Medical research

Cellular secrets of ageing unlocked by researchers

New research has uncovered how genetic changes that accumulate slowly in blood stem cells throughout life are likely to be responsible for the dramatic change in blood production after the age of 70.

Neuroscience

Abnormal neuron activity manifests as parental neglect

The brain undergoes dramatic change during the first years of life. Its circuits readily rewire as an infant and then child encounters new sights and sounds, taking in the world and learning to understand it. As the child ...

Medical research

Stopping a rare childhood cancer in its tracks

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have discovered a new drug target for Ewing sarcoma, a rare kind of cancer usually diagnosed in children and young adults. Their experiments show that the cells causing this ...

Medical economics

IT in health care has produced modest changes, so far

It has never been hard to imagine how information technology (IT) might improve health care services. Fast messaging replacing faxes. Electronic health records that can be accessed more easily. Software that can inform doctors' ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New year, new you? Why we think a better body will be a better self

Is a better body a better self? Is a perfect body our best self? In the visual culture we inhabit we increasingly believe that a better body will lead to a better life, one where we are happier, have a better job, a better ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hurricane Isaac could stir up allergies, asthma

(HealthDay)—Dangerous winds and flooding aren't the only hazards posed by Hurricane Isaac as it pounds Louisiana and Mississippi.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

With time and without masks, COVID-19 vaccines wane in protection

A study of highly vaccinated health workers found more contagious delta variant, combined with masking mandate end, was associated with increased breakthrough cases, paralleling exponential rise of COVID-19 infections in ...

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