How Statins May Help Reduce the Odds

Share on PinterestStatins are commonly taken to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Getty Images High cholesterol is a risk factor for many serious conditions such as heart disease. Many people manage their cholesterol with a class of prescription drugs called statins. A new study reviews whether statins may reduce the risk of certain types of stroke. … Read more

MRI-Targeted Biopsy for Prostate Cancer Reduces Risk of Overdiagnosis

Excluding systematic biopsy in favor of MRI-targeted biopsy in men with elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels reduced the probability of detecting clinically insignificant cancers, but at the risk of missing some clinically significant cancers and delaying their diagnosis, the randomized GÖTEBORG- 2 trials from Sweden shown. Among nearly 18,000 participants, 0.6% of men who underwent … Read more

HIV Vaccine Shows Promise, But Much Work Remains

A new type of HIV vaccine that trains the immune system to produce broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) looks promising in an early study, researchers recently reported in Science. However, it will be years before this approach could be tested in large clinical trials and deployed worldwide. Almost all participants in the small Phase I IAVI … Read more

COVID-19 vaccine effective among patients with psoriatic disease

December 07, 2022 1 min read Source/Disclosures Published by: Source: Eder L, et al. Abstract 0389. Presented at: ACR Convergence 2022; November 11-14, 2022; Philadelphia (hybrid meeting). Disclosures: Healio was unable to determine relevant financial disclosures at the time of publication. ADD TOPIC TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are posted on … Read more

Study unravels the role of DNA methylation in oceanic microbial communities

Meta-epigenome analysis scheme of ocean surface samples. A schematic overview of meta-epigenomics. Meta-epigenomics using genome-centric metagenomics from the binning approach of short- and long-read assemblies, followed by identifying the epigenetic signals of genomes from long-read mapping. Credit: Microbiome (2022). DOI: 10.1186/s40168-022-01340-w DNA methylation is a biological process through which methyl groups are added to the … Read more

In Rare Find, Scientists Unearth Fossil of Large Marine Reptile With Both Head and Body | Smart News

The skull of an elasmosaur found in Queensland, Australia Queensland Museum via CNN A group of amateur fossil hunters in Australia have discovered the country’s first elasmosaur—an ancient long-necked marine reptile—with its head still connected to its body. The animal is believed to be a juvenile around 100 million years old, and it was excavated … Read more

Peekaboo! Strange tiny galaxy provides a glimpse into the universe’s early history

Astronomers have discovered that a strange dwarf galaxy hidden for years in our cosmic neighborhood looks like it belongs in the early universe, despite having formed more recently. The tiny galaxy measuring just 1,200 light-years across earned the nickname ‘Peekaboo’ because it was hidden in the bright glare of a fast-moving foreground old and only … Read more

Apple Expected to Expand Emergency SOS via Satellite to the UK on December 13

Apple could expand the Emergency SOS via Satellite and Find My via satellite functionality to the United Kingdom as soon as next week, according to a source that spoke to MacRumors. Emergency services personnel in the country have been told that calls from the Emergency SOS via Satellite feature will be routed to local emergency … Read more

A husband-and-wife team solves the mystery of how worms develop their gut

Morris Maduro (left) and Gina Broitman-Maduro. Credit: Maduro lab/UCR Were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic, an important discovery about the development of nematodes—elongated cylindrical worms—might not have been made. With most classes and meetings at universities and schools having moved online in 2020-2021, a husband-and-wife research team at the University of California, Riverside, finally … Read more