Timothy Knowlton

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Internet overuse may lead to neuropsychiatric dysfunction, says research

Internet overuse has risen to epidemic proportions and people are becoming vulnerable to many neuropsychiatric dysfunctions such as irritation, …

A large new study has found a link between sugar and mood disorders

The thought of a cupcake, skillfully frosted with fluffy vanilla icing, may put a smile on your face, but research suggests that, in the long term, a …

Diabetes

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …

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 …

Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?

<i>Editor's note: This is an excerpt from the latest episode of the Invisibilia podcast and program, which is broadcast on participating public radio stations. This story contains language that some may find offensive.</i><p>This is the story of a prisoner who committed a horrible crime and says he's no …

Psychology

Queensland doctor hits the road to tackle obesity epidemic

A north Queensland doctor is encouraging his fellow health practitioners to get out from behind the desk and lead the kind of fit and healthy …

Misfolded proteins implicated in more brain diseases

In some brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, distorted proteins behave like infectious agents, spreading among brain cells and corrupting other …

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How Gut Bacteria Are Shaking Up Cancer Research

Top scientists at Roche Holding AG and AstraZeneca Plc are sizing up potential allies in the fight against cancer: the trillions of bacteria that …

Functional human hearts regenerated from skin cells

The day that heart transplant patients no longer need to wait for a donor match just got a little closer. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have successfully grown functional heart tissue from stem cells created from skin cells. Their paper has been published in the journal …

General Hospital

Why are so many doctors leaving Denver Health?

Denver’s historic safety-net hospital is scrambling to recover from a slew of doctor resignations.<p>Physicians heading the departments of medicine and …

Can Adderall Abuse Trigger Temporary Schizophrenia?

25 million people take Adderall to help them focus. But when used recreationally, the drug can be harmful—even deadly.<p>By the time 36-year-old Scott …

MerTK Is a Functional Regulator of Myelin Phagocytosis by Human Myeloid Cells.

2016 Apr 15;196(8):3375-84. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1502562. Epub 2016 Mar 9.<p>1Neuroimmunology Unit, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, …

The Rate of Double Mastectomies Has Tripled In 10 Years: Study

Cancer treatments, especially for breast cancer, have become remarkably sophisticated and are responsible for saving millions of lives. But in some …

What New Delhi’s free clinics can teach America about fixing its broken health care system

Rupandeep Kaur, 20 weeks pregnant, arrived at a medical clinic looking fatigued and ready to collapse. After being asked her name and address, she was taken to see a physician who reviewed her medical history, asked several questions, and ordered a series of tests including blood and urine. These …

Health Care

These Are the 11 Best Workplaces in Health Care

The health care industry has been growing rapidly, adding nearly half a million new employees in 2015 alone. The sector is now responsible for one in …

Scientists Identify a Virus And Two Bacteria That Could Be Causing Alzheimer's

"We can’t keep ignoring the evidence."<p>An international group of 31 Alzheimer's researchers has published an editorial urging the science world to …

Maternal bacterial infections affect fetal brain anatomy and cognitive functioning after birth

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered how pieces of bacterial cell wall cross the placenta and enter developing neurons, …

Medicare Tries an Experiment to Fight Perverse Incentives

Suppose you’re an eye doctor and you’re treating a patient with macular degeneration, a disease that can cause blindness. You have the choice of giving one of two drugs — one that costs $2,000 per treatment and another, very similar one, which costs $50 per treatment.<p>Do you think it would influence …

28 Hours on the Clock: ‘Unethical’ Trial May Have Put Med Students at Risk

In what one watchdog group calls a “highly unethical” trial, first-year medical residents worked 28 hours at a stretch or longer.<p>Medical residents were put at risk of car accidents, needle-stick injuries, and depression in a "highly unethical" trial that forced some to work 28 hours at a stretch, …