Exercising at least three times a week for six months reduced stress in a group of family caregivers and even appeared to lengthen a small section of their chromosomes that is believed to slow cellular aging, new UBC research has found
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Scientists at the Krembil Research Institute have developed a novel therapeutic treatment that has the potential to stop knee and spine osteoarthritis in its tracks
UCLA researchers have discovered a common process in the development of late-stage, small cell cancers of the prostate and lung. These shared molecular mechanisms could lead to the development of drugs to treat not just prostate and lung cancers, but small cell cancers of almost any organ
A systematic review of the literature into the effects of caffeine on breastfed infants has concluded that there is no robust evidence for positive or negative effects of maternal caffeine consumption during breastfeeding on a breastfed child—according to Dr. Yen-Fu Chen and graduate-entry medical student Aimee McCreedy of the Warwick Medical School
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a promising cell source, easy to harvest and differentiate into a variety of mesodermal tissues including fat, bone and cartilage in regenerative medicine. However, for in vivo implantation, a large quantity of stem cells is required with extensive in vitro cell culture to ensure the success of cell-based therapies
The evidence is mounting that a poor diet plays an important role in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the United States
New research from the University of British Columbia and the University of Saskatchewan is adding new evidence in support of midwives as a safe option for prenatal care, especially for women who have low socioeconomic status
While liver biopsies are powerful and reliable, they are also invasive, painful, limited and subject to complications. These effects may soon be a thing of the past for some patients thanks to new research showing PET imaging with the 18F-FAC radiotracer can be used as a non-invasive substitute. The study is featured in the October issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
New research from the University of British Columbia suggests that reducing mutated Huntington disease protein in the brain can restore cognitive and psychiatric impairments in mice
A large multi-ethnic study of healthy individuals found that high circulating levels of an inflammatory marker are linked with the long-term decline of kidney function. The results, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), may lead to new insights on the mechanisms behind the development of kidney disease
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men. But black men bear a disproportionate burden of its effects. It's more common—and more than twice as deadly—among black men compared to their white counterparts
Although studies have shown that alcohol and cannabis misuse are related to impaired cognition in youth, previous studies were not designed to understand this relationship and differentiate whether cannabis use was causal or consequential to cognitive impairment.