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Dallas Heart Study yields new insights about depression

Recently published UT Southwestern research reveals new insights about risk factors for depression based on data from a landmark longitudinal study focused on heart disease. One study, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, shows a link between an inflammatory molecule in the blood and a person’s likelihood of depressive symptoms. The other study, in […]

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New insights on a common protein could lead to novel cancer treatments

A new University of Colorado Boulder-led study sheds light on a protein key to controlling how cells grow, proliferate and function and long implicated in tumor development. The findings, published this week in the journal Genes and Development, could lead not only to new therapies for hard-to-treat cancers, but also inform novel treatments for neurological […]

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Focus on COVID-19 deaths in under-65s for better insights into infection rates across populations, say researchers

Simply comparing the total number of deaths across countries may provide a misleading representation of the underlying level of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, because of large differences in reported COVID-19 death rates in elderly populations in different countries. The research, conducted by scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Institut […]

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Research reveals new insights into how brain functions

For most native English-speakers, learning the Mandarin Chinese language from scratch is no easy task. Learning it in a class that essentially compresses a one-semester college course into a single month of intensive instruction—and agreeing to have your brain scanned before and after—might seem even more daunting. But the 24 Americans who did just that […]

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Wearable devices: Useful medical insights or just more data?

Wearable devices are increasingly bought to track and measure health and sports performance: from the number of steps walked each day to a person’s metabolic efficiency, from the quality of brain function to the quantity of oxygen inhaled while asleep. But the truth is we know very little about how well these sensors and machines […]