Neuroscience

The neural mechanism of a circulatory response to stress

Although the heart beats autonomously, its function can be regulated by the brain in response to, for instance, stressful events. In a new study, researchers from the University of Tsukuba discovered a novel mechanism by ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Noninfluenza viruses have rates of illness, death similar to flu

Noninfluenza respiratory viral infections (NIRV) are associated with illness and death rates similar to influenza in hospitalized adults, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Vaccination

WHO Europe: Vaccine production delays are a real issue

National tensions are erupting over slow coronavirus vaccine rollouts and production delay issues are real, but "no one is safe until everyone is safe," the European chief for the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Cardiology

How is the heartbeat regulated?

The heart can stably maintain blood flow—at rest or under stress—over a lifetime. Using a mouse model, an LMU team has now uncovered the role played by a specific class of ion channels in controlling the heart rate.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Enforce quarantine to crush pandemic, says WHO

Contacts of people confirmed to have coronavirus should be properly quarantined, the World Health Organization said on Monday, as the pandemic surges in Europe and North America.

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