Gerontology & Geriatrics

Consumers get online tool to check nursing home vaccine data

Families and patients have a new online tool to compare COVID-19 vaccination rates among nursing homes, Medicare announced Tuesday, addressing complaints from consumer groups and lawmakers that the critical data had been ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

New online tool developed to help prevent self-harm

A new online tool to help reduce and prevent repeat self-harm has been designed by researchers alongside those with lived experience. The tool was tested by a national sample of 514 people who have self-harmed to find out ...

Neuroscience

Tiny wireless device illuminates neuron activity in the brain

Everything that happens in the brain is a result of neurons sending and receiving signals in complex networks that are not completely understood by scientists. These networks are what allow us to pick up a cup of coffee, ...

Medical research

New high-tech portal launched to speed hearing loss innovations

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) launched a new online tool that could more quickly advance medical discoveries to reverse progressive hearing loss. The tool enables easy access to genetic ...

Medical research

Fungi that live in the gut influence health and disease

Bacteria's role in gut health has received a lot of attention in recent years. But new research led by scientists at University of Utah Health shows that fungi—another microorganism that lives within us—may be equally ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New blood test for the diagnostics of frontotemporal dementia

Frontotemporal dementia is the second most common cause of dementia in the working age population. Its diagnostics are complicated by the similar symptoms presented by patients with psychiatric disorders or other neurodegenerative ...

Genetics

Addressing a complex world of pain in a single gene difference

A single letter difference in a single gene, inherited from both parents, spells a lifetime of anemia and pain for 20 million people, mostly of African ancestry, worldwide. Sickle cell disease (SCD) causes red blood cells ...

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