Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019

These neurons affect how much you do, or don’t, want to eat

Like a symphony, multiple brain regions work in concert to regulate the need to eat. University of Arizona researchers believe they have identified a symphony conductor—a brain region that regulates appetite suppression and activation—tucked within the amygdala, the brain’s emotional hub. The UA Department of Neuroscience team found the neurocircuitry controlling appetite loss, called anorexia, […]

Helping the body’s ability to grow bone

For the first time, scientists have been able to study how well synthetic bone grafts stand up to the rigors and ‘strains’ of life, and how quickly they help bone re-grow and repair. Researchers led by Dr. Gianluca Tozzi, at the University of Portsmouth, are the first to examine the strains between bone and graft […]

Are you sure it’s burning mouth syndrome?

Not all burning mouths are the result of a medical condition known as “burning mouth syndrome” (BMS) and physicians and researchers need better standards for an appropriate diagnosis, according to new research at the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. BMS is a painful, complex condition associated with a chronic or recurring […]

Hydrogel offers double punch against orthopedic bone infections

Surgery prompted by automobile accidents, combat wounds, cancer treatment and other conditions can lead to bone infections that are difficult to treat and can delay healing until they are resolved. Now, researchers have a developed a double-duty hydrogel that both attacks the bacteria and encourages bone regrowth with a single application containing two active components. […]

Advanced computational modeling of the gut for biodefense

The Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) has developed a high-resolution model of the gut immune system by using advanced computational systems. The new high-performance computing (HPC)-driven model of the gut predicts new emerging behaviors and responses to biological threats. The gut ecosystem includes trillions of interactions between host epithelial and immune cells, molecules […]

Structural development of the brain

In a recent study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers reveal how the basic structure of the brain is formed. The human brain consists of neurons arranged into microscopic columns. The cortex, which is the seat of most cerebral functions and forms the largest part of the brain, is divided into uncountable micro-columns. However, […]

Chronic hepatitis B infections in Europe on the rise since 2008

In 2017, the majority (58 percent) of the almost 27,000 newly reported hepatitis B cases in the European Union and European Economic Area were classified as chronic infections. This follows a consistent upward trend in reported chronic hepatitis B cases since 2008. There is evidence of on-going transmission of hepatitis B and continued importation of […]

Timed release of turmeric stops cancer cell growth

A Washington State University research team has developed a drug delivery system using curcumin, the main ingredient in the spice turmeric, that successfully inhibits bone cancer cells while promoting growth of healthy bone cells. The work could lead to better post-operative treatments for people with osteosarcoma, the second most prevalent cause of cancer death in […]

Processed foods may hold key to rise in autism

With the number of children diagnosed with autism on the rise, the need to find what causes the disorder becomes more urgent every day. UCF researchers are now a step closer to showing the link between the food pregnant women consume and the effects on a fetus’ developing brain. Drs. Saleh Naser, Latifa Abdelli and […]

Risk factors ID’d for atrial fibrillation with type 1 diabetes

(HealthDay)—Older age, cardiovascular comorbidities, and renal complications increase the risk for atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published online June 6 in Diabetes Care. Sara Hallström, from Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden, and colleagues used data from the Swedish National Diabetes Registry (2001 through 2013) to identify […]

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