According to a new study, children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. However, being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so. The study findings were published in the Child Development.
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A new study has suggested that a specific group of bile acids could directly burn away the lipids in fat depots, effectively making it a new therapy against obesity.When bile acids concentration in the blood reaches a certain level, it can turn up the thermostat and increase fat burning for energy and heat production.
New research from Duke Health suggests baseball scouts looking for a consistent, conscientious hitter may find clues not only in their performance on the field but also in front of a computer screen.
In the quest for a new and more effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC looked to a primate. It was a particular peptide only found in Old World monkeys, called θ-defensin 1 (RTD-1), that the researchers believed had the potential to stop or even reverse the progression of rheumatoid arthritis. The promising results of their study were published in PLOS ONE.
"The study confirms several previous studies that show the HLF gene's significance in blood formation", says Mattias Magnusson who led the new study. The results can have important applications in bone marrow transplants, as well as contribute to our knowledge of how leukemia develops.
A study by Mayo Clinic researchers found that most patients with suspected spinal cord inflammation of unknown cause have an alternative, specific diagnosis. The study findings were published in the Neurology
Humanetics Corp. presented data on its new drug candidate, BIO 300, which is being evaluated as a potential treatment to prevent erectile dysfunction in patients undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cancer. The new data was presented at the annual meetings of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) and the Radiation Research Society (RRS).
Experiments with a small group of overweight men and women have added to evidence that "hunger hormone" levels rise and "satiety (or fullness) hormone" levels decrease in the evening. The findings also suggest that stress may increase hunger hormone levels more in the evening, and the impact of hormones on appetite may be greater for people prone to binge eating.
Researchers evaluated the association between Retinol Binding Protein 4 (RBP4) and IR in hemodialysis subjects (HD). They also assessed how circulating RBP4 could be influenced by kidney transplant or different dialytic techniques.
Alphabet’s venture arm called Google Ventures earlier is one of the supporters of a mega project that is developing a vaccine for flu that is safe and effective. Vaccitech from the UK is working towards the development of the vaccine and Alphabet has shown its support by contributing $27.6 million in new funding. The funds would be used conduct clinical trials and try the new vaccine.
Emergency radiologists are seeing a high prevalence of patients with complications related to opioid use disorders, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago. Researchers said the findings underscore the need for radiologists to play a role in the care continuum for these patients.