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Hair Loss Drug Might Improve Vascular Health, Mental Decline

Minoxidil, a popular drug used on the scalp to treat hair loss, might improve blood flow to the brain, lower blood pressure and increase elasticity in the blood vessels if taken in an oral form, according to a new study in mice.
19-Mar-2018 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Aging + Stiffening = Lung Function Decline

New research suggests that certain areas of the lungs are more likely than others to show age-related damage that compromises respiratory function. The paper is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Lung Cellular and...
8-Mar-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Tapeworms Could Prevent, Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children

New research suggests that parasitic worms could someday help prevent or treat pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
1-Mar-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Muscle Regeneration Compromises Stability in Muscular Dystrophy

A new study finds that muscle fibers in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) split during regeneration to such an extreme that the muscle is weakened beyond repair. The article is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell...
28-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Diabetic Nerve Damage May Increase Energy Needed for Walking

A new study suggests that diabetes-related nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy) may reduce the amount of energy stored by the Achilles tendon during walking. The tendon connects the back of the heel to the calf muscles. This reduction increases the...
21-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Simulated Virtual Patients Improve Students’ Learning Experience

Medical students in India are using computer-simulated virtual patients (SVPs) as a learning tool for clinical skills and are becoming more enthusiastic about their studies. SVPs allow students to interact with and perform procedures on pretend...
14-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Arm Exercise Improves Walking Ability After Stroke

A new study shows that arm exercises may improve walking ability months and even years after having a stroke. The study, the first to test the influence of arm training on post-stroke leg function, is published ahead of print in the Journal of...
6-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Hunger Overrides Sense of Fullness After Weight Loss

Bethesda, Md. (February 1, 2018)—The levels of hormones that control hunger and fullness(satiety) both rise after weight loss, but individuals may only experience an increase in hunger, according to a new study. The study is published ahead of...
1-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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