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Experts produce consensus statement on sex and gender disparities in resilience to Alzheimer's

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 12:49
An international panel of experts led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a centre supported by the "la Caixa" Foundation, under the umbrella of the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment, has produced a consensus statement on sex and gender disparities in resilience to Alzheimer's disease and call for incorporating these differences in future research.

Scientists map all the possible outcomes of changes to key tumor-suppressing gene

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 12:40
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have mapped all the possible outcomes of changes to a tumor-suppressing gene called VHL, the first step in a huge research endeavor to unpick the outcomes of tens of thousands of genetic variations in genes associated with cancer.

Why do aortic aneurysms form in specific locations?

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 10:55
The sites where vascular aneurysms typically form have a predilection from the outset, even in healthy people. This is shown by a study conducted by medical researchers from Bochum and Bonn.

DNA repair mutations act as a switch for bowel cancer

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 10:40
Bowel cancer cells have the ability to regulate their growth using a genetic on-off switch to maximize their chances of survival, a phenomenon that's been observed for the first time by researchers at UCL and University Medical Center Utrecht.

Baby boys more likely to achieve HIV cure or remission after in-utero infection

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 09:42
Baby girls are more likely to acquire HIV from their mothers during pregnancy or childbirth than infant boys, who are conversely more likely to achieve cure or remission, researchers say in a new study that sheds light on the gender differences in immune systems.

PCOS linked to higher risk of adverse birth outcomes

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 07:01
The association between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and birth outcomes in women.

Pandemic period sees spike in low birth weight among newborns in India

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 06:21
The impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the incidence of low birth weight (LBW) in India.

How sedentary behavior impacts well-being and quality of life

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 04:49
Researchers explore the impact of different domains of sedentary behavior on an individual’s quality of life and well-being.

Biomarkers of food intake: The key to precision nutrition

Fri, 07/05/2024 - 04:37
Researchers examine the potential utility of biomarkers of food intake on objective and accurate dietary assessments.

Exploring PRM-A as a novel glycan-targeted therapy for SARS-CoV-2 inhibition

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 22:39
HIV, Ebola and most recently, COVID-19 viruses have had an enormous impact on our societies world-wide.

Innovative research sheds light on migraine mechanisms and potential therapies

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 22:19
New research describes for the first time how a spreading wave of disruption and the flow of fluid in the brain triggers headaches, detailing the connection between the neurological symptoms associated with aura and the migraine that follows.

Healthy work environments slash costs of workplace injuries and illnesses, study finds

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 21:42
A new study published this week shows how the global economy could claw back billions of dollars lost each year due to workplace injuries and illness.

Innovative study on gut bacteria and t cells wins NOSTER & Science Microbiome Prize

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 21:35
In the gut, dozens of strains of bacteria exert different effects on the immune system that in turn impact our health – fending off pathogens, helping digest food and maybe even influencing behavior. But pinpointing which bacteria exert which effects has been challenging.

Researchers discover rare types of helper T cells associated with immune disorders

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 21:20
Researchers led by Yasuhiro Murakawa at the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) and Kyoto University in Japan and IFOM ETS in Italy have discovered several rare types of helper T cells that are associated with immune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and even asthma.

New signaling pathway identified in aural migraine headaches

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 21:15
The rapid influx of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) and protein solutes released during cortical spreading depression (CSD) in the brain activates neurons to trigger aural migraine headaches, according to a new mouse study.

Recent advancements and challenges in cervical cancer prevention in China

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 20:40
Recent findings highlight significant advancements and challenges in cervical cancer prevention in China, particularly focusing on rising incidence and mortality rates in rural areas.

Stanford researchers uncover key to overcoming chemoresistance in pancreatic cancer

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 20:33
Pancreatic cancer is a particularly aggressive and difficult-to-treat cancer, in part because it is often resistant to chemotherapy.

Turning cancer cells against themselves to overcome drug resistance

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 20:29
Treating cancer can sometimes feel like a game of Whac-A-Mole. The disease can become resistant to treatment, and clinicians never know when, where and what resistance might emerge, leaving them one step behind.

More than 1,000 small changes in DNA identified that influence age of first period

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 09:17
Researchers examined nearly 800,000 women's DNA to explore puberty timing complexities. They identified signals related to menarche timing and investigated their influence on puberty onset.

Study suggests gastric bypass can reduce cardiovascular disease risk, irrespective of weight loss

Thu, 07/04/2024 - 08:34
Researchers investigated whether Roux-en-Y gastric bypass reduces cardiovascular risk factors independent of calorie restriction and weight loss.