An enzyme from papayas can turn pig blood into protein powder, report researchers. Right now, the blood ends up in animal feed.
yesterday • ~4 min
Tags: sustainability protein food blood pigs meat science-and-technology earth-and-environment
Who knew that black licorice had a dark side? A scientist explains when this treat becomes a threat.
yesterday • ~8 min
Tags: health medicine sugar halloween blood-pressure sweets candy
Early trauma changes metabolites in the blood, researchers find. Those changes can be passed down to the next generation, too, experiments with mice reveal.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: anxiety stress trauma blood childrens-health featured health-and-medicine
A unique group of neurons lights up in female mosquitoes only when they're eating the combined ingredients of blood, researchers report.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: neurons blood taste science-and-technology mosquitoes
Menopause-induced changes to protective immune cells may contribute to the sharp increase in high blood pressure in postmenopausal women.
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: blood-pressure older-adults menopause health-and-medicine sexes immune-systems
Older people like President Trump are at more risk from COVID-19 because of how the immune system ages
Older coronavirus patients face grimmer outlooks. A virologist explains the aging-related changes in how immune systems work that are to blame.
Oct. 2, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus immune-system t-cells immunology aging donald-trump sars-cov-2 immunity adaptive-immune-response innate-immune-response immune-response white-blood-cells t-cell immune-function coronavirus-pandemic diagnostic-test
Watching a family member or neighbor go through type 2 diabetes shapes the way people with diabetes manage their condition, a new study finds.
Sept. 23, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: diabetes families social-lives health-and-medicine blood-sugar
Children who take oral steroids for asthma or autoimmune diseases have a higher risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots, a new study shows.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: diabetes asthma high-blood-pressure childrens-health health-and-medicine steroids
A wearable device could one day help EMTs, medics, and ER doctors assess blood loss to better treat victims of accidents, gunshots, and battle injuries.
Sept. 11, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: blood health-and-medicine wearable-devices emergency-medicine
Patients with metabolic syndrome were at 3.4 times higher risk of death due to COVID-19 and five times more likely to go to the ICU.
Aug. 27, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: diabetes covid-19 obesity blood-pressure featured health-and-medicine metabolic-syndrome
Page 1 of 16