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: "Love hormone" oxytocin could be used to treat cognitive disorders like Alzheimer's

Study: “Love hormone” oxytocin could be used to treat cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disorder in which the nerve cells (neurons) in a person's brain and the connections among them degenerate slowly, causing severe memory loss, intellectual deficiencies, and deterioration in motor skills...
Researchers identify gene linked to thinness that may help resist weight gain

Researchers identify gene linked to thinness that may help resist weight gain

While others may be dieting and hitting the gym hard to stay in shape, some people stay slim effortlessly no matter what they eat. In a study publishing May 21 in the journal Cell,...
Study: Antiviral drug baloxavir reduces transmission of flu virus among ferrets

Study: Antiviral drug baloxavir reduces transmission of flu virus among ferrets

Influenza viruses cause seasonal outbreaks and pose a continuous pandemic threat. Although vaccines are available for influenza control, their efficacy varies each season and a vaccine for a novel pandemic virus manufactured using current...
Research offers real world perspective on how Black patients experience mental healthcare

Research offers real world perspective on how Black patients experience mental healthcare

In a novel study the authors hope will contribute to improved patient care, Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Regenstrief Institute researchers examine how Black patients with mental health concerns evaluate verbal...
New imaging tool helps scientists see extent of Alzheimer’s early damage

New imaging tool helps scientists see extent of Alzheimer’s early damage

New imaging technology allows scientists to see the widespread loss of brain synapses in early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that one day may help aid in drug development, according to a new...
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,...
Research identifies 21 existing drugs that could treat COVID-19

Research identifies 21 existing drugs that could treat COVID-19

A Nature study authored by a global team of scientists and led by Sumit Chanda, Ph.D., professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, has identified 21 existing drugs that stop the replication of...
Study: Moderate exercise in middle and older age cuts time spent in hospital

Study: Moderate exercise in middle and older age cuts time spent in hospital

Inactive participants in the study spent just over four days more in hospital over the next ten years than those who did at least some physical activity, whether for work or leisure. And similar...
Researchers reveal details about the first cat infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Spain

Researchers reveal details about the first cat infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Spain

The Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA) reported the case of the first cat infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Spain. It was a 4-year-old cat called Negrito, who lived with a family affected by...

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