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Fighting Stigmatization in Medicine with Art

The UK charity Sightsavers works with people that have Neglected tropical disease (NTD). The conditions in question impact the lives of more than a billion people around the world. Besides prevention, there is also an urgent need to develop effective treatment plans for people living with the diseases. A research team from Sightsavers, working in Nigeria, combines medical research and

Scientist Use Light to Stimulate Insulin Production in Mice with Diabetes

A new experiment in genetic engineering makes a potential breakthrough for the treatment of diabetes. The new treatment needs no pharmaceuticals only blue light to stimulate the pancreatic cells to produce insulin. The study results show that blood-sugar levels decrease in mice as a result of the treatment. About the Research The research team working on this diabetes research comes

New Research About How the Sun Impacts Virus Spread

Why do bacterial and viral infections seem to occur in seasonal cycles? What factors impact this occurrence? And what role does the Sun play in the entire process? About the Research An interdisciplinary research team set out to find answers to the above-mentioned questions. Furthermore, the researchers come from The Italian National Institute for Astrophysics, The University of Milan, The

New Insight on the Link Between Cannabinoids and Learning

A recent study from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Portugal sheds new light on the impact of cannabinoids on learning. About the Research Cannabinoids have a significant effect on our brain and behavior. Most people know this chemical compound because of its recreational use. However, the substance is naturally present in the brain where it plays a role

New Insight About SARS-CoV-2 Survivability

Researchers from Australia’s national research agency CSIRO claim that SARS-CoV-2 is a resilient virus that can survive for days. About the Research The research about SARS-CoV-2 was done at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness (ACDP) in Geelong. Researchers did various experiments where they tested the resilience of the virus. That is, they want to determine how long the virus
Brain and gut

New Insight About Brain and Gut Relationship May Help with Diabetes Treatment

About the Research Two scientists are working on new research that aims to discover the relationship between the brain and gut. The project in question began in 2004 and it is led by Claude Knauf (INSERM) and Patrice Cani (UCLouvain). Back in 2013, the two scientists made the project international with the creation of the NeuroMicrobiota Lab (INSERM-UCLouvain). The main

Recent Study Reveals Benefits of Virtual Follow-up

About the Research Patient care is an important aspect of medicine and it includes follow-up talks with the doctor. Usually, after surgery or medical treatment, patients have to visit the doctor to check how their recovery is going. Traditionally that involves going to the doctor’s office or clinic. However, a group of doctors presented a different perspective at the virtual
chronic pain

Yoga and Meditation May Help in Reducing Chronic Pain

About the Research Over 100 million people in the US suffer from chronic pain. This condition can be extremely debilitating because it affects the patient’s general quality of life. Furthermore, it is estimated that the annual cost associated with the condition is up to $635 billion. Mindful based stress reduction (MBSR) may help patients with chronic pain to manage their

Neuroimaging Study Reveals the Impact of Childhood Trauma on the Brain

About the Research Trauma influences the mental health of victims. However, scientists and medical experts are not sure how profound this impact is. That is, the scientific community cannot determine how trauma impacts the brain on a physiological level. Even though we can notice changes in behavior and personality. Mental symptoms associated with children and adults that experience trauma are
Homemade Masks

Homemade Masks Are Very Effective in Preventing Virus Spread

About the Research Researcher Taher Saif leads a study to determine how effective homemade masks are in preventing virus spread. Saif is a mechanical science and engineering professor at the University of Illinois. For this experiment, the researcher examined 11 common household fabrics. Furthermore, these fabrics were set against the medical mask that is widely used as a preventive measure