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April 8, 2021

Face, brain development tightly linked, study finds

Researchers at Stanford and KU Leuven have identified more than 70 genes that affect variation in both brain and facial structure. The genes don’t influence cognitive ability, further debunking beliefs that intelligence can be assessed by facial features. Even when you assume your best poker face, you reveal something about […]
April 8, 2021

U of A chemists discover how a plaque-fighting protein protects against Alzheimer’s

Scientists at the University of Alberta have identified a mechanism for a protein that decreases the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease—a discovery that highlights a new potential avenue for developing therapeutic treatments. The protein, called CD33, is known for its connection to Alzheimer’s disease susceptibility, but its exact role was […]
April 8, 2021

Accelerated Cellular Aging Associated with Mortality Seen in Depressed Individuals

Cells from individuals with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) were found to have higher than expected rates of methylation at specific sites on their DNA, when compared to cells from healthy individuals without MDD, according to a study by a multidisciplinary team of UC San Francisco scientists, in collaboration with others. […]
April 8, 2021

A Single Injection Reverses Blindness in Patient with Rare Genetic Disorder

A Penn Medicine patient with a genetic form of childhood blindness gained vision, which lasted more than a year, after receiving a single injection of an experimental RNA therapy into the eye. The clinical trial was conducted by researchers at the Scheie Eye Institute in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University […]
April 8, 2021

Glass nanopore pulls DNA like spaghetti through a needle

DNA sequencing has become so common, few realize how hard it is to even extract a single molecule of DNA from a biological sample. Research led by UC Riverside is making it easier to detect and capture DNA from fluid samples such as blood using a tiny glass tube and […]
April 8, 2021

Healthy sleep may rely on long-overlooked brain cells

For something we spend one-third of our lives doing, we still understand remarkably little about how sleep works — for example, why can some people sleep deeply through any disturbance, while others regularly toss and turn for hours each night? And why do we all seem to need a different […]
April 8, 2021

No Cancer Left Behind

Curing cancer has been the dream of countless doctors and researchers over the decades. Yet some types of cancer, whether because they affect relatively few people or lack influential advocates, receive less attention and funding than others. A recent gift to Harvard Medical School is boosting efforts to understand and […]
April 8, 2021

Team identifies new approach to tackling heart disease in people with Type 2 diabetes

Pharmacy researcher looks for ways to correct a common but often hidden type of diabetes-related heart failure. A University of Alberta laboratory has uncovered a new approach to preventing heart failure in people with Type 2 diabetes, according to research findings published in the journal Cell Reports. “We know people with […]
April 8, 2021

Waking up to your favorite music actually makes sense

Your working day most likely starts with an alarm. And you probably use your phone's alarm, because of how convenient it is. But what song is it playing in the morning? Scientists at RMIT University in Australia conducted a research, which revealed that choosing the right sound to wake up […]
April 7, 2021

Childhood obesity can be predicted at 12 months of age

Obesity is a huge health issue. It is a treatable condition, but it can cause permanent damage and early death. Sadly, obesity rates are rising among children as well as adults. Researchers at the University of Queensland have now developed a method, which helps predict the risk that a 12 […]
April 7, 2021

Novel "Hydrogel" Carriers for Anti-Cancer Drugs Offer New Hope for Cancer Treatment!

Hydrogels are often used as drug delivery systems, but to be effective carriers for anti-cancer drugs, they need to be responsive to varied stimuli in the tumor microenvironment. Now, scientists from Japan have developed novel hydrogels to effectively deliver drugs to tumor sites in response to temperature and pH changes […]
April 7, 2021

New brain-stimulating technology to relieve pain and depression

Imagine experiencing chronic pain or depression so severe that no medication will bring relief. Such conditions may not be common, but they do exist. For patients fortunate enough to receive professional help, treatment often involves a combination of different therapies. One of these is transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The thought […]
April 7, 2021

A weak heart makes a suffering brain

Heart problems cause disturbed gene activity in the brain’s memory center, from which cognitive deficits arise. Researchers at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) and the German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) come to this conclusion based on laboratory studies. They consider that […]
April 7, 2021

For breastfeeding moms, COVID-19 vaccinations may also protect babies

Major boost in COVID-19 antibodies seen in breast milk after vaccination. Nursing mothers who receive a COVID-19 vaccine may pass protective antibodies to their babies through breast milk for at least 80 days following vaccination, suggests new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “Our study showed […]
April 7, 2021

Going deep: Artificial intelligence improves accuracy of breast ultrasound diagnoses

Scientists train deep learning algorithms to classify breast lesions from ultrasound images in a large multi-center study. In 2020, the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization stated that breast cancer accounts for most cancer morbidities and mortalities in women worldwide. This alarming statistic not only […]
April 7, 2021

Unique mini-microscope provides insight into complex brain functions

Researchers from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Science and Engineering and Medical School have developed a unique head-mounted mini-microscope device that allows them to image complex brain functions of freely moving mice in real-time over a period of more than 300 days. The device, known as the […]
April 7, 2021

‘Brain glue’ helps repair circuitry in severe TBI

At a cost of $38 billion a year, an estimated 5.3 million people are living with a permanent disability related to traumatic brain injury in the United States today, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The physical, mental and financial toll of a TBI can be enormous, but […]
April 7, 2021

CRISPR-Chip advance streamlines genetic testing for medical diagnostics and research

A study led by researchers at the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI), UC Berkeley and Vilnius University demonstrated new disease-detection capabilities of a hand-held device based on CRISPR gene-editing technology, a development that could lead to faster, portable genetic testing for diagnostics and research. Scientists look to variations at a single […]
April 7, 2021

Infants already processing word combination even before their own first words

Baby’s first words are a huge milestone in a child's development. It is one of those things that parents always remember. However, when a baby says his or her first words, it is not actually the beginning of the language skills development. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh found that […]
April 6, 2021

Researcher uses breakthrough therapy to cure lymphoma patient

During a world first therapy conducted at the Princess Alexandra Hospital by Mater Researcher and Haematologist Professor Maher Gandhi a 46-year-old patient has been successfully cured of a rare type of lymphoma. The patient was diagnosed with brain lymphoma, a form of blood cancer confined to the brain, following a […]
April 6, 2021

Insulin 100: How the road to a diabetes cure is yielding better treatments

“The pancreas,” says Gary Lewis, an endocrinologist at Toronto General Hospital and director of the Banting & Best Diabetes Centre at the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine, “is like an exquisitely sensitive and perfectly networked computer.” Second by second, he notes, the pancreas secretes just the right amount of […]
April 6, 2021

A Swiss Army Knife for Genomic Data

A good way to find out what a cell is doing—whether it is growing out of control as in cancers, or is under the control of an invading virus, or is simply going about the routine business of a healthy cell—is to look at its gene expression. Though a vast […]
April 6, 2021

Study predicts which kids hospitalized with RSV likely to worsen

Children hospitalized with breathing problems due to a common viral lung infection are likely to get sicker and remain hospitalized if they have high levels of defective copies of the virus, according to a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings, published […]
April 5, 2021

Effectiveness of anti-aging supplements also depends on the time of day they were taken

If you could stay forever young, you would probably use that opportunity. Scientists say that aging is actually a disease and should be dealt with as such. Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that there is a best time of day to take anti-aging supplements and it actually depends […]
April 5, 2021

Women under 50 suffer from persistent COVID-19 symptoms for longer

COVID-19 stays with you even after the negative diagnosis. Some symptoms are long-lasting and can significantly alter one’s quality of life. Scientists are researching this phenomenon, called long COVID, and found that it is more common in women under 50 and people who experienced severe disease. Furthermore, this research led […]
April 5, 2021

Mice with hallucination-like behaviors reveal insight into psychotic illness

The humble lab mouse has provided invaluable clues to understanding diseases ranging from cancer to diabetes to COVID-19. But when it comes to psychiatric conditions, the lab mouse has been sidelined, its rodent mind considered too different from that of humans to provide much insight into mental illness. A new […]
April 4, 2021

What’s in a name? A hurdle for human development research, experts say

Scientists are struggling with public misconceptions on what embryoids are and what research on them entails, the confusion that leads to policy decisions restricting access to important scientific exploration, according to a new paper by experts at Rice University — who blame the use of terms like synthetic or artificial […]
April 4, 2021

Jump in cancer diagnoses at 65 implies patients wait for Medicare, according to Stanford study

A couple of years ago, Joseph Shrager, MD, professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford School of Medicine, noticed a statistical anomaly in his practice. It seemed that patients were diagnosed with lung cancer at a surprisingly higher rate at 65 years old than, say, at 64 or 66. “There were no reason […]
April 3, 2021

Scientists Scour Genes of More than 53,000 People to Better Battle Dangerous Disease

A new analysis of the entire genetic makeup of more than 53,000 people offers a bonanza of valuable insights into heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders, paving the way for new and better ways to treat and prevent some of the most common causes of disability and death. The analysis […]
April 3, 2021

U of A team identifies protein that blocks body’s ability to clear bad cholesterol

A team of researchers at the University of Alberta has uncovered a long-sought link in the battle to control cholesterol and heart disease. The protein that interferes with low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors that clear “bad” cholesterol from the blood was identified in findings recently published in Nature Communications by Dawei Zhang, associate professor of pediatrics […]