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04/10/2016 - COLOR-CHANGING SMART MATERIAL SENSOR TO ALERT USER TO GET OUT OF SUN

Date:October 3, 2016Source:University of Southern California According to the American Cancer Society approximately 5.4 million basal and squamous cell skin cancers are diagnosed each year. Yet, the sun does contribute to the production of Vitamin D, which is necessary for bone h... Vai all'articolo

04/10/2016 - COLD AND BUBBLY: THE SENSORY QUALITIES THAT BEST QUENCH THIRST

Date:October 3, 2016Source:Monell Chemical Senses Center New research from the Monell Center and collaborators finds that oral perceptions of coldness and carbonation help to reduce thirst, the uncomfortable sensation caused by the need to drink fluids. Because thirst and its ces... Vai all'articolo

04/10/2016 - NEW RNA STEM CELL EDITING REDUCES UNINTENDED GENETIC COMPLICATIONS

Date:October 3, 2016Source:Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO The recent paper, "RNA-generated and gene-edited induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for disease modeling and therapy," in the September 13th Issue of the Journal of Cellular Physiology, describes the revolutionary p... Vai all'articolo

03/10/2016 - POVERTY AND PERCEIVED HARDSHIP AFFECT COGNITIVE FUNCTION AND MAY CONTRIBUTE TO PREMATURE AGING, SAY INVESTIGATORS

A new study finds strong associations between sustained exposure to economic hardship and worse cognitive function in relatively young individuals. Poverty and perceived hardship over decades among relatively young people in the U.S. are strongly associated with worse cognitiv... Vai all'articolo

03/10/2016 - CHILDHOOD HYPERTENSION ASSOCIATED WITH COGNITIVE ISSUES

Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, has increased significantly in children, paralleling the current childhood obesity epidemic. Although we know that adult hypertension can affect the brain, little research has been done on the cognitive effects of childhoo... Vai all'articolo

03/10/2016 - RANDOMIZED TRIAL SUGGESTS EATING BREAD MADE WITH ANCIENT GRAINS COULD BENEFIT HEART HEALTH

Eating bread made with ancient grains as part of a healthy diet could help lower cholesterol and blood glucose levels -- leading risk factors for heart attack and stroke -- according to new research published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. The study ... Vai all'articolo

03/10/2016 - MILK INTAKE IS OBJECTIVELY NOT LINKED TO INCREASED CARDIOVASCULAR RISK, STUDY SUGGESTS

Researchers in Valencia participated in an international study that has debunked the association between milk and dairy products and increased cardiovascular risk. Lecturer Óscar Coltell of the Universitat Jaume I de Castellón led the computational analysis of the masses of data ... Vai all'articolo

03/10/2016 - MEN WITH HIGH GENETIC CHANCE OF BOWEL CANCER COULD HAVE LOWER RISK WITH HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

Men with a high genetic risk of developing bowel cancer over the next 25 years could have a lower risk of developing the disease if they also have a healthy lifestyle, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in the journal Genetics in Medicine. For example, me... Vai all'articolo

03/10/2016 - OMEGA-3 FATTY ACID STOPS KNOWN TRIGGER OF LUPUS

A team of Michigan State University researchers has found that consuming an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, can stop a known trigger of lupus and potentially other autoimmune disorders. DHA can be found in fatty, cold-water fish and is produced by the a... Vai all'articolo

03/10/2016 - FAT CELLS THAT AMPLIFY NERVE SIGNALS IN RESPONSE TO COLD ALSO AFFECT BLOOD SUGAR METABOLISM, RESEARCHERS REPORT

When exposed to cold, clusters of cells within the body's white fat become beige -- a color change that reflects the creation of more energy-producing mitochondria, cellular components that enable cells to burn calories and give off heat. But since white fat cells have very few n... Vai all'articolo

03/10/2016 - HPV VACCINE REDUCES CERVICAL PRE-CANCERS IN YOUNG WOMEN, NEW RESEARCH SHOWS

Every 20 minutes, someone in the United States receives a cancer diagnosis related to human papillomavirus. HPV causes cancer of the cervix, anus and throat. The HPV vaccine can prevent infections causing most of these kinds of cancer if people receive it before being exposed to ... Vai all'articolo

20/09/2016 - HEALTHY FAT STEM CELLS CAN PROTECT AGAINST OBESITY-ASSOCIATED TYPE 2 DIABETES

Date:September 16, 2016Source:University of BristolSummary:Obesity is responsible for the deaths of over three million people a year worldwide due to its associated diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. However, a subset of obese individuals seems to be pr... Vai all'articolo

20/09/2016 - DIET AND EXERCISE MAY IMPROVE PHYSICAL FUNCTION AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN OLDER OBESE ADULTS

Date:September 19, 2016Source:WileySummary:A recent review and analysis of published studies since 2005 found low-to-moderate evidence that dietary and exercise interventions can improve physical function and quality of life in older adults with obesity. A recent review and ana... Vai all'articolo

20/09/2016 - TARGETING FAT TO TREAT CANCER

Date:September 19, 2016Source:Salk InstituteSummary:A novel cancer treatment has been developed that halts fat synthesis in cells, stunting tumors, report researchers. Cells create their own fat molecules to build their plasma membranes and other critical structures. The research... Vai all'articolo

20/09/2016 - CLOT-BUSTING MEDICATION SAFE FOR PATIENTS WHO WAKE UP WITH STROKE

Date:September 19, 2016Source:University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonSummary:Using a clot-busting medication to treat people who wake up with symptoms of stroke was safe and should be studied further to see how effective it might be for a population that otherwise ha... Vai all'articolo

30/08/2016 - PEPTIDE MUTANTS MAY HELP TO IDENTIFY VULNERABILITY IN TUMOR CELLS

Peptide mutants may help to identify vulnerability in tumor cells Date: August 29, 2016  Source: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology  Summary: Researchers have presented an algorithm to detect mutant proteins based on mass spectrometry data and the results of exo... Vai all'articolo

30/08/2016 - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE EXPEDITES BREAST CANCER RISK PREDICTION

Date:August 29, 2016 Source:Houston MethHouston  Summary: Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) software that reliably interprets mammograms, assisting doctors with a quick and accurate prediction of breast cancer risk. The AI computer software... Vai all'articolo

30/08/2016 - MOLECULAR SWITCH MAY SENSITIZE TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCERS TO IMMUNOTHERAPY

Date:August 29, 2016 Source:University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Summary: A new study offers compelling evidence that enzyme PRL-3 is 'switch' in TNF-R1 pathway, determining whether pathway helps cancer cells survive or die when challenged with immunotherapy.&... Vai all'articolo

30/08/2016 - RADIOLOGISTS DETECT BREAST CANCER IN 'BLINK OF AN EYE

Study investigates how trained radiologists are able to distinguish normal from abnormal mammograms when shown images for only half a second Date:August 29, 2016  Source:Brigham and Women's Hospital  Summary: Visual attention researchers showed radiologists mammograms ... Vai all'articolo

17/08/2016 - NEW FINDINGS DETAIL HOW BENEFICIAL BACTERIA IN THE NOSE SUPPRESS PATHOGENIC BACTERIA

Research into the bacterial interactions in our nasal microbiome suggest novel approaches for preventing Staphylococcus aureus infections without antibiotic use Staphylococcus aureus is a common colonizer of the human body. Although, one quarter of the U.S. population live with t... Vai all'articolo

17/08/2016 - CHRONIC PAIN MORE COMMON IN PARTNERS OF DEPRESSED INDIVIDUALS

Chronic pain and depression are both common and debilitating conditions. As researchers continue to investigate them, links between the two are becoming clearer. New findings might help move toward effective treatments for both in the future. Often occurring together, chroni... Vai all'articolo

16/08/2016 - WEB-BASED COMMUNICATION TOOL, TRAINING ASSOCIATED WITH LESS MEDICAL ERRORS

Mueller SK, et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4258 A web-based tool and health care professional training improved communication during patient handoffs and reduced medical errors, according to data published in JAMA Internal Medicine "Communication amo... Vai all'articolo

13/08/2016 - AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY SHARES BACK-TO-SCHOOL TIPS FOR CHILDREN’S EYE HEALTH AND SAFETY MONTH

American Academy of Ophthalmology Shares Back-to-School Tips for Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month SAN FRANCISCO – With back-to-school time around the corner, parents will be scrambling to buy new school supplies and clothes. As they tick off their long list of school to-d... Vai all'articolo

06/08/2016 - ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INTERNAL HEMANGIOMAS

Written by Markus MacGill Reviewed by Euna Chi, MD Knowledge center   Last reviewed:   Thu 4 August 2016   Hemangiomas are usually a harmless type of lump, a noncancerous tumor. They are an abnormal growth of excess blood vessels. Hemangiomas usually appear on t... Vai all'articolo

06/08/2016 - BRAIN AGING ACCELERATED BY 10 YEARS WITH MIDLIFE OVERWEIGHT, OBESITY

Written by Honor Whiteman Published:   Thursday 4 August 2016   Being overweight or obese in midlife may age the brain by around 10 years. This is the finding of a new study led by researchers from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Published in the jo... Vai all'articolo

06/08/2016 - ZIKA VACCINE OFFERS COMPLETE PROTECTION IN MONKEYS

Written by Honor Whiteman Published:   Friday 5 August 2016   As Zika continues to spread across the globe, the race is on to develop a vaccine against the virus. Now, such a feat may be in sight; researchers have completed a second round of preclinical trials of a Zika... Vai all'articolo

06/08/2016 - TINDER: USERS EXPERIENCE BODY DISSATISFACTION, BODY SHAME, LOW SELF-ESTEEM

Written by Hannah Nichols Published: Friday 5 August 2016 Published: Fri 5 Aug 2016 Users of hookup culture dating apps like Tinder - that encourage self-objectification through accepting or rejecting a possible match based on their physical appearance - have a more negative p... Vai all'articolo

06/08/2016 - ALCOHOLISM INFLUENCED BY HUNDREDS OF GENES, STUDY FINDS

Written by Honor Whiteman Published: Friday 5 August 2016 Published: Fri 5 Aug 2016 New research published in PLOS Genetics provides evidence that alcoholism has a genetic influence, after uncovering hundreds of genes that may increase the desire to consume alcohol. Alcohol us... Vai all'articolo

06/08/2016 - APPENDICITIS: WARNING SIGNS AND EARLY SYMPTOMS

Written by Foram MehtaReviewed by Euna Chi, MD Knowledge center Last reviewed: Sat 6 August 2016 Last reviewed: Sat 6 Aug 2016 Appendicitis is a condition in which the appendix becomes inflamed. Its symptoms can become very uncomfortable, painful, and potentially life-threa... Vai all'articolo

06/08/2016 - INTRIGUING LINK BETWEEN VITAMIN D AND BIRTH CONTROL UNCOVERED

Written by Tim Newman Researchers find that women who are taking estrogen-based birth control pills have higher quantities of circulating vitamin D; similarly, women who stop taking these contraceptives face a significant drop in vitamin D levels. Vitamin D's primary role is to ... Vai all'articolo
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