A group of proteins best known for helping to activate all mammalian genes has been found to play a particularly commanding role in the natural development of specialized stem cells into healthy blood cells, a process known as hematopoiesis.
Researchers at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) recently identified compounds that potentially can be used to inhibit Zika virus replication and reduce its ability to kill brain cells. These compounds now can be studied by the broader research community to help combat the Zika public health crisis. NCATS is part of the National Institutes of Health.
Heart failure among people who are aged above 60 is set to triple by 2060, a new study has found.
New evidence suggests people with autism can recognize feelings and other traits of humanness in voices as well as or even better than neurotypical people do
Children with a history of food allergy have a high risk of developing asthma and allergic rhinitis during childhood as well. The risk increases with the number of food allergies a child might have, say researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in a new study recently published in BMC Pediatrics.
A new group of patients suffering from aortic stenosis is now eligible for a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement.
PinnacleHealth became the first hospital in the country to implant the EDWARDS INTUITY Elite valve, a rapid deployment device for surgical aortic valve replacement, after U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.
Pear Therapeutics (PEAR), the creator of prescription digital therapies called eFormulations™, has announced results from a real-world implementation study examining a research version of THRIVE™, PEAR’s digital therapy for treating patients with Serious Mental Illness including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder.
Investigating The Relationship Between Low Physical Activity And Psychotic Symptoms
As if it weren’t stressful enough knowing that stress is bad for our health, a new study finds that for younger women in particular, mental stress may contribute to heart disease in measureable ways. If you have heart disease to begin with, that is. The study looked at people in their 30s to 70s and found that when they started out with heart problems, being stressed in the lab reduced blood flow to their hearts, and the effect was significantly greater for women. It’s not clear if the results also apply to healthy individuals, but it’s likely they may, given what we know about the links between mental and heart health. And since heart disease kills more women every year, and women are more affected by anxiety than men, the results are worth paying attention to.