A new therapy prompts immune defense cells to swallow misshapen proteins, amyloid beta plaques and tau tangles, whose buildup is known to kill nearby brain cells as part of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study shows. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the investigation showed that elderly monkeys had up to 59 percent
The new moon may come once a month, but it is a very important time for those who follow astrology closely. The new moon is said to be the perfect time of the month to set new intentions and goals for yourself and invite any positive changes you would like to see happen in your
During the COVID-19 pandemic, pharmacists have increasingly played a key role as being the first point of contact for people with wounds, both chronic and acute. As the burden of wound care increases through the aging population and with many people being reluctant to go into the hospital or primary care setting, this key role
Analyzing the forces at work behind the obstructions that cause heart attacks is crucial for identifying patients at risk of these events, says a study published today in eLife. The findings suggest that bringing such biomechanical analyses into clinical practice could allow cardiologists to predict a future heart attack in patients by simulating the distribution
Collaborative research between the University of Kentucky (UK) and University of Southern California (USC) suggests that a noninvasive neuroimaging technique may index early-stage blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction associated with small vessel disease (SVD). Cerebral SVD is the most common cause of vascular cognitive impairment, with a significant proportion of cases going on to develop dementia.
Britain is spending £29.3 million ($40.6 million, 33.8 million euros) on new coronavirus vaccine laboratories in an effort to “future-proof the country from the threat of new variants”, the government said Wednesday. The new labs at the Porton Down research facility in southwest England will be used to test the effectiveness of vaccines against variants
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or rTMS, was FDA approved in 2008 as a safe and effective noninvasive treatment for severe depression resistant to antidepressant medications. A small coil positioned near the scalp generates repetitive, pulsed magnetic waves that pass through the skull and stimulate brain cells to relieve symptoms of depression. The procedure has few
Bonding with her baby! Scheana Shay breast-fed her newborn daughter, Summer, in a sweet shot on Tuesday, April 27. BiP’s Krystal Nielson and More Celeb Moms Share Breast-Feeding Pictures The Vanderpump Rules star, 35, smiled down at her infant in the social media upload. Summer nursed while wearing a white shirt, diaper and matching hat.
The current outbreak of a rapidly spreading global disease has caused an urgent need for effective therapies. Many vaccines, however, pose logistical challenges; they must often be transported and stored at very low temperatures, and aren’t always available. One solution may be a low-cost, low-tech method of producing neutralizing antibodies, facilitating global access to preventative
New urine test could detect aggressive form of prostate cancer often missed by as many as one in five diagnostic scans The University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center has developed a new test called Urine Prostate Seq test (UPSeq) It analyzes 15 specific strands of RNA together and looks for specific genes that are ‘overexpressed’
Scientists have made a promising step towards developing a new drug for treating acute myeloid leukaemia, a rare blood disorder. In a study published today in Nature, Cambridge researchers report a new approach to cancer treatment that targets enzymes which play a key role in translating DNA into proteins and which could lead to a
Thai authorities struggled to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak just days before the country’s traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday, when millions of people travel. Health officials reported 559 new infections on Friday, following increases over the previous two days. The government response has so far centered on closures of nightlife venues in 41 provinces for
Researchers at Texas A&M University are developing novel tests to diagnose preeclampsia earlier in a pregnancy, even before symptoms occur, allowing hospitals to better treat pregnant patients. Preeclampsia—a pregnancy complication that can lead to organ damage, especially in the liver and kidneys —is one of the leading causes of maternal and baby deaths during pregnancy.
An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a bulging of the aorta, the body’s main blood vessel, which runs from the heart down through the chest and stomach. Prevalence of AAA in the population is high, up to nearly 13% depending on age group, particularly for men aged 65 and over. An AAA can get bigger
Fox News Flash top headlines for March 27 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW YORK – State officials have launched a digital pass New Yorkers can download to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. The Excelsior Pass will be accepted at major entertainment venues
An international team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that could one day be used in a system to assess vascular diseases, which are characterised by the abnormal condition of blood vessels. The AI-powered platform combines
A newly developed smartphone app may help patients with chronic kidney disease keep up to date on their medications and accurately follow their prescriptions to safeguard their health. The app was tested in a study that will appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN. For individuals with chronic conditions, not taking their prescribed medications properly
Credit: CC0 Public Domain India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for increased testing and local restrictions to halt an “emerging second peak” of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, as fresh daily cases hit a three-month high. The world’s third most infected nation with more than 11.4 million cases, India recorded a peak of just under
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has mutated throughout the pandemic. New variants of the virus have arisen throughout the world, including variants that might possess increased ability to spread or evade the immune system. Such variants have been identified in California, Denmark, the U.K., South Africa and Brazil/Japan. Understanding how well the COVID-19 vaccines
Though gyms and fitness studios have slowly reopened, that doesn’t mean the spread of coronavirus is under control. To help mitigate the spread, many gyms and indoor training facilities require clients to wear masks or face coverings. The good news: Early research suggests they don’t actually hinder your performance in terms of time to exhaustion