Category: Health

  • Moffitt Researchers Unveil Scalable Method to Produce Cancer-Fighting Compounds

    In a groundbreaking development, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have created a scalable synthesis method for withanolides, a group of naturally occurring compounds with noted anti-cancer properties. Traditionally sourced from plants, withanolides have shown remarkable potential to inhibit cancer cell growth, induce apoptosis and block metastasis. However, their natural scarcity has limited research and therapeutic advancement.…

  • Breakthrough USC Study Reveals Kidney Regeneration Potential With Low-Salt Diet in Mice

    A study led by University of Southern California Stem Cell scientist Janos Peti-Peterdi has discovered a novel method to stimulate kidney regeneration through a low-salt diet. The research, recently published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, could pave the way for innovative treatments for chronic kidney disease (CKD), a condition that affects 850 million people…

  • Study Reveals Which Adolescents Are Most at Risk for Depression From Social Media Use

    In an era where social media is an integral part of daily life, its impact on young people‚Äôs mental health remains a critical concern. A recent study published in the Journal of Adolescence sheds new light on the nuanced relationship between social media use and depression among adolescents, highlighting the importance of individual factors and…

  • WSU Researchers Unveil 3D-Printed Wearable Health Monitor to Detect Disease via Sweat

    In a groundbreaking development poised to revolutionize medical diagnostics, researchers at Washington State University have designed a wearable health monitor capable of measuring important biochemicals in sweat during physical exercise. Published in the journal ACS Sensors, the innovative 3D-printed monitor could eventually offer a simple, non-invasive method for tracking health conditions and diagnosing diseases such…

  • A Common Inexpensive Blood Pressure Drug May Prevent Epilepsy, Stanford-Led Study Shows

    Researchers led by Stanford Medicine have unveiled a promising discovery that could redefine the preventive strategies for epilepsy. According to their recent study, a class of drugs commonly used to treat high blood pressure might also significantly reduce the risk of developing epilepsy. The breakthrough, detailed in the June 17 issue of JAMA Neurology, highlights…

  • Study Reveals We Are Eating Better, but Persistent Disparities Continue in American Diets

    Despite some advances in dietary habits over the past 20 years, many Americans are still struggling with poor diet quality, particularly those from marginalized communities, according to a new study from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. “While we’ve seen some modest improvement in American diets in the last two…

  • Ketogenic Diet Enhances Memory and Brain Health in Aging Mice, Study Finds

    The ketogenic diet, known for its high-fat, low-carbohydrate composition, may have a remarkable impact on memory and brain health, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Reports Medicine. Scientists from the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and the University of Chile have discovered a novel molecular signaling pathway activated by this…

  • New Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy Promises Vision Preservation

    Diabetic retinopathy, a daunting complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness, might soon have a new, groundbreaking treatment thanks to pioneering research from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences and Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center. Diabetic retinopathy affects approximately one-third of adults over 40 with diabetes, marking it as a significant global health…

  • Nobel Prize-Winning ‘Turtle Technique’ Brings Hope for Parkinson’s Disease

    The quest to improve treatment for Parkinson’s disease has taken a significant leap forward, thanks to a breakthrough in molecular chemistry known as “chiral synthesis.” This advanced technique, explained in a compelling video by Reactions host George Zaidan, demonstrates the revolutionary process of creating L-DOPA, the most effective drug for Parkinson’s, without producing its harmful…

  • Stanford Medicine-Led Study Could Pave the Way for Tailored Treatment of Depression

    In a landmark study that could change the future of mental health treatment, a team of researchers led by Stanford Medicine have identified six distinct subtypes of depression using advanced brain imaging techniques and machine learning. Published in the journal Nature Medicine, the study‘s findings promise to improve the accuracy of depression diagnoses and personalize…