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Rare shrew-spread virus linked to deaths of 8 German residents, study finds

At least eight people in Germany who died of encephalitis likely contracted a rare virus from shrews, a small mole-like animal, that led to the fatal brain-swelling condition often caused by a viral infection. Researchers looked at brain tissue from 56 people who developed encephalitis between 1999 and 2019. Samples revealed that at least eight people… Read More »

Breakthrough study on molecular interactions could improve development of new medicines

A first-of-its-kind study on molecular interactions by biomedical engineers in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering will make it easier and more efficient for scientists to develop new medicines and other therapies for diseases such as cancer, HIV and autoimmune diseases. The study resulted in a mathematical framework that simulates the effects… Read More »

Athletes have healthier brains that can actually hear better, study says

Neurobiologist Nina Kraus can. At her lab at Northwestern University called “Brainvolts,” she and her colleagues can attach a series of electrodes to your scalp and record the electricity your brain produces in response to a sound. “I can then take that electricity and play it out through a speaker and we can listen to… Read More »

Coffee can reduce diabetes risk: study

Drinking up to four coffees a day can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, according to a study. However, the benefit is lost if more than four cups of coffee are consumed. Researchers from the universities of Navarre in Spain and Catania in Italy found an “association between coffee consumption… Read More »

Apple Heart Study shows a lot of promise for digital health, but cardiologists still have questions

Stanford Medicine published its long-awaited research on the Apple Heart Study, which represents one of the largest research efforts of its kind that relies on consumer devices to better understand human health. The paper, published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked at how the Apple Watch could be used to detect… Read More »