May 23, 2018 Publication in Nature Cell Biology: researchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB define for the first time the mechanisms responsible for the mammary gland development. The mammary gland is the tissue that produces the milk during lactation, allowing the survival of young mammalian offspring. The mammary gland is composed of two […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 — Marketing “light” beer and wine could backfire, increasing the total amount that someone drinks, a new British study warns. “Labeling lower strength alcohol may sound like a good idea if it encourages people to switch drinks, but our study suggests it may paradoxically encourage people to drink more,” senior author […]Continue Reading ...
May 23, 2018 Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands. The work relies on computer models that closely mimic the behavior of the natural structures in the forearm, wrist and hand. The technology could also be used to develop new computer interface devices for applications such […]Continue Reading ...
May 21, 2018 Participating in exercise 4-5 days per week is necessary to keep your heart young, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. These findings could be an important step to develop exercise strategies to slow down such aging. The optimal amount of exercise required to slow down aging of the […]Continue Reading ...
May 23, 2018 International Diabetes Federation announces initiative to improve diabetes care in humanitarian settings. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that four million people living with diabetes are forcibly displaced as a result of man-made and natural disasters. In these difficult circumstances, people with diabetes often struggle to manage their condition and are at […]Continue Reading ...
Preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, have abnormal connections between certain networks of their brains that can be seen using a special MRI technique, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the findings may one day help guide treatments for ASD. ASD refers to a group of developmental disorders […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDMay 22, 2018 A new study has shown that consuming a small pot of yoghurt each day can be beneficial for health in more ways than one. Image Credit: Artem Shadrin / Shutterstock The researchers explain that the fermented dairy product when consumed daily can protect a person from gut inflammation […]Continue Reading ...
May 22, 2018 Nephrons are the microscopic blood-filtering units inside our kidneys that convert waste products into urine, regulate our electrolyte levels and our blood pressure. Most of us are born with about 1 million nephrons, all of which form in the womb between weeks 25 to 36 of gestation. Unfortunately, the nephron formation process […]Continue Reading ...
New research shows that children with autism are able to create imaginary friends. Credit: University of Huddersfield Playing with an imaginary companion (IC) helps children learn essential social skills such as empathy with other people. It is often believed that autistic youngsters are incapable of creating pretend play pals—a further hindrance to their development of […]Continue Reading ...
May 22, 2018 While several products are available to quickly seal surface wounds, rapidly stopping fatal internal bleeding has proven more difficult. Now researchers from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University are developing an injectable hydrogel bandage that could save lives in emergencies such as penetrating shrapnel wounds on the battlefield. The […]Continue Reading ...
May 23, 2018 Thanks to advances in the development of anti-retroviral therapy (ART), patients with HIV are living longer than ever before. And yet, even in patients on very effective, long-term ART, HIV persists, requiring patients to take antiviral medication life-long. It’s thought that the virus establishes a “persistent reservoir” of infected cells that can […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BSCMay 22, 2018 For the first time in humans, researchers are testing a combined approach to treating advanced stage colorectal cancer (CRC) that may be life-changing for patients. Image Credit: Carl Dupont/Shutterstock.com The approach combines a DNA vaccine that boosts the body’s immune response to tumors, with an antibody that inhibits its […]Continue Reading ...
May 21, 2018 A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that there were more than 156,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers regarding exposures to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications among children and adolescents 19 years of age and […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScMay 22, 2018 A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health has shown that the lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease significantly varies depending on age, gender and the presence of any signs or symptoms of dementia. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock.com The study authors say this is the first time […]Continue Reading ...
May 23, 2018 Administering antibiotics to adults hospitalized with an asthma exacerbation without any documented indication of lung infection appears to lengthen hospital stay, increase cost and result in increased risk for antibiotic-related diarrhea, according to new research presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference. “Clinical guidelines, including the Global Initiative for Asthma, state that […]Continue Reading ...
- Researchers identify mechanisms that regulate mammary gland development
- ‘Low-Alcohol’ Booze Labels May Backfire
- New research shows that children with autism are able to create imaginary friends
- New technology could make prosthetic use more intuitive and reliable
- Researchers develop injectable bandage to stop fatal blood loss, activate wound healing
- Exercising for 4-5 days per week is needed to keep the heart young
- New study unravels secrets of HIV’s persistence
- IDF launches initiative to improve health services for displaced people with diabetes
- DNA vaccine shows promise for colorectal cancer
- Abnormal brain connections seen in preschoolers with autism
- Study finds increase in number of calls to US Poison Control Centers about ADHD medication exposures
- Yoghurt before a meal packed with health benefits
- New tool predicts the lifetime risk of Alzheimer’s
- Scientists reveal mechanisms that may help preterm infants extend nephron development window
- Unnecessary antibiotic use for asthma exacerbations linked to increased hospital stays, costs
- Quitting cigarettes linked to better lung health than long-term light smoking
- Researchers shed light on how androgen deprivation therapy increases risk for cardiovascular mortality
- Ingesting blue dye tablet during colonoscopy aids in detecting difficult-to-see polyps
- Patients with low-back pain benefit from early physical therapy
- Researchers discover link between tuberculosis and Parkinson’s disease