Medications

Common supplement SAMe could be toxic, scientists warn

A dietary supplement sold over the counter could be toxic and should not be used until it is shown to be safe, biologists from the Universities of Manchester and Kyoto have discovered.

Oncology & Cancer

Accelerated biological aging may cause bowel cancer

Scientists have shown how accelerated biological aging measured by an epigenetic clock may increase the risk of bowel cancer, according to a report published today in eLife.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Diseased male livers undergo sex change

The livers of men diagnosed with hepatic diseases change sex as part of a potential self-protective mechanism, according to University of Queensland research.

Health

Time to retire daylight saving time, urges researcher

Change is upon us once again. Come the first Sunday of November, we will gain an hour of morning sunlight. The one-hour adjustment to the clock on the wall may not sound dramatic. But our biological clock begs to differ.

Genetics

How the circadian clock regulates liver genes in time and space

Nothing in biology is static. Biological processes fluctuate over time, and if we are to put together an accurate picture of cells, tissues, organs etc., we have to take into account their temporal patterns. In fact, this ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to cope with a complicated winter amid COVID-19

The upcoming holiday season will be challenging for many Americans. The coronavirus pandemic is surging—California recently surpassed 1 million known cases—as quarantine fatigue grows. Shorter and colder days are coming, ...

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