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Category Archives: The Science of Us
Scientists have found a way to reverse aging in mice and rejuvenate their cells.
With the aftermath of the holiday season still sliding off of my shoulders, I vaguely recall the conversations of my older relatives around the dinner table. Each story began with the familiar phrase, “I remember when I was your age,” … Continue reading
Breast cancer screening is not very effective, study shows
If you’re a middle-aged woman and you live in the United States, you’ve had one mantra drummed into your head for as long as you can recall: “Get a mammogram once a year.” First introduced in 1976, mammograms have been … Continue reading
Positive thinking may only be useful in coping with certain types of events
When things go wrong in our lives, we use a number of strategies to help us cope. One of these is what scientists call “cognitive reappraisal,” or simply thinking about things differently to moderate how we feel. For example, if … Continue reading
Patients involved in a recent study reported fewer symptoms, better quality of life and increased exercise ability
A recent study suggests that a new heart device intended to improve blood flow may be beneficial for people suffering with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Corvia Medical’s InterAtrial Shunt device is a flower-shaped wire device that creates a … Continue reading
Study shows that certain gut bacteria enhance the action of chemotherapy drugs
Since about the mid-19th century, people have been understandably afraid of germs. Prior to that time, no one knew why millions of people became mysteriously ill with symptoms such as fevers, rashes and coughs. Nor did they understand why so … Continue reading