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Muscles And Body Tone Are Attractive Than A Thin Female Body

According to a new study, researchers Frances Bozsik of the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the US, beauty pageant winners tell us that thin female bodies are still rated as attractive. However, US women's perceptions of what constitutes the perfect female figure have evolved in recent years to a "thin and toned" ideal. The study published in Springer's journal Sex Roles.

New Method to Screen Leukaemia Cells in the Blood

In a new study published in the journal Methods, researchers have invented a new, highly sensitive way of monitoring leukaemia cells in the blood. The research findings described the new technique– Immuno-flowFISH– that can detect genetic changes inside the leukaemia cell. This adds a new dimension to way leukaemia can be assessed and treatment decisions made.

Skin microbiome relates with disease severity in Adult Atopic Dermatitis

According to this study, researchers examined a relation between skin microbiome and filaggrin gene (FLG) mutations propose a possible association between skin microbiome and host genetics. To assess skin and nasal microbiome diversity and composition in patients with AD and compare with healthy controls, and to investigate the microbiome in relation to disease severity and FLG mutations in patients with AD.

Stem Cells target Bladder Cancer's Achilles heel

Two different proteins work separately as well as synergistically to feed a small pool of stem cells that help bladder cancer resist chemotherapy, research led by a Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientist suggests. The finding, published online in Cancer Research, could lead to new targets to fight this deadly disease and potentially other cancers as well.

Specific Antibodies Levels Predict Protection against Influenza

According to a new study published in mBio, individuals with higher levels of antibodies against the stem portion of the influenza virus hemagglutinin (HA) protein have less viral shedding when they get the flu, but do not have fewer or less severe signs of illness. Scientists discovered that humans naturally generate anti-HA stem antibodies in response to flu infection, and evaluated pre-existing levels of these specific antibodies as a predictor of protection against influenza. The findings could have implications for flu vaccine development.