Scientists discover a new promising target for diabetes treatment

IMAGE: Model of insulin inhibitory receptor ‘inceptor’ (in black) desensetizing the insulin recptor (in color) on a pancreatic beta cell. Insulin in blue. view more  Credit: Helmholtz Zentrum München Researchers have discovered a novel and druggable insulin inhibitory receptor, named inceptor. The latest study from Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen, the Technical University of Munich and the German […]

Corona vaccination: Approach receives approval

“74 percent of the respondents consider the national vaccination strategy to be appropriate,” says BfR-President Professor Dr. Dr. Andreas Hensel. “This indicates that the strategy is accepted.” While some regulations, such as the cancellation of events or the quarantine measures, have always been met with approval in recent months, other measures are now less accepted. […]

The longevity gene mammalian Indy (mINDY) is involved in blood pressure regulation

Authors from the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) presented data showing that the longevity gene mammalian Indy (mINDY) is involved in blood pressure regulation in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) insight. Reduced expression of mINDY, which is known to extend life span in lower organisms and to prevent from diet induced obesity, fatty […]

No overall difference in concussion recovery time for male and female college athletes

Philadelphia, January 26, 2021 – Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania found female and male collegiate athletes take approximately the same amount of time to recover from a concussion, with subtle differences in recovery time depending on the type of sports being played and the division level of the […]

Highly specific synaptic plasticity in addiction

IMAGE: One step of the methodology used to isolate and measure the MMP activity. view more  Credit: Elsevier Philadelphia, January 26, 2021 – Addiction, or substance use disorder (SUD), is a complex neurological condition that includes drug-seeking behavior among other cognitive, emotional and behavioral features. Synaptic plasticity, or changes in the way neurons communicate with one […]

Study: Negative mental health effects of pandemic lockdowns spike, then fade

IMAGE: Social distancing policies correlated with immediate increases in interest in information about “isolation ” and “worry ” – but those effects tapered off two to four weeks after their respective peaks, says… view more  Credit: Photo by L. Brian Stauffer CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Absent a widely available vaccine, mitigation measures such as stay-at-home mandates, lockdowns […]

Older minority cancer patients have worse surgery outcomes than similar white patients

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Older minority cancer patients with poor social determinants of health are significantly more likely to experience negative surgical outcomes compared to white patients with similar risk factors, according to a new study published by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. […]

Despite some advances, women still face disparities of the global burden of stroke

DALLAS, Jan. 25, 2021 — The continued global burden of stroke and how it disproportionately affects women are highlighted in new science published online today in the February issue of Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. Stroke editors selected nine manuscripts focused on stroke disparities in […]

Childhood cancer survivors are not more likely to terminate their pregnancies

Female childhood cancer survivors face a lower likelihood of becoming pregnant than women in the general population, but once pregnant, they are not more likely to undergo an abortion. The findings come from a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Cancer survivors might be reluctant to […]

Fine tuning first-responder immune cells may reduce TBI damage

IMAGE: Drs. Babak Baban (foreground) and Krishnan Dhandapani. view more  Credit: Kim Ratliff, Augusta University photographer AUGUSTA, Ga. (January 25, 2021) – Immediately after a traumatic brain injury and as long as one year later, there are increased levels of immune cells called ILCs in the brain promoting inflammation, which can worsen brain damage, scientists report. […]