to endure heat stress may be lower than previously thought — bad news as climate change leads to more heat waves around the globe.
- Here’s what to do when someone at home has COVID-19by Tina Hesman Saey on July 25, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Creating an isolation ward and filtering the air can prevent viral transmission.