Download PDF December 1, 2012 at 4:21 AM “Most people think malnutrition is all about not having enough food or enough of the right kind of food to eat,” but while “[t]his is a big part of the story … there are many other links in the chain,” Lawrence Haddad, director of the Institute of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF March 24, 2015 at 3:02 AM Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have pinpointed differences in brain function that may help to explain how people with anorexia nervosa can continue to starve themselves, even when already emaciated. The finding adds to growing evidence about the role of brain […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF August 30, 2016 at 5:48 AM Autism could be diagnosed by allowing children to play games on smart phones and tablets, a study involving the University of Strathclyde has found. Dr Jonathan Delafield-Butt, of Strathclyde’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and colleagues at start-up company Harimata, used fun iPad games to track […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF September 25, 2015 at 8:32 AM Diagnosis of coeliac disease requires a tissue sample from the small intestine, which can be extremely unpleasant. Researchers at the Faculty of Medicine have developed a blood test which provides a rapid, painless answer. As many as 100 000 Norwegians may suffer from coeliac disease, which causes […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF April 23, 2012 at 12:36 AM Thousands of pre-school children in Africa could benefit from access to treatment for an endemic disease, after tests showed infants to be at high risk of infection. Researchers tested hundreds of children aged between one and five in countries in sub-Saharan Africa where snail fever – also […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF November 1, 2011 at 7:56 AM Hard-to-treat disorders characterized by inflammation and fat loss An international collaboration of scientists, including researchers at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), a part of the National Institutes of Health, has identified a genetic mutation that causes a rare childhood disease characterized […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF May 16, 2012 at 6:06 AM For the first time, researchers at the University of California, San Diego have peered inside a living mouse cell and mapped the processes that power the celebrated health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. More profoundly, they say their findings suggest it may be possible to manipulate these […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF June 22, 2011 at 5:47 AM Homosexual men taking bicalutamide for prostate cancer were much more likely to report sexual problems during treatment than heterosexual patients, according to a study in the July issue of the urology journal BJUI. Researchers from Romania and the USA studied 17 heterosexual men and 12 homosexual men […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF November 9, 2016 at 12:01 PM People who sleep five or fewer hours a night are likely to also drink significantly more sugary caffeinated drinks, such as sodas and energy drinks, according to a new study of more than 18,000 adults led by UC San Francisco scientists. The authors emphasize that it’s not […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF November 15, 2016 at 4:12 AM Repeated binge drinking during adolescence can affect brain functions in future generations, potentially putting offspring at risk for such conditions as depression, anxiety, and metabolic disorders, a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study has found. “Adolescent binge drinking not only is dangerous to the brain […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF October 31, 2015 at 6:00 AM Couples raising a child with developmental disabilities do not face a higher risk of divorce if they have larger families, according to a new study by researchers from the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The study, published in the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF February 26, 2016 at 1:51 AM A common gut microbe could soon be offering us pain relief. Japanese bioengineers have tweaked Escherichia coli genes so that they pump out thebaine, a morphine precursor that can be modified to make painkillers. The genetically modified E. coli produces 300 times more thebaine with minimal risk […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF October 22, 2015 at 1:20 AM It’s short, ugly and deadly. But James Cook University scientists have found a cancer-causing, parasitic worm could help patients recover from their wounds. JCU scientists at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) have discovered that the parasitic worm that kills tens of thousands of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF May 14, 2014 at 12:45 AM Baylor Research Institute has received a $3.3 million grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), one of the National Institutes of Health, to fund its Autoimmunity Center of Excellence. The grant is awarded to Virginia Pascual, MD, the leader of the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF March 23, 2015 at 8:32 AM Scientists have developed a new, simple way to cook rice that could cut the number of calories absorbed by the body by more than half, potentially reducing obesity rates, which is especially important in countries where the food is a staple. The presentation will take place here […]Continue Reading ...
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