Do vegans live longer than meat-eaters?

Within the past decade, the vegan lifestyle has been heralded as a cure-all for a number of ailments and issues, both on a global and micro scale. From your gut microbiome to the coral reefs, proponents of a vegan approach can be quick to suggest the narrative that veganism can solve the problem of the

Structural analysis of monkeypox virus to guide the development of broad antiviral agents

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers explored the crystalline structure of the monkeypox (MPX) virus (MPXV) and the complex of VP39, a 2′-O-RNA methyltransferase (MTase) and sinefungin, a pan-MTase inhibitor. Study: The structure of monkeypox virus 2’-O-ribose methyltransferase VP39 in complex with sinefungin provides the foundation for inhibitor design. Image

Offering health care services at livestock marts can help remove stigma of seeking help among agricultural community

Offering health care services in livestock marts can help to take away the stigma associated with seeking help for physical and mental health issues among members of the agricultural community, research shows. The study shows how farmers, particularly men, can frequently be resistant to seeking support, but putting doctors and nurses in a place where

Early control of blood sugar key for gestational diabetes

Pregnant patients treated for gestational diabetes had better birth outcomes if they rapidly improved their blood sugar levels soon after diagnosis rather than having slow or no improvement, according to new research from Kaiser Permanente. The study, published September 29 in JAMA Network Open, found that patients who had slower improvement or did not achieve

Researchers computationally design immunogens to elicit antibodies against different SARS-CoV-2 variants

A recent study published in PLOS Computational Biology designed immunogens to induce antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants.  Study: Design of immunogens for eliciting antibody responses that may protect against SARS-CoV-2 variants. Image Credit: ktsdesign/Shutterstock Background SARS-CoV-2 vaccines are highly effective, yet, several variants have emerged that impact the efficacy of

Do synchronized brains predict happy marriages?

When it comes to love, do opposites attract or do birds of a feather flock together? Surprisingly, the scientific research on romantic compatibility has produced conflicting results, with some studies suggesting that similarities in personality, demographics and attractiveness predict happily ever after, and others suggesting it’s the differences that sustain a relationship. It’s enough to

Artificial intelligence tools quickly detect signs of injection drug use in patients’ health records

An automated process that combines natural language processing and machine learning identified people who inject drugs (PWID) in electronic health records more quickly and accurately than current methods that rely on manual record reviews. Currently, people who inject drugs are identified through International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes that are specified in patients’ electronic health