February 20, 2018 Exercising more reduces the risk of diabetes and could see seven million fewer diabetic patients across mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, according to new research. Researchers have found that higher levels of Leisure-time Physical Activity (LTPA), such as walking, jogging or running, are linked to a lower risk of diabetes in […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 Researchers from Osaka University develop sensing method with the potential to significantly contribute to early detection of cancer and diabetes The use of terahertz (THz) waves for biosensing is currently receiving considerable attention. THz waves are able to detect molecular vibrations and rotations, without using labels that can affect the properties of […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 Most ion channels are very selective about the ions, which may or may not pass through them. They may be conductive for potassium ions and non-conductive for sodium ions or vice versa. However, a number of ion channels allows for the efficient passage of both kinds of ions. How do these channel […]Continue Reading ...
February 20, 2018 A therapeutic target to preserve vision in glaucoma patients could have treatment ramifications for age-related neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, according to findings released today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). David Calkins, PhD, vice chair and director of Research at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute, said it […]Continue Reading ...
February 20, 2018 What do bad sleep habits and stiff blood vessels have in common? Nothing good, say scientists exploring what appears to be a direct connection between a circadian clock that isn’t working as it should and an enzyme that promotes inflammation working overtime. The connection appears to be between Bmal1, a transcription factor […]Continue Reading ...
The barriers to obtaining a buprenorphine (Suboxone) waiver in the U.S. are small, but loom large in many physicians’ minds. Only 46,500 — about 5% of the nation’s doctors — have waivers to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid addiction. While that number has grown in recent years, it includes psychiatrists and addiction […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 Researchers from KU Leuven (Belgium) and the universities of Pittsburgh, Stanford, and Penn State (US) have identified fifteen genes that determine our facial features. The findings were published in Nature Genetics. Our DNA determines what we look like, including our facial features. That appeals to the popular imagination, as the potential applications […]Continue Reading ...
For months, speculation swirled around this year’s flu season, and the apparent lack of efficacy of the vaccine in Australia earlier in the year, but did all that skepticism contribute to flu deaths in the U.S.? The CDC’s most recent flu data indicates that an additional 22 children died from influenza-related causes, and the portion […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 Approximately once a month, our skin completely renews itself. If this highly coordinated process goes awry, it can lead to a variety of skin diseases, ranging from skin cancer to psoriasis. Cells lining such organs as skin and the gut, lungs, and many other organs (collectively called epithelial tissue) rely on a […]Continue Reading ...
February 20, 2018 AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, and Voyager Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy company, today announced that they have entered into an exclusive strategic collaboration and option agreement to develop and commercialize vectorized antibodies directed against tau for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. This collaboration combines AbbVie’s monoclonal […]Continue Reading ...
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February 19, 2018 Uterine fibroids, or uterine myomas, can cause symptoms that include unusually long and heavy menstrual flow, pain, enlarged uterus, pressure on the bladder and rectum, and uncomfortable intercourse. But if the symptoms include an enlarged uterus or dramatic pressure, the gynecologist may recommend surgery. “The surgical approach would be a laparoscopic, robotic […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain While a couple of glasses of wine can help clear the mind after a busy day, new research shows that it may actually help clean the mind as well. The new study, which appears in the journal Scientific Reports, shows that low levels of alcohol consumption tamp down inflammation and helps […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 A team of young researchers at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST MISiS) has recently presented its new development – therapeutic material based on nanofibers of polycaprolactone, modified with plasma-deposited thin layers enriched with antibacterial composition and human blood plasma components. Biodegradable scaffolds made from this material double the speed […]Continue Reading ...
February 19, 2018 Put 50 newborn worms in 50 separate containers, and they’ll all start looking for food at roughly the same time. Like members of other species, microscopic C. elegans roundworms tend to act like other individuals their own age. It turns out that the innate system that controls age-appropriate behavior in a developing […]Continue Reading ...
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