Fossil Evidence Just Added Fuel to The Debate Over The Purpose of Giraffe Necks

In light of the brutal tug-of-war over resources that is natural selection, it’s been taken for granted that the giraffe’s iconic neck evolved to reach leaves other plant-eaters can’t possibly access. What seemed obvious to Charles Darwin has since attracted a great deal of scrutiny, with some biologists proposing those extended vertebrae aren’t for browsing, … Read more

People with very narrowed neck arteries have low stroke risk

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. Scientists from Kaiser Permanente found that the risk of having a stroke caused by a severe blockage in an artery in the neck that is not currently causing any symptoms is low in most patients. The condition — asymptomatic carotid stenosis — could potentially be treated with the newest medications and … Read more

New Study Reveals The Inner Thoughts of People Mysteriously Frozen by Catatonia

Occasionally, as a doctor, I am asked to see a patient in the emergency department who is completely mute. They sit motionless, staring around the room. I lift up their arm and it stays in that position. Someone takes a blood test and they don’t even win. They haven’t eaten or drunk anything for a … Read more

Traces of Dirty In-Fighting Have Been Found on This Massive Triceratops

A fresh look at a triceratops skeleton suggests the dinosaur was once stabbed in the head by another of its kind. The unique three-horned head of the triceratops is a big part of this species’ fame, and yet researchers are still trying to figure out how it once used its unusual, frilly skull. The large … Read more

Malaria drug could combat chemotherapy-resistant head and neck cancers – BIOENGINEER.ORG

PITTSBURGH, March 14, 2022 – A new study suggests that the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine inhibits pathways that drive resistance to the chemotherapy agent cisplatin in head and neck cancers and restores tumor-killing effects of cisplatin in animal models. PITTSBURGH, March 14, 2022 – A new study suggests that the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine inhibits pathways that … Read more

Immunotherapy drug bolsters head and neck cancer treatment – BIOENGINEER.ORG

A University of Cincinnati clinical trial that added an immunotherapy drug to standard of care treatment regimens has shown increased survival rates for head and neck cancer patients with intermediate risk features. A University of Cincinnati clinical trial that added an immunotherapy drug to standard of care treatment regimens has shown increased survival rates for … Read more

Improving head and neck cancer treatment – BIOENGINEER.ORG

When the medical community finds a treatment for a particular cancer, the work doesn’t stop. Researchers continue to study how treatments can be improved in order to reduce side effects and the possibility of recurrent cancer. Credit: Photo courtesy of UC Health. When the medical community finds a treatment for a particular cancer, the work … Read more