StudyFinds Blotter: Other Notable Health Research From April 29, 2022

There are dozens of studies, innovations and research published every day by institutions and clinics around the world. Here’s a look at some of the other notable health reports from April 29th.

OHIO researcher investigates little-known ‘cleansing disorder’
Although defecation is often a condition associated with bulimia nervosa, new research from Ohio University suggests another type of eating disorder could also be to blame.

New technology shows in detail where drug molecules hit their targets in the body
Scripps Research scientists have developed a way to map across different tissues and with greater precision than ever before where drugs bind to their targets in the body.

Strong TRIM21 and complement-dependent intracellular antiviral immunity require the IgG3 hinge
In addition to their extracellular functions in host defense, virus-bound IgG antibodies can work in concert with the cytosolic Fc receptor TRIM21 to attack and degrade intracellular viruses.

A new mutation behind synucleinopathies
Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia belong to a family of neurodegenerative disorders called synucleinopathies because they are caused by the pathological accumulation of the protein alpha-synuclein in structures called Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites in the brain .

Scientists describe the brain dynamics associated with neurological diseases
When you’re daydreaming or brooding over something bothersome or thinking about the past or planning for the future, the part of your brain that’s busiest is the standard mode network, or DMN, which includes part of the prefrontal cortex.

New model for antibacterial mechanism
Biologists at the US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators have discovered an aberrant protein that is deadly to bacteria.

A novel therapy alleviates obesity and type 2 diabetes in mice fed a high-fat diet
A novel therapy developed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham reduces obesity and type 2 diabetes in mice fed a high-fat diet.

How hypertension and aging affect arterial walls – new insights into the pathology of atherosclerosis
New evidence reveals how atherosclerosis progression is influenced by a combination of high blood pressure and changes in arterial stiffness.

AGS Honors Experts and Emerging Geriatrics Leaders at Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 (#AGS22)
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) annually honors researchers, clinicians, educators, and emerging medical professionals who have made outstanding contributions to providing quality, person-centered care for the elderly.

Clinical study shows insulin spray improves gait and cognitive function in patients with and without type 2 diabetes
An estimated 25 percent of people over the age of 65 have type 2 diabetes, a condition in which the body can’t produce enough insulin to effectively control blood sugar.

A ‘flashy’ smartphone app could make it easy to screen for neurological disorders at home
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smartphone app that could allow people to screen for Alzheimer’s, ADHD and other neurological diseases and disorders – by taking close-up pictures of their eye.

Pitt’s research helps explain how Ritalin sharpens alertness
Even half a century after a drug hits the market, scientists can still learn new things about how it works.

New studies show particular mental health risks for certain groups of new doctors
The first year of medical training after med school is associated with intense stress, long work hours, irregular sleep schedules, and the risk of new or worsening depression symptoms.

Consolidation of 30-foot US-Mexico border wall in San Diego with rising migrant deaths, trauma center admissions and injury severity
This is a retrospective trauma registry study from the University of California, San Diego, Level 1 Trauma Center, which enrolls border wall injured patients from San Diego County and Imperial County, California.

Recording the prevalence and course of depressive symptoms according to sexual orientation during medical training
In the general population, people from sexual minorities suffer from depression more frequently than their heterosexual peers.