Tag Archives: Researchers

MGH researchers studying early onset celiac disease

A collaborative group of researchers has identified substantial microbial changes in the intestines of at-risk infants before disease onset in a new, long-term, prospective approach to the development of celiac disease. Using advanced genomic sequencing techniques, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) researchers, along with colleagues from institutions in Italy and the University of Maryland, College… Read More »

Covid: Researchers explore links between abnormal periods and vaccine

Scientists launch study to find out if COVID-19 vaccines are causing period changes after hundreds of women notice irregularities Dr Kathryn Clancy and Dr Katherine Lee said they both experienced abnormal periods after getting the COVID-19 vaccine When they described their experiences on Twitter, hundreds of women replied that their menstrual cycles were also abnormal… Read More »

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 »

New ethical obligations for researchers in places where existing HIV prevention services are inadequate

A full package of effective prevention interventions, up to international standards, must be offered to people taking part in HIV prevention trials, say UNAIDS and WHO in new guidance issued this week. This means that if researchers want to run a study in a country in which PrEP is not routinely available, they must find… 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 »

NIH researchers discover gene for rare disease of excess bone tissue growth

What Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a second gene that causes melorheostosis, a rare group of conditions involving an often painful and disfiguring overgrowth of bone tissue. The gene, SMAD3, is part of a pathway that regulates cell development and growth. The researchers are now working to develop an animal model with… Read More »

Medical News Today: Researchers activate problem-solving during sleep

Using sound cues, scientists have made study participants solve puzzles in their sleep. New research sheds light on the cognitive processes that occur in the brain as we sleep. In dreams, fragments of reality, imagination, and memory intermingle in timeline-agnostic narratives that make little sense upon waking. It seems to have something to do with… Read More »