In a study of 2,000 cancer patients, hydroxychloroquine showed no clinical benefit. Remdesivir was associated with a lower mortality risk but only certain groups of patients had access to it. Cancer patients also showed a higher risk of dying within 30 Days of receiving a coronavirus diagnosis.
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease, meaning that brain cells will continuously die off as the illness persists. The brain cells that are mainly affected in Parkinson’s disease are ones that produce dopamine, a chemical in the brain that is known to be important in the control of the…
Scientists injected the herpes-simplex virus type 1, the strain that causes cold sores, into brain tissue and found that it caused the brain to look and act like an Alzheimer’s brain. Injecting an antiviral drug was successful in reducing the spread of herpes infection and brain damage.
Having trouble getting pregnant? Scientists have discovered a new reason behind unexplained infertility. After sex, female eggs send out chemical signals for sperm to approach or stay away. Researchers found that female eggs show no preference for their partner’s sperm compared to a random stranger.
Recent experiments are starting to show how circular RNA might be able to help a heart regrow itself after a heart attack.
Higher levels of oxytocin, a hormone associated with social behavior and emotional attachment, was detected in the blood of women taking birth control pills. This effect was also associated with higher life satisfaction.
A review of previous anatomy studies found that some “ancient” muscles that are normally present in other primate species may be more common in humans than previously thought
Researchers stimulated the reward center of the brain in anorexic women for up to 2 years. Results showed weight gain in anorexic women who starved themselves, and improvements in their mental health.
Are there better ways to detect the coronavirus in our body? A small study from China suggests antibody testing as a potentially more accurate method to find the coronavirus, even in people showing no symptoms.
A group of scientists collected samples from some of the initially infected COVID-19 patients to show its similarities to other coronavirus infections in humans and animals, allowing them to track where may have come from.