ECOLOGISTS SOUND ALARM ON PLASTIC POLLUTION

Ecologists examining plastic pollution entering oceans, rivers and lakes around the world annually, outline potential impacts of various...

CURVE AT TIP OF SHOES EASES MOVEMENT BUT MAY LEAD TO WEAKER MUSCLES, PROBLEMS

The scientists found that the more curved a toe spring is, the less power the foot inside the shoe has to exert when pushing off from...

 
 
 

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER WHAT HAPPENS IN OUR BRAINS WHEN WE MAKE EDUCATED GUESSES

Researchers have identified how cells in our brains work together to join up memories of separate experiences, allowing us to make...

TIME-RESTRICTED FEEDING IMPROVES HEALTH WITHOUT ALTERING THE BODY'S CORE CLOCK

For the first time, scientists have studied the early effects of time-restricted feeding on the daily periodic oscillations of metabolites...

 
 
 

A SCIENTIFIC FIRST: HOW PSYCHEDELICS BIND TO KEY BRAIN CELL RECEPTOR

For the first time, scientists solved the high-resolution structure of these compounds when they are actively bound to the 5-HT2A serotonin...

POTENTIAL TARGET IDENTIFIED FOR MIGRAINE THERAPY

Researchers have identified the protein GLT-1 as the neurotransmitter glutamate transporter in the brain that is related to cortical...

 
 
 

MATHEMATICAL MODELLING TO PREVENT FISTULAS

It is better to invest in measures that make it easier for women to visit a doctor during pregnancy than measures to repair birth injuries....

METFORMIN FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES PATIENTS OR NOT? RESEARCHERS NOW HAVE THE ANSWER

Metformin is the first-line drug that can lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes patients. One third of patients do not respond...

 
 
 

ENGINEERED BACTERIA CHURN OUT CANCER BIOMARKERS

Pity the glycan. A lab has created these very tools by commandeering simple, single-celled microorganisms - namely E. coli bacteria...

WHY THE DOSE MATTERS: STUDY SHOWS LEVELS AND ANTI-TUMOR EFFECTIVENESS OF A COMMON DRUG VARY WIDELY

When used to manage infections, the drug itraconazole is generally given at a single, fixed dose to all patients. But determining the...

 
 
 

NEW CAUSE OF SYNDROMIC MICROCEPHALY IDENTIFIED

A team of international collaborators identifies a new cause of syndromic microcephaly caused by LMNB1 mutations that disrupt the nuclear...

THE KEY TO HAPPINESS: FRIENDS OR FAMILY?

Think spending time with your kids and spouse is the key to your happiness? You may actually be happier getting together with your...

 
 
 

TYPHOID: STUDY CONFIRMS VI-DT CONJUGATE VACCINE IS SAFE AND IMMUNOGENIC IN CHILDREN 6-23 MONTHS

A new study shows that single-dose and two-dose regimens of Vi-DT typhoid conjugate vaccine are safe and immunogenic in children 6-23...

CHILDREN WHO TAKE STEROIDS AT INCREASED RISK FOR DIABETES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, BLOOD CLOTS

Children who take oral steroids to treat asthma or autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and...

 
 
 

LIVE IMAGING METHOD BRINGS STRUCTURAL INFORMATION TO MAPPING OF BRAIN FUNCTION

Neuroscientists distinguish brain regions based on what they do, but now have a new way to overlay information about how they are built,...

IMPROVING THE EFFICACY OF CELLULAR THERAPIES

A new study deepens the understanding of the development of T cell, an important component of the immune system.

 
 
 

SMOKING LINKED TO BLEEDING IN THE BRAIN IN LARGE, LONG-TERM STUDY OF TWINS

Researchers in Finland found a link between smoking and subarachnoid hemorrhage , a type of bleeding stroke, in a study of more than...

DISCOVERIES MADE IN HOW IMMUNE SYSTEM DETECTS HIDDEN INTRUDERS

Research has led to better understanding on how components of the body's immune system find intruding or damaged cells, which could...

 
 
 

NEW GENE IMPLICATED IN NEURON DISEASES

Failures in a quality control system that protects protein-building fidelity in cells can lead to motor neuron degeneration and related...

NEW SMART DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM MAY HELP TREATMENT FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

A research team has created a smart drug delivery system that reduces inflammation in damaged nervous tissues and may help treat spinal...

 
 
 



Factors Inherent to Obesity Increase Vulnerability to COVID-19: Study

Factors Inherent to Obesity Increase Vulnerability to COVID-19: Study

Factors related to obesity leave the lungs of obese patients more susceptible to COVID-19, said researchers. Read more ...

COVID-19 Could Cause Declines in Life Expectancy: Study

COVID-19 Could Cause Declines in Life Expectancy: Study

The new study provides an important first estimate of the impact of COVID-19 on life expectancy, but new developments in healthcare could also affect mortality rates and life... Read more ...

COVID Vaccines Of China Could be Ready by November

COVID Vaccines Of China Could be Ready by November

The general population in China may start getting access to the locally prepared COVID-19 vaccines from November or December. Read more ...

Curve at Shoe Tips may Lead to Weaker Muscles

Curve at Shoe Tips may Lead to Weaker Muscles

Toe spring, the curve at the tip of shoes, makes movement comfortable but causes painful foot-related problems, said study. Read more ...

US Senator introduces bill promoting internet freedom in the face of Chinese...

US Senator introduces bill promoting internet freedom in the face of Chinese censorship

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner has introduced legislation that aims to promote internet freedom while looking to counter the increased internet censorship being imposed by the... Read more ...

COVID Prevention May Mean Record Low Flu Rates

COVID Prevention May Mean Record Low Flu Rates

Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe the social distancing measures put into place across the country last spring kept more than the new... Read more ...

Coffee May Slow Spread of Colon Cancer

Coffee May Slow Spread of Colon Cancer

Of the nearly 1,200 patients in the study, those who drank four or more cups of java on a daily basis had 36% higher odds of surviving during the 13-year study period. Read more ...

I'm A Homeschooling Newbie--Here's What Is Working For Us So Far

I'm A Homeschooling Newbie--Here's What Is Working For Us So Far

So I chose to homeschool during the pandemic. Great, now what? I was in the same boat with most parents this past summer: send them to school or keep them home? It sure as hell... Read more ...

Michigan reports suspected case of deadly mosquito-borne EEE virus

Michigan reports suspected case of deadly mosquito-borne EEE virus

Michigan health officials suspect a resident has contracted the rare and life-threatening disease Eastern equine encephalitis after being bitten by a mosquito, they announced... Read more ...

Death Isn't The Only Concern With COVID-19

Death Isn't The Only Concern With COVID-19

In March, when the World Health Organization officially declared that COVID-19 was a global pandemic, nobody knew what to expect. The general consensus was that the virus was... Read more ...