Neuroscience

Engineered probiotic developed to treat multiple sclerosis

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham health care system, have designed a probiotic to suppress autoimmunity in the brain, which occurs when the immune system attacks ...

Medical research

Beating seizures by jamming the cellular circuitry

Research at UC San Francisco has shown for the first time how the commonly prescribed seizure and pain medication, gabapentin, acts inside of cells, opening the door to new, more effective treatments for diseases like epilepsy ...

Medications

Study reveals epigenetic vulnerability of acute myeloid leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive blood cancer that causes uncontrolled accumulation of white blood cells. Because of the poor outcomes of this disease, researchers across the globe have been on the hunt for new ...

Health

What to know about new research on coffee and heart risks

Coffee lovers—and their doctors—have long wondered whether a jolt of java can affect the heart. New research published Wednesday finds that drinking caffeinated coffee did not significantly affect one kind of heart hiccup ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Clearing a path for non-invasive muscle therapy for the elderly

Mechanotherapy, the concept of using mechanical forces to stimulate tissue healing, has been used for decades as a form of physical therapy to help heal injured muscles. However, the biological basis and optimal settings ...

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