See live cells with 7 times greater sensitivity using new microscopy technique

IMAGE: Researchers at the University of Tokyo have found a way to enhance the sensitivity of existing quantitative phase imaging so that all structures inside living cells can be seen simultaneously,… view more  Credit:, CC BY-NC-ND Experts in optical physics have developed a new way to see inside living cells in greater detail using existing […]

Difference in blood pressure between arms linked to greater death risk

Robust evidence from a large international study confirms that a difference in blood pressure readings between arms is linked to greater risk of heart attack, stroke and death. Led by the University of Exeter, the global INTERPRESS-IPD Collaboration conducted a meta-analysis of all the available research, then merged data from 24 global studies to create […]

Climate change as a catalyst in Greater Cahokia

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Water and air are highly mutable resources that exist in a myriad of physical states and dimensions, and due to their affectivity, these entities participate in a multitude of interactions capable of sustaining life, transforming environments, and shaping human behavior. As air and water circulate between the atmosphere and the landscape […]

Food allergies take a greater emotional toll on Asian families

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill (November 13, 2020) – Studies have shown that food allergies negatively affect the quality of life of those who suffer with them. A new study being presented at this year’s virtual American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting reveals the impact on food allergy quality of life (FAQOL) […]

The Lancet: Older adults are at greater risk of cardiovascular events than younger people, and benefit at least as much from cholesterol-lowering medications, two studies suggest

Peer-reviewed / 1 Observational study + 1 Systematic review and meta-analysis / People An observational study finds risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease is highest in people aged 70 and over with elevated levels of LDL cholesterol, compared to younger age groups, and estimates the number needed to treat with statins to prevent one […]

Hubble telescope spots a ‘Greater Pumpkin’ in space for Halloween

As families tuck into their couches to watch Charlie Brown help his friend Linus await the Great Pumpkin this Halloween, they may be surprised to hear that NASA has already discovered a “greater pumpkin.”  Images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope show what looks remarkably like a giant jack-o’-lantern in the sky. The “pumpkin” is actually […]

Greater prostate cancer incidence; mortality among Black men linked to genetic alterations

Bottom Line: Prostate cancer tumors from African American men had higher frequencies of certain genetic alterations that may be associated with aggressive disease, compared with prostate cancer tumors from white men. Journal in Which the Study was Published: Molecular Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research Author: Jianfeng Xu, DrPH, Vice […]