StudyFinds Blotter: Other Notable Health Research April 29, 2022


There are dozens of studies, innovations and research results published every day by institutions and clinics around the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from April 29.

OHIO researcher looks into little-known ‘bleeding disorder’
Although purging is often a condition associated with bulimia nervosa, new research at Ohio University suggests that another type of eating disorder may also be responsible.

New technique shows in detail where drug molecules reach their targets in the body
Scripps Research scientists have invented a way to image, across different tissues and with greater precision than ever before, where drugs bind to their targets in the body.

Potent intracellular TRIM21 and complement-dependent antiviral immunity requires the IgG3 hinge
In addition to their extracellular functions in host defense, virus-bound IgG antibodies can collaborate with the cytosolic Fc receptor TRIM21 to target and degrade intracellular viruses.

A new mutation behind synucleinopathies
Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies belong to a family of neurodegenerative disorders called synucleinopathies because they are caused by the pathological accumulation of protein alpha-synuclein in structures called Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites in the brain .

Scientists detail brain dynamics involved in neurological diseases
When you’re dreaming, or ruminating on something awkward, or reflecting on the past, or planning for the future, the most engaged part of your brain is the Default Mode Network, or DMN, which includes part of the prefrontal cortex.

New model of antibacterial mechanism
Biologists at the US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators have discovered an aberrant protein that is deadly to bacteria.

New therapy improves obesity and type 2 diabetes in mice fed a high-fat diet
A new therapy developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham improves obesity and type 2 diabetes in mice fed a high-fat diet.

How hypertension and aging affect arterial walls – new findings in the pathology of atherosclerosis
New findings show how the progression of atherosclerosis is affected by a combination of hypertension and changes in artery stiffness.

AGS Honors Expert and Emerging Leaders in Geriatrics at 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting (#AGS22)
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) annually honors emerging researchers, clinicians, educators, and health professionals who have made outstanding contributions to high-quality, person-centered care for older adults.

Insulin spray improved walking and cognitive function in patients with and without type 2 diabetes, clinical trial finds
An estimated 25% of people over the age of 65 have type 2 diabetes, a condition in which the body cannot produce enough insulin to effectively manage blood sugar levels.

‘Catchy’ smartphone app could make it easier to screen for neurological conditions at home
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a smartphone app that could help people screen for Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD and other neurological diseases and disorders – by recording close-ups of their eye.

Pitt research helps explain how Ritalin sharpens attention
Even half a century after a drug hits the market, scientists can still learn new things about how it works.

New studies show particular mental health risks for certain groups of new doctors
The first year of medical training after medical school comes with intense stress, long work hours, irregular sleep schedules, and the risk of new or worsening symptoms of depression.

Association of a 30-foot US-Mexico border wall in San Diego with increased migrant deaths, trauma center admissions and injury severity
This is a retrospective study of the trauma registry at the University of California San Diego Level 1 Trauma Center, which sees patients with border wall injuries in San Diego County and Imperial County in California.

Assessing the Prevalence and Trajectory of Depressive Symptoms by Sexual Orientation During Physician Education
In the general population, sexual minority people have higher rates of depression than their heterosexual peers.

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