Cardiology

Treating aneurysms with injectable toothpaste-like biomaterials

Aneurysms are weaknesses in the venous walls that require immediate attention, as they can result in the ballooning and bursting of the blood vessels. This critical medical situation is often treated using catheter-delivered ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Racial discrimination during COVID led to rise in depression

Everyday discrimination experienced by people of racial and ethnic minority groups during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with significantly increased odds of moderate to severe depression and thoughts ...

Health

Living near fumigant-using farms could increase cancer risk

Around the world, farmers each year coat their fields in hundreds of millions of pounds of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and fumigants. These chemical treatments effectively take care of crop-damaging pests, but many ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Uncovering one of the driving forces of Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, currently has no cure or effective therapy, in part due to gaps in our understanding of how the progressive neurodegenerative disorder arises in the brain.

Neuroscience

In Krabbe disease, neurons may bring about their own destruction

The gene defect underlying Krabbe disease causes degeneration of neurons directly, independent of its effects on other cell types, according to a new study publishing July 5 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Daesung ...

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