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Thirdhand Smoke

Scientists Find Thirdhand Smoke Affects Cells In Humans

Thirdhand smoke can damage epithelial cells in the respiratory system by stressing cells and causing them to fight for survival; a research team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has found. The finding could assist physicians treating patients exposed to thirdhand smoke. “Our data show that cells in humans are affected by…

Proteins

Scientists Unravel How Cells Unfold Proteins

A happy cell is a balance cell, but for every stupendously twist protein it creates; it must tear the old ones asunder. That means untangling a convoluted pretzel-like mass for recycling. Cdc48 plays a critical role in unraveling the spent proteins. Cdc48 is like a Swiss army knife of the cell and can interact with…

Hair Follicles

Hair Follicles Grows Skin Using Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys have create natural-looking hair follicles that grows; through the skin using human induce pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs); a major scientific achievement that could revolutionize the hair growth industry. The findings were present at the annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) and receive a Merit Award.…

Gut Diseases

Novel Non-Invasive Test For Diagnosing Gut Diseases

Gut diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are increasingly prevalent worldwide, especially in industrialized countries. In 2015 alone, 250,000 people in the UK were diagnosed with IBD, and 3 million in the United States. Symptoms can include pain and swelling of the stomach, bloody diarrhea, weight loss and extreme tiredness. IBD And Other Gut…

Sleep

Sleep Quality Linked To Memory Problems In New Study

A new study has shown that poor sleep quality and varying bedtimes; reduce the ability to recall information from the past in older adults. The finding was particularly significant for adults of African-American descent; reports the study. The research was publish earlier this month in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. The study was titled,…

Stem Cells

Stem Cells Becoming Specialized Cells Need For Organ Development

New research by cell biologists at the University of Toronto provides significant new insight; into the very first step stem cells go through to turn into the specialize cells that make up organs.The findings publish in Genes & Development implicate the ability of proteins; to hang around in cells their stability as a major factor…

Faint

Wake Up On The Floor, Staring Up The Ceiling: Faint

May be you have even experience it yourself. You start to feel lighthead, your stomach may hurt, your palms are sweating; your vision closes in, your ears start to ring …. Then you wake up on the floor, staring up the ceiling, and realize you have fainted. What happened? Maybe it’s a bride standing in…

Physiological Synchrony

To Display Physiological Synchrony, Social Interaction Is Required

A team of researchers led by a member of the Colorado School of Public Health faculty at the Anschutz Medical Campus examine what type of social interaction is require for people to display physiological synchrony; mutual changes in autonomic nervous system activity. The study also look whether the levels of autonomic arousal people share predicts…

Acupuncture

Evidence of Acupuncture Meridians in Vascular nerve bundle 

Acupuncture is an ancient aspect of TCM with demonstrate therapeutic effects. As part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM); it has been an energetic and vibrant treatment with a successful application for more than 2500 years.  By acting (by needles, laser, moxa, pressure, etc.) on certain areas on the surface of the skin, vascular nerve bundle,…

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

New Therapies For Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy; A new multi-institution study spearheaded by researchers at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles suggests a tiny protein could play a major role in combating heart failure related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the most common lethal genetic disorder among children. In collaboration with scientists from across the…

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Creating ‘Mini-Brain’ For Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease; National Institutes of Health scientists have used human skin cells to create what they believe is the first cerebral organoid system; or “mini-brain,” for studying sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). CJD is a fatal neurodegenerative brain disease of humans believed to be caused by infectious prion protein. It affects about 1 in 1 million…

Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Sleep-Disordered Breathing Tied to Accelerated Aging

Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), and the disruption in nightly sleep it causes, speeds up the aging process, according to preliminary research. SDB is a common disorder that results in oxidative stress; and inflammation and is associating with several age-related health disorders. However, it hasn’t been well studied with respect to epigenetic aging. “To our knowledge, this…