Medicine and Life Sciences

Virtual reality study will assess link between navigation and Alzheimer’s disease

Health - Apr 19

Researchers at UCL will use a virtual reality game to assess how well people navigate their surroundings to try and spot early signs of Alzheimer's disease. The new study is recruiting healthy volunteers over the aged over 40 to play a game called the 'Cave Crystal Quest' for  two 90-minute sessions at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in London.

Health - Apr 19

Link between maternal diabetes and child ADHD may not be causal

While children of mothers with diabetes and more likely to develop ADHD, a new global analysis co-led by UCL and University of Hong Kong researchers suggests the relationship is likely not causal.

Life Sciences - Apr 19

Scientists analyse the potential of erythropoietin (EPO) as a treatment for neurological and psychiatric diseases

Life Sciences

Researchers from eleven centres in Spain, the United States and Germany, including the University of Valencia (UV), INCLIVA and Carlos III Health Institute, have analysed the effect on the human brain of erythropoietin (EPO), a hormone secreted mainly by the kidneys, as well as its potential as therapy for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases.

Life Sciences - Apr 18

Scientists grow human mini-lungs as animal alternative for nanomaterial safety testing

Human mini-lungs grown by University of Manchester scientists mimic the response of animals when exposed to certain nanomaterials. The study at the University's NanoCell Biology Lab at the Centre for Nanotechnology in Medicine is published in the influential journal nanotoday .

Health - Apr 18

New heart disease calculator could save lives by identifying high-risk patients missed by current tools

Collaborative research, led from the University of Oxford and published today in Nature Medicine , has developed a new tool called QR4 that more accurately predicts an individual's 10-year risk of cardiovascular diseases, like heart disease and stroke, particularly identifying high-risk patients that current prediction tools miss.

Life Sciences - Apr 18

Does a Molecular Mechanism Protect against Traumatic Memories?

Life Sciences

Neuroscientists identify effect of a protein that controls memories of fear-ridden events at the biological level.

Health - Apr 19

Training AI models to answer ’what if’’ questions could improve medical treatments

Machines can learn not only to make predictions, but to handle causal relationships. An international research team shows how this could make medical treatments safer, more efficient, and more personalised.

Health - Apr 19

Link between childhood maltreatment and adult substance abuse

University of Queensland researchers have found people maltreated as children are 3 times more likely to be admitted to hospital for alcohol and substance use by the time they're 40, compared to people who were not maltreated.

Health - Apr 18

Displaying the Nutri-Score in advertisements would lead to healthier food choices

Health

For the first time, a study by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from Aix-Marseille Université and Sorbonne Paris Nord University, including sp

Life Sciences - Apr 18

Environmental changes influence microbial diversity

Life Sciences

Environmental changes influence microbial communities, which are crucial for the health of the earth and humans.

Life Sciences - Apr 18

Mutations in noncoding DNA become functional in some cancer-driving genes

Life Sciences

These regions of the gene alter the abundance of mRNA and the proteins it instructs the cell to make Science + Technology These regions of the gene al

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