The study provides a key link between the social environment and healthy brains

As people age, maintaining a positive and predictable social environment becomes increasingly important. For example, maintaining close relationships with friends and family has been identified as one of the key ingredients for healthy aging. While some declines in health, mind, and body are inevitable, studies show that maintaining a positive social environment can help prevent … Read more

High-level social support helps improve postgraduate students’ mental health during static management of the Covid-19 pandemic

A team of researchers undertook a study of the mental health of postgraduate students during the static management of the Covid-19 pandemic. They found that when students received high levels of social support, it reduced the stress, anxiety, and depression caused by static management. The results of their research are published in the journal Stress … Read more

Data from a wearable activity tracker can be used to obtain metrics related to the user’s physical health

A new Johns Hopkins study shows that data collected from activity tracking devices can be used to derive several metrics related to the wearer’s general physical health and cardiovascular health. While these sensors are typically marketed as daily step counters, the Johns Hopkins research team believes they could potentially serve a larger purpose: aiding clinical … Read more

New AI blood test technology detects more than 80% of liver cancers

New artificial intelligence blood testing technology developed and used by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers to successfully detect lung cancer in a 2021 study has already detected more than 80% of liver cancers in a new study of 724 people. The blood test, called DELFI (DNA Evaluation of Fragments for Early Interception), detects fragmentation … Read more

New AI blood test technology detects more than 80% of liver cancers

New artificial intelligence blood testing technology developed and used by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers to successfully detect lung cancer in a 2021 study has already detected more than 80% of liver cancers in a new study of 724 people. The blood test, called DELFI (DNA Evaluation of Fragments for Early Interception), detects fragmentation … Read more

What is the role of adenoviruses in human health?

With advances in molecular biology informing recent developments in vaccinology, gene therapy and other areas of medicine, human adenoviruses (HAdV) are of paramount importance in medical research. A recent review in Trends in Molecular Medicine examines the promise of HAdV, their potential dangers and future challenges. Study: Adenoviruses in medicine: harmless pathogen, predator or partner. … Read more

A new look at how childhood trauma affects health outcomes

The social environment in which we grow up is crucial in determining our well-being and health later in life. Most Americans (67%) report experiencing at least one traumatic event in childhood, and a new study shows that these experiences have a significant impact on our health risks as adults. Physical illnesses such as obesity and … Read more

A new look at how childhood trauma affects health outcomes

The social environment in which we grow up is crucial in determining our well-being and health later in life. Most Americans (67%) report experiencing at least one traumatic event in childhood, and a new study shows that these experiences have a significant impact on our health risks as adults. Physical illnesses such as obesity and … Read more

emerging technologies capable of unlocking the promise of biologically targeted mRNA therapies

In a recent article published in Natural Biotechnologiesresearchers reviewed technological advances that will unlock the promise of biologically targeted ribonucleic acid (mRNA) therapy beyond vaccines. Study: Unlocking the promise of mRNA therapy. Image credit: nobeastsofierce/Shutterstock Background The first part of the review focuses on the design and purification of mRNA cargoes, including novel forms such … Read more

The study assesses the quality of care for patients with long-term health problems

The number of new rheumatoid arthritis diagnoses has dropped by 20% in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows. The study, published today in Lancet Rheumatology journal by researchers at King’s College London, shows that there may be up to a fifth of new cases that have gone undiagnosed, with cases not … Read more