Friday, May 26, 2017

MEDICINE

MEDICINE
Nutrients

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) affect about one percent of the world’s population. In the United States alone, about 1 in 68 children are on the spectrum, and between 40 and 60 percent of them...

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 700,000 new cases of liver cancer are diagnosed worldwide each year. Currently, the only cure for the disease is to surgically remove the cancerous part of...

Novel invention presents promising applications in spectroscopy, safety surveillance, cancer diagnosis, imaging and communication NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE Portable handheld sensors for detecting explosives, wearable sensors that can detect chemical agents, compact...
circadian rhythm

Giles E. Duffield, University of Notre Dame Have you ever wondered why you don’t feel tired until late at night but your spouse is fast asleep at 10 p.m. and wakes spontaneously at 6 a.m.? We...
banana apple

The Online Tool That Can Track, Monitor And Analyse Nutritional Intake Janet Cade, University of Leeds We all know that most people could improve the quality of their diet. Most of us do not eat the...

MIT neuroscientists have discovered that brain cells called glial cells play a critical role in controlling appetite and feeding behavior. In a study of mice, the researchers found that activating these cells stimulates overeating and...

Ruairidh McLennan Battleday, University of California, Berkeley and Anna-Katharine Brem, University of Oxford. Extension of our “natural” capacities through science and technology is not a new phenomenon – it has been a key driver of...

Thomas Hooven, Columbia University Medical CenterAs a neonatologist, I worry about patients with pulmonary hypertension. This unforgiving disease, sometimes seen after premature birth, can end with sudden death from constricting blood vessels in the...

MRI scans reveal that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to complex tasks like playing a musical instrument. If you're thinking about taking up running as your New...

The federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) serves an important role in our nation’s fight against hunger. Formerly known as food stamps, SNAP helps 45 million low-income Americans – nearly half of whom are...
E. coli

Summary: Antibiotic Resistance explainer. On May 26, researchers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Centers reported that they had detected bacteria with a gene that makes it resistant to colistin, the antibiotic of last resort....

For many, the holidays are indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Families and friends come together and enjoy food, good cheer – and, often, alcohol. Commercially speaking, alcohol and the holidays seem to...