Survey reveals skyrocketing interest in marijuana and cannabinoids for pain

Millennials lead the escalating interest in marijuana and cannabinoid compounds for managing pain鈥攚ith older generations not far behind鈥攁nd yet most are unaware of potential risks. Three-quarters (75%) of Americans who expressed interest in using marijuana or cannabinoids to address pain are under the impression they are safer or have fewer Continue Reading

Study reveals how stress can curb the desire to eat in an animal model

Eating disorder researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have discovered a neurocircuit in mice that, when activated, increased their stress levels while decreasing their desire to eat. Findings appear in Nature Communications. The scientists believe their research could aid efforts to develop treatments for Continue Reading

Study reveals the emotional journey of a digital detox while travelling

New research reveals the emotional journey that tourists go on when they disconnect from technology and social media while travelling. The study, by the University of East Anglia (UEA), University of Greenwich and Auckland University of Technology (AUT), investigated how engaging in digital-free tourism impacted travellers’ holiday experiences. It involved Continue Reading

AI reveals new breast cancer types that respond differently to treatment

Scientists have used artificial intelligence to recognise patterns in breast cancer—and uncovered five new types of the disease each matched to different personalised treatments. Their study applied AI and machine learning to gene sequences and molecular data from breast tumours, to reveal crucial differences among cancers that had previously been Continue Reading

Clinical trial reveals potential for treating larger strokes with thrombectomy

Building on research results published today in JAMA Neurology showing patients with larger ischemic strokes could benefit from endovascular thrombectomy, an international, multicenter Phase III clinical trial will be starting at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The trial, called SELECT2 (Optimizing Patient Selection for Endovascular Continue Reading

Single-cell atlas reveals underlying building blocks of ulcerative colitis

Inflammatory bowel diseases are chronic, painful disorders of the intestine that afflict roughly 1.5 million people in the United States. Yet the underlying mechanisms of these diseases, which include ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, are not well understood. Even patients with the same diagnosis can have drastically different responses to Continue Reading

Epic research endeavor reveals cause of deadly digestive disease in children

Nearly 10 years ago, a group of Israeli clinical researchers emailed Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) geneticist Len Pennacchio to ask for his team’s help in solving the mystery of a rare inherited disease that caused extreme, and sometimes fatal, chronic diarrhea in children. Now, following an arduous investigative Continue Reading

Epic research endeavor reveals cause of deadly digestive disease in children

Detection of Percc1 expressing cells (red) amongst the epithelial cells (green) of the intestinal villi in a mouse. Credit: Marco Osterwalder/Berkeley Lab Nearly 10 years ago, a group of Israeli clinical researchers emailed Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) geneticist Len Pennacchio to ask for his team’s help in solving Continue Reading

GENDER-CONFUSED: Shocking study reveals 86% of teenagers’ bodies contaminated with gender-bending chemicals from plastics

A few years ago, a lot of attention was focused on the dangers of Bisphenol A (BPA), an organic synthetic compound found in plastic. Mothers with babies were especially cautioned to ensure that their baby bottles did not contain BPA. We all dutifully bought new BPA-free bottles, and many parents Continue Reading

Study reveals reasons for different responses to anti-PD-1 checkpoint blockade immunotherapy

A team of researchers affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has found some of the reasons for different responses to anti-PD-1 checkpoint blockade immunotherapy in cancer patients. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their study of the therapy using mouse Continue Reading

Potatoes the next superfood? Research reveals a host of health benefits that could sustain you for life

Who says taters are only good for junk food and fries? Not U.K. scientists, who revealed that potatoes are much more nutritious than originally thought. In fact, they’re so healthy that you can limit your diet to them and stay “pretty healthy,” reported The Daily Mail. According to the publishers Continue Reading

Olfactory virtual reality reveals the mammalian brain can navigate by smell alone

A study published in Nature Communications reported that mammals could navigate their surrounding using only their sense of smell. According to the authors, a virtual reality system that they developed helped determine how certain smells can affect the behavior of test subjects. While all motile organisms require the spatially distributed chemical features Continue Reading