Neuroscience

Pain-sensing gut neurons protect against inflammation

Neurons that sense pain protect the gut from inflammation and associated tissue damage by regulating the microbial community living in the intestines, according to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Health

Heatwave alert: Stay safe in searing temps

As blistering temperatures blanket much of the country, more people are at risk heat exhaustion and potentially fatal heat strokes. One expert offers tips on how to avoid the dangerous effects of record-breaking temperatures.

Health

Engineered mattress tricks your body to fall asleep faster

When people feel sleepy or alert, that sensation is controlled in part by the ebb and flow of a 24-hour rhythm of their body temperature. Bioengineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a unique mattress ...

Health

Stay safe in summer's sizzle

Temperatures are skyrocketing across the United States, as the high sky sun bakes everyone who ventures out for some summer fun.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Heat therapy can mimic some of the vascular benefits of exercise

Data consistently shows that exercise is key to well-being in nearly every facet of life; its positive impact is unquestioned. But what about when people, perhaps not by choice, need to sit on the sidelines for a while?

Immunology

Fighting multiple sclerosis with cold

In evolutionary biology, the "life history theory," first proposed in the 1950s, postulates that when the environment is favorable, the resources used by any organism are devoted for growth and reproduction. Conversely, in ...

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