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

Scientists create atlas of liver infection caused by Plasmodium parasites

Malaria is a devastating disease caused by plasmodium a parasite. After being bitten by an infected mosquito, the parasites travel to the liver and infect the liver cells. This phase of the infection is asymptomatic. Now a new study led by Maria M. Mota, group leader at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes … Read more

Health status and physical capacity of survivors of COVID-19 one year after hospital discharge

A wide range of clinical symptoms, asymptomatic, mild, and severe, are associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. SARS-CoV-2 is the causative agent of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: Persistent symptoms of COVID-19 1 year after hospital discharge: A prospective multicenter study. Image credit: Prostock-studio/Shutterstock Background Prognosis of acute … Read more

The new technique offers more accurate scRNA-seq data than current technologies

The advent of single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) has revolutionized the fields of medicine and biology, providing the opportunity to study the internal workings of thousands of cells at once. However, scRNA-seq methods are limited by potential inaccuracies in determining cell composition and ineffective amplification of complementary DNA (cDNA), a process that generates and replicates millions … Read more

A new massive study confirms that you are tall, you are at risk for a number of diseases

Standing head and shoulders above the crowd has its advantages – but those extra inches can come at a price. According to a new study, high is mainly associated with a number of diseases, from varicose veins to damage to peripheral nerves. An international team of researchers has compared height measurements, both genetic and physical, … Read more