A new systematic review of available evidence appearing in Nutrition Reviews indicated that consuming protein supplements with meals may be more effective at promoting weight control in adults following an exercise regimen.
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A treatment gap remains for many conditions involving damage to the liver, the body's main organ for removing toxins, among other functions. The Experimental Biology 2018 meeting (EB 2018) will feature important liver research announcements.
Recent trends in vitamin D testing and supplementation suggest that identifying and correcting vitamin D deficiency improves health outcomes. From 2000 to 2010, the volume of 25-hydroxyvitamin D tests reimbursed by Medicare Part B increased 83-fold.
In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, have now uncovered a mechanism by which a particular variant of a gene — human leukocyte antigen (HLA), and exposure to environmental pollutants such as cigarette smoke or vehicle exhausts work together to increase the severity of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Older patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are less likely to benefit than younger patients, if the radiotherapy and chemotherapy are given simultaneously, according to a phase II trial, which is to be presented at the ESTRO 37 conference on April 21, 2018.
Researchers at the University of Arkansas are looking to develop an alternative method of detecting and possibly treating breast cancer. They used pulsed, terahertz imaging–electromagnetic radiation technology previously used to find land mines– to provide high-quality images of breast tissue cancerous tumors.
NovaDigm Therapeutics announced today that the company initiates its Phase 2a clinical trial of NDV-3A for the reduction of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) colonization in a high-risk population of military trainees.
A meta-analysis of 32 studies offers mixed results regarding the relationship between early child care attendance and childhood asthma. Sending young children to preschool or day care will not increase their risk of developing asthma, instead it may help protect kids against the respiratory disease, according to the study published in the Journal of Asthma.
Over the past decade, researchers have firmly established that gene mutations appearing for the first time, called de novo mutations, contribute to approximately one-third of cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Now, a new study, published in Science, probing so-called noncoding DNA has found that alterations in regions that regulate gene activity may also contribute to autism. And surprisingly, these variations tended to be inherited from fathers who aren’t autistic.
A new scientific study, published in the journal The Conversation, shows that bright electric light exposure of preschool children at night suppresses melatonin production almost completely, an important addition to the growing body of research in this area. Melatonin suppression is a marker of disruption of our circadian rhythms.
Researchers from the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, led a pilot study to evaluate the changes in brain metabolites and muscle energetics after Tai Chi training in older adults. As a result, the study suggests the use of Tai Chi to treat both physical and psychological disorders.
An oral investigational drug may increase protein levels in babies with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), according to a preliminary study to be published at the American Academy of Neurology's 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.