Thursday, 21 Feb 2019

How obesity affects vitamin D metabolism

A new Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study confirms that vitamin D supplementation is less effective in the presence of obesity, and it uncovers a biological mechanism to explain this observation. The study reveals that obese mice have very low levels of the enzyme in the liver that converts vitamin D into 25-hydroxyvitamin D […]

AI platform can identify, predict cancer development

A team of scientists from the University of Surrey and the University of California have used artificial intelligence networks to help identify and analyze the symptoms of cancer patients. A new study, published by Nature Scientific Reports, describes how researchers used network analysis to examine the structure and relationships between 38 common symptoms reported by […]

Believing in yourself can backfire when investing in equity crowdfunded ventures

Normally, it’s good to believe in yourself. But research from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business indicates that it can be bad advice for amateurs investing online in unregulated, sometimes risky, equity crowdfunded ventures. In a new paper, researchers reveal that amateur investors with an inflated view of their investing acumen are three times more […]

Prenatal exposure to phthalates linked to motor skill deficiencies at age 11

Scientists with the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health report motor skills problems in children exposed during pregnancy to plasticizer chemicals known as phthalates that are widely used in personal care products like moisturizers and lipstick, as well as plastic containers and children’s toys. Results […]

Brain research: The mystery of our intelligence, it was revealed

For the intelligence of the responsible genes have been identified “Nothing in the world is distributed so just like the mind. Because everyone is convinced that he had enough of it,“ said the French philosopher, mathematician and natural scientist René Descartes. From a genetic point of view, the distribution seems to be not quite so. […]

Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer’s: Salk scientists identify possible healing compound in Yerba santa

The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A Salk Institute discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub may lead to a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease based on a compound found in nature. The research appears in the February 2019 issue of the […]

HPV Infections Most Tied to Cancer Are in Decline, and Vaccines May Be Why

THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 — Infections with two strains of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) are showing marked declines among American women, and rising vaccination rates could be driving the trend. That’s the finding from a new study involving thousands of U.S. women who tested positive for precancerous conditions of the cervix. Infection with […]

Acupuncture may reduce menopause symptoms

Menopause typically begins in the sixth decade of life and continues for an average of 4–5 years. The symptoms of menopause can reduce overall well-being and affect every facet of life. Although the symptoms of menopause are treatable, the current methods are far from perfect. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is effective for many people, but, […]

Doctors report Revolution: New blood test to diagnose breast cancer reliably

Blood test instead of mammography: researchers at the University hospital of Heidelberg have developed a method of breast cancer in the future even faster and easier, it can be predicted. 70,000 women in Germany are diagnosed each year with breast cancer – to date, mammography is the safest method to detect the cancer early. A […]

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