medical research

Stimulating Muscle Growth

Stimulating Muscle Growth

A leg extension machine used to work the muscles of the lower body. Source: George Stepanek. Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada have determined that muscle fatigue and not the amount of weight involved is the critical factor ...

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Prevention

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Prevention

The regions of the brain associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Source: National Institutes of Health. Scientists at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois have developed a new treatment to prevent stressful events from triggering Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. Consisting of ...

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Purdue Developing New Wound Healing Materials

Purdue Developing New Wound Healing Materials

Alyssa Panitch, an associate professor in Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, peers into a sampling of a scaffold-like material that is designed to be injected into the body. The material starts off as a liquid then fastly hardens to ...

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New Mechanism May Improve Hearing Aids

New Mechanism May Improve Hearing Aids

Diagram of the structure of the human ear. Source: MIT. Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts have been researching how the human ear distinguishes between sounds with subtle differences. They have identified a particular mutation affecting ...

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Treating Cluster Headaches with LSD

The chemical structure of LSD. Source: Acdx/Wikipedia. Researchers at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts have developed a new treatment for cluster headaches based on the famous psychedelic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) but without the hallucinogenic effects. The drug BOL-148 ...

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Mathematical Model for Carb Loading

A researcher at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts has developed an algorithm for determining how carbohydrates are burned during marathon racing, enabling runners to calculate when to eat and how much food to consume ...

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A New Way To Evaluate Dyslexia

A New Way To Evaluate Dyslexia

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Stanford University in Palo Alto, California have developed a new way to predict whether children with dyslexia will likely improve their reading skills over time or retain early difficulties ...

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Link Between Sleep and Heart Health

Link Between Sleep and Heart Health

Researchers at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island discovered a link between sleeping habits and heart health in men. According to their study, men who get less sleep than the norm can develop a thickened carotid artery wall. This thickening, ...

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Huntington’s Disease Progression Explored

Huntington’s Disease Progression Explored

Researchers at the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia discovered a key step in the progression of Huntington’s disease. A genetic neurological disease that normally begins to manifest itself when patients are in their thirties and forties, Huntington’s disease has ...

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