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Signals from muscle protect from dementia

How do different parts of the body communicate? Scientists at St. Jude are studying how signals sent from skeletal muscle affect the brain. The team studied fruit flies and cutting-edge brain cell models called organoids. They focused on the signals muscles send when stressed. The researchers found that stress signals rely on an enzyme called… Read More »

A Gamer Made a Video Playing Every Version of Madden from 1988 to Today

It’s remarkable how closely hit sports video game franchises like Madden are beginning to resemble real life broadcasts. A new YouTube video from gamer Samuel Brown—who goes by RBT on the platform—drives home just how much the gaming experience has evolved in the roughly three decades since the release of the original Nintendo home entertainment… Read More »

S&P says risk of hospital operator defaults plummet from last year’s highs

Dive Brief: The risk of healthcare facilities defaulting on their debt has dropped significantly from nearly a year ago, according to a new report from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The median probability of default for healthcare facilities within the next year was just 0.9% this week. In late April 2020, at the height of uncertainty… Read More »

Ten Forces Shaping Health Care in 2021: A View from CVS Health

Expanding omni-channel, data-driven, cost-effective health care in the community, tailoring that care, and attending to mental health paint the picture of health through the lens of CVS Health. The company published the Health Trends Report 2021 today, calling out ten forces shaping health care this year. Those themes are, The Year of the Pharmacist The… Read More »