Many people suffer from cold feet, but why do some suffer more than others? In a new study, scientists led by Selvi C. Jeyaraj of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have identified a biological mechanism that may be responsible for icy extremities: an interaction between a series of molecules and receptors on smooth muscle cells that line the skin’s tiny blood vessels.
The findings has been published in the American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology.
Drinking coffee may have a benefit in controlling movement for people with Parkinson’s disease, according to new research published in the August 1, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Using anti-retroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection is effective and safe in the short term according to a new six study review which appeared online in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The drug, bexarotene, is designed to reduce levels of amyloid beta, the protein whose presence in the brain has been most closely tied to the development of Alzheimer's.
Two new FDA approved weight loss drugs Belviq (lorcaserin) and Qsymia (phentermine/topiramate) and will soon be available for fighting obesity, but how, when, and "if" these diet drugs will be used is far from clear.