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Researchers identify brain’s role in broken heart syndrome

A new study uncovers potential mechanisms that may contribute to “broken heart syndrome,” or Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), a temporary heart condition that is brought on by stressful situations and emotions. The research, which was led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), indicates that a heart-brain connection likely plays a major role.  For the… Read More »

Researchers identify two marine molecules with therapy potential against Alzheimer’s disease

Recerca An interdisciplinary research study of the UB identified two potential candidates to treat Alzheimer’s disease. These are two marine molecules, meridianine and lignarenone B, able to alter the activity of GSK3B activity, a protein associated with several neurodegenerative diseases. The researchers used several biocomputational techniques to detect these so far unknown compounds, which were… Read More »

64 dermatologists identify the 10 most common causes of acne—and we’re shook – Well+Good

After countless trips to the dermatologist’s office, I’ve come to recognize one skin-care truth: the causes of acne aren’t always easily discernible. In a new survey released by eMediHealth—a resource for expert-reviewed health information—64 dermatologists identified the most common triggers. Some of the culprits behind painful blemishes are kind of a “no, duh” and others… Read More »

Researchers identify molecular process that could accelerate recovery from nerve injuries

Tiare Dunlap Twenty million Americans suffer from peripheral nerve injuries, which can be caused by traumas such as combat wounds and motorcycle crashes as well as medical disorders including diabetes. These injuries can have a devastating impact on quality of life, resulting in loss of sensation, motor function and long-lasting nerve pain. The body is… Read More »