Sports medicine & Kinesiology

How tendons become stiffer and stronger

Tendons connect muscles to bones. They are relatively thin, but withstand enormous forces. Tendons need a certain elasticity to absorb high loads, such as mechanical shock, without tearing. In sports involving sprinting and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Childhood ADHD may raise risk for later psychotic disorder

(HealthDay)—A childhood diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with an increased risk for a subsequent psychotic disorder, according to a review published online Feb. 24 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Medical research

The gut microbiome can predict changes in glucose regulation

A study carried out by researchers from the Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu revealed that the human gut microbiome can be used to predict changes in type 2 diabetes related glucose regulation up to four years ahead.

Genetics

Biodistribution of AAV gene transfer vectors in nonhuman primate

The biodistribution of adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene transfer vectors can be measured in nonhuman primates using a new method. The method quantifies whole-body and organ-specific AAV capsids from 1 to 72 hours after administration. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Viewing upper gastrointestinal cancers in a new light

Recently there have been significant advances on several fronts in the ongoing war against cancer of the alimentary tract. Now, Japanese researchers report the development of another weapon: Linked Color Imaging (LCI), a ...

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