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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.