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human perception

Neuroscience Research Shows the Brain Is Strobing, Not Constant

It’s not just our eyes that play tricks on us, but our ears. That’s the finding of a landmark Australian-led collaboration that provides new...
Crohn’s disease

Protein Regulates Vitamin a Metabolic Pathways, Prevents Inflammation

A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered how uncontrolled vitamin A metabolism in the gut can cause...
Psoriasis

Psoriasis Severity Linked to Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

People with psoriasis are at a higher risk to develop type 2 diabetes than those without psoriasis, and the risk increases dramatically based on...
stem cell

Improving the Neuron Factory – New Modulator of Stem Cell Identity...

As the origin of multicellular organisms, pluripotent stem cells can differentiate into all the cell types of the body. These cells can replicate indefinitely...
Marfan syndromevideo

Researchers Reverse Heart Failure in Marfan Mice

In experiments with mice that have a rodent form of Marfan syndrome, Johns Hopkins researchers report that even modestly increasing stress on the animals’...
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Stroke Study Expands Window of Clot Removal Treatment for Some Patients

A procedure to remove clots from blocked brain vessels – known as thrombectomy - may be beneficial for some stroke patients even if they...
prostate cancers

Discovery Suggests Better Way to Treat Certain Prostate Cancers, Lymphomas

Certain prostate cancers and lymphomas have a major genetic weakness that doctors can exploit to help save patients’ lives, researchers at the University of...
blood clots

How and Why Blood Clots Shrink

Blood clotting is the “Jekyll and Hyde” of biological processes. It’s a lifesaver when you’re bleeding, but gone awry, it causes heart attacks, strokes...
melanoma

Cancer Immunotherapy Uses Melanin Against Melanoma

Researchers have developed a melanin-enhanced cancer immunotherapy technique that can also serve as a vaccine, based on early experiments done in a mouse model....
cancer

Nanoshells Could Deliver More Chemo with Fewer Side Effects

Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to...
blood clottingvideo

First Microscopic Video of Blood Clot Contraction Reveals How Platelets Naturally...

The first view of the physical mechanism of how a blood clot contracts at the level of individual platelets is giving researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania a new look at a natural...
autism

Study Determines Brain Activity Is Inherited; Findings May Inform Treatment Options...

Every person has a distinct pattern of functional brain connectivity known as a connectotype, or brain fingerprint. A new study conducted at OHSU in...
brain

Reading Our Brain Chemistry

Neurologists often use electrical impulses to stimulate and read brain signals. But the chemicals that neurons produce in response to these impulses are poorly...
Cardiac Arrest

Mapping Brain Connectivity with MRI May Predict Outcomes for Cardiac Arrest...

A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers found that measures of connectivity within specific cerebral networks were strongly linked to long-term functional outcomes...
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Sleep Deprivation, machine-learning, traumatic brain injury

Vitamin D May be Key for Pregnant Women with Polycystic Ovary...

Vitamin D may play a key role in helping some women seeking treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-related infertility get pregnant. PCOS is a...
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Computer Program Helps Doctors Detect Acute Kidney Injury Earlier to Save...

Embedding a decision support tool in the hospital electronic health record increases detection of acute kidney injury, reducing its severity and improving survival, according...
fever

Faster Apprehension of Fever Causes

Fever can be a symptom of a cold, or the warning sign of a serious illness. If the fever lasts longer than three weeks...
chromosomes

Aged DNA May Activate Genes Differently

Grey hair, wisdom, and wrinkles on our skin mark us as we age, but it’s the more subtle changes beneath the surface that make...
sleeping

Removing Digital Devices from the Bedroom can Improve Sleep for Children,...

Removing electronic media from the bedroom and encouraging a calming bedtime routine are among recommendations Penn State researchers outline in a recent manuscript on...
chronic skin wounds

Topical Gel Made From Oral Blood Pressure Drugs Shown Effective in...

An international team of researchers led by Johns Hopkins has shown that a topical gel made from a class of common blood pressure pills...