Study describes how COVID-19 damages the brain

Washington [US], August 12 (ANI): A study shows how SARS-COV-2 infects brain cells called astrocytes, causing structural changes in the brain. Infection with SARS-CoV-2 can cause brain alterations and neurocognitive dysfunction, particularly in long COVID-19 syndrome, but the underlying mechanisms are elusive.

Updated: Aug 12, 2022 04:37 IST

Pandemic might have led to health inequalities among ethnic groups

Washington [US], August 12 (ANI): According to a recent study, pre-existing health disparities among ethnic minorities with diabetes have become worse during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated: Aug 12, 2022 00:24 IST

Upper heart chamber abnormalities lead to increased dementia risk: Study

Dallas [US], August 12 (ANI): According to new research, structural or functional abnormalities inside the heart's left atrium, with or without symptoms, may increase a person's risk of acquiring dementia later in life by 35 per cent. Dementia risk increased even in those who did not have atrial fibrillation or stroke, two diseases linked to dementia.

Updated: Aug 12, 2022 00:22 IST

Study finds veterans are reluctant in seeking help for sleep, substance issues

Washington [US], August 11 (ANI): According to a new study from the University Of Missouri School Of Medicine, American military veterans are least willing to seek treatment for the health conditions that are most prevalent in their communities, including sleep and alcohol use problems.

Updated: Aug 11, 2022 23:58 IST

Nanoparticle treatment may benefit individuals hospitalized with severe COVID-19 infections

Washington [US], August 11 (ANI): According to researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, an experimental dendrimer nanoparticle medication called OP-101 significantly lowered the risk of death and the need for a ventilator in a study of 24 seriously ill patients hospitalized with COVID-19.

Updated: Aug 11, 2022 23:56 IST

Risk of dementia might be higher if an upper heart chamber is abnormal

Washington [US], August 11 (ANI): According to new research, structural or functional abnormalities in the heart's left atrium, with or without symptoms, may increase a person's risk of acquiring dementia later in life by 35%.

Updated: Aug 11, 2022 23:52 IST

Study reveals how human brains learn patterns over time

Washington [US], August 11 (ANI): Human brains learn patterns over time without our knowledge. A new understanding of how this works could benefit learning and other cognitive functions, suggests a recent study.

Updated: Aug 11, 2022 20:21 IST

Patients with motor neuron disease might benefit from repurposed medication

Edinburgh [UK], August 11 (ANI): According to a recent study, a medication commonly used to treat enlarged prostates and high blood pressure has demonstrated promise as a potential new treatment for motor neuron disease (MND), also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Updated: Aug 11, 2022 18:23 IST

Strengthening veins to make heart bypass grafts, dialysis access work better

Georgia [US], August 11 (ANI): In order to save a life, unnatural, direct connections between arteries and veins are made, such as a kidney dialysis access point or using a vein to get around a coronary artery blockage.

Updated: Aug 11, 2022 18:20 IST

Research: Sleep issues in older employees are correlated with mental stress factors

Washington [US], August 10 (ANI): An under-researched topic related to sleep among older workers is now better understood thanks to a recent study from the Universities of Eastern Finland and Turku. 2,771 Finnish municipal workers who were close to retirement were included in the study.

Updated: Aug 10, 2022 23:48 IST

Researchers find new molecule that inhibits drug-resistant bacteria

Washington [US], August 10 (ANI): Urinary tract infections are common, but they are becoming increasingly difficult to treat as the bacteria that cause them to become resistant to many antibiotics. Researchers found a new molecule that inhibits drug-resistant bacteria in lab experiments as well as in mice with pneumonia and urinary tract infections. According to the researchers, this molecule, fabimycin, could one day be used to treat difficult infections in humans.

Updated: Aug 10, 2022 20:44 IST

Fat cell development is significantly influenced by circadian clocks

Washington [US], August 10 (ANI): Disruption of the circadian clocks that keep the body and its cells entrained to the 24-hour day-night cycle plays a critical role in weight gain, according to a pair of studies.

Updated: Aug 10, 2022 15:39 IST

Ageing neutralizes sex differences in the brain: Study

Linkoping [Sweden], August 10 (ANI): Fruit flies' brains become desexualized as they get older, both male and female. Both sexes experience age-related changes, but the male brain becomes more feminized to a larger extent than the female brain becomes masculine. A study conducted by a research team at Linkoping University came to this conclusion.

Updated: Aug 10, 2022 10:29 IST

Universal vaccination is required to stop future COVID-19 waves: Research

Washington [US], August 9 (ANI): Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health who analysed the transmission dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 variants have discovered shared traits linked to transmissibility and immune evasion.

Updated: Aug 09, 2022 22:59 IST

Study: Hearing loss in dogs is associated with dementia

North Carolina [US], August 9 (ANI): A recent study from North Carolina State University investigates the relationship between dementia and hearing loss in old dogs. The research might help with both treating older dogs and figuring out the relationship between sensory loss and cognitive function in dogs.

Updated: Aug 09, 2022 22:52 IST

Genetic testing is 'promising' for detecting hundreds of disease agents: Study

Washington [US], August 9 (ANI): Based on the outcomes of a new study by the scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine by continuously sequencing many DNA strands found in patient samples, Next Generation Sequencing enables doctors to quickly and precisely identify a single pathogen from among hundreds of potential candidates.

Updated: Aug 09, 2022 20:49 IST

Study reveals two protein pathways downregulated in postnatal heart

Washington [US], August 9 (ANI): Researchers discovered two signalling pathways that are downregulated in human hearts after birth.

Updated: Aug 09, 2022 15:31 IST

New injectable gel holds promise for tough-to-treat brain tumours

Wisconsin [US], August 9 (ANI): Like the toughest weed, Glioblastoma almost always returns, typically months after the patient's initial brain tumour is surgically removed. Because of this, the survival rates for this cancer are only 25% after one year and drop to 5% after five years.

Updated: Aug 09, 2022 11:48 IST

Researchers synthesise molecule that can be more effective in cancer treatment

Lisbon [Portugal], August 8 (ANI): Tel Aviv University and the University of Lisbon researchers collaborated to identify and synthesise a small molecule that could be a more accessible and effective substitute for an antibody that is currently used to treat a variety of cancers.

Updated: Aug 08, 2022 23:46 IST

Study finds why men face higher risk of most types of cancer than women

Washington [US], August 8 (ANI): For unknown causes, men have greater rates of most cancers than women. A recent study suggested that the cause may be underlying biological sex differences rather than behavioural differences relating to smoking, alcohol consumption, food, and other factors.

Updated: Aug 08, 2022 23:38 IST