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How the language you speak aligns to your genetic origins and may impact research on your health

A new study challenges the presumption that all South-Eastern-Bantu speaking groups are a single genetic entity......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgApr 20th, 2021

The Coronavirus Is an Airborne Threat, the CDC Acknowledges In Updated Public Guidance

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Federal health officials on Friday updated public guidance about how the coronavirus spreads, emphasizing that transmission occurs by inhaling very fine respiratory droplets and aerosolized.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 7 min. ago

Secret behind maintaining a healthy weight loss

Almost one in six people worldwide live with obesity, which may have serious health consequences. Researchers now document how to effectively achieve and maintain a healthy weight loss......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

Epilepsy research reveals why sleep increases risk of sudden death

To understand the effect of sleep seizures, researchers monitored the brain and heart activity of people with epilepsy as they slept......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

Have high blood pressure? You may want to check your meds

Nearly 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke, also take a medicine that could be elevating their blood pressure, according to new research. The results underscore the need for patients to routinely.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

Mental health may play big role in recovery after a heart attack

Young and middle-aged adults who reported severe psychological distress -- such as depression or anxiety -- after suffering a heart attack were more than twice as likely to suffer a second cardiac event within five years compared with those experienc.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

Research breakthrough in the fight against cancer

Researchers have engineered a nanoparticle that has the potential to revolutionize disease treatment, including for cancer......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

Independent evolutionary origins of vertebrate dentitions

The origins of a pretty smile have long been sought in the fearsome jaws of living sharks which have been considered living fossils reflecting the ancestral condition for vertebrate tooth development and inference of its evolution. However, this view.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

Healthy young adults who had COVID-19 may have long-term impact on blood vessels and heart health

New research highlights the possible long term health impacts of COVID-19 on young, relatively healthy adults who were not hospitalized and who only had minor symptoms due to the virus......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

Researchers speed identification of DNA regions that regulate gene expression

Scientists have developed a highly efficient method to address a major challenge in biology -- identifying the genetic 'switches' that regulate gene expression......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

COVID-19 vaccine delivery by age may mitigate deaths and severe health impacts

Strategic vaccine delivery is critical to reducing COVID-19 transmission, mortality and long-term health impacts. A new study suggests that prioritizing vaccine delivery to older age groups and the medically vulnerable has the greatest impact in mini.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

Temperature explains why aquatic life is more diverse near equator

New research suggests that temperature can largely explain why the greatest variety of aquatic life resides in the tropics -- but also why it has not always and, amid record-fast global warming, soon may not again......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

COVID-19 vaccine is associated with fewer asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections, study finds

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital COVID-19 screening and vaccination program for employees offers early evidence that vaccine protects against asymptomatic infection, which has fueled the pandemic......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

New MRI technique can detect early dysfunction of the blood-brain barrier with small vessel disease

Collaborative research between the University of Kentucky (UK) and University of Southern California (USC) suggests that a noninvasive neuroimaging technique may index early-stage blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction associated with small vessel dis.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

New map reveals genes that control the skeleton

New research has now mapped the unique genetic profile of the skeleton's 'master regulator' cells, known as osteocytes......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

Prediabetes may not be as benign as once thought

People with prediabetes were significantly more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke or other major cardiovascular event when compared with those who had normal blood sugar levels, according to new research. Researchers said the findings should se.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

Too much, too little sleep linked to elevated heart risks in people free from disease

People who clock six to seven hours of sleep a night had the lowest chance of dying from a heart attack or stroke when compared with those who got less or more sleep, according to a new study. This trend remained true even after the research team acc.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

Focused ultrasound enables precise noninvasive therapy

New research demonstrates that noninvasive neuromodulation via low-intensity ultrasound can have cell-type selectivity in manipulating neurons......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

One third of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 have lung changes after a year

A new study has shown that most patients discharged from hospital after experiencing severe COVID-19 infection appear to return to full health, although up to a third do still have evidence of effects upon the lungs one year on......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

Novel CBD analog shows promising pain-halting effects in mice

Studies have shown that while CBD reduces pain sensation in animals, its ability to do so in humans is limited by low bioavailability, the extent to which the drug successfully reaches its site of action. Now, new research suggests this obstacle may.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago

Stem cells create early human embryo structure in advance for fertility research

Stem cells have the ability to turn into different types of cell. Now scientists have developed a method to organize lab-grown stem cells into an accurate model of the first stage of human embryo development......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 7 min. ago