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Parasites Manipulate Host Behavior To Increase Reproductive Success

Parasites Manipulate Host Behavior To Increase Reproductive Success

Many parasites manipulate host behavior in order to increase reproductive success; and to spread across wider areas cites such examples as Toxoplasma gondii; which hitches a ride and induces epigenetic changes in the rodent’s amygdala. These changes diminish its predator aversion around cats; the protozoan’s intended destination, and the only animal in which it can reproduce. But rabies,…

Hormone System Are Effected By Water Bottles

Hormone System Are Effected By Water Bottles

Hormone system; In this study volunteers for the annual festival of the Hallockville Museum Farm were instructed to bring their own refillable water bottles, with several, on site, water refill stations provide, all in an effort to “go green” this year, and to keep plastic “out of the oceans.” Also, this past week, San Francisco…

Khat Becoming Second Biggest Addiction Behind Coffee

Khat Becoming Second Biggest Addiction Behind Coffee

As Khat is a Ethiopia’s second biggest export behind coffee; with heavy traffic to neighbouring Djibouti and Somalia. In Ethiopia, a rehab centre takes on khat addiction. Chewing khat as an architecture student; when he and his friends would munch on the leafy stimulant late into the night to help. The heartbeats racing, they would…

Intimate Partner Violence Against Women

Intimate Partner Violence Against Women Creates Economic Hardship

Women who experience intimate partner violence, including physical, emotional, and controlling abuse, are more likely to suffer material hardship the inability to purchase food, housing, utilities, medical care or other needs for a healthy life, according to a Rutgers led study. The study, in the journal Violence Against Women, found that experiencing intimate partner violence…

Hormone Regulation May Protect Female Elite Athletes

Hormone Regulation May Protect Female Elite Athletes

Athletes; Athletic women display a high prevalence of hypothalamic amenorrhea with a negative energy balance as a result of strenuous exercise and low food intake. The female athlete triad of amenorrhea, osteoporosis, and disorder eating is well document; also has been recognize by the American College of Sports Medicine since 1997. When energy intake is…

Majority Of Microorganisms Which Exist Are Unculturable

Majority Of Microorganisms Which Exist Are Unculturable

Studying the main obstacle in microbiology had been the fact; that it is not always possible to grow microorganisms in laboratory conditions in fact; it is thought that the majority of microorganisms which exist are unculturable. This leads to a bias when examining environmental microorganisms in the laboratory, where a group of organisms will rapidly…

New Drug Activity In Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients

New Drug Activity In Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients

Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) now have more improved treatment options compare to standard of care with the addition of several new agents called immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI). Despite these changes, many patients still develop progressive disease after ICI treatment. In a new study publish in Clinical Cancer Research; Moffitt Cancer Center researchers describe…

Gold nanoparticles

Safe And Effective Treatment For Prostate Cancer By Gold nanoparticles

Biocompatible gold nanoparticles designed to convert near-infrared light to heat; have shown to safely and effectively ablate low to intermediate-grade tumors within the prostate; according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. This treatment could offer patients a targeted therapy…