Neuroscience

Glowing brain cells illuminate stroke recovery research

A promising strategy for helping stroke patients recover, transplanting neural progenitor cells to restore lost functions, asks a lot of those cells. They're supposed to know how to integrate into a mature (but damaged) brain. ...

Neuroscience

Concussion symptoms reversed by magnetic therapy

Concussion symptoms—such as loss of balance, hazy comprehension, sleep disturbance and ability to walk straight—can be reversed by a new type of magnetic stimulation, research at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) ...

Health

Testosterone: Why defining a 'normal' level is difficult

Testosterone is the main sex hormone in men. It's best known for its role in the development of male sexual characteristics and physical features, but there are also many surprising and lesser known functions of testosterone ...

Medical research

The biomechanics of vascular aging

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) lead to atherosclerosis and heart failure and are prevalent age-related illnesses in humans. In a new study, published in the renowned journal JCI, scientists from Roland Foisner's group at the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Low vitamin D levels associated with scarring lung disease

Reviewing medical information gathered on more than 6,000 adults over a 10-year period, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that lower than normal blood levels of vitamin D were linked to increased risk of early signs of ...

Cardiology

More important for heart patients to be active than thin

Increased physical activity, not weight loss, gives individuals with coronary heart disease a longer lease on life, according to a new study conducted at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

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