New study suggests metformin is associated with less severe COVID-19 across prediabetic individuals

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers illustrated that metformin was associated with decreased coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) severity among prediabetic patients. Study: Metformin is Associated with…

Covid-19 rebound is probably more common than data suggests, but Paxlovid is still effective

However, some people who take Paxlovid — and some who don’t — experience a rebound case of Covid-19, with a resurgence of symptoms or positive tests just days after completing…

You have a doppelganger and probably share DNA with them, new study suggests

The long-time friends who live in Atlanta are not related. Their ancestors don’t even come from the same part of the world. Malone’s family came from the Bahamas and the…

How did we get all this slime? In mammals, proteins called mucins evolved — again and again — by co-opting non-mucin proteins in a surprising way, study suggests — ScienceDaily

From the slime coating slugs to the saliva in our mouths, many slippery bodily fluids contain mucus. So how did this marvel of biology evolve? In mammals, the answer is…

BMJ op-ed suggests all health research should be considered fraudulent until proven otherwise – NaturalNews.com

(Natural News) Former The British Medical Journal (BMJ) editor Richard Smith penned an opinion piece for the journal suggesting that health research has become so corrupted and untrustworthy that people…

Almost half of cancer deaths globally are attributable to preventable risk factors, new study suggests

“To our knowledge, this study represents the largest effort to date to determine the global burden of cancer attributable to risk factors, and it contributes to a growing body of…

New study suggests covid increases risks of brain disorders

Comment on this story Comment A study published this week in the journal Lancet Psychiatry showed increased risks of some brain disorders two years after infection with the coronavirus, shedding…

Study suggests possible benefit from melatonin in COVID-19

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues to persist due to emerging variants of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that are associated with immune escape and enhanced…

New paleomagnetic research suggests Earth’s solid inner core formed 550 million years ago and restored our planet’s magnetic field — ScienceDaily

Approximately 1,800 miles beneath our feet, swirling liquid iron in the Earth’s outer core generates our planet’s protective magnetic field. This magnetic field is invisible but is vital for life…

Elephant biomechanics suggests a new approach for soft robotics — ScienceDaily

A new study from Georgia Institute of Technology suggests that an elephant’s muscles aren’t the only way it stretches its trunk — its folded skin also plays an important role.…