Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered a new way in which nerve cells can control movement. In a study on zebrafish published in the journal PNAS, they show that the contact between neurons and muscles is more dynamic than previously thought. The results can open up new avenues to treating spinal cord injury and certain neurological diseases
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Recent advances in kidney research have yielded dramatic headlines touting scientists' ability to grow kidneys in the lab. But some experts worry that hype about tissue engineering is excessively raising patients' hopes
In the controlled trial, women who drank an additional 1.5 liters of water daily experienced 48% fewer repeat bladder infections than those who drank their usual volume of fluids, said senior author Dr. Yair Lotan, Professor of Urology and with the Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern. The participants self-reported their usual volume as less than 1.5 liters of fluid daily, which is about six 8-ounce glasses
Americans have long construed drugs of abuse as choices. Poor choices that can cost users their lives, to be sure, but choices nonetheless. But what if drugs of abuse are more like predators atop a nationwide ecosystem of potential prey? Or like shape-shifting viruses that seek defenseless people to infect?
A team of Canadian scientists, including researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), has discovered the first French-Canadian founder mutation gene linked to synucleinopathies, a group of neurodegenerative diseases that includes Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia with Lewy-bodies (DLB) and multiple system atrophy (MSA)
Delaying pregnancy may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in both women and their children, with boys at higher risk of disease, according to a new study
A new review published in the journal Nutrients examined whether the combination of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and a statin drug has a beneficial or negative interaction for cardiovascular health.
Researchers from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia) have recently developed a new type of contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based on biodegradable silicon nanoparticles. The method can be used for both diagnosing and treating cancer.
Experts at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today unveiled a list of recommendations to help health systems prioritize a vital function for us all as we age: mobility.
Adaptive Biotechnologies today announced that Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), published online an analysis of patient samples from the Intergroupe Francophone du Myéloma (IFM) 2009 trial.
Vitamin E's positive effects often fail to manifest themselves as strongly as expected, but sometimes administering vitamin E actually has detrimental effects. An international team has now found a possible cause for this.