Weekly Emails

Concerning findings on melatonin content in over-the-counter supplements

A recent study reports that some sleep supplements may contain far more melatonin than the label indicates – providing another reason to be conservative in their use.

The potential of probiotics in promoting female health

Maintaining a healthy vaginal microbiome is key for female urogenital health, and existing evidence suggests that probiotics may be beneficial

Genetic similarities between unrelated look-alikes

With a world population of nearly 8 billion, there’s a good chance you have a doppelgänger, but might you share more than just appearances?

Can a peptide found in bee stings offer hope for treatment-resistant breast cancers?

Melittin, the main component of honeybee venom, has shown promise as a basis for chemotherapeutic drugs to combat treatment-resistant breast cancer

Improving memory with transcranial neuromodulation

Research shows that noninvasive neuromodulation can improve performance in memory tasks. Is this technique simply a research tool, or is it a therapy of the future?

Successful, early results using CAR T cells to treat an autoimmune disease

Engineered T cells “reboot”  the immune system by depleting B cells and autoantibodies

How does aging increase risk of dehydration?

Aging weakens the regulatory systems for maintaining water balance, necessitating more conscious oversight of fluid intake to prevent dehydration.

Silencing the alarm on aspartame and cancer

Last month, the International Agency for Research on Cancer designated the low-calorie sweetener aspartame as “possibly carcinogenic,” quickly leading to concern, confusion, and criticism.

Can treating hearing loss improve cognitive trajectories and reduce dementia risk?

Age-related hearing loss is very common and has long been known to correlate strongly with cognitive decline. A just-published randomized trial sought to evaluate causality in this association. What do we know now?

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