Monthly Archives: February 2023

Could spices boost protein intake in older adults?

Poor eating often exacerbates aging problems, resulting in inadequate protein intake among older adults. This, in turn, may cause muscle wasting, reduced function, and poor quality of life. A new research paper looks at the role of spices in boosting the attractiveness of typical foods in this age group.

Childhood adiposity associated with increased risk of recently proposed subtypes of adult-onset diabetes

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) is the first study to show that childhood obesity is associated with an increased risk of four of the five recently proposed subtypes of adult-onset diabetes.

Evidence that cross-reactive immunity from common human coronaviruses can influence response to SARS-CoV-2

In a recent study published in the journal Vaccines, researchers in Saudi Arabia and the United States examined immune responses and immunoglobulin G (IgG) cross-reactivity in individuals infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Applying an evolutionary perspective can spark innovations to transform medicine

The word ‘evolution’ may bring to mind dusty dinosaur bones, but it impacts our health every day. For example, even though antibiotics were invented only a century ago, the evolution of antibiotic resistance is already a major concern.

The rapid diagnosis of drug-resistant and drug-sensitive tuberculosis using mass spectrometry and machine learning

In a recent study posted to the Preprints with The Lancet SSRN* server, a team of researchers in China developed a machine learning-based diagnostic tool to detect tuberculosis and drug-resistant tuberculosis using nanoparticle-enhanced laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (NPELDI MS) to determine metabolic fingerprints from serum samples.

Genome editing techniques based on bacterial-artificial-chromosome in herpesvirus research

In a recent study published in the Microorganisms journal, researchers in China reviewed the uses of bacterial-artificial-chromosome (BAC)-based genome editing techniques in herpesvirus research.

Mercy Medical Center and UMMC offer a Liver Transplant Clinic to help transplant patients

The Center for Liver and Hepatobiliary Diseases at Mercy in conjunction with the University of Maryland Medical Center offers a Liver Transplant Clinic to help patients through the liver transplant process.

Research shows how obesity affects testing and treatment of heart disease

Being overweight impacts your heart health in more ways than you might think. A new JACC review paper from Mayo Clinic outlines how obesity affects the common tests used to diagnose heart disease and impacts treatments.