Telomeres are DNA-protein structures that play a vital role in maintaining DNA stability and integrity. Telomere length (TL) is an important biomarker of aging and overall health, but TL has been mostly studied in adult populations of European or Asian ancestry
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Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—led by Juergen Hahn, professor and head of biomedical engineering—are continuing to make remarkable progress with their research focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Loss of cabin pressure rare in modern aviation but a serious condition that has led to fatalities in the past, experts say. The loss of cabin pressure that a Jet Airways flight experienced is a rare incident in modern commercial aviation but a serious condition that has led to fatalities in the past, experts say.
A new study in the Journal of Neurology finds that pregabalin is not effective in controlling the chronic pain that sometimes develops following traumatic nerve injury. The results of the international study, which was driven by an effort to identify effective non-opioid pain medications, did show potential in relieving in pain that sometimes lingers after surgery.
Collagen from a marine resource is believed to have more potential activity in bone tissue engineering and their bioactivity depends on biochemical and structural properties.
Researchers from Karolinska Institutet and Kancera AB have developed a molecule that makes cancer cells sensitive to radiotherapy. In a study published in Nature Communications, the researchers describe a new way to block cancer cells' ability to repair their DNA and thus stop the survival of cancer cells.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled a new strategy today that will be added to its broader efforts in addressing the current opioid crisis. The agency has approved the final Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS).
A new approach almost halved the use of opioid analgesics in surgical oncology patients without increasing their pain or anxiety. The two-prong approach included maximizing the use of over-the-counter nonopioid therapies and changing the nature of postsurgery discussions with patients.
New joint guidelines from the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and Healthcare Infection Society (HIS) support the use of fecal-microbiota transplant (FMT) as second-line treatment for recurrent or refractory Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), but not for any other indications.
When a patient has an inherited cancer-associated gene, it is desirable but not easy to have other family members tested. In the United States, the difficulty primarily stems from privacy regulations that prohibit direct contact of relatives by patients' clinicians.
An MRI scan often generates an ocean of data, most of which is never used. When overlooked data is analyzed using a new technique developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, they surprisingly reveal how many and which brain cells are present—and show where cells have been lost through injury or disease.
USC scientists say Alzheimer's could be diagnosed earlier if scientists focus on an early warning within the brain's circulation system. That's important because researchers believe that the earlier Alzheimer's is spotted, the better chance there is to stop or slow the disease.