Oncology & Cancer

Exploring therapeutic interventions for pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a devastating disease due to its often late diagnosis and its unresponsiveness to current therapies. It is estimated that 57,600 new cases were diagnosed in 2020 in the U.S., with a dismal 10%five-year ...

Medical research

New treatment targets found for blinding retinal disease

When the eye isn't getting enough oxygen in the face of common conditions like premature birth or diabetes, it sets in motion a state of frenzied energy production that can ultimately result in blindness, and now scientists ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

How much exercise is too much?

The COVID-19 pandemic has made many of us reevaluate our health and take up new exercise regimes. Running and cycling have become increasingly popular as activities that can be carried out by most people without much equipment, ...

Neuroscience

Appetite can be increased by cells in the brain

Tanycytes are glial cells, which communicate with neurons in the brain to inform it of what we have eaten. Researchers from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick have found when tanycytes are selectively ...

Neuroscience

Silicon 'neurons' may add a new dimension to computer processors

When it fires, a neuron consumes significantly more energy than an equivalent computer operation. And yet, a network of coupled neurons can continuously learn, sense and perform complex tasks at energy levels that are currently ...

Cardiology

Trust your gut on plant-based diets for heart health

Reducing animal product intake and following a primarily plant-based diet can decrease your risk of heart disease by minimizing the adverse effects of a gut-microbiome associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease, ...

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