Download PDF For older adults, it may seem as though the die is already cast regarding their odds of developing dementia, but new research from the University of Pittsburgh has identified a dementia risk factor among older adults that should be modifiable even well into old age. The study, which draws on data collected from […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF How different cells in a multicellular organism acquire their identities remains a fundamental mystery of development. In the eye, for example, the lens contains two cell types – lens epithelial cells and lens fiber cells — the first of which differentiates into the second as an animal matures. Scientists have long known that […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF According to a latest report over 60 percent of the Americans’ ancestry can be traced through existing DNA databases. This includes even persons who have never submitted their DNA for evaluation say researchers because enough individuals have already submitted their genetic information. The latest study revealing this was published in the journal Science. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF (HealthDay)—Autism spectrum disorder—or ASD—is a developmental disability now diagnosed in about one in 37 boys and one in 151 girls in the United States. Researchers are learning more about why differences in the brain develop and result in autism spectrum disorder, which includes autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Both environmental factors and genetic risks […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF In a study published in iScience, Professor Akiyoshi Fukamizu of the Life Science Center for Survival Dynamics, Tsukuba Advanced Research Alliance (University of Tsukuba, JAPAN) and the research group reported a new work on discovery of the important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy(DCM). The heart pumps blood to all organs and tissues […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A study in Biological Psychiatry establishes an in vitro model of human neuron development to investigate genetic risk for psychiatric disease A study in Biological Psychiatry has established a new analytical method for investigating the complex genetic origins of mental illnesses using brain cells that are grown in a dish from human embryonic […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Home News Professional Poor Outcomes for Hispanic Infants With Congenital Heart Dz THURSDAY, Oct. 11, 2018 — For live-born infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and d-transposition of the great arteries (TGA), Hispanic ethnicity is associated with poor outcome, according to a study published online Oct. 10 in the Journal of the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Selfish genes are genes that are passed on to the next generation but confer no advantage on the individual as a whole, and may sometimes be harmful. Researchers at Uppsala University have, for the first time, sequenced (or charted) two selfish genes in the fungus Neurospora intermedia that cause fungal spores to kill […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF This visual abstract depicts the comparative analyses of CNV in autism and schizophrenia. Credit: Itaru Kushima, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine Common genetic variants may underlie autism spectrum disorder and schizophrenia across human populations, according to a study appearing September 11th in the journal Cell Reports. In line with previous studies in […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF While some may choose on their own to seek help for untreated mental illnesses, others can be substantially influenced by others or coerced into care by court order. Understanding variations through which people enter mental health care-by choice or coercion-according to Sirry Alang, an assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at Lehigh University, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Oct 12 2018 Scientists at the University of Waterloo have discovered that antidepressant medications can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The study, recently published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, found that selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRI medication) can delay the development and growth of amyloid-beta proteins, which can clump together and form a […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers at the Institute for Innovation and Sustainable Development in the Food Chain (IS-FOOD) of the Public University of Navarre (NUP/UPNA) have published a piece of research in which they show that the nutritional quality of breakfast is associated with significant cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in overweight children (even in those who […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A team of researchers has now engineered a virus nanoparticle vaccine against Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis, tier 1 agents that pose serious threats to national security of the United States. B. anthracis and Y. pestis are the pathogens that cause anthrax and plague, respectively. Using bacteriophage T4, the scientists developed the vaccine […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Children with ADHD find it more difficult to focus and to complete their schoolwork. Credit: public domain image A new global study involving the University of Adelaide has found that children who are the youngest in their classroom are more likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) than their older […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF According to an online survey, although healthcare providers (HCPs) report sharing crucial information on bacterial vaginosis (BV) with patients, the associated risks of the condition remain a mystery to many women, indicating a significant disconnect. With BV known to be the most prevalent gynecologic infection in the U.S., affecting 21 million women each […]Continue Reading ...
- New research identifies modifiable dementia risk factor in elderly people
- Zebrafish study uncovers molecular ‘brake’ that helps control eye lens development
- Overlapping copy number variations underlie autism and schizophrenia in Japanese patients
- Majority of Americans’ ancestry can be traced through existing DNA databases
- Patients coerced into mental health care less likely to perceive treatment as effective
- What you need to know about autism spectrum disorder
- Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease
- Study uncovers important role of PRMT1 in dilated cardiomyopathy
- Nutritional quality of breakfast linked to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in children
- Study uses novel approach to investigate genetic origins of mental illnesses
- Scientists develop dual anthrax-plague vaccine
- Poor Outcomes for Hispanic Infants With Congenital Heart Dz
- Global study finds youngest in class more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD
- Researchers sequence two selfish genes in the fungus Neurospora intermedia
- Survey results highlight the need for better communication between patients and HCPs about bacterial vaginosis
- Researchers develop fibrin-targeting immunotherapy to protect against neurodegeneration
- Researchers create open access database on healthy immunity
- Rice University chemist wins big award to study small surfaces
- Study finds 43% drop in stroke rate
- Researchers identify basic relationships of cell cycle and cellular senescence in the placenta