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Antioxidant-rich corn could mitigate symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, study finds

Flavonoids from a specific line of corn act as anti-inflammatory agents in the guts of mice with an inflammatory-bowel-disease-like condition, ...
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Summer heat waves can turn common medications deadly

Heat waves kill more people than any other single weather event, making them dangerous by themselves. But if you are ...
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Space-thriving bacteria hold key to quickly and cheaply producing innovative polio vaccine

[Molecular biologist Mike] Daly has been investigating ways to apply the lessons learned from this bacteria’s unique radiation resistance to ...
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Does the full moon affect behavior? It does in some animals

Past studies suggest car crashes and crime increases are common during a full moon, although it's not understood why… Animals ...
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Infographic: How COVID-19 invades the body, step by step

The newest coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has created a far deadlier pandemic in part because once it infects a person it can ...
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How will fall sports fare during the pandemic? Few remember the 1968 Hong Kong flu roiled football and basketball

A virus scything through locker rooms all over the East Coast, infecting the NBA’s most respected player, forcing one college ...
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COVID-19 is deadlier than the flu

Texas is just one of the states that has experienced a surge in coronavirus cases over recent weeks after relaxing ...
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How should trans athletes qualify for women’s sports?

In 2004, the nationally ranked long-distance runner [Joanna Harper] started hormone therapy (HT) as part of her transition to female ...
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Infographic: How old is your dog in ‘human years’? Genetics prompt scientists to revise ‘outdated’ 1-to-7 formula

If there’s one myth that has persisted through the years without much evidence, it’s this: multiply your dog’s age by ...
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Are there benefits to exercising while sick?

According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), for the majority of fitness enthusiasts engaged in 30-60 minutes of ...
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Why this COVID-19 spike is different: Current U.S. mutated version much more infectious than first wave virus but no more deadly

[A new COVID-19] mutation makes the virus more likely to infect people but does not seem to make them any ...
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Flu vaccine makers plan to increase production as they brace for unprecedented winter season

Even though flu season doesn’t begin until the fall, major flu vaccine manufacturers say they plan to boost production by ...
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Why sex matters in medicine

The last time I saw Maria-Rosa, she was on a stretcher, surrounded by frantic nurses and interns who were trying, ...
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Even with a vaccine, COVID-19 might be here to stay. Here’s what that means for society

It is a daunting proposition — a coronavirus-tinged world without a foreseeable end. But experts in epidemiology, disaster planning and ...
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Disturbing hallucinations and psychosis mysteriously plague some coronavirus patients

Nightmarish visions... plagued [Kim] Victory during her hospitalization this spring for severe respiratory failure caused by the coronavirus. They made ...
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Asymptomatic COVID-19 infections can still cause lung damage

Modern medicine rightly emphasises the importance of science. The focus, however, too often displaces our attention from the real point ...
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Anti-vaxxers don’t want safer vaccines, they want no vaccines

“I try to look and see where the evidence takes me.” Does this statement sound reasonable? If I told you ...
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GMO insect-resistant Bt prevents cancer and saves farmers up to $167 million per year, study shows

Previous field studies have reached no collective consensus on whether Bt corn, the most commonly planted transgenic crop worldwide, has ...
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The Three Stooges illustrate why coronavirus-fighting ‘antibody cocktails’ could help contain the virus well before a vaccine

“You imbecile!” bellowed Moe Howard as he stuck a finger up the nose of Curly. Moe the bully would often ...
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From lung scarring to heart damage, COVID-19 affects the body long after the virus is gone

Because Covid-19 is a new disease, there are no studies about its long-term trajectory for those with more severe symptoms; ...
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Why your morning cup of coffee sends you running to the bathroom

Coffee makes you poop. That's a fact, right? It must be, since you can buy t-shirts or mugs with that ...
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Mindfulness relieves labor pain, improves postnatal recovery

Research has shown that even under extreme circumstances, like during childbirth, we can (and should) practice mindfulness. Of course, it ...
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Infographic: How COVID-19 mutated to infect the world

A change in the virus was appearing again and again. This mutation, associated with outbreaks in Europe and New York, ...
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What’s a life worth in dollars and cents? Should that influence who gets treated for expensive disease treatments?

Austin was three years old and Max was a newborn when their mother, Jenn McNary, learned they had a rare ...
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Will herd immunity curb COVID-19? Not with rampant spread of ‘anti-science, anti-authority, anti-vaccine’ views

With government support, three coronavirus vaccines are expected to be studied in large-scale clinical trials in the next three months ...
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Sports leagues set to resume without knowing COVID-19’s erratic path, randomness and chronic effects

Professional athletes don’t have the luxury of waiting for the outcomes of longitudinal studies of coronavirus patients. Sports are trying ...
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Sniff test: How our sense of smell appears to signal whether an unresponsive patient might recover consciousness

Even with more recent technologies, such as brain imaging, the rate of misdiagnosis in DOC [disorders of consciousness] patients could ...
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Searching for Parkinson’s game changer: No cure in sight but stem cells, other advances hold promise

A flurry of recent advances offer the promise of new avenues for treating patients with Parkinson’s disease, one of our ...