A joint gift to the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California San Diego totaling $50 million from the Epstein Family Foundation will drive Alzheimer’s research and accelerate the search for treatments and a cure. The generous donation establishes the Epstein Family Alzheimer’s Research Collaboration at USC and UC San Diego. The gift will be split evenly, with $25 million going to each institution. The funding will support existing research at each university and will spark new collaborative efforts to discover effective therapies for Alzheimer’s disease.
- Epstein Family Foundation
Women ages 35 years and younger were 44% more likely to have an ischemic stroke (caused by blockages of blood vessels in the brain) than their male counterparts, according to a new review of more than a dozen international studies on sex differences in stroke occurrence. This gap narrows between the ages of 35 and 45, and there is conflicting evidence about whether women or men have more ischemic stroke in the 35- to 45-year-old age group.
A moderate amount of a peptide-enhanced cancer drug goes a long way in treating breast cancers that metastasize to the bone.
- Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas, NIH/National Institutes of Health, Welch Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense, John S. Dunn Foundation, Hamill Foundation
New research turns the old idiom about not being able to walk and chew gum on its head. Scientists with the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester have shown that the healthy brain is able to multitask while walking without sacrificing how either activity is accomplished.
After three consecutive years of worldwide declines, the number of shark bites picked up in 2021, with a total of 73 unprovoked incidents. The data, published this week by the Florida Museum of Natural History’s International Shark Attack File, also included 39 provoked shark bites and nine fatalities that occurred throughout the year.
Brazilian researchers demonstrate in field experiments that these large mammals help keep a balance between areas with different levels of productivity in biomes like the Atlantic Rainforest, and regulate the spatial structure of plant communities.
- Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation
- Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
A study on mice carried out by researchers at the University of Bologna reveals that such exposure alters glucocorticoid receptors (stress hormones) in the hippocampus and significantly reduces sleep between the rest and active phases
- Scientific Reports
Genetic analyses helped identify a new cryptic shark species of the genus Squatina from the Western Atlantic Ocean.
- Smithsonian Institution Barcode Network
Scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have found that four COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, J&J/Janssen, and Novavax) prompt the body to make effective, long-lasting T cells against SARS-CoV-2. These T cells can recognize SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern, including Delta and Omicron.
- NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases