WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 — For patients with prediabetes who are randomly assigned to interventions, changes in risk indicators of metabolic syndrome (MetS) severity are associated with the risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published in the November issue of Diabetes Care. Mark D. DeBoer, M.D., […]Continue Reading ...
A woman wears this soft and flexible groundbreaking new sensor, developed by the Rogers Research Group at Northwestern University, which uses measurements of temperature and heat transfer to non-invasively tell if and how much fluid is flowing through a shunt in a hydrocephalus patient. In the study, the skin sensor allowed hydrocephalus patients to see […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have found a new and efficient way to characterize cell types following single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq). ktsdesign | Shutterstock The new method involves the use of neural networks and supervised machine learning techniques rather than marker genes, which are not available for all cell types. Using this new, automated technique, […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 — People with celiac disease must follow a very restrictive diet, but an experimental vaccine may offer many of them the freedom to eat more normally. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder. If someone with the disease eats gluten — a protein found in wheat, barley and rye — it can […]Continue Reading ...
Pancreatic cancer cells are known for their ability to thrive under extreme conditions of low nutrients and oxygen, a trait known in the cancer field as “austerity.” The cells’ remarkable resistance to starvation is one reason why pancreatic cancer is so deadly. Now researchers have identified a compound from a Congolese plant that has strong […]Continue Reading ...
Age-related declines in abstract reasoning ability predict increasing depressive symptoms in subsequent years, according to data from a longitudinal study of older adults in Scotland. The research is published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “Mental health in later life is a topic of increasing importance given aging populations worldwide,” […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Australian National University Australian researchers have developed ground-breaking new technology which could prove crucial in treating brain injuries and have multiple other applications, including testing the success of cancer therapies. Associate Professor David Nisbet from The Australian National University (ANU) and Dr. Richard Williams from RMIT have developed a 3-D tool to model brain […]Continue Reading ...
Scanning electron micrograph of human T lymphocyte or T cell. Credit: NIAID/NIH A new discovery by an international research team—co-led by UBC Canada 150 Research Chair Josef Penninger and Harvard Medical School neurobiologist Clifford Woolf—could have implications for therapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases. In a study published today in Nature, researchers outline a new […]Continue Reading ...
Alcohol advertisements on social media sites such as Facebook can increase young adults’ desire to drink if the ads contain pro-drinking comments from users. That’s according to new research in the current issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Social media users who view alcohol ads are also more likely to “Like” […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) belonging to the Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center (CIMCYC, from its name in Spanish) and the Faculty of Business and Economics have proven that adolescents who suffer from obesity feel less food enjoyment than those who have a normal weight. In addition, their work reveals that even […]Continue Reading ...
Skin of a young mouse. The image shows a cross section of the skin with the fibroblasts indicated in green. The thickness of the dermis and the density of fibroblasts is much greater in young skin than in aged skin– cell nuclei, in blue. Credit: M Salzer, IRB Barcelona With age, tissues lose their function […]Continue Reading ...
Kidney infection with the fungal pathogen Candida albicans causes tissue damage. In wild-type mice, DNGR-1 expressed on dendritic cells detects this injury, and this triggers a reduction in the production of Mip-2, a chemokine that attracts neutrophils. Mice lacking DNGR-1 do not recognize the tissue injury and therefore do not reduce Mip-2 production. The resulting […]Continue Reading ...
A team of scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), in collaboration with researchers from Monash University Australia, has succeeded in significantly increasing the stability and biocompatibility of special light-transducing nanoparticles. The team has developed the so-called “upconverting” nanoparticles that not only convert infrared light into UV-visible light, but also are water-soluble, remain stable in complex […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 — A pharmacist-led intervention has the potential to reduce prescriptions for inappropriate medication in older adults, according to a study published in the Nov. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Philippe Martin, Ph.D., from the University of Montreal, and colleagues compared the effectiveness of a consumer-targeted, pharmacist-led […]Continue Reading ...
Nov 13 2018 Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and a major cause of heart attacks, strokes and disability for people living with type 2 diabetes – only half recognize their risk The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) today launched their new, multi-year awareness and education initiative, Know […]Continue Reading ...
- Changes in Risk Indicators of MetS Severity Tied to T2DM Risk
- ‘Game-changing’ skin sensor could improve life for a million hydrocephalus patients
- Alcohol ads on social media sites with pro-drinking comments increase desire to drink
- Neural networks could replace marker genes in RNA sequencing
- Obese adolescents feel less food enjoyment than those with normal weight, study reveals
- Goodbye ‘Gluten-Free’? Celiac Disease Vaccine May Make It Possible
- Skin ages when the main cells in the dermis lose their identity and function
- Rainforest vine compound makes pancreatic cancer cells susceptible to nutrient starvation
- A new mechanism in the control of inflammation
- Age-related decline in abstract reasoning ability predicts depressive symptoms over time
- Scientists succeed in increasing stability, biocompatibility of light-transducing nanoparticles
- Sugar, a ‘sweet’ tool to understand brain injuries
- Pharmacist-Led Effort Cuts Inappropriate Rx in Older Adults
- Novel discovery could lead to new cancer, autoimmune disease therapy
- AHA and ADA launch new initiative to help people with type 2 diabetes reduce heart disease risk
- Balanced production of pro and anti-inflammatory cytokines at two years of age protects against malaria
- New pharmacological agent shows promise for prevention of heart rhythm disorders
- All That Social Media May Boost Loneliness, Not Banish It
- Scientists shine new light on link between obesity and cancer
- Risk factors for cardiovascular disease closely track with changes in diet patterns