Health and Medicine
Dec. 7, 2018—Research led by James Crowe, Jr., could lead to the first effective treatment for this dangerous mosquito-transmitted infection.
Dec. 7, 2018—The study will test the safety of a new cervical cancer vaccine for women who already have a significant presence of precancerous cells.
Dec. 7, 2018—A complete map of gene expression for the worm may help address broad questions in neuroscience about how gene expression programs establish diverse sets of neurons and how genetic differences contribute to neuronal function in healthy and disease conditions.
Dec. 4, 2018—Changing the gut microbiome to beat illness really does hold great potential, but first scientists must answer what constitutes a healthy gut microbiome and in whom.
Nov. 30, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have identified a biomarker for insulin-producing beta cells. Their finding could lead to improved ways to study and treat diabetes.
Nov. 30, 2018—Results of the study suggest the prospect of an array of individual and societal benefits to personalized medicine, as well as risks for physical, dignitary, group, economic, psychological and legal harms, many of which may have been over-emphasized or overlooked in the literature.
Nov. 30, 2018—A recent study led by Xiao-Ou Shu and colleagues found that green tea drinking was associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes in Chinese adults, possibly due to the use of pesticides on tea plants--though the researchers call for further study of the exact mechanism.