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Study explores how cognitive performance may improve during aerobic exercise

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 07:40
A new British Journal of Psychology study has looked at the details behind how cognitive performance may improve during aerobic exercise.

Unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients identified in many over-the-counter dietary supplements

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 07:36
Potentially harmful and undeclared pharmaceuticals were identified in more than 700 over-the-counter dietary supplements in an analysis of U.S. Food and Drug Administration warnings from 2007 through 2016.

Researchers develop two-pronged approach for targeting Ebola virus

Sat, 10/13/2018 - 00:02
In a new study researchers have developed a two-pronged approach for targeting Ebola virus infection using linked nucleic acid (LNA) antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs)designed to interfere both genes essential for translation of Ebola virus genes and to block production of an intracellular human protein needed for the virus to enter cells.

Obesity associated with higher risk of early-onset colorectal cancer

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 23:59
Women who are overweight or obese have up to twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer before age 50 as women who have what is considered a normal body mass index (BMI), according to new research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Brain oscillations provide insights into the human navigation system

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 21:33
The brain creates a map of our environment, which enables reliable spatial navigation. The Nobel Prize was awarded in 2014 for research into how this navigation system works at the cellular level.

Scientists demonstrate the existence of grid-like activity in the human brain

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 21:27
It has long been known that so-called place cells in the human hippocampus are responsible for coding one's position in space.

Individuals who walk regularly have reduced risk of severe stroke

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 21:22
Physical activity not only reduces the risk of stroke. Individuals who walk at least 30 minutes a day also have a lower risk of severe stroke, according to a new study in Neurology.

Study: Alterations in genes encoding proteins contribute to ADHD development

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 21:18
A team from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University together with foreign colleagues analyzed the genomes of several families that have members with ADHD.

Studies demonstrate effect of Ketogenic Diet on cognitive health in animals

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 21:08
We've all experienced a "gut feeling" -- when we know deep down inside that something is true. That phenomenon and others (like "butterflies in the stomach") aptly describe what scientists have now demonstrated: that the gut and the brain are more closely connected than we once thought, and in fact the health of one can affect the other.

Fat tissue could be a source of diabetes, shows new research

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 20:45
A new study by Australian researchers, out today, is challenging what we know about the causes of diabetes. The new research points to fat tissue as a source of disease, and widens our understanding beyond the traditional focus on liver and pancreas as the main culprits.

Research shows basophils are key players in lung development

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 20:40
Lungs are vital organs required for the uptake of oxygen in exchange for carbon dioxide. However, the enormous complexity of the respiratory organ is often underestimated and deserves a closer look: A broad range of specialized cells work closely together to ensure the proper functioning of the lung and provide the vital gas exchange.

Findings offer new insight into early changes that occur during AD pathology

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 20:32
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia, involving memory loss and a reduction in cognitive abilities.

'Vampire Burial' at ancient Roman site reveals attempts to prevent spread of malaria

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 20:27
The discovery of a 10-year-old's body at an ancient Roman site in Italy suggests measures were taken to prevent the child, possibly infected with malaria, from rising from the dead and spreading disease to the living.

'Eye scan' shows promise to diagnose central nervous system disorders

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 19:18
Partners from Austria – represented by Medical University of Vienna – Germany, France and the Netherlands are taking part in the EU "MOON" project (multimodal optical diagnostics for age-related diseases of the eye and central nervous system) to develop new techniques for early diagnosis of these diseases and successfully apply them in treatment and diagnosis.

Smoking genes do not trigger heavier drinking, shows research

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 18:47
Some smokers have genes that predispose them to heavier smoking. Researchers looked at whether those same genes might trigger heavier drinking — and it turns out, they don't.

Antimicrobial signaling molecule has lower activity against hepatitis C virus in most humans

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 18:32
An antimicrobial signaling molecule called IFNλ4 has lower activity against the hepatitis C virus in the vast majority of humans compared with chimpanzees and African hunter-gatherer Pygmies, according to a study published October 11 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by John McLauchlan’s research team at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research in the UK, and colleagues.

Antidepressants can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 14:53
Scientists at the University of Waterloo have discovered that antidepressant medications can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

Infant’s complex babble may predict later literacy skills

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 14:48
Infants’ early speech production may predict their later literacy, according to a study published October 10, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Kelly Farquharson from Florida State University and colleagues.

Study suggests new approach to treat life-threatening blood disorder in children

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 14:32
Pediatric researchers studying the life-threatening blood disorder Fanconi anemia have devised a method to block the abnormal biological signals that drive the disease.

Mast cells associated with allergies also play key role in survival, study reveals

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:59
In a University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers found evidence that mast cells, an important group of immune cells typically associated with allergies, actually enable the body to survive fasting or intense exercise.