Health & Medicine
- Creating an ‘adult-like’ mature human cardiac tissueon August 11, 2022 at 7:25 pm
Researchers have developed a new cardiac cell-derived platform that closely mimics the human heart, unlocking potential for more thorough preclinical drug development and testing, and better modeling for cardiac diseases.
- Continuous long tracking of migrating insectson August 11, 2022 at 6:30 pm
By flying with hawkmoths during migration, scientists reveal the insects employ sophisticated flight strategies similar to vertebrates
- Why thinking hard makes you tiredon August 11, 2022 at 5:53 pm
It’s no surprise that hard physical labor wears you out, but what about hard mental labor? Sitting around thinking hard for hours makes one feel worn out, too. Now, researchers have new evidence to explain why this is, and, based on their findings, […]
- Bioengineered cornea can restore sight to the blind and visually impairedon August 11, 2022 at 5:53 pm
Researchers and entrepreneurs have developed an implant made of collagen protein from pig’s skin, which resembles the human cornea. In a pilot study, the implant restored vision to 20 people with diseased corneas, most of whom were blind prior to […]
- Alcohol use can alter gut microbes, but not in the way you might thinkon August 11, 2022 at 5:53 pm
In mouse studies, researchers find that excess alcohol consumption alters gut microbiome but latter is not directly or significantly linked to liver disease.
- Study finds that sound plus electrical body stimulation has potential to treat chronic painon August 11, 2022 at 12:33 pm
A team has found that electrical stimulation of the body combined with sound activates the brain’s somatosensory cortex, increasing the potential for using the technique to treat chronic pain and other sensory disorders.
- AI algorithm that detects brain abnormalities could help cure epilepsyon August 12, 2022 at 12:00 am
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can detect subtle brain abnormalities that cause epileptic seizures has been developed by a UCL-led team of international researchers.
- COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are safe in pregnancy, large study confirmson August 11, 2022 at 10:30 pm
COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are safe to use in pregnancy and pregnant women experienced lower rates of health events post vaccination than similarly aged, non-pregnant vaccinated people, suggests a large Canadian study published in The Lancet Infectious […]
- Doctors’ reluctance to discuss anal sex is letting down young women, warn researcherson August 11, 2022 at 10:30 pm
Clinicians’ reluctance to discuss possible harms of anal sex is letting down a generation of young women who are unaware of the risks, warn researchers in The BMJ today.
- Testosterone promotes ‘cuddling,’ not just aggression, animal study findson August 11, 2022 at 9:22 pm
Testosterone can foster friendly, prosocial behavior in males, a new animal study finds. The Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences published the research on Mongolian gerbils conducted by neuroscientists at Emory University.
- Social determinants of health are important contributors to mortality disparities in US, study findson August 11, 2022 at 9:18 pm
In a large, diverse study of nearly 7,000 U.S. adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers and colleagues describe the impact of common social disparities that are often linked to race and ethnicity, such as a person’s neighborhood, education, income […]
- Researchers find medicine for asthma and eczema helps COVID patientson August 11, 2022 at 8:48 pm
A medication used to treat asthma and eczema can improve survival rates for patients with moderate to severe COVID-19, a clinical trial conducted at UVA Health suggests.
- Multiple sclerosis has a common viral culprit, opening doors to new approachesby Erin Garcia de Jesús on August 11, 2022 at 10:00 am
Learning how the common Epstein-Barr virus may trigger multiple sclerosis could help experts design better treatments — or perhaps end the disease.
- 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.