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Could epigenome editing prevent developmental disorders?

Could epigenome editing prevent developmental disorders?

Using a new type of genetic engineering tool called epigenome editing in mice, scientists have restored irregularities in the developing brain that arise from a gene mutation. Share on PinterestNew research in mice suggests that gene editing could prevent br…

Mouse study tests a novel approach against Alzheimer’s

Mouse study tests a novel approach against Alzheimer’s

Using mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers have been looking into a new approach to slow down the progression of this neurodegenerative disease a ketone ester-rich diet. Share on PinterestCould a new therapeutic approach help slow down Alzheimer…

Stroke: Excessive sleep may raise risk by 85%

Stroke: Excessive sleep may raise risk by 85%

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide and in the United States, specifically. New research finds that excessive sleep considerably raises the risk of this cardiovascular problem. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that p…

Excessive blood fat could cause organ damage

Excessive blood fat could cause organ damage

In a new study, researchers have found the mechanisms through which high levels of blood lipids could lead to inflammation and, over time, more serious consequences, such as organ damage. Share on PinterestNew research shows how high blood fat levels can ind…

How playing in a brass band could give your health a boost

How playing in a brass band could give your health a boost

New research from the United Kingdom suggests that people who play in a brass band experience a wide array of mental and physical health benefits partly from playing an instrument, and, in part, thanks to the feeling of inclusion in a group. Share on Pinter…

Cancer: Common antibiotic may boost immune system

Cancer: Common antibiotic may boost immune system

New research in mice finds that taking the antibiotic vancomycin before underoing radiation therapy alters gram-positive bacteria in the gut, thus boosting the immune system and enhancing the antitumor effect of the treatment. Share on PinterestA common anti…

Athletes are better at tuning out background brain noise

Athletes are better at tuning out background brain noise

People who play sports appear to have an enhanced ability to process sounds from their environment, according to new research. Share on PinterestAthletes’ brains may be better at processing the sensory environment, new research suggests. Scientists at North…

Global warming may cause birds to shrink

Global warming may cause birds to shrink

As the planet continues to warm, researchers are increasingly pointing out the ways in which global warming will affect our health and that of the species around us. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that sparrows may have decreased in size due to glo…