Medical research

Pituitary gland aging can potentially be slowed down

Stem cell biologist Hugo Vankelecom (KU Leuven) and his colleagues have discovered that the pituitary gland in mice ages as the result of an age-related form of chronic inflammation. It may be possible to slow down this process ...

Genetics

Major advance enables study of genetic mutations in any tissue

For the first time, scientists are able to study changes in the DNA of any human tissue, following the resolution of long-standing technical challenges by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. The new method, called ...

Medical research

A new effect of red ginseng: Suppression of lung cancer metastasis

Red ginseng, which has long been used as an ingredient in traditional Korean medicine, has recently drawn increased attention as a functional material for its health-promoting effects. The composition and activities of red ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Q and A: Spotting, perimenopause and menopause

Dear Mayo Clinic: I am 52 and recently had gone 10 months without a period, so I had assumed I was in menopause. But, over the past three months, I've noticed some light spotting. Does this mean I'm not in menopause? How ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

We are mutating SARS-CoV-2, but it is evolving back

Scientists investigating the evolution of the virus that causes COVID-19 say that its mutation seems to be directed by human proteins that degrade it, but natural selection of the virus enables it to bounce back. The findings ...

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