Study reveals roadmap of muscle decline with age

Scientists have produced a comprehensive roadmap of muscle aging in mice that could be used to find treatments that prevent decline in muscle mobility and function, according to a report published today in eLife. The study reveals which molecules in...

‘Information theory’ recruited to help scientists find cancer genes

Using a widely known field of mathematics designed mainly to study how digital and other forms of information are measured, stored and shared, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have uncovered a likely...

COVID-19 deaths are accelerating, WHO warns, as world records most cases ever in a single week

COVID-19 infections have been rising at an alarming rate for eight consecutive weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, as the virus sweeps unabated through hotspots in several corners of the globe. More than 5.2 million new cases were...

‘At a breaking point’: Some B.C. hospitals at capacity as warnings grow

VANCOUVER -- Frontline medical workers, administrators and others are painting a troubling picture of the state of B.C. hospitals, with some intensive care units full and contingency plans underway as staff struggle to keep up with incoming COVID-19 patients. In...

‘Undruggable’ cancer protein becomes druggable, thanks to shrub

A chemist from Purdue University has found a way to synthesize a compound to fight a previously "undruggable" cancer protein with benefits across a myriad of cancer types. Inspired by a rare compound found in a shrub native to North...

Food allergies, changes to infant gut bacteria linked to method of childbirth, ethnicity

Researchers have found a causal link between caesarean section birth, low intestinal microbiota and peanut sensitivity in infants, and they report the effect is more pronounced in children of Asian descent than others, in a recently published paper in the...

The Cleanest Protein Powders You Can Buy

Protein shakes have become synonymous with post-workout gains. But if building muscle strictly hinged upon protein consumption, we’d all be sitting around eating spoonfuls of whey protein and never hit the gym. Of course that’s not the case. You need...

The immune link between a leaky blood-brain barrier and schizophrenia

Like a stern bodyguard for the central nervous sytem, the blood-brain barrier keeps out anything that could lead to disease and dangerous inflammation -- at least when all is functioning normally. That may not be the case in people with...

Drug development platform could provide flexible, rapid and targeted antimicrobials

When disease outbreaks happen, response time in developing and distributing treatments is crucial to saving lives. Unfortunately, developing custom drugs as countermeasures is often a slow and difficult process. But researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have created a...

Administration May Force Nicotine Reduction in Cigarettes

April 20, 2021 The Biden administration is considering two moves that would affect tobacco companies and American smokers, The Wall Street Journal has reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter. First, the administration may require tobacco companies to lower...
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