Real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy

A new study has definitively shown that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental...

New vulnerability in kidney cancer

Medical researchers have identified a possible way to treat tumors while sparing nearby healthy tissue. Source: sd

Edible 'security tag' to protect drugs from counterfeit

Researchers are aiming to stump drug counterfeiters with an edible 'security tag' embedded into medicine. To imitate the drug, a counterfeiter would have to...

Mix of stress and air pollution may lead to cognitive difficulties in children

Children with elevated exposure to early life stress in the home and elevated prenatal exposure to air pollution exhibited heightened symptoms of attention and...

Helping patients prep mind and body for surgery pays off

An inexpensive program to help surgery patients get physically and mentally ready for their upcoming operation may help reduce overall costs and get them...

A secreted signature of aging cells

Senescent cells undergo an irreversible and permanent arrest of cell division and are hallmarks of both the aging process and multiple chronic diseases. Senescent...

Molecular understanding of drug interactions suggests pathway to better malaria treatments

Researchers have for the first time demonstrated what happens at the molecular level when two compounds known to inhibit crystal growth were combined, yielding...

With these neurons, extinguishing fear is its own reward

The same neurons responsible for encoding reward also form new memories to suppress fearful ones, according to new research. Source: sd

Researchers identify gene with functional role in aging of eye

Researchers say a gene known to be a biomarker of age plays a key role in age-associated functional and anatomical aging in mouse retinas,...

Glimpses of fatherhood found in non-pair-bonding chimps

Although they have no way of identifying their biological fathers, male chimpanzees form intimate bonds with them, a finding that questions the idea of...

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Ingestible medical devices can be broken down with light

Engineers have developed a light-sensitive material that allows gastrointestinal devices to be triggered to break down inside the body when they are exposed to...

Human fetal lungs harbor a microbiome signature

The lungs and placentas of fetuses in the womb -- as young as 11 weeks after conception -- already show a bacterial microbiome signature,...

Neuron found in mice could have implications for effective diet drugs

A CALCR cell found in mice may stop feeding without subsequential nauseating effects, as well as influence the long term intake of food. Source: sd