Engaging in mobile gambling for social interaction can lead to problem gambling

A study carried out by the J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at NUI Galway has examined how the different gratifications sought from mobile gambling explain problematic versus non-problematic patterns in highly involved gamblers. For a subgroup of vulnerable individuals, gambling involvement can be pathological and reflects a personality […]

Nearly half of people with potential cancer symptoms in first wave of pandemic did not contact GP, study finds

Nearly half of people who experienced possible cancer symptoms in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic did not contact their GP, the initial findings of a UK-wide survey have suggested. The research was carried out by Cardiff University and Cancer Research UK, with preliminary findings focusing on the experiences […]

Uncovering the molecular mechanism behind synapse loss in Alzheimer’s disease

Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI, Pann-Ghill Suh (President)) announced that Dr. Kea Joo Lee and Dr. You-Na Jang of the Neural Circuits Research Group have identified the mechanism causing synaptic loss in Alzheimer’s disease as the aberrant expression of RAPGEF2, a synaptic protein. The results were published on January 2021, […]

Monoclonal antibodies against MERS coronavirus show promise in phase 1 trial

A randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 1 clinical trial of two monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) directed against the coronavirus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) found that they were well tolerated and generally safe when administered simultaneously to healthy adults. The experimental mAbs, REGN3048 and REGN3051, target the MERS coronavirus (MERS CoV) […]

Most European countries ignore patients with severe mental illness in COVID-19 vaccine strategy

A survey by Europe’s main psychiatric and mental health patient organizations shows that only 4 out of 20 European countries prioritize COVID vaccinations for individuals with severe mental disorders (such as psychosis and mood problems), despite a wealth of scientific evidence showing that these patients are amongst the most at […]