DNA Vaccine Protects Against Alzheimer's-Linked ProteinsNew DNA vaccine, delivered to the skin rather than muscle, produces a different type of immune response that greatly lessens the chance of brain swelling.
Studies conducted at the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute have shown that a new DNA vaccine applied to the skin triggers an immune response that generates antibodies to guard ...More »
Intelligence Linked to 'Smart Genes'Researchers have discovered 52 genes linked to human intelligence, 40 of which have been identified as such for the very first time.
A group of geneticists from around the world have teamed up to analyze 13 studies with extensive genetic profiles. They also studied IQ test results for nearly 80,000 individuals ...More »
Curbing Calories Slows AgingResearch analysis finds that cutting calories works at a physiological level to slow biological aging.
The study was lead by Daniel Belsky, Ph.D. an assistant professor of medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine. Previous research has shown that calorie restriction hinders the ...More »
Flower Pesticides Linked to Neurological ProblemsResearch study reveals that a peak pesticide spraying season alters short-term neurological behaviors in children.
Researchers from the University of California in San Diego and the University of Minnesota have discovered a link between neurological behaviors in Ecuadorian children and pesticide use during flower growing ...More »
Preventing Osteoarthritis by Altering MetabolismA new expert review reveals that Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with exercise and a healthy diet.
For the past few decades, it’s been assumed that growing older and osteoarthritis go hand in hand, just another expected part of the aging process. In the United States ...More »
Resveratrol May Benefit Diabetics' Cardiovascular HealthResearchers find that that resveratrol reduces arterial stiffness in Type 2 diabetics.
Researchers have discovered an antioxidant that may potentially help protect cardiovascular functions in patients with diabetes. Details on the study were presented at the 2017 Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology ...More »
Blood Stem Cells Produced from Patients' Own CellsAfter 20 years of trying, researchers have produced blood-forming stem cells, which can generate virtually every cell type in the body.
Boston Children's Hospital researchers have used pluripotent stem cells to generate blood-forming stem cells for the first time. This means it is possible to generate just about every type ...More »
Immunotherapy May Accelerate Tumour GrowthNew study could have implications for the effectiveness of immunotherapy in combating human cancers caused by chronic inflammation.
Cancer researchers have discovered that a new treatment for tumor patients may actually be encouraging the growth of malignant cells. A team from the Imperial College in London, England published ...More »
Lactose Intolerance Leads to Low Vitamin D LevelsResearch reveals that people genetically intolerant to lactose have lower blood levels of vitamin D than the general population.
Researchers at the University of Toronto have determined individuals who are genetically intolerant to lactose have comparably lower levels of vitamin D than the rest of the population. Lactose is ...More »
3-D Printed Ovaries Restore FertilityBioprosthetic ovaries constructed of 3-D printed scaffolds enabled an infertile mouse not only to ovulate but also to give birth to healthy offspring.
It is now possible to print 3-D organs. In fact, ovary structures can be printed to replicate the design of real ovaries. A study conducted at the Northwestern University Feinberg ...More »
A Yogurt a Day May Keep Disorders at BayResearchers investigating the gut microbiome recommend that just as you should eat fiber every day, you should also follow suit with fermented foods.
Just about everyone loves yogurt. It tastes amazing, has a lovely texture and provides a number of health benefits. Yogurt is one of the many fermented foods that is fantastic ...More »
Low-Glycemic Diet for Macular DegenerationResearchers find that switching from a high to a low-glycemic diet may stop age-related eye disease by arresting damage to the retina.
A recent study has shown that the onset of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can be slowed by transitioning from a high-glycemic diet to one that is low-glycemic (mouse model). As ...More »
Heart Attack Risk Raised by Respiratory InfectionsResearch findings confirm that a respiratory infection can trigger a heart attack, increasing the risk by 17 times in the 7 days following the infection.
Researchers at the University of Sydney have determined the risk of suffering a heart attack is 17 times higher in the week after a respiratory infection. The study took place ...More »
Brain-on-a-Chip DevelopedScientists have developed a material that enables brain cells to to grow and form predictable circuits, which could lead to the creation of brain prosthetics
Australian National University (ANU) academicians have created a material that permits brain cells to grow and establish predictable circuits. This breakthrough has the potential to spur the creation of prosthetics ...More »
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Preserve Blood Brain BarrierBlocking the Omega-3 fatty acid transporter Mfsd2a could open the blood-brain barrier for drug delivery to treat a range of disorders such as Alzheimer's.
Chenghua Gu, a Harvard Medical School professor, has determined that omega-3 fatty acids are critically important to preserving the blood-brain barrier's integrity. This barrier is essential to the protection ...More »
New Enzyme Blocks GlutenStudy finds that taking a tablet containing the enzyme AN-PEP can stop gluten from reaching the small intestine and greatly reduce gluten intolerance symptoms
Researchers may have discovered an enzyme that relieves symptoms in individuals who are sensitive to gluten. The study shows that consuming a tablet with the enzyme stops gluten from impacting ...More »
Autoimmune Disease Trigger DiscoveredNewly identified cells reveal why more women are afflicted by autoimmune diseases than men.
National Jewish Health researchers have pinpointed one of the causes for autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease and lupus. The findings were recently publicized in the April ...More »
Nine Reasons to Start Eating PineappleAside from their delicious taste, pineapples offer tremendous health benefits.
Pineapple is a delicious fruit that tastes great whether eaten alone, as an ingredient in cool summer desserts, as a juice or is used to flavor baked ham. Not only ...More »
Intense Exercise Reduces Cellular Aging by Nine YearsHighly active adults have telomeres with a biological aging advantage of nine years over those who are sedentary.
Findings from a recent study show significant exercise is tied to nearly a decade of slower cell aging. Highly active individuals enjoy the benefits of a younger-feeling body. The study ...More »
Erythritol Identified as Marker for Weight GainA new study has identified the sugar replacement sweetener erythritol as a biomarker for increasing fat mass.
A study recently conducted by academicians at Cornell University's Division of Nutritional Sciences in tandem with researchers at the University of Luxembourg and Braunschweig University of Technology sheds light ...More »
Cheese Does Not Boost Heart RiskLargest-scale study to date finds that diets high in dairy products (including full-fat) do not lead to increased occurrence of cardiovascular diseases.
Most people assume the consumption of cheese heightens the risk of a heart attack, stroke and other health maladies. A recent study conducted by researchers at Wageningen University in the ...More »
Key Pathway in Inflammation and Aging IdentifiedResearchers discover that chemical signal IL-10 blocks the metabolism of immune cells that are part of the inflammatory response and clears damaged mitochondria
Scientists have keyed in on a chemical signal referred to as "IL-10" in an attempt to combat inflammation caused by colitis. Colitis is a condition that impacts the gut. The ...More »
Cannabis Reverses Brain AgingResearchers show that a low dose of THC can help to restore age-related learning and memory decline in old mice.
Most people know the average person's memory dissipates during the aging process. University of Bonn scientists teamed up with academicians at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem to determine the ...More »
The Liver Grows by Half During the Day, Shrinks at NightWhen the circadian rythm is disturbed, this liver fluctuation disappears, potentially leading to serious implications to liver function.
The human body's liver is quite amazing. It protects the body from harmful liquid toxins, generates chemicals and proteins required for digestion, regulates glycogen and recycles aged red blood ...More »
Diabetes Cured without Side EffectsScientists cure diabetes in mice for one year, without side effects, by boosting pancreatic cells that secrete insulin.
Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have found a way to cure diabetes in mice. This finding is particularly important because the cure does ...More »
World's First Synthetic Retina Created24 year old student is the first to create the world's first soft tissue for the visually impaired.
A research team from Oxford University led by 24-year-old student Vanessa Restrepo-Schild has been the first to use soft synthetic tissues developed in a lab that closely mimics the human ...More »
Magnesium Cream - A Viable Alternative to TabletsResearch reveals that magnesium creams could be used as an alternative to pills to combat major health problems, including high blood pressure.
A study conducted by academicians at the University of Hertfordshire indicates that magnesium cream might be a viable alternative to tablets to fend off serious health problems tied to deficiency ...More »
Stronger Muscles for Improved Brain FunctionIncreasing muscle strength through resistance training improves cognitive function and may prevent dementia
In Australia, a University of Sydney study has linked improved cognitive function with stronger muscles using a steady regime of weightlifting exercises. Published in the Journal of American Geriatrics, the ...More »
Improve Brain Function with Blueberry ConcentrateResults of a recent study from the University of Exeter show that concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function in older adults.
Some degree of cognitive decline is normal during the aging process. It generally manifests as forgetfulness, loss of focus, and decreased ability to solve complex problems. When mild, symptoms can ...More »
Training for SurgeryPrepping for scheduled surgery, much as an athlete would to build up stamina before a race, could reduce length of hospital stay.
There’s a term in the medical community that’s been floating around for about 10 years but is currently gaining recognition. "Prehab" is a word being used to describe ...More »
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