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Worm

Worm Behavior Might Have Implications On Human Disease

Repetition can be useful if you are trying to memorize a poem; master a guitar riff, or just cultivate good habits. When this kind of behavior becomes compulsive, however, it can get in the way of normal life; an impediment sometimes observed in psychiatric illnesses like Tourette’s syndrome and autism spectrum disorders. Now, Rockefeller scientists…

Robotic Pets

Robotic Pets Are A New Trend Among Older Adults

For some older populations, having a pet is not possible. Perhaps they can not care for an animal or their retirement community doesn’t allow it. Robotic companions have entered the market to fill that void, and one University of Cincinnati professor is re-imagining these high-tech pets to not only provide companionship, but care. Claudia Rebola…

Cortisol level among Police

The Differences Between The Cortisol Level Of Police, Civilians

New research from U of T Mississauga reveals significant differences; between police officers and civilians in a study that analyzed saliva samples for levels of the stress hormone cortisol. “Occupational concerns are a high priority to police and the public”; says Associate Professor Judith Andersen of the Department of Psychology. “Identifying risk factors inherent in…

Dengvaxia

US Approves Dengue Vaccine Dengvaxia

A virus is a microscopic infectious agent that can reproduce only inside a host cell. Viruses infect all types of organisms: from animals and plants, to bacteria and archaea. Since the initial discovery of tobacco mosaic virus by Martinus Beijerinck in 1898; more than 5,000 types of virus have been describing in detail, although most types…

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Patients Are At High Risk Of Deadly Liver Disease

Many patients with potentially deadly liver cirrhosis and liver cancer are being diagnosed at late advanced stages of disease; but according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Glasgow. But the study of 18 million people across Europe also suggests the people living with type 2 diabetes are at…

Blood Disease

Stubborn Blood Disease That Strikes Children

Treating a stubborn blood disease that strikes children may come down to tweaking energy production in stem cells; suggests research out of West Virginia University. Wei Du, an assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy; is investigating the link between how stem cells make energy and how Fanconi anemia develops. The disease makes it harder…

Multiple Concussions

Biomarker of CTE In Some Athletes With Multiple Concussions

In a group of former professional athletes who experienced multiple concussions; a new study has found that approximately half the group had higher than normal levels of a protein called tau; but in their cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid surrounding the brain and spine. The study is published in the May 8, 2019, online issue of…

Monostroma nitidum

Anticoagulant and Antithrombotic Properties Of Monostroma nitidum

Thrombus usually occurs in vessels with severe atherosclerotic disease and may embolize; to cause transient ischemic attacks and cerebral infarctions. Thrombosis is a result of an activation process of thrombin that converts fibrinogen into fibrin; eventually resulting in insoluble fibrin polymer or clot. The Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 reported that the ischemic heart…

Investigation of Cancer

The History Behind The Investigation of Cancer As Contagious Illness

In 1961, people in the suburb of Niles, Illinois, experienced what they termed a “cancer epidemic.” Over a dozen children in the town were diagnosed with leukemia within a short time. Fears quickly spread that the illness could be contagious; carried by some type of “cancer virus.” News coverage soon identified several other towns; but…

Species of bacteria

Postmenopausal women: UTIs Have High Recurrence Rate

A UT Southwestern study suggests why urinary tract infections (UTIs); have such a high recurrence rate in postmenopausal women several species of bacteria can invade the bladder walls. UTI treatment is the most common reason for antibiotic prescriptions in older adults. Because of the prevalence of UTIs, the societal impact is high and treatment costs…

Car Accidents

Legal Marijuana Reduces Pain, Increases Injuries, Car Accidents

In a review of more than 28 million hospital records from the two years before; and after cannabis was legalizing in Colorado, UCSF researchers finding Colorado hospital admissions; but for cannabis abuse increased after legalization, in comparison to other states. But taking the totality of all hospital admissions and time spent in hospitals into account;…

Sports medicine

Cancer Survivors Increase Their Physical Activity Levels

The researches find that the physical activity levels at the cancer level is most important. patients recovering from cancer increase their physical activity levels; therefore new research in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship reports. Because In the first ever study of its kind researchers from the University of Surrey and Universidad de Oviedo in Spain…