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New insights into the link between EMFs, calcium and Alzheimer’s disease

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 20:31
For almost a quarter of a century, researchers have been studying and publishing on the effect of calcium on Alzheimer's Disease. Research has led to the development of the calcium hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease, which argues that Alzheimer's is caused by excessive intracellular calcium.

Nature relatedness linked with better dietary intake

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 20:26
In late 2020, Canadian doctors made headlines for "prescribing nature," or recommended time outdoors based on research that suggests people who spent two or more hours in nature per week improved their health and wellbeing.

Cognitive development in children could be affected by parental type 1 diabetes

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 20:10
Cognitive development in children could be affected regardless of which biological parent has type 1 diabetes, according to research publishing April 19th in the open access journal PLOS Medicine.

Moderate fitness levels produce significantly larger immune response in breast cancer survivors

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 19:56
A new study in breast cancer survivors has found that chemotherapy, while a critical part of breast cancer therapy, may also have some lasting dampening effects on natural immunity, but moderate fitness improvements can offer some protection against this effect.

Johns Hopkins scientists receive $7.8 million funding from Break Through Cancer

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 19:49
The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the Departments of Gynecology/Obstetrics, Neurosurgery and Pathology have been awarded more than $7.8 million for novel, multicenter projects designed to intercept and find cures for several deadly cancers, including pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, and the brain cancer known as glioblastoma.

Study uncovers the regulator of cancer ‘stemness’

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 19:35
The protein FOXK2 promotes survival of cancer stem cells in ovarian cancer, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Analysis finds reductions in cigarette use among people with major depression, substance use disorder

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 16:11
Significant reductions in cigarette use were found among U.S. adults with major depression, substance use disorder, or both from 2006 to 2019, according to a new analysis of nationally representative survey data published today in JAMA.

Researchers develop new approach to support end-of-life planning in long-term care homes

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 15:40
Researchers have developed a better way to support end-of-life planning in long-term care homes, according to a recent study.

Talking therapies could be effective for treating depression in people with dementia

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 15:20
Feelings of anxiety and depression are common in people living with dementia and mild cognitive impairment, but the best way to treat these symptoms is currently unknown, as medicines often used to treat these symptoms may not be effective for people with dementia and may cause side effects.

Omicron caused an increase in COVID-19 cases in pregnant women, but less severe illness

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 13:56
Women who were pregnant during the recent Omicron surge were diagnosed with COVID-19 at a much higher rate than during previous phases of the pandemic, but were less likely to develop severe illness, a study by UT Southwestern and Parkland Health scientists found.

mRNA booster vaccination found to protect aged mice against the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 13:24
A new study examined the protective effect of the mRNA booster vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant in 21-month-old mice.

Pioneering research receives prestigious grant to improve treatment for insomnia and anxiety

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 13:08
Anxiety disorders and chronic insomnia are the two most common psychiatric conditions. Unfortunately, there is not enough knowledge about the underlying causes to be able to better treat these conditions.

Study investigates link between African American couples’ relationship quality and depressive symptoms

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 12:26
For individuals in a committed relationship, there is a well-established two-way association between relationship quality and each partner's mental health.

Study finds a bidirectional link between gastrointestinal issues and internalized symptoms in kids with autism

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 12:09
Children with autism spectrum disorder tend to experience gastrointestinal issues, such as constipation and stomach pain, at a higher rate than their neurotypical peers.

Free fatty acid-binding pocket found to be preserved across spike proteins of beta coronaviruses

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 12:09
Researchers assessed the binding pocket of linoleic acid, an essential free-fatty acid in the receptor-binding domains of the spike protein of beta-coronaviruses.

Researchers use mouse model to explore correlation of impaired interferon-mediated immune response with severe COVID-19

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 11:07
Researchers developed a highly pathogenic mouse-adapted SARS-CoV-2 strain to model mild, moderate, or COVID-19.

MCG scientists report how exercise can counter the damage of diabetes

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 10:44
One way exercise can counter the damage of diabetes is by enabling activation of a natural system we have to grow new blood vessels when existing ones are ravaged by this disease, scientists report.

Evidence of increased intrinsic cleavability of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron spike protein by host cell furin

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 10:27
Researchers conducted an in vitro analysis to assess the host cell furin-mediated cleavability of the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron (B.1.529) variant.

Study shows how inflammation from COVID-19 during pregnancy could impact long-term infant health

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 10:10
New research results demonstrate how inflammation from a COVID-19 infection during pregnancy could potentially impact long-term infant health, including infant growth and brain development.

Characteristics of viral infection super-spreaders

Tue, 04/26/2022 - 09:35
Researchers evaluated whether certain super-spreaders transmit viral infection better and the impacts of individual variance in epidemiological characteristics.

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