Medical research

Getting to the heart of heart muscle function

Every heart muscle cell, or cardiomyocyte, is studded with tiny, intricate structures called dyads. The dyads are like orchestra conductors: They coordinate incoming electrical signals with release of calcium in the muscle, ...

Genetics

New genes with mutations for developmental disorders identified

The causes of intelligence impairment or epilepsy remain unexplained in more than 50% of cases. Together with international colleagues, researchers at Leipzig University Hospital have discovered two genes with mutations that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Predicting pandemic progression

A new predictive model described in the International Journal of Critical Infrastructures suggests that we need to be conscientious in our decision-making with regard to the spread of the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 and the ongoing ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Managing mental health amid gun violence

The past few years have been difficult for the city of Philadelphia and its citizens. Not only did Philadelphians have to prioritize safety from COVID-19, they were also surrounded by increased gun violence. In 2021, Philadelphia ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

A role for sports in men's mental health

Sports can play a crucial role in challenging stereotypes and promoting positive mental health for boys and young men, new research has concluded.

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Nephropathy refers to damage to or disease of the kidney. An older term for this is nephrosis.

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