Exercise benefits well beyond cardiovascular

Exercise benefits well beyond cardiovascular

Exercise benefits well beyond cardiovascular A recent study has demonstrated that exercise has benefits well beyond cardiovascular health and revealed that platelets, which are believed to be just small blood cells crucial for clotting, play a pivotal role in overall health. Physical activity has long been associated with better brain health, particularly in delaying the […]

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Obesity Leading to Preventable, Premature Death

Obesity Leading to Preventable, Premature Death Obesity prevalence is the primary cause of metabolic issues that lead to preventable and premature death. The rate of obesity has increased since 2017 from 30.5% to 41.9%. Additionally, the rates of severe obesity have almost doubled from 4.7% to 9.2%, with an annual medical cost of approximately 173 […]

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Transplanted Human Cortical Organoids

Transplanted Human Cortical Organoids One of the largest hurdles in the advancement of medicinal sciences is its applicability to heal or cure. Numerous strides have been made in order to close this gap by revolutionizing the mouse animal model. The ability of the animal to contain any human-derived cells or tissue used for therapeutic drug […]

Psychedelics show promise for mental health disorders

Psychedelics Show Promise for Mental Health Disorders

Psychedelics Show Promise for Mental Health Disorders Until recently, psychedelics, specifically psilocin from mushrooms and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), were limited to recreational use with no medicinal benefit. Currently, psychedelics are showing promise in clinical trials as therapeutic strategies for mental health disorders. While scientists understand the serotonergic modulation these drugs elicit in the brain […]

Promising Results Shown for CRISPR in Clinical Studies

Promising Results Shown for CRISPR

Promising Results Shown for CRISPR CRISPR has shown promising results in preliminary clinical studies to correct sickle cell disease and treat blindness, transthyretin amyloidosis, and hereditary angioedema. A new study in collaboration with University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children investigated the potential feasibility of base-edited CD7-targeted chimeric antigen receptor (BE-CAR7) T […]

The US FDA no longer requires animal testing for drug approval

The US FDA no longer requires animal testing for drug approval

The US FDA no longer requires animal testing for drug approval. For over 80 years, the FDA has required extensive animal testing to approve drugs before being brought to the public market. In late December 2022, Joe Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriation Act that eliminated the need for animal testing before a drug […]

CRISPR gene editing offers a potential alternative

CRISPR gene editing offers a potential alternative

CRISPR gene editing offers a potential alternative. A new study by Intellia Therapeutics aims to treat hereditary angioedema using CRISPR technology. Bradykinin is responsible for vascular permeability, where significant increases in bradykinin caused by stress, illness, or trauma leads to severe, painful, and life-threatening swelling. The molecular mechanisms that drive the angioedema seen in the […]

In Vitro Neurons Learn and Exhibit Sentience

In Vitro Neurons Learn and Exhibit Sentience

In Vitro Neurons Learn and Exhibit Sentience Artificial Intelligence (AI) has long been touted as the next revolution in deep machine learning and the solution to solving mathematical equations that have perplexed mathematicians and physicists for decades. While the computing power of AI is staggering, being able to perform millions, if not billions, of processes […]

The CORD7 mutation found in humans increases verbal IQ and working memory

The CORD7 Mutation Found in Humans Increases Verbal IQ and Working Memory

The CORD7 Mutation Found in Humans Increases Verbal IQ and Working Memory Intelligence in its rawest form is not equally distributed among the human population. While many can critically think and problem solve, others lack these skillsets. However, what is known is that just like height, eye color, and the shape of our nose, these […]