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Brain function

The Missing Link: Post-exercise Boost To Brain Function

A discovery about how exercise improves brain function could be harnessed for research into aging, and boosting learning and memory. An international team from The University of Queensland (UQ) and the Dresden University of Technology; has identified what triggers the boost to brain function through exercise. Dr Tara Walker from UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute said…

Transfusion medicine

Blood Cells The Missing Link In Post Exercise Boost

A discovery about how exercise improves brain function could be harnessed for research into ageing, and boosting learning and memory. An international team from The University of Queensland and the Dresden University of Technology has identified what triggers the boost to brain function through exercise. Dr. Tara Walker from UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute said the improvements…

Human Supplementary Motor

Chronotopic Maps In Human Supplementary Motor

What happens in the brain when listening to the rhythmic pace of a song; or when waiting for a traffic light to turn green? For the first time, an imaging study shows that a time map exists in a specific area of the human brain; the so-called supplementary motor area (SMA). A region of the…

Microorganism

Bacteria May Travel Thousands Of Miles

Bacteria may travel thousands of miles through the air worldwide instead of hitching rides with people and animals, according to Rutgers and other scientists. Their “air bridge” hypothesis could shed light on how harmful bacteria share antibiotic resistance genes. “Our research suggests that there must be a planet-wide mechanism that ensures the exchange of bacteria…

Onset schizophrenia

Age Increases Risk Of Early-Onset Schizophrenia

Advanced paternal age increases the risk in offspring of early-onset schizophrenia; a severe form of the disorder; according to a study in Biological Psychiatry. So the association between paternal age and risk in children remained after accounting for the contributions of the fathers’ and mothers’ genetic predispositions for schizophrenia; indicating that advanced paternal age itself contributes…

Disinfectants

Rise Of MRSA In Hospitals Linked To Common Disinfectant

A study by the University of Aberdeen has found a possible link between the use of disinfectants in hospitals and the rise of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on patient wards. The authors are calling for the use of disinfectants to be better regulated. The study was led by Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen Dr.…

Health in Nepal

Politics And Family Planning In Nepal

FIGO is proud to partner with the Nepal Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (NESOG) in support of the Nepalese government’s pledge to extend family planning access in Nepal: to “leave no one behind” and “reach the unreached”. At the Family Planning Summit in London, July 2017, the government reaffirmed its Family Planning 2020 commitments made in 2015.…

Nerve cells

Brain Can Produce New Cells At the Age 90

For the first time, researchers have proven that the brain is capable of producing new nerve cells; even at the age of 90 and above. It was earlier believed that new cell production in the brain stops after a certain age and there is a rapid loss of neurons. Researchers believe that this finding could…

Chinese Famine

Connection Between Chinese Famine And T2DM Epidemic

The Chinese Famine of 1959-61 has been widely interpreted; as an important contributor to later epidemics of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitis (T2DM); but in re-examining 17 related Chinese studies researchers; at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Leiden University Medical Center; found little evidence for this association. The paper is; published in Nature…

Oral mucositis

New Therapy Targets Painful Side Effect Of Cancer

Oral mucositis is a side effect of cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It is to affect nearly 400,000 people per year in the US and is by intensely painful sores in the mouth that can cause difficulty talking; swallowing, and eating. Pain from oral mucositis can become so severe that patients require feeding…

Bronchitis

Diagnosis: Lung cancer patient channels

Maryland resident and special education teacher Montessa Lee has been through a particularly arduous ordeal. Told she had inflammation; she was given medicine for her pain. But the pain returned. At her next visit, she was with bronchitis and given an antibiotic. But by Thanksgiving, the pain returned. This time, she went to the ER…

Prostate Cancer Cells

Prostate Cancer Cells Change The Behavior Of Other Cells

The tiny pieces of protein are taken up by the other cells; provoking changes that promote tumor growth and the researchers believe help cancer hide from the body’s immune system. The process has captured for the first time on video by researchers at the University of Bradford and University of Surrey.  The research focused on…