Health and Medicine
Sep. 5, 2018—There’s promise in specific immune system peptides—amino acid compounds that signal cells how to function. In this case, they may be affecting brain activity and, by extension, drug cravings.
Aug. 30, 2018—The discovery of these antibodies could significantly improve the diagnosis and treatment of the leading cause of stomach illness in the world.
Aug. 30, 2018—The discovery that high levels of bile acids appear to blunt cravings for cocaine could lead to new treatments for addiction.
Aug. 30, 2018—A symptom related to hypertension may play a role in cognitive decline, according to new research by Angela Jefferson.
Aug. 29, 2018—A $1 million gift has established a new faculty chair within the School of Medicine’s Basic Sciences that is named in honor of the late biochemist Richard Armstrong.
Aug. 23, 2018—New research by Masoud Ghamari-Langroudi and colleagues has revealed that a certain brain protein called MC3R plays a role in causing the body to reset its "ideal" weight.
Aug. 17, 2018—People who qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare tend to have very serious, complex health problems, but new research by Laura Keohane shows that their rate of healthcare spending is not rising any faster than that of people eligible for just Medicare.