The newly-minted Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Science (The Brain Institute) at Chapman University, with Dr. Uri Maoz as project leader, is the recipient of a total of $7.04 million to study how the human brain enables conscious control of decisions and actions. The John Templeton Foundation funded $5.34 million; the Fetzer Institute funded […]Continue Reading ...
Brazilian researchers have discovered that a drug regularly prescribed to control cholesterol can also be used to treat cachexia, or wasting syndrome, a condition characterized by rapid weight loss and muscle atrophy associated with extreme physical weakness. This condition is common among patients with chronic diseases such as cancer, heart failure and AIDS. The study […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the University of Southampton are set to launch a new study to help improve condom use and tackle sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among young men (16-25 years). STI treatment currently costs the NHS £620m a year and young people, particularly men, have been identified by the Department of Health and Social Care as […]Continue Reading ...
Scanning electron micrograph of a human T lymphocyte (also called a T cell) from the immune system of a healthy donor. Credit: NIAID Immune cells in the bowel of people who suffer with coeliac disease are permanently replaced by a new subset of cells that promote inflammation, suggests a new study involving researchers at Cardiff […]Continue Reading ...
Adolescent cannabis use has been linked to an increased risk of depression and suicidal behavior in young adulthood, according to the first meta-analysis by a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University, in collaboration with the University of Oxford and Rutgers University-Camden, which is published […]Continue Reading ...
At the controls of one of two Anatomage Tables at the University of Houston College of Optometry are assistant professors of optometry Vivien Coulson-Thomas and Lisa Ostrin. Credit: University of Houston With the click of a button, Vivien Coulson-Thomas removes the cadaver’s skin. Another click and she removes muscle to reveal her target—blood vessels. All […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Monitoring a wound is critical, especially in diabetic patients, whose lack of sensation due to nerve damage can lead to infection of a lesion and, ultimately, amputation. Clinicians and healthcare professionals at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and other hospitals believe that the use of a new app, Swift Skin […]Continue Reading ...
Please give an introduction to the roles you carry out at Cape Breton University. I’m a Senior Chemistry Lab instructor at Cape Breton University, as well as a Transmission Electron Microscope technician. I instruct second, third and fourth year labs that complement the courses that we offer our to our undergraduate chemistry students. The lab […]Continue Reading ...
A new biomarker that could be used to provide earlier diagnosis for a life-limiting lung condition has been identified by researchers at the University of Bradford. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) affects around 6,500 people in the UK and is caused by a narrowing of the arteries supplying blood to the lungs. This leads to high […]Continue Reading ...
Machine learning is being used to gain insight into the causes of hundreds of diseases, with Princeton University researchers discovering four specific genes that contribute to infant cancer. In a demonstration of a tool for revealing molecular differences between diseases, researchers discovered four genes associated with a rare pediatric cancer. The image on the left […]Continue Reading ...
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) is pleased to announce the 10 early career physician-scientists selected as “Scholars” for the 2019-2020 AGA FORWARD Program: Fostering Opportunities Resulting in Workforce and Research Diversity, supported by NIH (1R25DK118761-01). These 10 Scholars will embark on a year-long training and mentorship program designed to provide concrete skills to promote underrepresented […]Continue Reading ...
A young squirrel lucky enough to take over territory from an adult male squirrel is like a teenager falling into a big inheritance, according to a new University of Guelph study. Researchers found male squirrels store more food than females, and if a young squirrel leaving the nest nabs a storage spot previously owned by […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: University of Sheffield A novel therapy, pioneered by researchers from University of Sheffield, is helping to transform the lives of children with a life-threatening hormone deficiency. Alkindi is the first replacement therapy for infants, children and adolescents with paediatric adrenal insufficiency—the most common form being the genetic condition congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) – which […]Continue Reading ...
The U.S. Department of Defense has turned to the University of Nebraska to jumpstart the development of drug therapies to protect military service members from the effects of radiation exposure. In an environment where for-profit pharmaceutical companies are often reluctant to embark upon financially risky drug discovery efforts, the unique four-pronged partnership established by the […]Continue Reading ...
This electron microscopic image of two Epstein Barr Virus virions (viral particles) shows round capsids—protein-encased genetic material—loosely surrounded by the membrane envelope. Credit: DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0030430.g001 It was a good year for medical science as a team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center reported that the Epstein-Barr virus could be linked to seven serious diseases. Best […]Continue Reading ...
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