Study uncovers new gene that increases Alzheimer’s disease risk in women

Study uncovers new gene that increases Alzheimer’s disease risk in women

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder and the most common cause of dementia, affecting more than 5.8 million individuals in the US scientists have discovered some developing genetic variants that increase the risk for Alzheimer’s; the most well-known of these for people over the age of 65 is the APOE ε4 allele. Approximately … Read more

Study of condensates offers new hope for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

Study of condensates offers new hope for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

The Körber European Science Prize 2022, endowed with one million euros, is to be awarded to the British cell biologist Anthony Hyman. In 2009, Hyman and his team – during studies on single-cell embryos of a threadworm – discovered a completely new state of biological matter: proteins can accumulate locally in high concentrations in the … Read more

Matt Burke Reflects on His Summer in DoM Mentorship Program

Matt Burke Reflects on His Summer in DoM Mentorship Program

My name is Matthew Burke, and I am a second-year medical student at Meharry Medical College in Nashville Tennessee. In collaboration with my mentor Dr. Samantha Wang, my research last summer (2021) was entitled Teaching Anti-Racism: Insights from a Community Board of Black Patients. We built a novel teaching framework, called the 5-Minute Moment for … Read more

Interrupting the treatment of vulnerable people on immune-suppressing medicines, doubles their antibody response to COVID-19 booster vaccination

Interrupting the treatment of vulnerable people on immune-suppressing medicines, doubles their antibody response to COVID-19 booster vaccination

Given the initial findings of the study, the independent study steering committee advised to stop further recruitments into the VROOM trial. Participants who took part in the VROOM study are being invited to participate in an additional visit six months after their vaccination date. The spike-antibody level reflects the strength of the antibody response. The … Read more

DIRECTOR, Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research II (GESTAR II) in Baltimore County, MD for University of Maryland, Baltimore County

DIRECTOR, Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research II (GESTAR II) in Baltimore County, MD for University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Details Posted: 24-Jun-22 Location: Baltimore County, Maryland Required Education: Doctorate Categories: Earth and Environmental Sciences: Atmospheric Sciences Sector: Academic Function: Faculty 4-Year College/University The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a Director for its Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research II (GESTAR II) Center. The incumbent should hold a Ph.D. in a … Read more

Researchers develop new chemistry on natural compounds to obtain a therapeutic agent for treating leukemia

Researchers develop new chemistry on natural compounds to obtain a therapeutic agent for treating leukemia

Natural compounds often have promising therapeutic potential but their use to treat diseases that are hampered due to toxicity or non-desirable effects. Now, a new study led by Gonçalo Bernardes, group leader at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes (iMM; Portugal) and Professor at the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK), and Gonzalo Jiménez-Osés, … Read more

Higher dietary selenium intakes linked to younger ‘biological age’: Telomere study

Higher dietary selenium intakes linked to younger ‘biological age’: Telomere study

Every 1 microgram increase in dietary selenium intake in women with diabetes was associated with telomeres that were 1.84 base pairs longer, according to an analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in 1999–2000 and 2001–2002. However, no such association was observed for men with diabetes, according to the paper … Read more

Rural Areas Experiencing Emergency Medicine Workforce Shortage

Rural Areas Experiencing Emergency Medicine Workforce Shortage

Researchers find that 98% of emergency medicine residents are working in urban areas of the country. Emergency medicine residents are disproportionately located in urban areas of the country, which is contributing to an emergency physician “desert” in rural America, a new research article says. earlier research on clinically active emergency physicians found that the number … Read more

music, medicine, and machine learning

music, medicine, and machine learning

In this interview, News-Medical speaks to Zoë Thomson, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of LUCID, about how music and machine learning are changing how we approach mental and neuropsychiatric health. Please can you introduce yourself and tell us about your professional background and your current role at LUCID? I’m Zoë Thomson, co-founder and Chief Innovation … Read more

Biologists May Have Solved a 30-Year-Old Mystery on Why Touch Stresses Plants Out

Biologists May Have Solved a 30-Year-Old Mystery on Why Touch Stresses Plants Out

Scientists have long known that touching plants can set off a stress reaction in them – but until now it hasn’t been exactly clear how that worked at a molecular level, something that a new study hopes to shed light on. The researchers behind the study have identified certain genetic keys inside plants that lead … Read more