Medications

Microneedle patch delivers antibiotics locally in the skin

MRSA skin infections are often treated with intravenous injection of antibiotics, which can cause significant side effects and promote the development of resistant bacterial strains. To solve these problems, researchers at ...

Neuroscience

Substance use in adolescence and risk for aggression

Alcohol and cannabis use during adolescence is a well-known risk factor for alcohol use disorder (AUD) and cannabis use disorder (CUD) during adulthood. Whether early drug use plays a causative role in predisposing teens ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Physical frailty syndrome: A cacophony of multisystem dysfunction

In the inaugural issue of the journal Nature Aging a research team led by aging expert Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, dean of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, synthesizes converging evidence that the aging-related ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Enhanced scorpion venom molecules can be used to treat Chagas disease

Animal toxins are research targets owing to their therapeutic and biotechnological potential. Researchers at the Federal University of the ABC (UFABC), Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) and Federal University of ...

Neuroscience

Video: Cleaning system of the brain captured in 3-D footage

All biological activity in the body produces waste that needs to be removed. This is also true for the brain. Previous research has shown that mouse brains have their own cleaning system, which is called the glymphatic system. ...

Cardiology

How much do you know about thrombosis? Probably not enough

Blood clots in the veins—particularly those that break off and travel to the lungs—can be fatal and have become increasingly so. Yet many adults know little about their risks or the growing evidence that healthy habits ...

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