In today’s life, we often encounter situations when the organism’s functions are overstrained, and the action of extreme factors causes the development of a stress response. There are three stages in the development of the organism’s stress reaction: 1 – the stage of activation, 2 – the stage of resistance, 3 – the stage of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Although most victims survive the 735,000 heart attacks that occur annually in the U.S., their heart tissue is often irreparably damaged—unlike many other cells in the body, once injured, heart cells cannot regenerate. According to a new UC San Francisco study, the issue may date back to our earliest mammalian ancestors, […]Continue Reading ...
Anti-vaccination activists are capitalizing on radical new scientific insights into the beneficial effects of microbes in the human body, according to new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science. The genomic sciences, which use information from DNA to develop new ways to treat, cure, or prevent the thousands of diseases, are “driving […]Continue Reading ...
Understanding how proteins clump together is essential in modern pharmaceuticals. When these tiny particles aggregate, they can alter the effectiveness of both vaccines and drugs, especially many of the new, popular formulations derived from monoclonal antibodies. Despite its importance, the industry has yet to find an effective, large-scale way to measure particle clumping accurately. A […]Continue Reading ...
Exercise can shift the human body clock, with the direction and amount of this effect depending on the time of day or night in which people exercise. That’s according to new research in published in The Journal of Physiology. These findings suggest exercise could counter the effects of jet lag, shift work, and other disruptions […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists at Linköping University have developed a new method to produce hydrated materials, hydrogels, that have properties similar to the natural environment of cells in the body. They describe in an article in Biofabrication how to adapt the material to the various requirements of difficult-to-culture cell types, and to produce organ-like structures on a microchip. […]Continue Reading ...
A ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate pattern of eating designed to force the body into ketosis, a survival mode of fat metabolism. This can produce some favorable changes in metabolic patterns, potentially reversing several forms of early chronic disease, such as high blood pressure and pre-diabetes. A ketogenic diet obtains the vast majority […]Continue Reading ...
Loss of muscle and body weight is associated with disability after stroke, reports a study presented today at Heart & Stroke 2019, a meeting of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Council on Stroke, and published in the Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle. Study author Dr Nadja Scherbakov, of the Centre for Stroke Research […]Continue Reading ...
If functionality of the brain’s amygdala is impaired, illusory perceptions arise much faster and more pronounced. This was discovered by a team of researchers led by the University of Bonn, who studied identical twins in whom both amygdalae are damaged. Further experiments with volunteers showed that this brain structure, which is widely known for its […]Continue Reading ...
Chemists in Vienna find a method to replace hydrogen with fluorine in organic molecules The vast majority of pharmaceuticals employed in the treatment of human diseases are of an organic nature, meaning that the active component is a molecule (or a combination of several molecules) that is constituted of carbon and hydrogen atoms. This trait […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Feb. 18, 2019 — A large, new study has uncovered 24 genetic variations that help separate the apple-shaped people from the pear-shaped ones. Researchers said the findings help explain why some people are prone to carrying any excess weight around the belly. But more importantly, they could eventually shed light on the biology of […]Continue Reading ...
A new breakthrough from the Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits consortium, which includes many public health researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, identifies multiple genetic variants associated with how the body regulates and distributes body-fat tissue. The new findings broaden the understanding of how genes can predispose certain individuals to obesity. […]Continue Reading ...
The microbiome in our intestine plays a vital role in people’s health and the immune system. Any lack of balance there has not only been linked to chronic inflammatory intestinal inflammation, but also type 2 diabetes and other diseases. A group of researchers at the University Hospital Tübingen has now reported for the first time […]Continue Reading ...
Many wearable biosensors, data transmitters and similar tech advances for personalized health monitoring have now been “creatively miniaturized,” says materials chemist Trisha Andrew at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but they require a lot of energy, and power sources can be bulky and heavy. Now she and her Ph.D. student Linden Allison report that they […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 16 2019 How well we breathe as adults may depend on the amount of fat mass and lean body mass, or muscle, we have as children, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In “Childhood Body Composition Trajectories and Adolescent Lung Function: […]Continue Reading ...
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