Bugs Bunny’s Knowledge Confirmed
The carrot genome sequence reveals information about the vegetable's evolution and how it accumulates health-beneficial carotenoids. Somewhere, Bugs Bunny is smiling.
Study: Medicare Part D Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Blood Pressure Risk
NC State research shows that implementation of Medicare Part D has increased the number of people taking their prescribed medications as directed – so-called “medication adherence” – and reduced the likelihood that newly covered beneficiaries develop high blood pressure.
Study Finds Online HIV Prevention Resources Face Resistance From Black Female College Students
New research finds that black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention, due to the stigma associated with the disease and concerns that their social network would learn they were accessing HIV-related materials.
Microneedle Patch Delivers Localized Cancer Immunotherapy to Melanoma
Biomedical engineers have developed a technique that uses a patch embedded with microneedles to deliver cancer immunotherapy treatment directly to the site of melanoma skin cancer.
Recreating the Web of Blood Vessels That Keep Human Tissue Alive
For years, one of the largest obstacles facing the field of regenerative medicine was the need to create a circulatory system to support new tissues and organs as they grew. Now two researchers are being recognized for creating technology to make the customized blood vessels necessary to support tissue generation.
Gu Receives Funding for Glucose-Responsive Smart Insulin Patches
The funding will help Gu develop glucose responsive insulin patches in order to help those suffering from Type 1 diabetes.
Fishing for Insights on Human Health
The spotted gar's ancient genome may hold insights for modern human health
Study Sheds New Light on Post-Operative Bleeding in Newborns
A new study finds significant differences between the blood clot structure in adults and newborns, helping researchers better understand the challenges in addressing post-operative bleeding in neonatal patients. The researchers also found that the current standard of care for treating post-operative bleeding may pose an increased risk of thrombosis in newborns compared to adults, which researchers hadn’t suspected.
Researchers ID Risk Factors That Predict Violence in Adults With Mental Illness
Researchers have identified three risk factors that make adults with mental illness more likely to engage in violent behavior. The findings give mental health professionals and others working with adults with mental illness a suite of characteristics they can use as potential warning signs, allowing them to intervene and hopefully prevent violent behavior.
Study Finds Stigma Regarding Weight Loss May Be Overblown
A qualitative study from North Carolina State University finds that most people who have lost a lot of weight don’t perceive themselves as being “judged” because they used to be overweight or obese – which contradicts earlier research that people were still stigmatized even after reaching a healthy weight.