Study: New method to identify genes that can drive development of brain tumors

Study: New method to identify genes that can drive development of brain tumors

Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a method for identifying functional mutations and their effect on genes relevant to the development of glioblastoma - a malignant brain tumour with a very poor prognosis. The...
Study: Blood pressure medications help even the frailest elderly people live longer

Study: Blood pressure medications help even the frailest elderly people live longer

Taking blood pressure medication as prescribed helped even the frailest elderly people (65 and older) live longer, and the healthiest older people had the biggest survival boost, according to a large study in northern...
Study: Loneliness predicts development of type 2 diabetes

Study: Loneliness predicts development of type 2 diabetes

Published in the journal Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes ), the study shows that it is the absence of quality connections with people and not the lack...
New research finds racial gaps in renal complications persist for children with Lupus

New research finds racial gaps in renal complications persist for children with Lupus

New research presented this week at ACR Convergence, the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting, found that while hospitalized children with juvenile lupus have fewer adverse kidney outcomes overall, significant racial gaps for developing...
Study: How alcohol in moderation has a positive effect on impaired immune reactions

Study: How alcohol in moderation has a positive effect on impaired immune reactions

We all know that excessive consumption of alcohol is bad for our health. Moderate quantities of alcohol, however, can be beneficial to our health in some circumstances. In a paper recently published in Nature,...
Study: Mutations in SARS-CoV-2 offer insights into virus evolution

Study: Mutations in SARS-CoV-2 offer insights into virus evolution

The study, led by the UCL Genetics Institute, identified close to 200 recurrent genetic mutations in the virus, highlighting how it may be adapting and evolving to its human hosts. Researchers found that a large...
Study: Babies' random choices become their preferences

Study: Babies’ random choices become their preferences

When a baby reaches for one stuffed animal in a room filled with others just like it, that seemingly random choice is very bad news for those unpicked toys: the baby has likely just...
Study: Receptor makes mice strong and slim

Study: Receptor makes mice strong and slim

Increasing abdominal girth and shrinking muscles are two common side effects of aging. Researchers at the University of Bonn have discovered a receptor in mice that regulates both effects. Experiments with human cell cultures...
Study: Poor moms breastfeed for shorter time

Study: Poor moms breastfeed for shorter time

A new study has found that mothers of babies in households with food insecurity are less likely to breastfeed exclusively for the recommended six months after birth. The study, published Monday in the Canadian Medical...
Study: Inflammatory bowel disease linked to an immune cell run amok

Study: Inflammatory bowel disease linked to an immune cell run amok

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of intestinal disorders affecting an estimated six to eight million people worldwide. Although there are many treatments for IBD, a number of patients fail to respond long-term,...

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