Blood Test Distinguishes Fibromyalgia From Other Inflammatory ConditionsNews
A blood test for fibromyalgia would be a relief for millions of people living with the poorly-understood condition, which is characterized by many symptoms including chronic widespread pain, sleep problems, and fatigue.Read more
Periodontitis Associated With Higher Risk of Developing DementiaNews
Researchers studied the connection between chronic periodontitis and dementia. The researchers learned that people with chronic periodontitis had a 6 percent higher risk for dementia than did people without periodontitis.
Evidence Points Towards Narcolepsy Having an Autoimmune ComponentNews
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered autoreactive cells in persons suffering from narcolepsy. This is a new, important proof that the sleep disorder is an autoimmune disease. This knowledge may lead to better treatment of the chronic condition, the researchers behind the new discovery believe.
Blind Mice Regain Sight After Single Gene InsertionNews
Scientists inserted a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice and, a month later, they were navigating around obstacles as easily as mice with no vision problems. They were able to see motion, brightness changes over a thousandfold range and fine detail on an iPad sufficient to distinguish letters.Read more
Lower Brain Connectivity Makes the Working Day Tougher for Night OwlsArticle
Working together with scientists at the University of Campinas in Brazil, and the University of Surrey, Birmingham researchers found that the brains of night owls have lower levels of connectivity in many brain regions which are implicated in the maintenance of consciousness.
Exploring Sleep and Genetics on World Sleep Day 2019Article
March 15, 2019 marks World Sleep Day, an annual event organized by the World Sleep Society to celebrate sleep. Today, we explore the scientific research that looks at the links between our genes, why we sleep, and the negative impact a lack of sleep may have.Read more
Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in ScienceArticle
We recently spoke with Jessica Wade, PhD, a physicist at Imperial College London to learn more about her extraordinary efforts to raise the profile of female scientists and other underrepresented groups in science.Read more
World Yoga Day: Finding the OM in GenOMicsArticle
A recent climb in the number of people taking up a regular yoga or meditation practise has seen the terms “downward dog” and “tree pose” enter the everyday vocabulary of many. Today, on World Yoga Day, people come together across the world to celebrate the unity that yoga brings. However, from a scientific perspective, what evidence exists that supports the benefits of a regular yoga and meditation practise?
'Smiling depression': It's Possible to be Depressed While Appearing HappyArticle
Here's why that's particularly dangerous.Read more