Researchers study delayed wound healing due to gene mutations

“Wound healing is one of the most complex biological processes,” write Professor Kazumitsu Sugiura and Dr. Kenta Saito from Fujita Health University, Japan, in their article recently published in Scientific Reports. As countless researchers in the field have noted, several automated coordinated biological activities take place during wound healing, including stopping the bleeding, cleaning out […]

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Team proposes a holistic economic reimagination that focuses on brain health to improve employees’ resilience

After the COVID-19 pandemic crippled the global economy, scientists at the Center for BrainHealth, part of the University of Texas at Dallas, worked with researchers around the world to develop a science-based plan that could help the economy recover and prevent similar collapses in the future. The Brain Capital Grand Strategy is an economic reimagination […]

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Malaria parasites hide out in humans when it’s not mosquito season

Malaria parasites survive the mosquito-free dry season by waiting silently in humans for the return of the rainy season that brings back with it mosquitoes. New research, by an international team including Penn State scientists, helps explain how the Plasmodium falciparum parasite survives the disruption to its lifecycle, which requires development within the mosquito host […]

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A study has demonstrated that omega-3 rich foods improve post-heart attack prognosis

A team of researchers from the Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital and Research Institute (IGTP) and the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) has shown that regularly consuming foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, from both animal and vegetable origins, strengthens the heart’s membranes and helps improve the prognosis in the event of a […]

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Neural sensors that use near-infrared light can reveal brain activity deep within animal models

Biomedical engineers, cell biologists and neuroscientists at Duke University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have developed a new type of genetically encoded neural biosensor that operates in near-infrared light. The invention will allow researchers to non-invasively study how neurons fire at deeper levels in a living brain while simultaneously watching oxygen consumption. The […]

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Creating a positive home environment, and other tips for uncertain times

The uncertainties surrounding parents right now can feel unmooring. Questions arise, like “Will my child be able to return to school? Are they becoming socially isolated? How will this impact their future?” Michael Nakkula, chair of the Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division and co-founder of the Project for Mental Health and Optimal Development (PMHOD) […]

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