Yale study revives cellular activity in pig brains hours after death

SUBMIT IMAGE: Pigs are seen on a pig farm in Rabacsecseny, Hungary, May 31,2018 Photo taken May 31,2018 (Image: Reuters/Bernadett Szabo). BRAND-NEW SANCTUARY: Yale University researchers have actually been successful in bring back fundamental cellular activity in pigs’ brains hours after their deaths in a finding that might one day cause advances in dealing with … Read more

Artificial intelligence singles out neurons faster than a human can

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed an automated process that can trace the shapes of active neurons as accurately as human researchers can, but in a fraction of the time. This new technique, based on using artificial intelligence to interpret video images, addresses a critical roadblock in neuron analysis, allowing researchers to rapidly gather … Read more

Cancer-killing combination therapies unveiled with new drug-screening tool: Method IDs which targeted therapies, inadequate on their own, can be paired up to kill non-responsive cancers

UC San Francisco scientists have designed a large-scale screen that efficiently identifies drugs that are potent cancer-killers when combined, but only weakly effective when used alone. Using this technique, the researchers eradicated a devastating blood cancer and certain solid tumor cells by jointly administering drugs that are only partially effective when used as single-agent therapies. … Read more

Melatonin’s heart protective effects not related to its antioxidant properties: Antiarrhythmic benefit from melatonin is distinct from its antioxidant effect

Although melatonin does improve the outcomes of induced heart attacks in rats, those improvements are not the result of its antioxidant effect, new research finds. The study comparing antioxidant activity and heart protection will be presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando, Fla.. Antiarrhythmic agents are … Read more

Could this protein explain why migraine is more common in women?

For reasons that scientists do not fully understand, women are three times more likely to experience migraine headaches than men. Now, new research into the activity of a protein could start to explain why.Women tend to develop migraine more often than men, and new research may explain why. Research going back more than 30 years … Read more

Vitamin B12 is identified as the inhibitor of a key enzyme in hereditary Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s is the most common, chronic neurodegenerative movement disorder affecting 1% of the global population over seventy years of age. Right now, there is no cure for this disease and the available treatments focus on addressing its symptoms but not its progression. Although most cases of Parkinson’s are sporadic, the inheritable variants of the disease … Read more

Starting workouts in middle age tied to longer life

(Photo: Unsplash) While regularly exercising over the course of decades is a great way to live longer, a US study suggests that even people who don’t start working out until middle-age may see similar longevity benefits. To help people live longer, national guidelines for physical fitness recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity … Read more

Does live tweeting while watching TV distract from the ads?

Researchers from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and at Goizueta Business School at Emory University published new research in the INFORMS journal Marketing Science which reveals that advertisers can see a boost in online shopping when television viewers multitask and engage in social media activity while watching certain programs. The study to … Read more

Damaging Sichuan earthquakes linked to fracking operations

Two moderate-sized earthquakes that struck the southern Sichuan Province of China last December and January were probably caused by nearby fracking operations, according to a new study published in Seismological Research Letters. The December 2018 magnitude 5.7 and the January 2019 magnitude 5.3 earthquakes in the South Sichuan Basin caused extensive damage to farmhouses and … Read more

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