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Obese Patients Face Higher Radiation Exposure From CT Scans—But New Technology Can Help

Existing technique could accelerate metabolism to fight obesity

Researchers identify a protein in fat and liver cells that can be altered to increase energy expenditures By manipulating a biochemical process that underlies cells'...

New childhood TB cases double earlier estimates

Researchers from Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have estimated that around 1 million children contract tuberculosis (TB) annually...

Seeking a ‘parts list’ for the retina

New technique classifies retinal neurons into 15 categories, including some previously unknown types. As we scan a scene, many types of neurons in our retinas...

Fried foods may interact with genes to influence body weight

Chances of obesity twice as likely for individuals at highest genetic risk The results show that eating fried food more than four times a week...

New Crohn’s patients show imbalance in gut microbes

Microbiome analysis reveals increase in pathogenic bacteria, drop in beneficial microbes A multi-institutional study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Broad...

Suicide in the military: Study points to risk and protective factors

The largest study of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among U.S. military personnel today released its first findings related to suicide attempts...

Cochlear implants — with no exterior hardware

A cochlear implant that can be wirelessly recharged would use the natural microphone of the middle ear rather than a skull-mounted sensor. Cochlear implants —...

Surprising new clue to the roots of hunger

Researchers are creating a wiring diagram of the complex brain circuits that regulate this intense motivational state While the function of eating is to nourish...

Neanderthals’ genetic footprints are evident in humans of today

Remnants of Neanderthal DNA found in modern humans are associated with diseases including Type 2 diabetes, Crohn's disease, lupus and cirrhosis of the liver,...

Aspirin may stop growth of certain head cancers

Researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, that aspirin intake correlates with halted growth of vestibular schwannomas (also known as acoustic neuromas), a sometimes...

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