Health & Medicine
- Researchers develop rapid COVID-19 test to identify variants in hourson July 4, 2022 at 1:42 pm
In just a few hours, scientists can tell which variant has infected a COVID-19 patient — a critical task that can potentially influence treatment decisions but takes days or weeks at most medical centers.
- Researchers use AI to detect new family of genes in gut bacteriaon July 4, 2022 at 1:42 pm
Using artificial intelligence, researchers have discovered a new family of sensing genes in enteric bacteria that are linked by structure and probably function, but not genetic sequence. The findings offer a new way of identifying the role of genes […]
- 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 […]
- Ukrainians seek to heal war trauma at mental health clinicon July 5, 2022 at 7:53 am
After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Yuriy Makeyev found himself homeless and jobless: a combination of circumstances that brought him to the brink of a nervous breakdown.
- Improving research on diet and dementiaon July 4, 2022 at 10:30 pm
Anyone searching the internet for brain healthy foods will find no shortage of stories making dietary recommendations. Some of those stories point to observational studies that have suggested a link between the lower or greater intake of certain […]
- Substantial discrepancies found between estimated and measured GFRon July 4, 2022 at 9:05 pm
A cross sectional study found that substantial discrepancies exist between individual estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and directly measured GFR (mGFR). Laboratory reports that provide eGFR calculations should consider including the […]
- Scientists discover key to hepatitis A virus replication, show drug effectivenesson July 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm
The viral replication cycle is crucial for a virus to spread inside the body and cause disease. Focusing on that cycle in the hepatitis A virus (HAV), UNC School of Medicine scientists discovered that replication requires specific interactions […]
- Only seven percent of adults have good cardiometabolic healthon July 4, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Less than 7 percent of the U.S. adult population has good cardiometabolic health, a devastating health crisis requiring urgent action, according to research led by a team from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University […]
- Neighborhood ‘redlining’ associated with increased risk of heart diseaseon July 4, 2022 at 6:00 pm
The historical discriminatory housing policies known as “redlining” are associated with heart disease and related risk factors today in impacted neighborhoods, more than 60 years after they were banned, according to a study published today in the […]
- 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.