Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Google research shows how AI can make ophthalmologists more effective

As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, diagnosing disease faster and potentially with greater accuracy than physicians, some have suggested that technology may soon replace...

Healthy fats improve nerve function in obese mice

Swapping dietary saturated fats for monounsaturated fats reverses nerve damage and restores nerve function in male mice, finds new preclinical research. These data support...

Evidence for ancient magnetic sense in humans

The human brain can unconsciously respond to changes in Earth's magnetic fields, according to a team of geoscientists and neurobiologists. This interdisciplinary study revives...

Alligator study reveals insight into dinosaur hearing

A biologist finds alligators build neural maps of sound the way birds do, suggesting the hearing strategy existed in their common ancestor, the dinosaurs.

Common treatment for multiple sclerosis may prolong life

Researchers have found that a widely prescribed drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with longer survival for patients.

Surgery using ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure

A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at...

Meningitis changes immune cell makeup in the mouse brain lining

Meningitis, a group of serious diseases which infect the brain's lining, leaves its mark and can affect the body's ability to fight such infections...

Materials could delay frost up to 300 times longer than existing anti-icing coatings

Researchers have described several unique properties of materials known as phase-switching liquids, or PSLs, that hold promise as next-generation anti-icing materials. PSLs can delay...

Refugee women have healthier pregnancies than US women — why? An unhealthy US culture

African refugee women experience healthier pregnancies than women born in the United States, despite receiving less prenatal care, found a recent study.

The story of GARP: A potential target for cancer immunotherapy

Researchers reveal how the cell surface receptor GARP plays a role in T regulatory cell function and migration to the gut. Because the presence...