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Scientists Show Obesity Alters Airway Function, Increases Asthma Risk

New research suggests that obesity changes how airway muscles function, increasing the risk of developing asthma. The study is published…

New Combo Technique Improves Detection of Diseases at Birth

The combination of a new sequencing technique and machine learning can speed up the diagnosis of diseases in newborns and…

Physical Exercise Improves Cognition in Alzheimer’s Disease

A study by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team finds that neurogenesis — inducing the production of new neurons…

A New Model for Chronic Disease Pathogenesis and Treatment

Much of modern Western medicine is based upon the treatment of acute, immediate harm, from physical injury to infections, from…

Beer Consumption Linked to Higher Prostate Cancer Risk

Many men suffering from advanced-stage prostate cancer appear to share at least one thing in common: they are now or…

New Research Shows How Sickled Red Blood Cells Clump Together

One of the most common complications of sickle-cell disease occurs when deformed red blood cells clump together, blocking tiny blood…

Marijuana Study Finds 63 Percent of Breast Milk Samples Have THC Up to Six Days After Use

With the legalization of marijuana in several states, increased use for both medicinal and recreational purposes has been documented in…

Scientists Close In On Mystery Surrounding Dangerous Blood Syndromes

Scientists may be on the road to solving the mystery of a group of mostly incurable blood diseases called myelodysplastic…

Scientists Reveal Cellular Changes That Lead to Chronic Allergic Inflammation

Findings suggest mechanisms for the persistence of nasal polyps and possible new treatment strategies. Chronic rhinosinusitis is distinct from your…

Study Shows A Depressed Spouse Increases One’s Own Cognitive Decline

Researchers at Yale School of Public Health and their scientific partners have found that having a depressed spouse can increase…

CRISPR’s Potential and Dangers: Is CRISPR Worth the Risk?

The gene editing technology CRISPR has prompted both breathless predictions of medical breakthroughs and warnings of apocalypse. Yale Insights asked…

New Test Helps Identify People at Risk for Five Deadly Diseases

A research team at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Harvard Medical School (HMS)…

New HIV Therapy Boosts Immunity and Reduces Viral Replication

In a study, a new HIV drug reduced viral replication and increased immune cells in individuals with advanced, drug-resistant HIV…

Molecular Switch Serves as New Target Point for Cancer and Diabetes Therapies

If certain signaling cascades are misregulated, diseases like cancer, obesity and diabetes may occur. A mechanism recently discovered by scientists…

Scientists Discover Possible Treatment for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is the most common hereditary neuropathy and affects more than two million people worldwide. Researchers at the Max-Planck-Institute…

Scientists Discover Surprise Link Between Metabolism and Immunity

In the search for obesity treatments, scientists recently zeroed in on a gene known as Nucleobindin-2 (Nucb2), which was believed…

Newly Developed Compounds Maintain Anti-HIV Activity Better Than FDA-Approved Medications

Antiretroviral therapies have worked wonders suppressing HIV replication and its progression to AIDS, but their effectiveness is deteriorating due to…

Scientists Examine the Microbes That Thrive in Air Conditioning

Typically, we don’t think too much about the inner workings of our air-conditioning units, even as we enjoy the relief…