Health

Testing solutions to overheating in hazmat suits

With help from his students, Professor Craig Heller is keeping people cool and safe in personal protective gear, such as that worn by firefighters and health care workers treating infectious disease.

Coulter grants move healthcare innovation to patients

Every healthcare innovation helping patients today started as no more than a dream and a clever prototype. Now, a new round of ideas is getting a jump start on the path to reality from a grant program intended to accelerate healthcare solutions.

Treating tapeworm infection could improve academic performance

Tapeworm infection from eating contaminated pork can damage the brain, causing learning impairments and possibly enforcing cycles of poverty. A new study is the first to look at infection rates within schools and propose solutions targeting children.

Keeping the good effects of drugs, eliminating the bad

By combining computer simulations with laboratory experiments, an international research team revealed something new about a molecular pathway that enables roughly half of all medications to achieve their desired effects – but is also responsible for many side effects.

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Pediatric obesity, depression connected in the brain

Reward centers in the brains of children and teenagers who are obese and depressed show abnormalities that suggest the two conditions are neurologically connected, Stanford researchers have found.

Paul Ehrlich on the problems of the modern jaw

Paul Ehrlich wants you to shut your mouth – for your health. According to Ehrlich’s new book, mouth breathing, among other modern habits, has led to an epidemic of small jaws and many troubling health consequences.