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Firearm caliber linked with possibility of death from gunshot

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 00:18
The caliber of a firearm was associated with the likelihood of death from a gunshot, with shootings by large-caliber handguns likely to be more deadly than small-caliber guns.

DFG to honor two researchers with Ursula M. Händel Animal Welfare Prize

Sat, 07/28/2018 - 00:08
Prof. Dr. Ellen Fritsche, a toxicologist from the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, and PD Dr. Dr. Hamid Reza Noori, a mathematician, physicist and medical scientist from the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, are to be presented with the Ursula M. Händel Animal Welfare Prize by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

Study: Reducing systolic blood pressure lowers MCI, dementia risk

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 23:48
Lowering one's blood pressure is beneficial not only for the heart, but also for the mind. For the first time, researchers have proved that lowering systolic blood pressure to 120 mm Hg or less reduces the risk of mild cognitive impairment, which in turn, reduces one's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

OHSU researchers discover disease in monkeys that mimics childhood neurodegenerative disorder

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 23:37
OHSU scientists have discovered a naturally occurring disease in monkeys that mimics a deadly childhood neurodegenerative disorder in people - a finding that holds promise for developing new gene therapies to treat Batten disease.

Artificial intelligence used to demonstrate link between personality and eye movements

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 23:30
It's often been said that the eyes are the window to the soul, revealing what we think and how we feel. Now, new research reveals that your eyes may also be an indicator of your personality type, simply by the way they move.

Genetic factors may play a role in progression of liver injury in Caucasians with hepatitis B infection

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 23:26
A new study has shown that genetic variation may increase the risk of severe liver damage in Caucasians with chronic hepatitis B infection.

Portfolio diet reduces risk factors for cardiovascular disease

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 23:14
University of Toronto researchers have found that the portfolio diet, a plant-based way of eating previously shown to lower cholesterol levels, reduces other risk factors for cardiovascular disease including blood pressure, triglycerides and inflammation.

Diet-induced obesity synchronizes opposing liver fat metabolic processes in mice

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 22:50
Mice fed a fattening diet develop new liver circadian rhythms that impact the way fat is accumulated and simultaneously burned, according to a new study published in Cell by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Cannabis appears to have no effect on breathlessness during exercise in advanced COPD patients

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 20:06
Inhaled vaporized cannabis does not appear to improve or worsen exercise performance and activity-related breathlessness in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a randomized controlled trial published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Researchers investigate how nephrologists should discuss treatment options with older patients

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 20:05
Kidney specialists differ in their approaches to treatment decision-making with older patients with kidney failure, with many nephrologists not describing conservative management and some limiting patients' role in decision-making, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

ERC offers grants to early career researchers to conduct pioneering research projects

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 19:55
Why is the world so green? What can we eat to prevent dementia? Are our eyes really the windows to our personalities? 403 talented early career researchers have been awarded European Research Council grants to answer such questions.

Fucose-based food supplement could be used to stop the spread of norovirus in children's hospitals

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 19:35
Norovirus is the most common cause of gastroenteritis worldwide; it causes tens hundreds of thousands of deaths each year and is particularly risky for children under 3 years old.