Exercising lab-grown human muscle autonomously blocks the damaging effects of interferon-gamma

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated that human muscle has an innate ability to ward off chronic inflammation’s damaging effects when exercised. The discovery was made possible through the use of lab-grown, engineered human muscle, demonstrating the potential power of the first-of-its-kind platform in such research endeavors.

The results…


One side of the colon ages faster than the other, scientists reveal

New research reveals the colons of African-Americans and people of European descent age differently, helping explain racial disparities in colorectal cancer — cancer that killed beloved “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman only 43.

Scientists led by UVA Health’s Li Li, MD, Ph.D.; Graham Casey, Ph.D.; and Matt Devall, Ph.D., of…


With a significant part of the global population forced to work from home, lower back pain may increase. Lithuanian scientists have devised a spinal stabilization exercise program for managing lower back pain for people who perform a sedentary job. …


In a study to examine a Mediterranean diet about prostate cancer progression in men on active surveillance, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that men with localized prostate cancer who reported a baseline dietary pattern that more closely follows the key principles of a Mediterranean-style…


Men and women aged over 50 can reap similar relative benefits from resistance training, a new study led by UNSW Sydney shows.

While men are likely to gain absolute muscle size, the gains relative to body size are on par with women’s.

The findings, recently published in Sports Medicine, consolidated…


Findings from the Nurses’ Health Study, one of the longest-running studies of women’s health, show that five diet and lifestyle factors, including regular exercise, can significantly impact gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) heartburn symptoms. GERD is a common condition affecting about a third of the U.S. population; the main symptom is heartburn…


COVID-19 is associated with life-threatening blood clots in the arteries of the legs, according to a study published in Radiology. …


More than one in three respondents reported clinically significant levels of depression, exceeding rates seen before 2020

Though childbirth is often anticipated with optimism and enthusiasm, approximately 10 to 20 percent of pregnant individuals also experience mental health challenges during the weeks immediately before and after birth. Depression, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders can all be exacerbated by increased stress related to pregnancy and postpartum experiences. But it’s…


Each week, millions of runners worldwide lace up their running shoes, spurred on by the psychological, health, and social benefits that running delivers.

The birth of Parkrun in 2004 — now an international activity with more than 20 countries involved — is credited with a sharp rise in the popularity…


The study identifies a novel compound in the fight against antibiotic resistance

As scientists around the globe wage war against a novel, a deadly virus, one University of Colorado Boulder lab is working on new weapons to battle a different microbial threat: a rising tide of antibiotic-resistant bacteria which, if left unchecked, could kill an estimated 10 million people annually by 2050.

Carson Whitaker

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