Loneliness associated with double risk of developing diabetes

Loneliness associated with double risk of developing diabetes

Overview: Higher loneliness rates were associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes during 20 years of follow-up, a new study reveals. Source: Diabetology A new study published in Diabetology (the Journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) [EASD]) finds that feelings of loneliness are associated with a significantly higher … Read more

Metabolism Linked to Brain Health

Metabolism Linked to Brain Health

Overview: Researchers have found a link between metabolism and dementia-related brain measurements. Obesity related to inflammation, kidney stress or liver stress had the greatest impact on adverse brain health. Source: University of South Australia Every three seconds someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia. And while there’s no known cure, brain changes can occur … Read more

A man’s cancer disappeared after being injected with an attenuated herpes virus in a promising clinical trial

A man’s cancer disappeared after being injected with an attenuated herpes virus in a promising clinical trial

FILE PHOTO: A patient undergoes a positron emission tomography scan.Photo by Vladimir Smirnov\TASS via Getty Images A new cancer therapy uses the herpes virus to fight harmful cells. The modified virus infects cancer cells, causing them to explode, alerting the immune system. The therapy is in the early stages of the trial, but shows promise, … Read more

When all my limbs went numb one morning, I went to the emergency room in a panic. It turned out to be a vitamin B12 deficiency.

When all my limbs went numb one morning, I went to the emergency room in a panic.  It turned out to be a vitamin B12 deficiency.

The author, Kelly Rissman.Thanks to Kelly Rissman When I experienced unexplained pins and weakness in all my limbs, I started to panic. About a week later, I went to the doctor and found that I had a severe vitamin B12 deficiency. This is what a B12 deficiency can look like, plus treatment, and how I … Read more

New Study Confirms COVID-19 Vaccines May Temporarily Affect Menstruation

New Study Confirms COVID-19 Vaccines May Temporarily Affect Menstruation

The study, published in the medical journal BMJ, looked at nearly 20,000 women around the world who self-reported their menstrual cycles through Natural Cycles, an FDA-approved birth control app. Study participants who had been vaccinated reported, on average, a nearly one day increase in the length of their menstrual cycles after receiving their first COVID … Read more

Scifi Debut by Emery Robin

Scifi Debut by Emery Robin

Image: Orbit The Stars Undying, the upcoming sci-fi debut from Emery Robin, introduces an interstellar princess forced into circumstances that’ll require every bit of royal strength she can muster to overcome. It’ll be released in November, but io9 is thrilled to share a generous excerpt from the book today. Here’s a description of the book, … Read more

5 Simple and Healthy Food Swaps to Control Your Cholesterol Levels

5 Simple and Healthy Food Swaps to Control Your Cholesterol Levels

What is a vegan diet? Curious about going vegan? Here’s what you need to know about the vegan diet. Controlling cholesterol is an essential part of maintaining overall health, especially for those who struggle to keep their numbers in the right place. Boston-based registered dietitian nutritionist Nikita Kapur told Fox News Digital that high cholesterol … Read more

Identifying disease-critical cell types and cellular processes by integrating single-cell RNA-sequencing and human genetics

Identifying disease-critical cell types and cellular processes by integrating single-cell RNA-sequencing and human genetics

Overview of sc-linker We developed a framework to link gene programs derived from scRNA-seq with diseases and complex traits (Fig. 1a). First, we use scRNA-seq to construct gene programs, defined as continuous-valued gene sets, that characterize (1) individual cell types, (2) disease-dependent (disease versus healthy cells of the same type) or (3) cellular processes (cell … Read more