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. …

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…

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…

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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