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Understanding how stress accelerates cancer spread

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 23:37
Stress is inevitable. But too much of it can be terrible for our health. Chronic stress can increase our risk for heart disease and strokes.

Cedars-Sinai researchers discover why some injured kidneys heal while others develop scarring

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 23:13
Cedars-Sinai investigators have discovered why some injured kidneys heal while others develop scarring that can lead to kidney failure.

Natural killer cells lead the charge in cancer treatment innovation

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 22:49
Review synthesizes research on NK cells' role in cancer immunity and their potential in therapeutics through bioengineering, immune checkpoint inhibitors, and cell engagers, highlighting ongoing preclinical and clinical trials.

Females' immune system edges out males but at a cost of higher autoimmune risk

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 22:30
A review article highlights how two X chromosomes in females influence immune system composition and function, leading to faster infection clearance and stronger vaccination responses but also a higher risk of autoimmune diseases.

Elevated IFN-γ levels linked to long COVID, study finds

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 22:12
Researchers find elevated IFN-γ levels in long COVID patients, with symptom improvement correlating with decreased IFN-γ, suggesting it as a potential biomarker and target for therapeutic intervention.

New immunotherapy target activin receptor 1C shows promise against cancer

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 22:11
Drugs that target a receptor on immune cells called activin receptor 1C may combat tumor-induced immune suppression and help patients' immune systems fight back against cancer, according to a study by investigators at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and its Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.

Blood test rivals spinal fluid analysis in Alzheimer's detection

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 21:53
A study reveals blood test %p-tau217 matches or surpasses CSF tests in detecting Alzheimer's disease pathology, offering a less invasive, equally accurate alternative for diagnosis across various stages.

Ginseng enhances muscle recovery and reduces fatigue in athletes

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 21:31
Ginseng is one of the most popular food supplements in the world. It is made out of various plants and herbs and is thought to provide many benefits, with numerous studies pointing at possible anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits as well as anti-cancer effects.

Persistent COVID-19 could drive virus evolution, new study suggests

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 20:00
Study reveals the prevalence of persistent SARS-CoV-2 infection in the UK, showing its potential role in viral evolution and the emergence of new variants, with implications for long-COVID and public health strategies.

Evaluating the efficacy of ultrahypofractionated whole breast irradiation in a FAST-Forward randomized trial

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 19:59
The FAST-Forward randomized trial from the UK found that ultrahypofractionated whole breast irradiation (WBI, 26 Gy in five fractions over 1 week) was just as effective as the 3-week regimen for local control.

Neighborhood violence impacts children's brain development

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 11:54
Living in neighborhoods with high levels of violence can affect children's development by changing the way that a part of the brain detects and responds to potential threats, potentially leading to poorer mental health and other negative outcomes, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Maternal antibiotic use during childbirth tied to higher risk of autoimmune diseases in children

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 11:42
Children whose mothers have received antibiotic treatment during childbirth are more likely to develop autoimmune diseases compared to their counterparts, according to a recent registry-based study conducted at the University of Oulu, Finland, involving nearly 46,000 children.

Delta opioid receptor agonist reduces anxiety-like behavior in mice

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 11:36
Anxiety-related disorders can have a profound impact on the mental health and quality of life of affected individuals.

Major discovery improves the understanding of brain fog associated with Long COVID

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 11:13
Today, a team of scientists from Trinity College Dublin and investigators from FutureNeuro announced a major discovery that has profound importance for our understanding of brain fog and cognitive decline seen in some patients with Long COVID.

Neural cell culture model sheds light on the intricate mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 10:43
Scientists at the University of Zurich have developed an innovative neural cell culture model, shedding light on the intricate mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration.

Intravascular imaging improves survival in heart disease patients undergoing stent placement

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 09:46
Using intravascular imaging to guide stent implantation during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in heart disease patients significantly improves survival and reduces adverse cardiovascular events compared to angiography-guided PCI alone, the most commonly used method.

Youth fitness linked to lower atherosclerosis risk in middle-aged men

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 09:32
Men who were physically fit when they were young had a lower risk of atherosclerosis almost 40 years later, according to a study led by researchers at Linköping University, Sweden.

The correlation between adopting unhealthy dietary habits and migraine severity

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 09:31
A recent study aimed to study the correlation between migraine severity and adopting unhealthy dietary habits. It also sought to identify specific foods that could trigger particular subtypes of migraine.

Research identifies cancer risk patterns in families of men with fertility problems

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 09:27
For the first time researchers have identified patterns of risk for several different types of cancer in men with fertility problems and their families.

Combination interventions increase PrEP uptake among at-risk youth, study shows

Rss Feed - Thu, 02/22/2024 - 09:21
A UCLA Health-led study found a combination of interventions of one-on-one telehealth coaching, peer support forums, and automated text messages more than doubled the use of the HIV prevention strategy, called PrEP, among younger, at-risk Americans, a group that historically has had low use of the medication.