Pediatrics

Gut health benefits begin in utero

The gut's microbiome—a complex, dense mixture of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes—plays an integral role in human health. A new Yale study reveals just how early the microbiome is formed and begins delivering this ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Can wearable technology help older adults maintain healthy lives?

Older adults who are physically activity are more likely to remain healthy and maintain their independence. Research indicates that self-tracking of physical activity supports healthy living for people of all ages, but older ...

Medical research

Uncovering the clock that sets the speed of embryo development

Why do pregnancies last longer in some species than others? Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have found the clock that sets the speed of embryonic development and discovered the mechanism is based on how proteins ...

Medical research

Research sheds light on earliest stages of Angelman syndrome

New research from North Carolina State University provides insights into the earliest stages of Angelman syndrome. The work also demonstrates how human cerebral organoids can be used to shed light on genetic disorders that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria discovery could expedite antiviral treatment for COVID-19

The study, conducted by an international team and led by RMIT University's Professor Christian Doerig, outlines a strategy that could save years of drug discovery research and millions of dollars in drug development by repurposing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Taste bud cells might not be a target of SARS-CoV-2

An intriguing early symptom among some COVID-19 patients is the loss of the sense of smell and/or taste, which has led to the suspicion that the virus that causes the illness, SARS-CoV-2, could be targeting taste buds. But ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Insight on novel genetic approaches to metabolic liver diseases

Diabetes, obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are all common diseases that can lead to serious health implications. NAFLD affects over 30% of Americans, and is characterized as a fatty liver, which can progress ...

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