A new study reports cancer patients who frequently eat peanuts may be at increased risk of their cancer spreading. Researchers found Peanut agglutinin (PNA), a carbohydrate-binding protein that enters blood circulation after a peanut is eaten, interacts with endothelial cells to produce cytokines. Some of the cytokines are recognized promoters of cancer metastasis.
1 in 20 children hospitalized for COVID-19 in the UK develop neurological complications associated with the viral infection. A new study reveals a wide spectrum of neurological complications in children and suggests they may be more common than in adults admitted to hospital with COVID.
A new genetic study reveals the evolution of longevity and larger brains in capuchin monkeys.
Study identifies a specific type of immune cell that induces inflammation in herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis.
A newly developed eye movement measurement test sheds light on inhibitory control and brain aging.
Alterations associated with aging and cellular senescence may be linked to a decrease in cell proliferation, while cancer shifts towards increased cell division. The study challenges the traditional view that cancer risks increase as we age, finding the aging process may suppress the development of cancer.
Researchers conclude many psychiatric diagnoses are scientifically worthless as tools for identifying discrete mental health disorders.
Blocking the activity of interleukin-1 in mouse models of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) helped reverse symptoms. Researchers say patients with CRPS should respond to immune-based treatments which reduce some of the disease features.
Lower socioeconomic status is associated with a higher risk of psychological distress. The increase in psychological distress is, in turn, associated with higher levels of emotional eating and obesity risks.
Study reveals people often discriminate against those who suffer from obesity to a point of dehumanization. Those who blatantly 'dehumanize' those who are overweight are more likely to support health policies that discriminate against people because of their weight.