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Brain's neural activity plays a role in human aging, life span  NEWS MEDICAL · 36 minutes
The brain's neural activity-;long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy-;also plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led by... more
Study: Socioeconomics influences mosquito-borne disease risk in Baltimore  NEWS MEDICAL · 36 minutes
Low-income urban neighborhoods not only have more mosquitoes, but they are larger-bodied, indicating that they could be more efficient at transmitting diseases. So reports a Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies-led study, published... more
Skin's circadian clock is independent of the eyes or brain, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 36 minutes
Squids, octopuses, cuttlefish, amphibians, and chameleon lizards are among the animals that can change the color of their skin in a blink of an... more
Pollution tied to silent miscarriage among pregnant women  NEWS MEDICAL · 36 minutes
Miscarriage happens when an embryo or fetus dies before the 20th week of pregnancy. In some cases, pregnant women experience silent miscarriage, also known as missed abortion. It happens when the fetus... more
People with osteoarthritis at higher risk of social isolation  NEWS MEDICAL · 36 minutes
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease of the joints, often leading to disability. In older adults with osteoarthritis, they may have problems with mobility, walking, and even doing simple activities... more
Temple researchers win NIH grant to study HIV-related neuroinflammation in context of opioid addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 36 minutes
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a Temple research team a 5-year, $3.27 million grant to study neuroinflammation following... more
Bolivian forager-farmers known for healthy cardiovascular systems are split over what makes a good life  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
A small Bolivian society of indigenous forager-farmers, known for astonishingly healthy cardiovascular systems, is seeing a split in... more
Researchers identify circuit that links cigarette smoking and risk of developing diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a circuit in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of... more
Study reveals new and surprising function of adenine nucleotide translocator  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Mutations in the gene that encodes a protein called adenine nucleotide translocator (ANT) cause a variety of conditions, such as heart disease and weakness of the eye muscles,... more
UCLA research identifies potential strategy that may halt Huntington's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
A new study examining the role that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes play in Huntington's disease has identified a potential strategy that may halt the disease and repair... more
Study represents a major step in seeking alternative cancer treatments for non-responders  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Research led by VHIO's Alena Gros signposts a new, less invasive approach to identify killer T lymphocytes in patients with gastrointestinal tumors with low... more
Young blood may hold the key to treating age-related diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
In what sounds like a scene from a science fiction movie, researchers in 2005 stitched together old and young mice so they shared a circulatory system. more
ALS patients with commonly inherited genetic variation may experience more severe symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A discovery made several years ago in a lab researching asthma at Wake Forest School of Medicine may now have implications for the treatment... more
UA researcher focuses on preventing health-care-associated infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
On any given day in the United States, about 1 in 31 hospital patients has at least one health-care-associated infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. more
New assistive technology can accurately identify collapsed lungs from chest x-rays  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
New assistive technology can diagnose collapsed lungs from chest x-rays with a higher degree of accuracy than radiologists. more
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can relieve symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can relieve self-reported symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy against cancer in the pelvic region, a study shows. After 30-40 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, many... more
Competitive people more likely to give in to drug consumption  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Hostile and competitive people are more likely to give in to drug consumption, according to a study published by a research group at the University of Cordoba. more
Researchers develop affordable, reliable paper-based sensor to detect iron levels in fortified foods  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Many low-income countries have turned to mass food fortification programs to address nutrient deficiencies in their populations. But many of these programs... more
Spectrum Health, MSU researchers aim to find new or better treatments for "orphan diseases"  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a Michigan State University researcher a $2.1 million, five-year grant to search vast... more
Epigenetic changes can lead to development of GISTs, other cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Most cases of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), a type of soft-tissue cancer (sarcoma), are caused by mutations in genes that can be effectively targeted with drugs that inhibit... more
New recommendations outline specific 'exercise prescriptions' for cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A recent review of research, conducted by an international group of experts led by the University of British Columbia, has resulted in the development of new exercise guidelines for cancer... more
Scientists harness the power of immune system to test novel cancer treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
The field of immunotherapy has revolutionized the way people with incurable cancers are treated, saving the lives of many people whose disease would have... more
Researchers identify neural pathways that underlie hunger-induced changes in taste preferences  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Why does everything taste better when we're hungry? According to new findings from the National Institute for Physiological Sciences in Japan, not only does food taste... more
Increase in levels of methylmercury due to climate change could have a cascade of effects  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
As global temperatures continue to rise, the thawing of permafrost in Arctic areas is being accelerated and mercury... more
AACN grants support nurse-driven research designed to improve critical care nursing practice  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses announces the recipients of its annual research grants. Clinicians and researchers are invited to submit projects by Nov.... more
New discovery paves way for better treatment of diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Insulin, a hormone essential for regulating blood sugar and lipids, is normally produced by pancreatic β cells. In many people with diabetes, however, pancreatic cells are not (or no longer)... more
Stony Brook-led study reveals how proteome collapse process drives cell death and aging  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Cells undergo natural aging and death, processes that impact a multitude of cellular factors. A new Stony Brook University-led study, to be... more
New test could detect abnormal forms of protein associated with tauopathies  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
National Institutes of Health scientists have developed an ultrasensitive new test to detect abnormal forms of the protein tau associated with uncommon types of neurodegenerative diseases... more
Study reports first evidence of biological changes related to e-cig use in never-smokers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
E-cigarette (e-cig) use is rising at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers, and new research data suggests that even short-term e-cig... more
Cancer Atlas: Progress in the fight against cancer is not only possible, but achievable  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
The Cancer Atlas, 3rd edition, a comprehensive global overview of cancer around the globe, concludes that progress in the fight... more
Scientists discover novel virus that may shed light on viral evolution  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Viruses are non-living creatures, consisting of genetic material encased in a protein coat. Once the virus infects a living organism, it can replicate itself and continue... more
Scientists decipher assembly line of glutamate receptors  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Rapid communication of neurons in the brain, as well as the ability to learn, fundamentally rely on neurotransmitter receptors located in the contact sites of neurons, the synapses. The most important receptors in the... more
Australian researchers discover link between itchy skin and gut pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
This is big news for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) patients: 11 percent of the world's population suffers from IBS, but the fight against chronic pain has taken a... more
NIH-funded research consortium aims to advance treatments for frontotemporal lobar degeneration  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, multi-investigator research grant expected to total more than $63 million to Mayo Clinic and the University of... more
UTEP awarded $19.2 million NIH grant to study cancer affecting Mexican-American population  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
The University of Texas at El Paso's Border Biomedical Research Center will accelerate its quest to understand and identify the reasons for Hispanic cancer... more
Study report first evidence of biological changes related to e-cig use in never-smokers  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
E-cigarette (e-cig) use is rising at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers, and new research data suggests that even short-term e-cig... more
Nanomeshes could be effective drug delivery system for antibiotics  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
The fight against global antibiotic resistance has taken a major step forward with scientists discovering a concept for fabricating nanomeshes as an effective drug delivery system for antibiotics. more
Researchers outline new exercise recommendations for people living with and beyond cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
It's well known that exercise is good for preventing and treating many forms of heart disease, but less commonly known are the benefits of... more
Subtle changes in mitochondrial DNA can have profound consequences for patient's health  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Subtle changes in the DNA of mitochondria, the tiny power plants within cells, can have profound consequences for a patient's health. more
DePaul University receives $6.6 million grant to reduce African American youth violence  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Psychology researchers at DePaul University have received a $6.6 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to reduce African American youth violence. more
Study reveals factors that predict obesity by adolescence  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Three simple factors that predict whether a healthy weight child will be overweight or obese by adolescence have been revealed in a new study led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. more
Drug may improve the safety of cannabis use in early pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Cannabis use during pregnancy may increase the risk of psychosis in children. Scientists have now found a drug that can reduce the effects of THC on... more
Scientists discover how malaria switched host from African gorillas to humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Researchers have revealed the series of events that probably led to the world’s deadliest form of malaria being able to jump from ancient great apes to... more
Hormone therapy linked to better cognitive status in older adult women  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Estrogen has a significant role in overall brain health and cognitive function. That's why so many studies focused on the prevention of cognitive decline consider the... more
Researchers develop new smart speaker that uses white noise to monitor infants' breathing  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Gone are the days when people use smart speakers - like Amazon Echo or Google Home -; only as kitchen timers or... more
Good news for IBS sufferers as researchers identify “gut itch”  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
Researchers have identified receptors that cause the pain experienced in cases of irritable bowel syndrome. more
High levels of chronic stress associated with hypertension in African Americans  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
African Americans reporting high levels of chronic stress tended to develop high blood pressure, or hypertension, more often than those who reported low stress levels, according... more
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