Sharon Lucchino

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Mama Wang's Secret Tea to Help Beat any Cold

If at first you don't succeed, make some tea<p>December 03, 2017<p>While ferociously and single handedly battling a sore throat, runny nose, painful cough, …

Air-Purifying House Plants for the Home

01<p>of 15<p>House Plant Therapy<p>Improve your well being by decorating your home with healing plants. Green plants can help set the mood for a more pleasing …

Consumer Alert: 300+ Health Problems Linked To Statin Drugs

A growing body of clinical research now indicates that the cholesterol-lowering class of drugs known as statins, are associated with over 300 adverse …

Medical Research

The complex circumstances that defined your gender

Scientists are only just getting to grips with the complicated interplay of genes, hormones and life experience that come to shape our identity.<p>Are you a man or a woman? The chances are you have a strong feeling either way; probably one that’s been with you since infancy and corresponds to your …

University of Cambridge

The Worst Part Of Schizophrenia Isn’t What You Think It Is

Even after the voices go quiet, people with schizophrenia struggle to focus and think clearly. Can computerized brain training solve a problem that drugs have not?<p><b>Brandon Staglin lost</b> touch with reality in the summer of 1990, after his freshman year of college. His first serious relationship had …

War on prescription drugs: what if you depend on opioids to live a decent life?

The US is facing what many are describing as an opioid crisis, with growing numbers of deaths associated both with opioid medications and overdoses on heroin – 19,000 in 2014 linked to opioids alone. But in the swirl of debate over the subject, there’s one group of Americans we aren’t hearing from: …

Scientists Might Finally Understand How Prions Spread Infectious Brain Disease

The weirdest molecules ever.<p>After decades of research, scientists think they finally know what turns prions - healthy proteins inside our brains - …

Blood test to detect DNA fragments shed from colon cancers accurately predicts disease recurrence

Study of new 'liquid biopsy' conducted on Australian patients<p>Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and University of Melbourne report …

Can anti-inflammatory therapies be effective against epilepsy? - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

New Rochelle, NY, July 6, 2016–In epileptic patients, seizures lead to an increased level of inflammation-related proteins called chemokines in the …

Ultrashort cell-free DNA reveals health of organ transplants

Physical Sciences & Engineering<p>dal296@cornell.edu<p>607-592-3925<p>When cells die, whether through apoptosis or necrosis, the DNA and other molecules found …

Review examines role of gut microbes in development, progression of MS

Evolution may have moved at a furious pace on a much warmer earth

The rate of a certain chemical change in DNA -- a key driver of spontaneous mutation and thus of evolution's pace -- increases rapidly with …

Why hacking the nervous system could be the next big medical treatment

The nervous system that commands and controls your body is beautifully constructed, but occasionally things go wrong. Defects in our DNA can cause …

Vanishing Act: What’s Causing Sharp Decline in Insects and Why It Matters

Insect populations are declining dramatically in many parts of the world, recent studies show. Researchers say various factors, from monoculture …

Yale

Biologists have recreated life inside a computer — NOVA Next | PBS

A few years ago, Michael Levin faced a conundrum. He and his colleagues at the Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology just outside …

Like humans, lowly cockroach uses a GPS to get around, scientists find - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Rats, men and cockroaches appear to have a similar GPS in their heads that allows them to navigate new surroundings, researchers at Case Western …

Three’s company

GENETICALLY speaking, everyone has two parents. But that could soon change. Several countries, led by Britain—whose legislators approved the idea …

coding RNAs regulate DNA methylation in the adult brain - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The creation of memories in the brain involves addition or removal of methyl groups at precise spots on chromosomal DNA. But what …

Missing link in epigenetics could explain conundrum of disease inheritance

The process by which a mother's diet during pregnancy can permanently affect her offspring's attributes, such as weight, could be strongly influenced …

Nanodomains of reactive oxygen species control mitochondrial energy output

Over the years, there have been many efforts to use antioxidants to prevent or help treat various diseases and aging. While reactive oxygen species …

Mystery solved? Biologists find a unique version of a filament-forming protein in human cells that insects lack

Providing structural support and protection against such conditions as blistering, cataracts and dementia, intermediate filament proteins (IFs) …

New clue to how lithium works in the brain

Since the 1970s, U.S. doctors have prescribed lithium to treat patients with bipolar disorder. While the drug has a good success rate, scientists are …

Neuroscience

Machine learning may be a key in helping diagnose Alzheimer's earlier

Alzheimer’s is a devastating chronic neurodegenerative disease that currently affects about 5.4 million people in the U.S. alone. Alzheimer’s …

This square isn’t actually rotating. Here’s why.

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>Many people think of their eyes as operating like a movie camera – capturing everything that happens in front of them and then projecting those images back into the dark room that is the brain.<p>But scientists say that metaphor isn’t accurate. Our brains don’t just watch a …

Neurophilosophy

What Is Loss Aversion?

Imagine this scenario: a friend offers to flip a coin and give you $20 if it lands on heads. If it lands on tails, you give her $20. Would you take …

New Insights Into How Zika Harms the Brain

Researchers are racing to understand how the Zika virus causes birth defects. Their first results have revealed important clues about how the virus …

Public Health

New Clue to How Lithium Works in the Brain

<i>Summary: A new study reveals the BPNT-1 protein might be the target for lithium’s action.</i><p>Source: MIT.<p><b>Biologists find a possible explanation for why</b> …

The Effects of Vitamin D Supplementation on Muscle Strength

A systematic review of the effect of Vitamin D supplementation on strength levels in athletes was published in the <i>Journal of Strength and</i> …