Thursday, 28 Oct 2021

Health Problems

$35 million to support study of sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration

People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance. People with the disorder have a 50% to […]

Health Benefits of Spinach

Spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) is a nutrient-rich leafy vegetable. It contains several important micronutrients which encompass a wide range of vitamins and minerals, as well as dietary fiber, protein, and fatty acids which are essential for the maintenance, improvement, and regulation of tissue. Image Credit: nesavinov/Shutterstock.com Spinach is also a substantial source of antioxidants that […]

$7 million to support research into how human genome works

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a $7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help lead national efforts to investigate how variations in the human genome sequence affect how the genome functions. Such information is critical for understanding human health and seeking new ways to treat diseases. […]

Effect of Sleep on Your Emotions

Sleep plays a key role in human function and cognition, affecting learning, memory, physical recovery, metabolism, and immunity. The functional role of sleep is well documented across species, and more recently, research has revealed the function of sleep in regulating emotion. The relationship between the two is reciprocal; sleep is crucial for mental and physical […]

Analyzing the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

In recent years, there has been an increased awareness of what mental health is and how it can be addressed in order to reduce its stigmatization. These strategies will be vital to tackling mental health going forward, improving the rates at which people seek out help, and increasing the efficacy of treatment. Here, we discuss […]

Priorix

GSK Files for Licensure of Priorix MMR Vaccine in the US August 2, 2021 — GSK today announced it has submitted a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Priorix (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Virus Vaccine, Live) and is seeking approval for use in active immunization against infection by […]

Libervant

Aquestive Therapeutics Announces FDA Acceptance of New Drug Application (NDA) Resubmission for Libervant (diazepam) Buccal Film WARREN, N.J., July 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQST), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing differentiated products that address patients’ unmet needs and solve therapeutic problems, announced today that the U.S. Food and […]

NHL Goalie Matiss Kivlenieks Dies in Tragic Accident with Errant Firework

On Monday, the Columbus Blue Jackets made an announcement on social media about Kivlenieks' death, saying,  "It's with a very heavy heart that we share the news that goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks passed away last night at the age of 24. We are heartbroken. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, […]

Cell-based immunotherapy shows promise against melanoma

An immunotherapy based on supercharging the immune system’s natural killer cells has been effective in treating patients with recurrent leukemia and other difficult to treat blood cancers. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown in preclinical studies conducted in mice and human cells that this type of cell-based immunotherapy […]

COVID-19 dual-antibody therapies effective against variants in animal study

COVID-19 therapies made from antibodies often are given to patients who are at high risk of severe illness and hospitalization. However, there have been nagging questions about whether such antibody therapies retain their effectiveness as worrisome new virus variants arise. New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that many, but […]

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