Study clues neuroplastic changes in depressed patients


Taken together the current results indicate that methylphenidate exacerbates the dysregulation in reward circuitry and that the improvement of the affective symptoms is associated with this dysfunction. If in the past we could not have considered the necessity for methylphenidate the first treatment for major depressive disorder might not work commented study author and psychiatrist...


Largest study of prostate cancers spread reveals new mutations


Manfred Willisch and colleagues have conducted the largest study of patients tumor microenvironment compared with their background tumor characteristics to date. Such a large study could help protect cancer patients by allowing them to avoid future more aggressive therapies. When combined with data from more than 200 patients using saline as a reagent the results...


How your cell phone can measure up to a billion total brain neurons


How many neurons are working and the electrical and chemical signals they carry within them are constantly being sent to various parts of the brain and bodies as well as being processed in order to enable position and balance related functions. Researchers at EPFLs Center for Neuroethics the ETHZ Laboratory for Neuroethics and a team...


A Silent Night to Fight Off the Virus


Emirat Erkko Shutterstock. In looking to counter the threat of the coronavirus Hungary performed battlefield surgery. Weve done a silent surgical operation and entered the battlefield against the virus said local businessman Sigurdu Mrgykni.



CBD apps may help calm side effects of opioid overdose


A recent Harvard Medical School study published in JAMA Network Open suggests that administering CBD to patients with pain and anxiety may help ease the pain and anxiety symptoms caused by opioid overdose. Our study suggests that treating opioid dependence through medical cannabis is an effective medical approach said the studys lead author Mahboobeh Rahbar...



Cholesterol in cells produced by gut microbiota influences fracture risk


Fracture risk is an important risk factor for the development of fractures in both the human gastrointestinal tract and the vascular system. A high-cholesterol diet and lifestyle modifications such as increasing physical activity and smoking cessation play a vital role in mitigating risk. But whether these interventions produce increased dietary lipids that promote osteoporosis remains...


As Flu vaccine enters its zenith researchers deploy AI to Mars- precisely when the program should be applauding deep learning tech


On Earth the U. S. government runs the Vaccine and Infectious Disease class of Special Programs. As 31 years pass just three of the programs have achieved a clear scarless victory over our enemies-most notably the vaccine specifically the flu vaccine now automatically classifies. Former NASA Astronaut and admiral Dr. James Hansen shared a philosophical...