A first step toward cracking the genetics of strabismus

While some rare forms of strabismus have been linked to specific genes, common forms have been hard to pin down genetically. A new genome-wide...

Environmental contaminants alter gut microbiome, health

The microbes that inhabit our bodies are influenced by what we eat, drink, breathe and absorb through our skin, and most of us are...

Public health researchers warn of dietary supplements containing higenamine

A new peer-reviewed study of weight-loss and sports/energy supplements containing higenamine finds unpredictable and inaccurately labeled dosages of the potentially harmful cardiovascular stimulant. Source: sd

Imaginary worlds of children reflect positive creativity

Children who create imaginary parallel worlds, alone or with friends, are more found more commonly than previously believed, according to new research. In a project...

Long-term estrogen therapy changes microbial activity in the gut

Long-term therapy with estrogen and bazedoxifene alters the microbial composition and activity in the gut, affecting how estrogen is metabolized, a new study in...

Eye movements take edge off traumatic memories

Two human experiments demonstrate that a widely used yet controversial psychotherapy technique suppresses fear-related amygdala activity during recall of a traumatic memory. Two human experiments...

Expanding primary care buprenorphine treatment could curb opioid overdose crisis

Physicians write that expanding the availability of medication treatment for opioid use disorder in primary care settings would be a major step toward reducing...

PTSD symptoms improve when patient chooses form of treatment

A new study is the first large-scale trial of hundreds of PTSD patients, including veterans and survivors of sexual assault, to measure whether patient...

Triple combination cancer immunotherapy improves outcomes in preclinical melanoma model

In adoptive cell transfer immunotherapy, T cells able to recognize a tumor are harvested, expanded in the laboratory, and then reintroduced to attack the...

The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted

A female Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis. In a...

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Stress from work and social interactions put women at higher coronary heart disease risk

Psychosocial stress - typically resulting from difficulty coping with challenging environments - may work synergistically to put women at significantly higher risk of developing...

Masculine traits linked to better parenting for some dads

In some men, having traditional masculine characteristics such as competitiveness and adventurousness was linked to being better fathers to infants, a new study found....

Metabolic changes in fat tissue in obesity associated with adverse health effects

A twin study indicates that the machinery responsible for energy handling in fat tissue is working poorly in obesity. In the study, a clear...