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Study provides new insights into how asthma develops and progresses

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 00:50
Of the more than 24 million people in the U.S. who have asthma, 10 percent have severe asthma - a form of the disease that does not respond to treatment.

Consuming crickets can help support growth of beneficial gut bacteria, clinical trial shows

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 00:47
Valerie Stull was 12 when she ate her first insect. "I was on a trip with my parents in Central America and we were served fried ants," she says. "I remember being so grossed out initially, but when I put the ant in my mouth, I was really surprised because it tasted like food -- and it was good!"

Researchers compile factors that can contribute to inclusion in health care organizations

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 00:29
Researchers compiled six factors that health care workers believe can contribute to an inclusive culture within health care organizations and promote a diverse workforce.

Cystic fibrosis impacts directly on intrauterine growth, shows research

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 00:26
New research, published in Thorax, funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust has shown that babies with cystic fibrosis are born weighing less than babies without the condition, even allowing that they are more likely to be born prematurely.

Researchers develop new technique to decode motor intention of humans from EEG

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 00:20
A collaborative study by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology has developed a new technique to decode motor intention of humans from Electroencephalography.

Low concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids may be a strong risk factor for preterm birth

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 17:46
Pregnant women who had low plasma levels of long chain n-3 fatty acids in their first and second trimesters were at a significantly higher risk of early preterm birth when compared with women who had higher levels of these fatty acids, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen.

Exposure to even low air pollution levels linked to changes in heart structure

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 17:12
A new study has shown that people exposed to levels of air pollution that are within UK guidelines undergo changes in the heart similar to heart failure.

Monash researchers identify new mechanism used by Henipaviruses in infection

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 16:59
Henipaviruses are among the deadliest viruses known to man and have no effective treatments. The viruses include Hendra, lethal to humans and horses, and the Nipah virus, a serious threat in East and Southeast Asia.

Researchers study locusts to understand the mysteries of smell

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 16:54
Understanding how a sensory input becomes an experience -- how molecules released by a blooming flower, for instance, become the internal experience of smelling a rose -- has for millennia been a central question of philosophy.

Hookah smoking develops cardiovascular risk factors similar to cigarette, shows study

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 16:32
In direct contradiction to marketing efforts claiming that hookah smoking is less hazardous to health than cigarettes, a new UCLA study published in the American Journal of Cardiology found that just a half-hour of hookah smoking resulted in the development of cardiovascular risk factors similar to what has been seen with traditional cigarette smoking.

Researchers develop 3D model of human placenta

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 16:08
The placenta is the organ connecting mother and embryo. Its main functions are the exchange of nutrients, gases and metabolic products and the production of hormones and other substances essential for embryonic development.

Alcohol increases mortality in young mice infected with tuberculosis-causing bacterium

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 14:21
Alcohol increases the mortality of young but not old mice infected with the tuberculosis-causing bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and this effect is mediated by the production of a protein called interferon-alpha.

Study: People exposed to even low level of air pollution have serious changes in heart

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:04
Researchers have found that people exposed to air pollution levels well within UK guidelines have changes in the structure of the heart, similar to those seen in the early stages of heart failure.

Transgender individuals may be at higher risk for cardiovascular disease

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:04
Transgender individuals may be at higher risk for myocardial infarction and death due to cardiovascular disease, according to several studies.

Study sheds new light on link between calorie-burning fat and muscle function

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:01
Abundant in human babies and small mammals, brown adipose tissue, or brown fat, was only recently discovered in human adults, and its role remains unclear.

Insulin resistance largely undetected in non-diabetic patients with Parkinson's disease

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:00
Almost two-thirds of non-diabetic patients with Parkinson's disease may be insulin resistant, despite having normal blood sugar, report scientists in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease.

New review explores key issues in the booming medical device industry

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 12:51
Wearable devices are increasingly bought to track and measure health and sports performance: from the number of steps walked each day to a person's metabolic efficiency, from the quality of brain function to the quantity of oxygen inhaled while asleep.

Map of billion brain cell connections sheds light on how memories are formed and recalled

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 12:26
Scientists have created an elaborate map of more than a billion brain cell connections, helping to shed light on how memories are formed and recalled.

Digestive hormone influences pancreatic cancer growth and spread

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:40
A high-fat diet may promote the growth of pancreatic cancer independent of obesity because of the interaction between dietary fat and cholecystokinin, a digestive hormone.

New nuclear medicine test could improve care of patients with type 1 diabetes

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:29
Researchers have discovered a new nuclear medicine test that could improve care of patients with type 1 diabetes. The new positron emission tomography imaging method could measure beta-cell mass, which would greatly enhance the ability to monitor and guide diabetes therapies.