A drug used for years for other purposes shows promise in treating epilepsy.
A drug used for years for other purposes shows promise in treating epilepsy. Decades of research culminated in a case for a new strategy in which a drug regularly used for amnesia and Parkinson's disease would become the first to prevent the development of epilepsy in patients with traumatic brain injury.

Global warming could affect the genetic diversity of many mammals. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
Global warming could affect the genetic diversity of many mammals. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith) Around the world, genetically poor and highly diverse areas alike will be exposed to severe climate change within just a few decades, according to recent findings that researchers say call global conservation goals into question.

The old EKG readout may become a thing of the past. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
The old EKG readout may become a thing of the past. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) A team of researchers has proposed a new automated cardiac screening system powered by artificial intelligence that could make cardiac diagnoses accessible to all without the need for a trained practitioner to read or interpret results.

Pollutants might be linked to diseases in children. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Pollutants might be linked to diseases in children. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) A Spanish research project tracking children from the womb to teenage years showed that most were more likely to be at risk of developing a metabolic disease as adults if their mothers were more exposed to certain pollutants during pregnancy, underscoring the need for policy to better regulate the chemicals.

3D-printed bones might help prevent infections. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
3D-printed bones might help prevent infections. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) A pen-like 3D printer for orthopedic surgeons could help address the increasingly problematic global issues of antimicrobial resistance and bacterial bone infections specific to medical implants.

Specific hormones link to how well women handle perimenopause. (Pixabay/Silviarita)
Specific hormones link to how well women handle perimenopause. (Pixabay/Silviarita) A specific sex hormone can serve as a biological marker of how well women in perimenopause are able to cope with personal challenges, a new study suggests.

3D-printed medical implants might work better than others. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
3D-printed medical implants might work better than others. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer) Researchers proposed a new method to 3D-print metallic alloys for certain medical implants, an alternative to conventional approaches that they said improves the devices' compatibility with cells as well as their integration with the surrounding bone.

Spring fever may have scientific proof. (Unsplash/Savvas Kalimeris)
Spring fever may have scientific proof. (Unsplash/Savvas Kalimeris) Hormones are seasonal for men and women alike, according to a study of millions of tests from medical records.

Lab-grown thyroids could solve a number of problems. (Unsplash/National Cancer Institute)
Lab-grown thyroids could solve a number of problems. (Unsplash/National Cancer Institute) For the first time, researchers have succeeded in growing thyroid mini-organs in the laboratory.

Silkworms might power the next 3D printing wave. (Pixabay/ivabalk)
Silkworms might power the next 3D printing wave. (Pixabay/ivabalk) 3D printing leather-like materials derived from silkworms into products such as shoes offers new pathways for reducing industry's carbon footprint in the fight against global warming, U.S. researchers argue in a new paper.

Spider silk might help with nerve damage. (Pixabay/David Mark)
Spider silk might help with nerve damage. (Pixabay/David Mark) Nerve conduits made from the silk spun by spiders are as effective in promoting tissue regeneration as those formed from nerves located in a patient's own body, according to new research that could pave the way for use of the technology in humans.

Eggshell membrane might have a use beyond protecting your breakfast. (Pixabay/Couleur)
Eggshell membrane might have a use beyond protecting your breakfast. (Pixabay/Couleur) People are accustomed to throwing out the shells when cooking eggs, but researchers at South Korea-based Chonnam National University developed a scaffold for bone regeneration using the shells’ inner lining that could make use of such waste while improving upon traditional medical devices.