James Cook University scientists in Australia have found material commonly used for fish allergy testing is unreliable – potentially putting lives at risk. A team led by PhD candidate Thimo Ruethers from JCU’s Australian Institute for Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) evaluated 26 commercially available fish preparations used for skin prick testing, the most common […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet present a publicly available resource that can accelerate the use of so-called FISH techniques for studying how the genome is spatially organized in the cell nucleus. The new platform, which enables more cost-effective analyses for both research and diagnostic labs, is described in the scientific journal Nature Communications. DNA fluorescence in […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A James Cook University scientist says an innovative study has revealed new evidence that eating fish can help prevent asthma. Professor Andreas Lopata from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, (AITHM) took part in the study which tested 642 people who worked in a fish processing factory in a […]Continue Reading ...
A scientist from James Cook University in Australia says an innovative study has revealed new evidence that eating fish can help prevent asthma. Professor Andreas Lopata from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, (AITHM) took part in the study which tested 642 people who worked in a fish processing factory in a small […]Continue Reading ...
Fish oil does not appear to improve asthma control in adolescents and young adults with uncontrolled asthma who are overweight or obese, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. In “Fish Oil Supplementation in Overweight/Obese Patients with Uncontrolled Asthma: A Randomized Trial,” Jason E. Lang, MD, MPH, and […]Continue Reading ...
Fish allergy is one of the most dangerous food allergies, as it is often associated with potentially life-threatening symptoms such as anaphylactic shock. People who are allergic to fish are not only exposed to risk through eating fish but also by accidentally inhaling fish fumes in markets or restaurants or through skin contact – especially […]Continue Reading ...
The new findings “will absolutely have the potential to change the way we practice,” said Dr. Nisha Jhalani of … Columbia University Irving Medical Center.Continue Reading ...
A clinical trial led by La Trobe University has shown eating fish such as salmon, trout and sardines as part of a healthy diet can reduce asthma symptoms in children. The international study found children with asthma who followed a healthy Mediterranean diet enriched with fatty fish had improved lung function after six months. Lead […]Continue Reading ...
With the advent of multi-drug resistant bacteria and lack of new antibiotics, researchers have been on the lookout for new molecules that can fight these pathogens. A team of researchers have now identified a slimy mucous coating of young fish as a potential source for antibiotics that could fight resistant infections such as MRSA (Methicillin […]Continue Reading ...
Striking traits seen only in males of some species – such as colorful peacock feathers or butterfly wings – are partly explained by gene behavior, research suggests. The findings aid understanding of the phenomenon, which can help animals attract mates, but also make them more vulnerable to predators. Researchers studied the genetics of the guppy […]Continue Reading ...
A female stickleback fish, nick-named ‘Mary’, has produced offspring from eggs that appear to have been fertilized while they were still inside her, according to scientists at the University of Nottingham. The team of researchers from the School of Life Sciences collected Mary on an expedition to the Outer Hebrides to gather wild sticklebacks which […]Continue Reading ...
This undated photo provided by Amarin in November 2018 shows a capsule of the purified, prescription fish oil Vascepa. Although fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ability to lower heart or cancer risks, higher amounts of a purified, prescription fish oil, such as Vascepa, slashed […]Continue Reading ...
A couple of clinical trials from Harvard researchers have shown that regular consumption of fish or fish oil supplements can reduce the risk of getting heart attacks significantly. Omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oils have been known to benefit both people with a healthy heart as well as those with heart disease who […]Continue Reading ...
A study led by La Trobe University has shown that eating fish such as sardines, salmon and trout twice a week can reduce asthma symptoms in children. Subbotina Anna | Shutterstock The international clinical trial found that children who ate the fatty fish as part of a healthy Mediterranean diet had improved lung function after […]Continue Reading ...
A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mayo Clinic have engineered a new type of molecular probe that can measure and count RNA in cells and tissue without organic dyes. The probe is based on the conventional fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technique, but it relies on compact quantum dots […]Continue Reading ...
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