April 20, 2018 Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see age-related vascular changes reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, according to new University of Colorado Boulder research. The study, published this week in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension, adds to […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Three new studies from the Center for Consciousness Science have uncovered the mechanism by which brain networks are degraded whilst a person is unconscious. Credit: Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com The findings were recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, and Trends in Neurosciences. The researchers investigated the degradation of spatial […]Continue Reading ...
February 27, 2018 About half of the medical certificates for sick leave in Sweden are deficient, according to research at Sahlgrenska Academy. Quality of the certificates was poorest in the case of symptom diagnosis, where the sickness itself had not been identified. “The shortcomings primarily concerned descriptions of why a person cannot work – for […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 New research suggests that parasitic worms could someday help prevent or treat pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-;Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for March. IBD encompasses several conditions, including colitis, that cause severe and long-lasting inflammation […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Gene therapy has shown promise for treating a neurodegenerative disease known as frontotemporal dementia and a related condition called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis, according to new findings presented in the Journal of Neuroscience by researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, is a devastating disease in which patients […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 This year’s flu season has been one of the worst in recent memory causing thousands of people to be hospitalized. The virus can be particularly dangerous for young men who can experience nerve damage caused by the body’s response to the flu. The immune system creates antibodies to fight the flu virus, […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 — As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers from health fraud, the agency is reminding consumers to be wary of unapproved products claiming to prevent, treat or cure influenza, or flu. This year’s severe flu season raises new concerns about the potential for consumers to […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 AMSBIO reports on groundbreaking research by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Barcelona that cites use of its proprietary 3D organoid technology to develop a mouse model that mimics advanced human colon cancer. This model has allowed them to study the immune system response for the first time. In a short […]Continue Reading ...
February 28, 2018 Psychedelic mushrooms likely developed their “magical” properties to trip up fungi-munching insects, suggests new research. The work helps explain a biological mystery and could open scientific doors to studies of novel treatments for neurological disease, said lead researcher Jason Slot, an assistant professor of fungal evolutionary genomics at The Ohio State University. […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — Teaching kids about telling the truth is a critical life lesson. And your approach can determine how motivated your kids are to be honest. Younger children are more likely to tell the truth because they want to please you; older ones understand that it’s the right thing to do. Older […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 By examining the cornea of the eye with a special microscope it may be possible within ten minutes to diagnose if a person with type 2 diabetes has nerve damage. This according to a study among diabetics in Skellefteå, north Sweden. “Although there is currently no cure, it’s always an advantage to […]Continue Reading ...
By Kate Bass BScMarch 2, 2018 Researchers at the University of Würzburg have discovered that the Cas-9 enzyme used in CRISPR gene editing can also cleave complimentary messenger RNA, in addition to DNA. Credit: Hakat/Shutterstock.com The recent development of the CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) gene editing technique has revolutionized genomic research. The […]Continue Reading ...
A 3-D image of a flu virus. Credit: Center for Disease Control Continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C (far-UVC) light can kill airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues, according to a new study at the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC). The findings suggest that use of overhead […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 Biophysicists from MIPT have studied the structure of a nanofibrous scaffold, as well as its interaction with rat cardiac cells. The study, which is part of the research into heart tissue regeneration, revealed that cardiomyocytes — heart muscle cells — envelop nanofibers as they grow, while fibroblasts — connective tissue cells — […]Continue Reading ...
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