Worldwide, 50 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. According to the Alzheimer's Association, every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops this disease, which causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.
Chemists at Tokyo Tech's Laboratory for Chemistry and Life Science have designed and developed a capsule-shaped synthetic receptor that can distinguish between male and female steroid hormones. Namely, the receptor displays unusual high binding affinity toward androgenic male hormones in the water.
OAKLAND, Calif. - More than 80 percent of all waste from Pennsylvania's oil and gas drilling operations stays inside the state, according to a new study that tracks the disposal locations of liquid and solid waste from these operations across 26 years. Numerous human health hazards have been associated with waste from oil and gas extraction, including potential exposure to compounds known to cause cancer.
A specially designed computer program can help diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans by analyzing their voices, a new study finds.
DURHAM, N.C. -- The discovery of general anesthesia 170 years ago was a medical miracle, enabling millions of patients to undergo invasive, life-saving surgeries without pain. Yet despite decades of research, scientists still don't understand why general anesthesia works.
Scientists have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
Here’s how stress affects women differently than men, and what you can do to ensure a stress-free lifestyle.
Here’s why we have reason to believe that daily aspirin dosages could be harmful, and what the latest research has to say on the matter.
Here’s why you should consider becoming a nurse, and why they’re going to be an essential part of the American economy for the foreseeable future.
Here are 5 ways that women can keep their bones healthy, and what you need to know about pursuing a healthy lifestyle.
In vitro/in silico evaluations of binding affinities of perfluoroalkyl substances to Baikal seal PPARα
For those who are sexually active, it is vital to get tested regularly. Sexually transmitted illnesses pose a serious threat to individuals. Even those who practice safe sex should take the time to get a professional screening done, as it can be invaluable in guaranteeing the safety of themselves and their future partners.
Dolphins stranded on the beaches of Florida and Massachusetts show in their brains amyloid plaques, a hallmark in human beings of Alzheimer's disease, together with an environmental toxin produced by cyanobacterial blooms.
Interactive maps can guide surveillance efforts, protect human health
Houston Methodist infectious disease scientists have discovered a previously unknown trigger that turns a relatively run-of-the-mill infection into a devastatingly ravenous, flesh-eating disease.