Consortium led by Johns Hopkins Medicine has awarded up to $200 million to address the global burden of tuberculosis

To address the global burden of tuberculosis (TB), one of the oldest human pests, an international collaboration led by Johns Hopkins Medicine has today been awarded up to $200 million in research funding over five years by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in support of the Research Mobilization and Acceleration Project from … Read more

A gene therapy approach delays disease onset in humanized mouse models of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the progressive loss of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord responsible for voluntary movements and muscle control. In a new study published on July 11, 2022 in the journal TheranostixResearchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that a … Read more

The study found that the genome of the fruit fly contains the complete genomes of a type of bacteria

The Drosophila genome is not only made up of Drosophila DNA—at least of one species of Drosophila. New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Genomic Sciences (IGS) (UMSOM) shows that a single species of Drosophila contains the complete genomes of a type of bacteria, making this finding the largest transfer … Read more

New research reveals why premature babies who are fed breast milk are healthier than babies fed formula.

Human breast milk has long been considered “liquid gold” among doctors who treat premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). “Preterm infants” who are breastfed are healthier, on average, than those fed formula. Why this is true, however, has remained a mystery. New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute … Read more

Researchers find mechanisms behind development of birth defect

About one percent of the world’s population is born with a congenital heart defect, which affects about 40,000 births in the United States each year, but exactly how these birth defects occur is largely unknown. In an effort to learn more about how the heart develops, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine … Read more

How to set medication reminders on your phone (2022): Best Apps, iPhone, Android

Medicinal drugs help We have everything from chronic pain to birth control, but it can be hard to remember to take a pill every day, especially if you have many medications to keep track of. Missing pills regularly or taking too many of them can seriously harm your health and make your medication ineffective, so … Read more

Inadequate sleep can have a long-term impact on the neurocognitive development of adolescents

Elementary school-aged children who get less than nine hours of sleep a night have significant differences in certain areas of the brain responsible for memory, intelligence, and well-being compared to those who get nine to 12 hours of sleep each night, according to a new study led by researchers from University of Maryland School of … Read more

The Ohio State University Health Sciences Center, Office of the State Medical Examiner Dedicates a New Common Facility | education

The new building at The Ohio State University Health Sciences Center that will house new school facilities and the eastern office of the state’s Chief Medical Examiner received the official induction to the community Thursday. An open house was held and ribbon-cut for the recently completed North Hall on campus at 1111 W. 17th St. … Read more