August 6, 2020
Targeting specific brain cells modulated memory retrieval and altered anxiety-like behaviors in mice. Essentially, scientists boosted the electrical activity between cells in the hypothalamus and the hippocampus to create new neurons — an important proce
A new study offers a closer look at possible factors that may lead to some hospitalized COVID-19 patients being readmitted within a month of discharge. At roughly nine per cent, researchers say the readmission rate is similar to that seen for other ailments, b
The lack of independence granted to Quebec’s public health director may have slowed the government response at the beginning of the pandemic, as hundreds were dying in long-term care homes across the province. Coroner Géhane Kamel published a report Mon
A research team has delivered a ground-breaking new micro-device to streamline the only fertility treatment procedure available for men with low sperm counts.
This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly health and medical science newsletter. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Unexplained severe acute hepatitis cases among children continue to emerge in Canada and ar
A team develops a novel biomaterial that, when mixed with islets, allows islets to survive after transplant without the need for long-term immunosuppression.
Scientists to develop a novel diabetes treatment involving transplanting pancreas cells that produce insulin.
Redness, swelling, pain — these are signs of inflammation. It serves to protect the body from pathogens or foreign substances. Researchers were able to show that inflammatory reactions of an important sensor protein proceed in a specific spatial directio
Hopeful diabetes treatment, islet cell transplantation, is now one step closer to the clinic following new study.
A novel technique to measure the age of male sperm has the potential to predict the success and time it takes to become pregnant, according to a newly published study.
Researchers managed to set larger groups of malaria parasites into motion and to analyze the acquired image data. The collectively moving pathogens form vortex systems that are largely determined by physical principles. Computer simulations helped identify the
The microbes that help break down food actually tell the gut how to do its job better, according to a new study in mice. The researchers said it appears that the microbes are able to influence which of the gut’s genes are being called into action, and in