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Study explores the role of follicle stimulating hormone in driving postmenopausal obesity, breast cancer

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 22:56
For women approaching menopause, a number of changes begin to occur. One of the most common is an increase in obesity, which, in turn, raises the risk for breast cancer after menopause.

Japanese children's gait differs from that of children in other countries

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 22:49
Researchers have discovered that the manner of walking, or gait, of Japanese children develops differently from that of children in other countries.

A broad sarbecovirus-neutralizing antibody cocktail

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 22:49
Researchers present a rational approach for identifying SARS-CoV-2 receptor-binding domain-targeted broad neutralizing antibody cocktails.

Antibody evasion of Omicron BA.2.75 is less pronounced than BA.4/5

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 22:42
Researchers assess the sensitivity of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.2.75 sublineage to neutralization.

New study quantifies the “woodwork effect” in medical insurance

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 22:39
Not everyone who qualifies for health insurance signs up for it. Consider Medicaid, the national health insurance plan for low-income people. Across the U.S., about 14 percent of eligible adults and 7 percent of eligible children are not enrolled in Medicaid.

Study outlines strategies people with visual impairment use to navigate social challenges

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 22:26
A recent study highlights the range of uncomfortable situations people living with blindness or visual impairment encounter due to interpersonal communication challenges, and outlines strategies people with visual impairment use to navigate these situations.

Maternal personality disorder symptoms associated with insecure attachment in adolescent offspring

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 22:18
It should come as no great surprise that mothers have profound influence on their children. But what about mothers who have their own personality disorder symptoms, such as problems getting along with others? New research finds, for the first time, that maternal personality disorder symptoms impact their adolescent children who subsequently show a higher likelihood of insecure attachment.

Mount Sinai receives $500,000 SU2C grant to identify therapeutic combinations for KRAS-mutant lung cancers

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 22:15
Mount Sinai is leading a team of lung cancer researchers that has been awarded a three-year, $500,000 grant from Stand Up To Cancer to explore therapeutic approaches to lung tumors with mutations in the KRAS gene, an undertaking that could have a significant impact for a large population of cancer patients who currently lack effective treatment options.

Gen Zs with Down syndrome have high aspirations and a great zest for life, study reveals

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 22:10
Young adults living with Down syndrome have high aspirations and a great zest for life according to an Australian first study by researchers from The University of Queensland.

Dual therapy offers both benefit and risk after common type of cardiac surgery

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 21:52
A new analysis shows that a combination of two anti-platelets drugs can benefit patients after the most common type of cardiac surgery -; while also increasing the risk of potentially dangerous bleeding.

Poor mental health during COVID-19 pandemic associated with weight gain in people with obesity

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 21:48
Over the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost 30% of patients with obesity gained more than 5% of their body weight, and 1 in 7 gained more than 10%.

WVU professor receives $1.6 million to expand research on brain circuits

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 21:35
A fruit fly walks on a rolling ball. As it meanders, Kevin Daly, biology professor at West Virginia University, looks deep into its brain through a specialized microscope.

Next-generation monoclonal antibody prevents malaria

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 21:35
Researchers investigate the pharmacokinetics and safety of L9LS, a monoclonal antibody to prevent malaria.

Icelandic study suggests SARS-CoV-2 Omicron reinfection more common than previously thought

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 21:30
Researchers estimate the proportion of Icelandic residents reinfected with the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant.

Lower risk of MIS-C during Omicron wave

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 21:20
Researchers estimate the risk of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in Denmark.

Research reveals a gut-brain pathway that contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s disease

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 21:19
Research led by Drs. Yuhai Zhao and Walter J Lukiw at the LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center and the Departments of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Neurology and Ophthalmology, reports for the first time a pathway that begins in the gut and ends with a potent pro-inflammatory toxin in brain cells contributing to the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

B-cell responses to COVID mRNA vaccine are enhanced by a 16-week interval between doses

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 21:15
Researchers assess the impact of extending the interval between primary and booster COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Does loneliness affect the brain and heart?

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 21:06
Scientists review studies to determine the effects of social isolation and loneliness on brain health and cardiovascular conditions.

Researchers examine the effect of cumulative exposure to air pollutants with lung cancer diagnosis

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 20:57
Researchers from Vancouver, British Columbia examine the effect of duration of past exposure to air pollution with lung cancer diagnosis.

Pathogens in ancient DNA could explain how two civilizations collapsed

Tue, 08/09/2022 - 20:57
The current study has strongly indicated the presence of Y. pestis and S. enterica on the island of Crete that contributed to societal changes during 2,000 BCE.