Medical research

Researchers regrow frog's lost leg

For millions of patients who have lost limbs for reasons ranging from diabetes to trauma, the possibility of regaining function through natural regeneration remains out of reach. Regrowth of legs and arms remains the province ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Income, zip code affect risk of COVID-19 positive test

Despite high volumes of SARS-CoV-2 tests and the deployment of COVID-19 vaccines, and increased use of electronic health records, little is known about whether the data in those records can predict SARS-CoV-2 test positivity.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain gene expression patterns altered by chronic opioid use

The epidemic of opioid abuse affects millions of people worldwide, but researchers know surprisingly little about the molecular changes caused by opioids in the human brain. A new study, which appears in Biological Psychiatry, ...

Medical research

Epilepsy research focused on astrocytes

During epileptic seizures, a large number of nerve cells in the brain fire excessively and in synchrony. This hyperactivity may lead to uncontrolled shaking of the body and involve periods of loss of consciousness. While ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Green front gardens reduce physiological and psychological stress

There is growing evidence that being in natural spaces – whether while gardening or listening to bird song – has a positive effect on mental health. Being in nature is also linked to improved cognitive function, greater ...

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