Dr. Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, a leading voice in the debate to bring sex parity to pre-clinical research, is a professor of endocrinology at Tulane University School of Medicine. Credit: Paula Burch-Celentano/Tulane University Over the last decade, many drugs that have been pulled from the market due to toxicity were withdrawn because they affected women more than

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and this figure is expected to grow, driven by the increased life expectancy, increasing incidence of diabetes and cancer, combined with better survival rates, often leaving patients with severe and poorly treated pain. Credit: © Michail Petrov / Fotolia Researchers from Monash University have developed a

This is a cross-section of tooth showing laser removal of the dentine layer, in tan, for analysis of metal content. Credit: J. Gregory, Copyright Mount Sinai Health System, 2017 Using evidence found in baby teeth, researchers from The Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Environmental Health Sciences Laboratory and The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment

There are epigenetic changes in women consuming tea, but not in men, shows new research. Credit: © Ivan Kruk / Fotolia Epigenetic changes are chemical modifications that turn our genes off or on. In a new study from Uppsala University, researchers show that tea consumption in women leads to epigenetic changes in genes that are

How Vmem signal strengthens innate immune response: Normal tadpoles have polarized cells, with specific native amounts and distributions of melanocytes (pigment cells) and primitive myeloid cells (part of the innate immune system). Following chemical or genetic treatments that depolarize the cells’ Vmem (transmembrane potential, or voltage potential caused by differences in negative and positive ions

This is a GIF depicting how a subgroup of neurons in the zona incerta influence binge-eating behavior in mice. Credit: Carla Schaffer / AAAS Researchers have identified a subgroup of neurons in the mouse brain that, upon activation, immediately prompt binge-like eating. Furthermore, repeated stimulation of these neurons over time caused the mice to gain

Dr. Anwesha Sanyal holds up two vials with HIV-infected cells that she is preparing for Pitt Public Health’s TZA test. The yellow indicates more stimulated HIV infected cells. Credit: Image courtesy of University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences The quest to develop a cure for HIV has long been plagued by a seemingly

Medical resident Jarod Roland, MD, tries out a device that detects electrical activity in his brain and causes his hand to open and close in response to brain signals. A new study shows that this device can help chronic stroke patients recover some control over their paralyzed limbs. Credit: Leuthardt lab Stroke patients who learned

TSRI Research Associate Nathan D. Grubaugh works with TSRI Graduate Student Karthik Gangavarapu to map the spread of Zika virus. Credit: Photo by Faith Hark With mosquito season looming in the Northern Hemisphere, doctors and researchers are poised to take on a new round of Zika virus infections. Now a new study by a large

The paper calls for GPs to consider a diagnosis of cancer in patients with unexpected thrombocytosis, to increase early diagnosis which can save lives. Credit: © jarun011 / Fotolia Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, according to a large-scale study. Around

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