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McGovern researchers debunk claims of direct neuronal activity imaging with MRI

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 22:14
A new way of imaging the brain with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) does not directly detect neural activity as originally reported, according to scientists at MIT's McGovern Institute.

Researchers develop a risk prediction model for cisplatin-induced kidney damage

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 21:38
Using patient data from six major U.S. cancer centers, Brigham researchers and collaborators developed a risk prediction model for moderate-to-severe kidney injury after receiving the chemotherapy drug cisplatin in the largest, first generalizable study of its kind.

Drug combination could hold new promise for treating colorectal cancers and other solid tumors

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 21:32
A pair of medications that make malignant cells act as if they have a virus could hold new promise for treating colorectal cancers and other solid tumors, reports a study published today in Science Advances.

Extreme poverty linked to unexpected high cardiovascular risks

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 18:33
Research uncovers a surprising prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors among adults in extreme poverty, challenging assumptions about lower risks due to their lifestyle and diet, and underscores the need for targeted health interventions and policies.

Exercise could be the cure to your insomnia

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 11:32
The association between physical activity and sleep duration, daytime sleepiness, and current insomnia symptoms in adults.

Evolving brain sizes from 1930 to 1970 could signal decreased dementia risk, researchers say

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 10:44
Changes in skull and brain size, as well as the thickness of the cortex, across individuals born between the years 1930 and 1970.

Study reveals risk factors for faster aging in the brain

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 09:43
The researchers had previously identified a 'weak spot' in the brain, which is a specific network of higher-order regions that not only develop later during adolescence, but also show earlier degeneration in old age.

Xenotransplantation model used for studying microglial response to Alzheimer's disease

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 09:32
Microglia are specialized immune cells in the brain. While they normally protect our brains, they can also contribute to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Study: Environmental and social adversities double heart disease risk

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 09:19
People who live in areas with social and environmental adversities may have up to twice the increased risk for developing heart disease and stroke, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access, peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association.

Is smoking linked to abdominal obesity?

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 08:34
Researchers estimate the causal relationship between smoking and abdominal obesity.

ADHD medication proves most effective in treating symptoms, new study finds

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 07:52
A comprehensive overview of treatment options available for ADHD for children and adolescent individuals.

Exploring the link between prenatal nutrition and congenital craniofacial malformations

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 07:31
The complex development of craniofacial skeletal structures and improve treatments for congenital craniofacial malformations.

New insights into the exacerbation of psoriasis through specific genetic defects

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 06:38
The inflammatory potential of tissue-resident regulatory T cells in a murine gain of function model.

Viral host jumps: Humans to animals transmission more common than previously thought

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 05:40
The evolutionary mechanisms underpinning recent viral host jumps.

MMR vaccine slashes antibiotic use in toddlers: Nordic study shines light on broader benefits

Tue, 03/26/2024 - 23:55
Study demonstrates that administering the MMR vaccine to children under two, following three DTaP doses, significantly reduces the need for antibiotic treatments, highlighting potential non-specific protective effects.

Study sheds light on the interplay of genes in smoking addiction TN30CB3643

Tue, 03/26/2024 - 23:54
Take a puff of nicotine for the first time, and your DNA plays an important role, alongside social and environmental factors, in shaping what happens next.

Focusing on oncogenic driver mutations and resistance mechanisms in the treatment of NSCLC

Tue, 03/26/2024 - 23:47
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Improved understanding of driver mutations of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has led to more biomarker-directed treatment for patients with advanced stages.

Consistent exercise improves sleep and reduces insomnia

Tue, 03/26/2024 - 23:35
Consistently exercising 2-3 times a week over the long term is linked to a lower current risk of insomnia as well as the ability to clock up the recommended 6-9 hours of shut eye every night, suggests an international 10-year study published in the open access journal BMJ Open.

Single dengue vaccine dose shows mixed results: Protection hinges on prior exposure

Tue, 03/26/2024 - 23:25
Study investigates the protective effects of a single CYD-TDV vaccine dose against dengue virus in Filipino children, revealing that while the vaccine does not protect children with no or one prior dengue infection, it significantly reduces infection risk in those with two or more prior infections.

Household chemicals endanger brain's myelin-forming cells

Tue, 03/26/2024 - 23:02
Study uncovers how environmental chemicals, specifically organophosphate flame retardants and quaternary compounds, negatively affect oligodendrocyte development, implicating them in potential neurodevelopmental risks such as ADHD and autism, by employing an innovative high-throughput screening approach on mouse and human stem cell-derived models.