Brain imaging predicts PTSD after injury, finds study

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a complex psychiatric disorder brought on by physical and/or psychological trauma. How its symptoms, including anxiety, depression and cognitive disturbances arise remains incompletely understood and unpredictable. Now, researchers using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have found potential brain biomarkers of PTSD in people with traumatic brain […]

Researchers identify a rare genetic bone disorder through massive sequencing methods

Researchers of the “Cell Biology and Physiology-LABRET” group of the University of Malaga (UMA), together with the Networking Biomedical Research Center in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), have described a new genetic skeletal disorder based on a precision medicine strategy. By using methods of massive sequencing -of all genes- they […]

Researchers seeking COVID-19 vaccine that prevents both the disease and viral transmission

Another day, another announcement about a COVID-19 vaccine. Whether that’s talk of results from clinical trials, emergency approval or plans for countries to prioritize certain groups for vaccination. But we still don’t know if current vaccines prevent disease and also prevent people transmitting the virus to others. This not only […]

Researchers identify critical molecules that coronaviruses hijack to infect human cells

When a coronavirus—including SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19—infects someone, it hijacks the person’s cells, co-opting their molecular machinery for its own survival and spread. Researchers at Gladstone Institutes and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, in collaboration with scientists at UC San Francisco (UCSF) and Synthego Corporation, have identified critical molecular processes in […]

Researchers have discovered new links between miscarriage and maternal genes

Researchers at the Estonian Genome Center at the University of Tartu have described hitherto undiscovered associations between miscarriage and maternal genes. They have published their findings in Nature Communications. Miscarriage is the most common complication of pregnancy, affecting about 15% of clinically confirmed pregnancies. Although, the risk of miscarriage increases […]