Singapore Chinese Health Study shows weight change is a double-edged sword when it comes to increased mortality risk, particularly from cardiovascular disease Both moderate-to-large weight gain and weight loss, defined as a change of 10% or more in weight, among middle-aged and elderly Chinese Singaporeans are linked to increased risk of death, particularly from cardiovascular […]Continue Reading ...
Look back at the research and education news from CUIMC that captured the attention of Newsroom readers and the nation’s journalists in 2018.Continue Reading ...
In 2014, shoe giant Nike began developing a shoe for elite marathon runners to help them run a marathon in under two hours. In September, a Kenyan running the Berlin Marathon came close with a world record time of 2:01:39. Kyle Barnes, assistant professor of movement science at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, has […]Continue Reading ...
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. New research from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University shows that the use of a new app, called Swift Skin and Wound™, which accurately measures […]Continue Reading ...
HIV infecting a human cell. Credit: NIH The management of human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV), an autoimmune disorder that cripples the immune system by attacking healthy cells, remains a major global health challenge in developing countries that lack infrastructure and trained medical professionals. Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed a portable and affordable […]Continue Reading ...
“Baking is mindful,” says Philip Muskin, a Columbia University psychiatry professor and the secretary of the American Psychiatry Association.Continue Reading ...
Researchers from the University at Buffalo have made a discovery about remyelination that could lead to new treatment approaches for inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis. 3Dme Creative Studio | Shutterstock As described in the journal Cell Reports, the team found that in adult stem cells, the activation of a specific transcription factor induces pathological […]Continue Reading ...
Neuroscientists have lots of ways to track brain activity at the level of individual neurons firing off electrical signals to each other, but they all share the same basic problem: whether it involves electrodes, chemicals or genetic modifications, every method developed to date is in some way invasive. Now, researchers may have found a way […]Continue Reading ...
An interview with Dr. Tim Steppe (Ph.D.) from Logos Biosystems at SfN 2018, discussing the latest advances in the CLARITY technique and his top tips for scientists using this method in their research. What makes CLARITY such a useful research technique for neuroscientists? CLARITY allows researchers to map projections in neurons by carrying out in-depth […]Continue Reading ...
The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system may be able to restore the effectiveness of first-line chemotherapies used to treat lung cancer by deleting or “knocking out” a gene in cancer tumors that helps the tumors develop resistance to the drugs. That was the conclusion of a new study published today in the journal Molecular Therapy Oncolytics […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 — Physician mothers experience discrimination in a range of ways, which can impact the medical profession, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in The BMJ. Meghan C. Halley, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the University of California in San Francisco, and colleagues conducted a qualitative analysis of physician mothers’ free-text responses […]Continue Reading ...
Peter D’Souza, MD, never played football, unless you count mud football, but the Stanford physician has been on the field for most San Francisco 49ers home games since 2006, as well as Super Bowl 50. As the Levi Stadium’s airway management physician, he offers a critical skill set to the medical support squad: emergency medicine. […]Continue Reading ...
A study conducted by researchers at the University of Cologne and collaborators has shown that one night of sleep deprivation can increase the desirability of food. ShutterOK | Shutterstock The findings suggest that sleep loss increases the subjective value of food, independently of hormonal effects. Sleep loss is known to be associated with an increased […]Continue Reading ...
Estonian scientists have announced the invention of a genetic testing technology that allows the number of clinical biomarkers to be analyzed at the single-molecule level, which enhances the sensitivity of tests in precision medicine and will make them more affordable in future. The TAC-seq method, for which a patent is pending, is already being used […]Continue Reading ...
- Weight change in middle-aged, elderly Chinese Singaporeans related to increased risk of death
- Immune cells sacrifice themselves to protect us from invading bacteria
- Watching brain cells fire, with a twist of gravitational waves
- 2018 in Review
- Getting the Most Out of the CLARITY Technique
- NVF shoes provide a viable option for track and road racing
- CRISPR may restore effectiveness of chemotherapies used to treat lung cancer
- New app accurately measures and charts progression of skin wounds
- Persistent Discrimination ID’d Among Physician Mothers
- Cellphone technology developed to detect HIV
- A Stanford doctor hits the field with the 49ers — as their airway management physician
- The Rise of Anxiety Baking
- Just one night of sleep deprivation increases the urge to eat
- Study reveals mechanism behind failed remyelination in MS
- New genetic testing method increases the precision of biomarker analysis
- Simple technique to effectively treat underdiagnosed cause of debilitating chest pain
- Barbershop-based medical intervention can successfully lower blood pressure, new data shows
- Food labels have caused changes in consumers’ intake and industry’s use of key additives
- Sickest children could benefit from split liver transplants
- Scientists create patient-specific model to identify most effective treatment for appendix cancer