Scientists have pinpointed cells in the immune system that could be key to tackling high blood pressure. The findings also shed light on current medications that could increase risk of the disorder, which affects more than 12 million people in the UK. High blood pressure – or hypertension – is a leading cause of life-threatening […]Continue Reading ...
Drinking bone broth is a recent diet fad that proponents claim fights inflammation, eases joint pain and promotes gut health. Simmering animal bones in water release collagen and other proteins into the broth that may have health benefits, although more research is needed to validate these claims. Now, a new study in ACS’ Journal of […]Continue Reading ...
A natural antioxidant found in grain bran could preserve food longer and replace synthetic antioxidants currently used by the food industry, according to researchers at Penn State. “Currently, there’s a big push within the food industry to replace synthetic ingredients with natural alternatives, and this is being driven by consumers,” said Andrew S. Elder, doctoral […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists have taken a key step toward improving an emerging class of treatments for Parkinson’s disease. The advance could markedly improve a next generation of therapies for the condition, which affects around one in 350 people in the UK. It could aid development of the promising treatment – known as cell replacement therapy – which […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 — The future of medicine may be here: Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they’ve developed an ingestible capsule that can be monitored outside the body for health data, using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule could deliver drugs as well as sense the condition of its surroundings in the […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a study published December 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Hongsheng Ouyang of Jilin University, and colleagues. As noted by the authors, these pigs offer potential benefits over commercial vaccination and could reduce economic losses related […]Continue Reading ...
Australian researchers have found a gene which when removed could allow a person to eat as much as they want but not get fat. The study results were published in the latest issue of the journal European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Reports. Regulator of Calcineurin 1 helps coordinate whole‐body metabolism and thermogenesis The gene in […]Continue Reading ...
Key insights into how the parasites behind sleeping sickness boost their ability to spread could aid efforts to beat the disease. The finding resolves a decades-long puzzle about the behaviour of the parasites, which are spread by the bite of the tsetse fly, and cause disease in people and animals. Researchers studied how parasites in […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists have taken a key step towards improving an emerging class of treatments for Parkinson’s disease. The advance could markedly improve a next generation of therapies for the condition, which affects around one in 350 people in the UK. It could aid development of the promising treatment—known as cell replacement therapy—which was first used in […]Continue Reading ...
“We are breaking down a barrier that has certainly never been crossed before,” says Dr. Michio Hirano, who plans to perform MRT for the Shulmans as part of a study.Continue Reading ...
Researchers from the University at Buffalo have made a discovery about remyelination that could lead to new treatment approaches for inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis. 3Dme Creative Studio | Shutterstock As described in the journal Cell Reports, the team found that in adult stem cells, the activation of a specific transcription factor induces pathological […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at MIT, Draper, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can be customized to deliver drugs, sense environmental conditions, or both, can reside in the stomach for at least a month, transmitting information and responding to instructions from a user’s […]Continue Reading ...
An ancient antivirus system in our cells silences foreign DNA—but also hinders gene therapy. New research shows how the system could be disabled.Continue Reading ...
Five years after diagnosis, only 40 percent of patients with locally-advanced oral cavity cancer will still be alive. The question is who is likely to live and who is likely to die? The answer to this question could not only help patients better predict the course of their disease, but could help doctors choose the […]Continue Reading ...
Stanford chemical engineer Zhenan Bao, PhD, has been working for decades to develop an electronic skin that can provide prosthetic or robotic hands with a sense of touch and human-like manual dexterity. Her team’s latest achievement is a rubber glove with sensors attached to the fingertips. When the glove is placed on a robotic hand, […]Continue Reading ...
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