New research has led to the creation of what many are calling an "EpiPen" for spinal cord and brain injuries. The new treatment method comes after new research in nanoparticles. Researchers demonstrated the effectiveness of nanoparticles to "program" the body's immune cells.
Energy drinks are rising in popularity, and it is all for the right reasons. You have probably heard people saying that they would rather lack anything else in their bag but not an energy drink. It could also be that your doctor has at one time recommended that you should try energy drinks to improve your health. How possibly could an energy drink improve you're well being? Let's have a look at the benefits to expect.
Boosting a single molecule in the brain can change "dispositional anxiety," the tendency to perceive many situations as threatening, in nonhuman primates, researchers from the University of California, Davis, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found. The molecule, neurotrophin-3, stimulates neurons to grow and make new connections.
Few people get their level of uric acid, a breakdown product of metabolism, measured in their blood. Based on Buck research published August 15 in PLOS Genetics, it might be time to rethink that, given that 20 percent of the population have elevated levels of uric acid, increasing their risk for gout, kidney stones, metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, and early death.
People suffering from addiction are not always eager to go to rehab centers to treat their addiction. They may feel insecure, scared of judgments or just not motivated enough. Naturally, it's hard to admit that their problem is that serious. But still, most addicts seek help or at least guidance.
Artificial intelligence-powered tools are rapidly becoming more accessible, including for people in the more remote corners of the globe. This is good news for smallholder farmers, who can use handheld technologies to run their farms more efficiently, linking them to markets, extension workers, satellite images, and climate information. The technology is also becoming the first line of defense against crop diseases and pests that can potentially destroy their harvests.
"That's one reason why pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal types of cancer," says Kenneth Olive, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and pathology & cell biology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and a pancreatic cancer researcher at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.
New findings suggest that women with specific DNA characteristics in certain areas of the genome may live longer if they take aspirin before they are diagnosed with breast cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings point to the need for studies on the potential of aspirin to prevent or treat breast cancer in some individuals.
Bullying involves repeated, aggressive behavior that often leads to physical, psychological, and social problems. It is also a risk factor for drug abuse and alcoholism.
AMDEN - For decades, biomedical researchers have used mouse behavior to study pain, but some researchers have questioned the accuracy of the interpretations of how mice experience pain.
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Aug. 7, 2019 -- A new type of blood test for breast cancer could help avoid thousands of unnecessary surgeries and otherwise precisely monitor disease progression, according to a study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Mayo Clinic in Arizona.
Tumor cells circulating in the blood are markers for the early detection and prognosis of cancer. However, the detection of these cells is challenging because of their scarcity. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists have now introduced an ultrasensitive method for the direct detection of circulating tumor cells in blood samples.
GALVESTON, Texas -Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered a new potential medication that works with an HIV-infected person's own body to further suppress the ever-present but silent virus that available HIV treatments are unable to combat.
Corn starch, an abundant, cheap and biodegradable raw material, is the basis for a novel larvicide developed by researchers at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil. The material is used in microcapsules for storage and controlled release of active compounds to kill larvae of Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that transmits dengue, zika, yellow fever, and chikungunya.
Ofev (nintedanib), a once-promising drug for mesothelioma, has failed to slow disease progression in a clinical trial. The immunotherapy drug was part of a multicenter study across 27 countries. Ofev had shown considerable potential in previous studies.