Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to track the variants of the pandemic faster

A global group of researchers is calling for better integration of viral genetics, bioinformatics, and public health to enable better pandemic response now and better pandemic preparedness in the future. In a comment piece ...

Health

New studies suggest vaping could cloud your thoughts

Two new studies from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have uncovered an association between vaping and mental fog. Both adults and kids who vape were more likely to report difficulty concentrating, remembering, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tension between awareness and fatigue shapes COVID-19 spread

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, two human factors are battling it out: awareness of the virus's severe consequences and fatigue from nine months of pandemic precautions. The results of that battle can be seen in ...

Immunology

Follow your gut: How farms protect from childhood asthma

Asthma impacts millions of children at a young age, but children growing up on a farm have a lower risk of developing asthma than children not living on a farm. The mechanisms behind this protective farm effect on childhood ...

Genetics

Cause of Alzheimer's disease traced to mutation in common enzyme

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered a new mechanism by which clumps of tau protein are created in the brain, killing brain cells and causing Alzheimer's disease. A specific mutation to an enzyme ...

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