Acupuncture can reduce migraine headaches compared to both sham (placebo) acupuncture and usual care, finds a new trial from China published by The BMJ today. The researchers say doctors should provide information about acupuncture as an option when discussing preventive treatment strategies with patients. More than one billion people worldwide are affected […]

Old human cells return to a more youthful and vigorous state after being induced to briefly express a panel of proteins involved in embryonic development, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The researchers also found that elderly mice regained youthful strength after […]

Immediately after a sperm fertilizes an egg, the SPRK1 enzyme leads the first step in untangling a sperm’s genome, kicking out special packing proteins called protamines, which opens up the paternal DNA and allows for major reorganization — all in a matter of hours. Credit: Lan-Tao Gou A sperm enters […]

Being exposed to PFAS—a class of chemicals found in drinking water—has been linked to higher rates of cancer, heart disease, thyroid dysfunction and other conditions. WVU School of Dentistry researchers R. Constance Wiener and Christopher Waters studied whether PFAS exposure is also associated with tooth decay. They found that higher […]

Over the last five years scientists at King’s College London have been investigating a method of stimulating natural tooth repair by activating cells in the tooth to make new dentine. In a paper published today (March 11, 2020) in the Journal of Dental Research, they have found further positive evidence that […]

The idea of food addiction is a very controversial topic among scientists. Researchers from Aarhus University have delved into this topic and examined what happens in the brains of pigs when they drink sugar water. The conclusion is clear: sugar influences brain reward circuitry in ways similar to those observed when addictive […]