Despite surgery and subsequent treatment with chemotherapy and radiation, the majority of patients experience recurrence of malignant brain tumors. Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, and the Medical University of Graz, Austria, have shown in cells in culture that an ion pump can deliver drugs more accurately, which gives less severe adverse effects in chemotherapy. The
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Engaging in household chores may be beneficial for brain health in older adults. In a recent Baycrest study, older adults who spent more time on household chores showed greater brain size, which is a strong predictor of cognitive health. “Scientists already know that exercise has a positive impact on the brain, but our study is
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Researchers from Johns Hopkins and Drexel universities say that adding haptics—an artificial sense of touch—to upper limb prostheses reduces the mental effort required to operate the device, bringing us closer to developing prosthetic technology that functions more like healthy limbs. In what researchers are calling the first study of its kind, the cross-institutional team used
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A project at the University of Glasgow that is aiming to better understand the effects that COVID-19 infection has on blood vessels and blood pressure has received a grant of £250,000 from national charity Heart Research UK. Image Credit: Heart Research UK Research has shown that people who are older, obese, male or those who
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Lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic should be used to fight the spread of drug-resistant bacteria, which kill tens of thousands of people each year, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The UN health agency warned that the world was running out of options for fighting so-called superbugs, with few new effective antibiotics in the
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Novartis announced Thursday it will join forces with fellow Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche to produce tocilizumab, a drug being tested for its effectiveness against COVID-19-linked pneumonia. It is the third time Novartis has made its production capacities available to a competitor during the coronavirus pandemic, as several laboratories strike unprecedented partnerships to fight the global
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Hypertension can lead to a range of health problems, including heart disease and stroke. Thankfully, exercise can help lower blood pressure readings whether you’re in a polluted area or not. “Regular physical activity is a safe approach for people living in relatively polluted regions to prevent high blood pressure,” reassured study author Xiang Qian Lao.
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Researchers at King’s College London Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, & Neuroscience, in collaboration with King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, have found small clusters of cells in the brain that identify locations where tumors could become malignant. The study, which has been published in Neuro-Oncology Advances today, analyzed pieces of living human brain tissue from
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Biden scraps Trump plan on opioids treatment A panel on ‘America’s Newsroom’ discusses the Biden administration decision to roll back a Trump administration measure for treating opioid addiction in the United States. As the COVID-19 pandemic killed more than a half-million Americans, it also quietly inflamed what already was one of the country’s greatest public
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