Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new Arthritis Care & Research study found that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels are similarly low in older adults with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and those from the general population without osteoarthritis or knee pain. Because the general population is doing as little as individuals with knee pain that may hinder activity, […]Continue Reading ...
March 30, 2018 Researchers from the longevity biotech company GERO and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have shown that physical activity data acquired from wearables can be used to produce digital biomarkers of aging and frailty. The breakthrough demonstration untaps the emerging potential of combining wearable sensors and AI technologies for continuous health […]Continue Reading ...
March 22, 2018 A team of researchers has developed a wearable, non-invasive system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours–essentially an electrocardiogram but for the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract. Applications include monitoring GI activity for patients outside of a clinical setting, which cuts down costs. Monitoring for longer periods of time also increases […]Continue Reading ...
The image here represents a mosaically labeled embryonic heart. Each colored patch is derived from the early labeling of a cardiac progenitor cell expressing the key gene Mesp1. Credit: Fabienne Lescroart Researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles and University of Cambridge identified the role of key gene Mesp1 in the earliest step of cardiovascular […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Pick a hand, any hand. That familiar refrain, repeated in schoolyards the world over, is the basis of a simple guessing game that was recently adapted to study how and why kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) interact with the people around them. The game is the brainchild of Katherine Stavropoulos, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Georgia State University Reducing a protein found in the mitochondria of cardiac muscle cells initiates cardiac dysfunction and heart failure, a finding that could provide insight for new treatments for cardiovascular diseases, a study led by Georgia State University has shown. The researchers discovered that reducing an outer mitochondrial membrane protein, FUN14 domain containing […]Continue Reading ...
Jonathan Grein, MD, Cedars-Sinai medical director of Hospital Epidemiology, is available to discuss ways to keep healthy as flu activity surges dramatically.Continue Reading ...
A new study published online in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology provides new insight into how stress, through signaling of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), interacts with cells in the immune system to cause disease. Specifically, the study identified a new role for the stress receptor CRF1, which is expressed on mast cells (critical immune cells implicated […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD,March 25, 2018 Busy urban lives mean little time for regular physical activity and exercise. A new study has found that short bursts of exercise, if they add up to the total required exercise during the week, can reduce the risk of death. The study was published in the latest issue […]Continue Reading ...
March 21, 2018 Faster computations will allow researchers to see the finer details of brain activity in functional brain imaging. A computationally efficient data processing scheme will make it possible to see correlations in brain activity between different parts of the brain at unprecedented resolution. The statistics-based computation scheme, developed by KAUST researchers, also tackles […]Continue Reading ...
Previously, research has shown that children at risk of an autism diagnosis respond less to hearing their own name. Now, a new study from Ghent University shows for the first time that the brain response to hearing one’s own name is also diminished in adults with an autism diagnosis. The study was conducted by Dr. […]Continue Reading ...
A team of scientists led by Darío Acuña-Castroviejo, professor at the University of Granada (UGR), has published the results of a new breakthrough in molecular mechanisms of the anti-Parkinsonian activity of melatonin. This study, published in the renowned Plos One journal, has been focused on the role of nitric oxide synthases, enzymes responsible for the […]Continue Reading ...
RAS oncogenes work in pairs, known as “dimers.” Credit: UT Southwestern Mutated RAS genes are some of the most common genetic drivers of cancer, especially in aggressive cancers like pancreatic and lung cancer, but no medicines that target RAS are available despite decades of effort. Researchers at UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center have shown that […]Continue Reading ...
ATLANTA — A dual oral regimen for older patients with untreated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) failed to improve survival as compared with a single drug in a randomized trial reported here. The combination of sapacitabine and decitabine led to a median overall survival of 5.9 months in patients ≥70 versus 5.7 months with decitabine alone. […]Continue Reading ...
People who struggle with social situations may process social information inefficiently. New Swinburne research shows that people who find social situations difficult tend to have similar brain responses to those with schizophrenia or autism. The research, published in Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, found the areas of the brain that show increased response when exposed to unexpected […]Continue Reading ...
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