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Cellular recycling process is key to longer, healthier life

Building on two decades of research, investigators at UT Southwestern have determined that "cellular housekeeping" can extend the lifespan and healthspan of mammals. A study jointly led by Drs. Salwa Sebti and Álvaro Fernández, postdoctoral...

Researchers determine exercise dose linked to improved cognition in older adults

Staying mentally sharp—that's aging Americans' highest priority, according to the National Council on Aging. While thousands of clinical trials suggest that exercising the body can protect or improve brain health as we age, few studies...

Common antidepressents are less effective at high altitudes

Three common antidepressants – Paxil (paroxetine), Lexapro (escitalopram), and Prozac (fluoxetine) – could be less effective at high elevations, suggests research involving lab rats and led by scientists at University of Utah Health. When rats...

New insights into nicotine’s effect on reward pathways

Northwestern scientists have discovered new mechanisms used by nicotine to manipulate the brain's reward pathway—findings which could inform the development of future anti-addiction therapies. Ryan M. Drenan, Ph.D., associate professor of Pharmacology, was the senior...

Brain cancer vaccine effective in some patients

Most people with the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma die less than 18 months after diagnosis. But a multicenter clinical trial of a personalized vaccine that targets the aggressive cancer has indicated improved survival rates...

Attackers Can Use Sonic and Ultrasonic Signals to Crash Hard Drives

Teams from The University of Michigan and and Zhejian University in China have shown how acoustic attacks from off the shelf speakers can be used to crash magnetic hard disk drives, the latest example of physics-based...

Saudi Cabinet approves measure criminalizing sexual harassment

The government back the measure which will introduce a jail sentence of up to five years for sexual harassment The Saudi government approved a measure on Tuesday criminalizing sexual harassment in the Kingdom, the Saudi...

Engineers design color-changing compression bandage

Compression therapy is a standard form of treatment for patients who suffer from venous ulcers and other conditions in which veins struggle to return blood from the lower extremities. Compression stockings and bandages, wrapped tightly...

New drugs could also be deployed against lung and pancreatic cancers

A new anti-cancer drug may be effective against a wider range of cancers than previously thought. Using a mouse model and samples taken from cancer patients, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM)...

Fighting cancer with a famous poison

"Some of the most potent cancer drugs ever made include metals and other inorganic compounds." Chemist Tom O'Halloran is a world-renowned expert on inorganic compounds—metals, specifically—and how these compounds function in the body. He believes certain...