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Medical Xpress / Microfluidic organ chip models human cervix to fill key women's health gap

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) has been identified as one of the many unmet needs in women's health and affects more than 25% of reproductive-aged women. It is caused by pathogenic bacteria that push the healthy microbiomes in ...

23 minutes ago in Obstetrics & gynaecology
Medical Xpress / Cause of common type of heart failure may be different for women and men

A new study from the UC Davis School of Medicine found striking differences at the cellular level between male and female mice with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).

12 minutes ago in Medical research
Medical Xpress / Night owl behavior could hurt mental health, sleep study finds

Night owls, brace yourselves. A new study by Stanford Medicine researchers has found that following your natural inclination to stay awake until the early morning hours is a bad choice for your mental health.

16 minutes ago in Psychology & Psychiatry
Medical Xpress / New type of cerebellar ataxia discovered: How the immune system destroys the cerebellum

Cerebellar ataxia is a neurological disorder of the cerebellum. This important area at the back of the brain acts as a conductor, so to speak, coordinating our movements and keeping us in balance.

1 hour ago in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / Gene variants foretell the biology of future breast cancers, study finds

A Stanford Medicine study of thousands of breast cancers has found that the gene sequences we inherit at conception are powerful predictors of the breast cancer type we might develop decades later and how deadly it might ...

1 hour ago in Oncology & Cancer
Medical Xpress / How does the word 'not' affect what we understand? Scientists find negation mitigates our interpretation of phrases

When we're told "This coffee is hot" upon being served a familiar caffeinated beverage at our local diner or cafe, the message is clear. But what about when we're told "This coffee is not hot"? Does that mean we think it's ...

1 hour ago in Psychology & Psychiatry
Medical Xpress / In the brain at rest, study indicates neurons rehearse future experience

Some dreams may, in fact, predict the future: New research has found that during sleep, some neurons not only replay the recent past but also anticipate future experience.

2 hours ago in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / Study finds even low lead levels in US water are linked to lead poisoning among susceptible people

In a first-of-its-kind study, physician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) report that even lead levels below the EPA's threshold in household water may adversely affect individuals with chronic kidney ...

Medical Xpress / A multimodal approach to better predict recovery in patients with disorders of consciousness

When a patient is admitted to intensive care due to a disorder of consciousness—such as a coma—establishing their neurological prognosis is a crucial yet challenging task.

7 hours ago in Neuroscience
Medical Xpress / Guillain-Barre syndrome 'more common than expected' with RSV vaccine in older people, CDC reiterates

Reports of a rare nervous system disorder were "more common than expected" in older U.S. adults who got the new RSV vaccines, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday that's similar ...

Medical Xpress / Cancer can be caused by reversible molecular changes, study shows

Though 1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime, there's still much we don't know about this disease. But thanks to continued research efforts, we keep learning more about the biology of cancer. One ...

3 hours ago in Oncology & Cancer
Medical Xpress / Rewritable, recyclable 'smart skin' monitors biological signals on demand

Skin can send certain health-related signals, such as dry skin feeling tighter to indicate the need for moisture. But what if skin could be smarter, capable of monitoring and sharing specific health information, such as the ...

3 hours ago in Biomedical technology