Becoming eligible for Medicare at age 65 in the USA is associated with reductions in the gap in health care coverage, access to health care, and self-reported health for Black and Hispanic adults.
So far, it seems that the mRNA vaccine platform does not produce many side effects in pregnant women. It passes some immunoglobulins to the fetus, but it is unknown if the fetus develops robust immunity.
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, enters our body through our nose and mouth, and therefore, covering your face minimizes the chances of getting infected with coronaviruses. The most commonly used masks are surgical masks and N95/FFP2 masks. But how effective are they? When an infected person sneezes or…
Although the term ‘gene editing’ may sound like science fiction, it isn’t! CRISPR-mediated gene editing is a technology first developed in the 1990s that enabled scientists to target and modify particular genes without damaging the whole genome. For example, they could modify crops to make them more resistant to…
Scientists recently discovered key information about SARS-CoV-2 that could improve the medical treatment of patients with severe pneumonia.
Does the legalization of recreational marijuana for adults increase it's use among teenagers?
Molecules called sirtuins are involved in lifespan. A study in mice found that higher levels of a sirtuin called SIRT6 were able to live longer, healthier lives than those with lower levels of this key molecule.
Adolescence, anesthesia, and alcohol: a recipe for a captivating new study. Is anesthesia in adolescence affecting our relationship with alcohol?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is one of the most common developmental disorders diagnosed today. It affects an estimated 75 million people worldwide, and the number of cases has been gradually increasing since studies began in the 1960s. The symptoms generally include communication deficits, sensory processing…
For tumor cells that survive treatment, one of their tricks is using microRNA molecules to communicate with one another and stay alive.