The National Institutes of Health awarded nearly $470 million to build a national study population of diverse research volunteers and support large-scale studies on the long-term effects of COVID-19. The NIH Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) Initiative made the parent award to New York University (NYU) Langone Health, New York City,...
After partnering with 831 medical residents, researchers found early risers took a few days to adjust to daylight saving time. However, those wired to go to sleep and wake up later had a harder time adjusting to the time change a week later.
Among 1,194 pregnant women in Boston, those who had optimal levels of manganese and selenium, which is often found in nuts, fish, and brown rice, were more likely to have children with lower levels of systolic blood pressure as they reached infancy and adolescence.
To provide patients with a non-invasive solution for temporary cardiac support, researchers created a prototype for a tiny pacemaker that can dissolve after a few days or several weeks. The model weighs less than half a gram and contains no wires, leads, or batteries.
After studying antibody levels in 328 patients hospitalized for COVID-19, researchers identified patterns associated with severe inflammation and illness, such as the need for assisted breathing support. This research supports larger efforts to develop targeted treatment.
Biological age provides insight about a person’s health status and guides research about therapeutic targets for age-related conditions, including heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease. Markers of age-related inflammation are now helping researchers advance this process.
After studying biomarkers and stool samples in children who had multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) or COVID-19, researchers identified a pathway involved in gut permeability that may prolong COVID-19 illness and respond to a therapy that’s being tested for celiac disease.
Airway cells from patients with chronic lung diseases are “primed” for infection by coronavirus, resulting in more severe symptoms, poorer outcomes, and a greater likelihood of death, according to a study published in Nature Communications.
Among a study of 11,000 adults in Texas, those who met national recommendations for twice-a-week resistance training workouts were less likely to be obese years later. The biggest benefits came from adults who did both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening workouts.