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Study offers new insights into how ketamine works

Rss Feed - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 14:56
A World Health Organization Essential Medicine, ketamine is widely used at varying doses for sedation, pain control, general anesthesia and as a therapy for treatment-resistant depression.

Pandemic worsens depression in teenage boys, not girls

Rss Feed - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 14:37
A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, found that girls and boys were affected differently by the pandemic.

New discovery could lead to a treatment for visceral leishmaniasis

Rss Feed - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 14:27
A discovery by Simona Stäger's team could help come up with a treatment to the most serious form of leishmaniasis.

Hallucinations and nightmares could herald the onset of autoimmune diseases

Rss Feed - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 14:13
An increase in nightmares and hallucinations – or 'daymares' – could herald the onset of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, say an international team led by researchers at the University of Cambridge and King's College London.

Emerging crisis of homelessness among older adults in Canada

Rss Feed - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 12:42
Homelessness doesn't only happen to young people but also affects older adults in growing numbers, write authors in an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) that describes this emerging crisis.

Scientists uncover protein folding secrets through sound

Rss Feed - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 12:37
By converting their data into sounds, scientists discovered how hydrogen bonds contribute to the lightning-fast gyrations that transform a string of amino acids into a functional, folded protein.

Latest advances in gastric cancer and other cancer-related studies to be presented at DDW 2024

Rss Feed - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 12:30
Cancer-related studies, including a diagnostic tool for gastric cancer and trends in gallbladder and colorectal cancers, will be presented this week at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2024.

Groundbreaking study advances human in vitro gametogenesis for infertility treatment

Rss Feed - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 12:22
Infertility affects approximately 1 in 6 people in their lifetime worldwide according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Transformative $8 million donation fuels pancreatic cancer research at WEHI An Exceptional $8 Million, 10...

Rss Feed - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 12:12
An exceptional $8 million, 10-year philanthropic investment will spearhead new treatments for pancreatic cancer and create a new dedicated research centre at WEHI.

Innovative perovskite X-ray detector enhances medical imaging capabilities

Rss Feed - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 11:59
Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with researchers at Central China Normal University, have developed a high-performance perovskite X-ray complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) detector for medical imaging.

Can music therapy improve language development in preterm children by 24 months?

Rss Feed - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 07:17
The impact of parent-led, infant-directed singing on language development at 24 months.

Can a coach-supported mobile health intervention reduce dementia risk?

Rss Feed - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 05:56
Whether a coach-supported mHealth intervention can reduce dementia risk factors in high-risk, underserved populations.

Impact of CLK kinase inhibitors 1C8 and GPS167 on cancer cell proliferation and metastasis

Rss Feed - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 23:52
A new research paper was published in Oncotarget's Volume 15 on May 16, 2024, entitled, "The anticancer potential of the CLK kinases inhibitors 1C8 and GPS167 revealed by their impact on the epithelial-mesenchymal transition and the antiviral immune response."

New CRISPR screen method reveals cellular drivers of neurological disorders

Rss Feed - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 23:42
The brain is often referred to as a "black box"-;one that's difficult to peer inside and determine what's happening at any given moment.

Taurine supplementation shows promise in reducing metabolic syndrome risk factors, study finds

Rss Feed - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 23:34
A study in Nutrition & Diabetes meta-analyzed randomized clinical trials and found that taurine supplementation significantly reduces key risk factors for metabolic syndrome, such as high blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, and triglycerides, with no notable adverse effects.

Excessive social media use linked to increased smoking and vaping among youth

Rss Feed - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 23:26
The more time spent on social media, the greater the likelihood that children and young people will both smoke and/or vape, suggests research published online in the respiratory journal Thorax.

AI chatbots outperform doctors in empathy and readability for cancer-related questions, study finds

Rss Feed - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 23:22
Study found that AI chatbots provided higher empathy, response quality, and readability in answers to cancer-related inquiries compared to licensed physicians.

Study uncovers key biological pathways driving psoriasis inflammation

Rss Feed - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 23:21
A certain biological pathway, a set of linked reactions in the body, drives the inflammation seen in the skin disease psoriasis, a new study finds.

Low-fat diets significantly reduce lung cancer risk in older adults, study finds

Rss Feed - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 23:02
Study found that adhering to low-fat diets significantly reduces lung cancer risk in older adults, with the most substantial benefits observed in current smokers. High consumption of saturated fats was linked to increased lung cancer risk, particularly for small-cell lung cancer.

Fake news unmasked: Emotional features boost fake news detection accuracy on social media

Rss Feed - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 22:41
Researchers found that integrating emotional features, particularly negative emotions, into machine learning models enhances the accuracy of fake news detection on social media platforms. This study highlights the crucial role of emotions in distinguishing between real and fake news during the COVID-19 pandemic.