Short attention spans linked to social media distress

New Curtin University research has found that people who get distracted easily are more prone to suffer psychological distress and mental health issues from high levels of social media use. Published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, the research tracked the phone data of 69 participants ranging from 18 to…

Muscle gene linked to type 2 diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes tend to have poorer muscle function than others. Now a research team at Lund University in Sweden has discovered that in type 2 diabetes, a specific gene is of great importance for the ability of muscle stem cells to create new mature muscle cells. The…

COVID-19: Biomarkers linked to severe forms of the disease

Recent studies have shown that immune response plays a central role in the severity of COVID-19. Understanding the immune responses generated as the disease progresses is therefore key to determining which patients are at highest risk of developing serious complications or dying as a result. In a study published Feb….