Salmonella – how the body fights back
A study reveals how blood stem cells respond in the first few hours following infection - by acquiring energy from bone marrow support cells.
11 Nov 2019 ⋅ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Specific neurons that map memories now identified in the human brain
Researchers correlate neuronal activity in the human EC - one of the first regions of the brain affected by the onset of Alzheimer's -with place-based memories; finding sheds new light on how the brain processes spatial memory.
11 Nov 2019 ⋅ Nature Neuroscience
Eight tips for promoting men’s health
Men tend to shy away from clinical medical services and formal health care programs, leaving community-based programs to help fill the gap.
11 Nov 2019 ⋅
UBC expert immobilizes tiny structures linked to metastatic breast cancer
Metastatic breast cancer is cancer that has spread to other organs, often the bones, lungs and brain.
10 Nov 2019 ⋅
New study shows menstrual cycles have no effect on cognitive benefits of exercise
A new study shows that exercise-related benefits to brain health and cognition are realized independently of a woman’s menstrual cycle.
9 Nov 2019 ⋅ Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
Blood cancers: a “new generation” stem cell transplant significantly reduces complications for patients
In a Phase One-Two clinical trial, the great majority of patients with blood cancers are on the road to recovery, thanks to the UM171 molecule, discovered at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer of the Université de Montréal.
7 Nov 2019 ⋅ The Lancet Haematology
Birth control options out of reach for many low-income women
Many young women face high risk of unintended pregnancy due to high cost of contraceptive methods.
7 Nov 2019 ⋅
From the ‘valley of death’ to supply and demand sustainability – the unfinished agenda for immunisation
The article describes four hurdles that must be overcome to ensure sustainable impact. It also highlights actions required to achieve 'the full potential of immunisation for human health and society'.
6 Nov 2019 ⋅ Nature
Actually, potted plants don’t improve indoor air quality
Drexel researchers show decades of potted plant studies don't hold up outside the lab.
6 Nov 2019 ⋅ Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology
Evidence that tobacco smoking increases risk of depression and schizophrenia
Does mental illness increase the likelihood of smoking, or is smoking itself a risk factor for mental illness?
6 Nov 2019 ⋅ Psychological Medicine