A cellular protein that interacts with invading viruses appears to help enable the infection process of the Zika virus, according to an international team of researchers who suggest this protein could be a key target in developing new therapies to prevent or treat Zika virus infection. Scientists first isolated Zika, a member of the Flaviviridae […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 — For the first time in history, Americans’ risk of dying from an opioid overdose is higher than their risk of dying in a car accident, the National Safety Council reported Monday. The chances of dying from an accidental opioid overdose in the United States are now 1 in 96, compared […]Continue Reading ...
A study in Nature details a discovery with potential clinical significance for treating eating disorders such as anorexia. To make that discovery, Stanford researchers had to develop a “first-time-ever” way of teasing apart two separate but closely intertwined sets of identical-appearing neurons in the brain. The study’s senior author — bioengineer, psychiatrist and inventor Karl Deisseroth, […]Continue Reading ...
A team of scientists led by Prof. Antonella Consiglio from the IDIBELL and the University of Barcelona (UB), and Prof. Angel Raya from the Center of Regenerative Medicine of Barcelona (CMR[B]/IDIBELL) have discovered that defective versions of human brain cells called astrocytes are linked to the buildup of a toxic protein that is one the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Research led by Newcastle University has allowed scientists to gain a greater understanding into an aggressive form of childhood brain cancer. Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumours (ATRTs) are rare and aggressive tumours of the central nervous system, occurring mostly in the cerebellum (the part of the brain that controls movement and balance) […]Continue Reading ...
LAS VEGAS — If the scores of personal health care devices at the Consumer Electronics Show last week are any indication, it’s clear that the Apple Watch has kicked off a rush by high-tech companies to capitalize on people’s worries about their health. The latest version of the watch, which was announced last fall, detects […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists have revealed a key mechanism in worms that is involved in controlling the cell’s response to stress, a study in eLife reports. The discovery provides crucial new insights into a stress-response mechanism called unfolded protein response (UPR) and will help researchers understand the processes that protect cells, boost immunity and extend lifespan. The ability […]Continue Reading ...
For the first time, researchers at the University of British Columbia have successfully cultivated “vascular organoids” in a petri dish that perfectly mimic real human blood vessels. Inozemtsev Konstantin | Shutterstock The breakthrough technology uses stem cells to grow organoids that could advance researchers understanding of vascular diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, wound […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers from The University of Western Australia have conducted a study that has found young women who start having periods early and often have a high body mass index are more prone to cardiovascular problems later in life such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. More than 800 young women from […]Continue Reading ...
Poo transplant or “Fecal microbiota transplantation” (FMT) can successfully treat patients with ulcerative colitis, new research from the University of Adelaide shows. The randomized, double-blind study – published in the journal JAMA – was a collaboration between the University of Adelaide, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), CSIRO and CALHN (SA Health). It […]Continue Reading ...
A study examining the effect of a video educational intervention aimed at increasing HPV vaccinations among adolescents could help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meet its goal of getting more eligible adolescents vaccinated against certain cancers and diseases caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The research, performed by Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School […]Continue Reading ...
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contained a sobering surprise: Life expectancy at birth in the U.S. declined a tenth of a year to 78.6 years. The update also included information on the leading causes of death. I turned to Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD, a senior fellow of the Freeman […]Continue Reading ...
A new study from a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has found that the hypertension drug losartan, which targets the angiotensin signaling pathway, may improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy agents used to treat ovarian cancer. Previous research from the same team identified a similar effect for losartan in animal models of breast and pancreatic […]Continue Reading ...
An interview with Tim Strassmaier and James Constantin, Nanion Technologies, conducted at SfN 2018 by Alina Shrourou, BSc. Could you give our readers a bit of general background as to what ion channels are of interest to neuroscience research? It’s almost more suitable to ask “What ion channels are not of interest in neuroscience research?”. […]Continue Reading ...
Seattle, WA and Charleston, S.C. — January 14, 2019 — Sound Pharmaceuticals (SPI) is pleased to announce that first-patient-in has been achieved in the STOP Ototoxicity Phase 2 clinical trial. This novel interventional study with SPI-1005 is aimed to prevent and treat ototoxicity in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients undergoing intravenous (IV) tobramycin for the treatment of […]Continue Reading ...
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