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Belly fat linked with repeat heart attacks

Heart attack survivors who carry excess fat around their waist are at increased risk of another heart attack, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 Prior studies... Continue Reading →

Knee replacement timing is all wrong for most patients

When surgery is delayed, people don't get full benefit of new kneeWhen surgery is premature, patients assume unnecessary risk and may need a second replacementNearly 1 million knee replacement procedures are performed in the U.S. each year The timing of... Continue Reading →

The Advances that Will Shape Life Sciences in the 2020s

The 2010s brought major advancements in every aspect of the life sciences and ushered in an era of collaboration and multidisciplinary approaches. The Scientist spoke with Steven Wiley, a systems biologist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and member of TS’s editorial board, about what... Continue Reading →

Air pollution can worsen bone health

Some of the effects of air pollution on health are well documented -lung cancer, stroke, respiratory diseases, and a long etcetera- but for others there is less scientific evidence. Such is the case of bone health: there are only a... Continue Reading →

An Astronaut Got a Blood Clot in Space. Here's How Doctors on Earth Fixed It.

An unidentified astronaut aboard the International Space Station had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) — or blood clot — in the jugular vein of their neck, according to a new case study. The astronaut's identity and exactly when the incident... Continue Reading →

Mediterranean diet may help preserve the kidney health of transplant recipients

A new study indicates that following the Mediterranean diet may help kidney transplant recipients maintain transplant kidney function. The findings appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN. Despite improvements in the survival of transplanted kidneys in the early years after transplantation,... Continue Reading →

Micro implants could restore standing and walking

When Vivian Mushahwar first applied to grad school, she wrote about her idea to fix paralysis by rewiring the spinal cord. It was only after she was accepted into a bioengineering program that the young electrical engineer learned her idea... Continue Reading →

Too much ultra-processed food linked to lower heart health

Ultra-processed foods, which account for more than half of an average American's daily calories, are linked to lower measures of cardiovascular health, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2019 -- November 16-18... Continue Reading →

New model for the way humans localize sounds

One of the enduring puzzles of hearing loss is the decline in a person's ability to determine where a sound originates, a key survival faculty that allows animals -- from lizards to humans -- to pinpoint the location of danger,... Continue Reading →

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