There are dozens of studies, innovations, and research findings released everyday by institutions and clinics across the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from May 23.
Microbes can degrade the toughest PFAS
Engineers at UC Riverside are the first to report selective breakdown of a particularly stubborn class of PFAS called fluorinated carboxylic acids (FCAs) by common microorganisms.
Foreign fishing fleets and trade are taking fish nutrients away from malnourished people
Foreign fishing fleets, as well as international seafood trade, are diverting vital micronutrients away from malnourished populations, a new study reveals.
Rice bioengineers are shining light on bacterial stress
Rice University synthetic biologists and bioengineers are preparing to interrogate some single-celled survivalists to find out how they deal with stress.
In less than 10 minutes, Stanford researchers isolate the rarest white blood cells
Stanford researchers quickly isolate rare, allergen-reactive white blood cells, called basophils, using microfluidics and magnets.
Requiring CPR/AED Training in Schools Can Improve OHCA Rates
States with laws requiring CPR/automated external defibrillator (AED) training in high school have higher rates of bystander CPR (BCPR) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) than states with no CPR education laws, according to a study today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
‘I don’t even remember what I read’: People enter a ‘dissociative state’ when using social media
Researchers at the University of Washington wondered if people enter a similar state of dissociation when surfing social media, and if that explains why users might feel out of control after spending so much time on their favorite app.
Body weight influences the chance of developing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
European Congress of Endocrinology 2022 Abstract OC5.4: Body Composition during Childhood, Adolescence and Adulthood influences the odds of developing Polycystic Ovary.
Physical Consequences Improve Motor Learning
Actions have consequences, and the physical consequence of slipping improves motor learning, according to research recently published in eNeuro.
Researchers Use National Study to Enhance Understanding of Late-Life Disability and Care
A new supplemental issue to The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences features papers examining outcomes from 10 years of the seminal National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS).
Amid scary headlines about disease, important progress against tuberculosis
Doctors and scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine are making important progress in their longstanding efforts to better understand, prevent and treat tuberculosis, and they’ve received a $1.25 million boost for a partnership with colleagues in Tanzania to train the next generation of front-line soldiers in the war against the disease.
Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Life-Threatening Bacterial Disease in Dogs
Veterinarians and researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine have discovered a technique to predict leptospirosis in dogs through the use of artificial intelligence.
Study reveals evidence that bacteria can live in snake and spider venoms
Newly published research led by Northumbria University shows that, contrary to what is commonly believed, the venom of snakes and spiders is actually populated with microbes, including bacteria that could cause infection in people who have suffered a bite.
Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Announce Partnership with Costa Rica for CAR T Cell Therapy
Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), who together pioneered the research and development of the world’s first personalized cellular therapy for cancer — also known as CAR T cell therapy — have announced plans with Costa Rica’s CCSS, or the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (Social Security Program), to facilitate CAR T research in Costa Rica.
First European Hormone Day underscores the importance of hormones
European Hormone Day aims to raise awareness and educate decision-makers about the important role of hormones in diseases such as obesity, diabetes, thyroid disorders, infertility, osteoporosis and more than 400 rare diseases.
Breakthrough COVID infections more likely in cancer and Alzheimer’s patients, studies find
Breakthrough COVID-19 cases resulting in infections, hospitalizations and deaths are significantly more likely in cancer and Alzheimer’s patients, according to two new studies from researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Genetic test can diagnose certain immune system disorders
Advances in genetic testing help uncover the link between inherited genetic defects and primary immune deficiency disorders, raising the possibility for more targeted therapeutic options, researchers report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.
Gene-edited tomatoes could be a new source of vitamin D
Tomatoes gene-edited to produce vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, could be a simple and sustainable innovation to address a global health problem.
Reducing screen time increases physical activity in children
Many young people spend much of their time using digital screens which may reduce their engagement in physical activity. But children have always been sedentary during most of their awake time.
The limits of vision: seeing shadows in the dark
Mice use a specific neural pathway to detect shadows, and it can detect just about the dimmest shadows possible, according to new research from Aalto University and the University of Helsinki.