There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 10.
New Initiative to Develop Personalized Therapies for People with Rare Genetic Forms of ALS
A new initiative, Silence ALS, will develop experimental personalized therapies to treat patients with rare genetic forms of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Videos Can Spur Family Members to Donate Tissues, Improve Lives
A new study examined two different videos on tissue donation, finding that both videos encouraged willingness to donate, but it was the informational content in the videos, not emotional connectivity, that spurred family members’ interest.
USF tech helping combat malaria and other tropical diseases across the world
Following his success eradicating a major source of malaria, technology created by a USF public health researcher is being implemented by insect control agencies throughout Africa and across the Tampa Bay region.
Frozen testicular tissue still viable after two decades
Male testis tissue that is cryopreserved can be reimplanted after more than 20 years and will go on to make viable sperm, according to a new study in rodents in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Eoin Whelan of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and colleagues publishing May 10th.
Henry Ford Health First in Michigan to Offer Robotic High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Prostate Cancer
Henry Ford Health is the first in Michigan to offer Robotic High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for the treatment of localized prostate cancer.
Study reveals most effective anti-vaping messages for teens
Effective anti-vaping advertisements geared to teens have the greatest impact when they emphasize the adverse consequences and harms of vaping e-cigarettes, use negative imagery, and avoid memes, hashtags and other “teen-centric” communication styles, according to a first-of-its-kind study by researchers at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Study finds the brain searches for the best way to move the body
Research that examines how the body adapts to new movements is shedding new light on how the nervous system learns, and could help to inform a wide range of applications, from customized rehabilitation and athletic training to wearable systems for healthcare.
NIH Should Create an Office of Autoimmune Disease Research, Says New Report
While the quantity and quality of research that the National Institutes of Health conducts on autoimmune diseases is impressive, a strategic plan and a well-funded office to support the coordination of all autoimmune disease research across NIH institutes and centers are needed, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Study finds cells take out the trash before they divide
MIT researchers have discovered that before cells start to divide, they do a little cleanup, tossing out molecules that they appear not to need anymore.
A new study finds that the gut can hold important clues about concussions
A recently published study by Houston Methodist scientists suggests that tell-tale signs of concussion can be found in the gut.
Live monitoring of brain metabolism with fluorescence
Researchers obtain cell-specific lactate level recordings in rat brain from fluorescence signals corrected for artifacts related to blood flow.
Tumor Release of Lactate Forces Nearby Cells into Supportive Role
Tumors can force neighboring cells into supporting cancer growth by releasing lactate into their local environment, according to researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Narcissists Less Likely To Comply With COVID-19 Mitigations Like Masking and Vaccination
According to a new research study, a person’s individual level of narcissism affects whether they are more, or less, willing to participate in these efforts.
Moffitt Researchers Identify Pathway that Regulates Lipid Synthesis and Contributes to Tumor Survival
In a new study published in the journal Cell Reports, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers show that cancer cells in an acidic environment undergo lipid synthesis and accumulation.
The gut microbiota protects against viral infections by keeping the immune system alert
Researchers from Stockholm, Umeå, and Gothenburg Universities, Sweden report how the gut microbiota is essential for natural resistance to viral infections.
Medication that lowers risk of overdose underused
Less than half of Americans who received treatment for opioid use disorder over a five-year period were offered a potentially lifesaving medication, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Saint Louis University have found.
A new approach to medical guidelines, with inspiration from Wikipedia
To improve the process for establishing medical guidelines, a group of international researchers are taking a new approach that leans on online collaboration and high quality data.
Diets High in Fiber Associated with Less Antibiotic Resistance in Gut Bacteria
Healthy adults who eat a diverse diet with at least 8-10 grams of soluble fiber a day have fewer antibiotic-resistant microbes in their guts, according to a study published by Agricultural Research Service scientists and their colleagues in mBio.