Thursday, May 25, 2017

MEDICINE

MEDICINE

Novel invention presents promising applications in spectroscopy, safety surveillance, cancer diagnosis, imaging and communication NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE Portable handheld sensors for detecting explosives, wearable sensors that can detect chemical agents, compact...

Yes, of course we all know we should exercise every day during the holiday season to help counter the onslaught of excess calories that started on Thanksgiving and will mercifully end with a New...

For many, the holidays are indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Families and friends come together and enjoy food, good cheer – and, often, alcohol. Commercially speaking, alcohol and the holidays seem to...

MRI scans reveal that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to complex tasks like playing a musical instrument. If you're thinking about taking up running as your New...

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 700,000 new cases of liver cancer are diagnosed worldwide each year. Currently, the only cure for the disease is to surgically remove the cancerous part of...
circadian rhythm

Giles E. Duffield, University of Notre Dame Have you ever wondered why you don’t feel tired until late at night but your spouse is fast asleep at 10 p.m. and wakes spontaneously at 6 a.m.? We...
Universal Healthcare

Amidst the partisan rancor and the unusual tilt toward questions on civility during the second and third presidential debates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump drew the attention of health experts when they articulated their...
Alcoholism

About 17 million adults and more than 850,000 adolescents had some problems with alcohol in the United States in 2012. Long-term alcohol misuse could harm your liver, stomach, cardiovascular system and bones, as well...

MIT neuroscientists have discovered that brain cells called glial cells play a critical role in controlling appetite and feeding behavior. In a study of mice, the researchers found that activating these cells stimulates overeating and...

A team of physicians and laboratory scientists has taken a key step toward a cure for sickle cell disease, using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to fix the mutated gene responsible for the disease in stem...

Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent Press Inquiries Although there is no cure for the disease, there are treatments that can reduce the severity of a patient’s symptoms. But for these treatments to be effective,...
Virus and Bacteria

Think back to the last time you came down with a cold and what it felt like to be sick. For most people, the feeling of sickness is a set of psychological and behavioral...