Tiny clusters of brain cells reveal an overlooked protein’s role in traumatic brain injuries

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Treating traumatic brain injury (TBI) has always been a significant challenge for medical professionals, primarily since it is commonly associated with contact sports and military service. However, recent research has uncovered promising new insights. Scientists have identified a protein, TDP-43, which appears crucial in causing nerve damage immediately following injury. Furthermore, they discovered that inhibiting … Read more

Heat vs. Cold Therapy for Arthritis: Which is Better for Pain Relief and Mobility?

both heat and cold therapies are popular choices. But which one is more effective

For millions of people dealing with osteoarthritis, the quickest and most convenient solution isn’t to call their doctor or take medication, but rather apply heat or cold packs to the afflicted joint. These methods have been used by doctors, patients, athletes, coaches, and trainers for decades, but a simple question remains: Is one better than … Read more

Scientific Method in the age of large language models

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The rapid progress in large language models (LLMs) and their widespread accessibility have sparked enthusiasm and concern in the scientific community. Ethical and policy experts in artificial intelligence highlight the need for careful and responsible use of these technologies to maintain scientific integrity and trust. LLMs, which emerged around 2017, are deep learning models trained … Read more

Discovery Reveals Possible Common Threads Between Many Neurodegenerative Diseases

Common Threads Between Many Neurodegenerative Diseases

A monumental new study published in Cell has revealed a startling and potentially game-changing discovery in neurodegenerative disease research. An international dream team of researchers found that a protein called TMEM106B, normally tasked with clearing out cellular junk, can abnormally clump into harmful aggregates known as fibrils. This bombshell finding provides the first evidence of … Read more

New Research Finds Women with Physical Disabilities Less Likely to Get Cervical Cancer Screenings

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Cervical cancer screenings via HPV testing lag behind national goals, and a recent study reveals an even wider screening gap for women with specific disabilities. Researchers at George Mason University examined cervical cancer screening rates from 2019-2022 and found just 45.4% of women with physical disabilities had been screened for cervical cancer in the past … Read more

Doctors Will Face Many New Challenges in The Near Future

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Imagine the year is 2036. Dr. James Mitchell, a rheumatologist with his private practice for 20 years, has just woken up from a 7 hour 20-minute long sleep as his iPhone 24 tells him. While shaving, he listens to the daily news, customized for him according to his interests. He hears that among others, the … Read more

Human Organ Regeneration through Gene Manipulation

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Over the past decade, major scientific leaps have been made in regenerative medical research. Until recently, only tiny portions of functional human organs have been cloned or grown in-vitro. In 2014, Researchers at Northwestern University announced the discovery of the gene zic-1 which seems to enable circulating stem cells to “regrow” the head of flatworm planarians after decapitation. There are several … Read more

Eugene The Chatbot Did not Pass the Turing Test

Over the past weekend many “credible” media outlets falsely reported that a “super computer” had convinced about a 30 percent of judges that it was a 13-year-old boy and hence passing the elusive Turing test. Over the past few days several experts quickly reported the findings as false. University of Reading sponsored an event. A computer … Read more