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Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:06:35 EST
Playing high school football changes the teenage brain
A single season of high school football may cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain, according to a new study. A new type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed significant changes in the structure of the grey matter in the front and rear of the brain and changes to structures deep inside the brain.
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:06:32 EST
Social isolation linked to higher risk of death
A large study links social isolation with a higher risk of death from all causes combined and heart disease for all races studied, and with increased cancer mortality in white men and women.
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 11:06:30 EST
Artificial intelligence predicts treatment effectiveness
How can a doctor predict the treatment outcome of an individual patient? Traditionally, the effectiveness of medical treatments is studied by randomized trials, but is this really the only reliable way to evaluate treatment effectiveness, or could something be done differently? How can the effectiveness of a treatment method be evaluated in practice? Could some patients benefit from a treatment that does not cause a response in others? A new method now provides answers to these questions.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:49:57 EST
New inflammation inhibitor discovered
A multidisciplinary team of researchers have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action. By inhibiting a certain protein, the researchers were able to reduce the signals that trigger an inflammation.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:49:00 EST
Warning: Chemical weapons risk during a period of very rapid scientific change
Alarming examples of the dangers from chemical weapons have been seen recently in the use of industrial chemicals and the nerve agent sarin against civilians in Syria, and in the targeted assassination operations using VX nerve agent in Malaysia and novichok nerve agent in the UK.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:53:53 EST
No link between 'hypoallergenic' dogs and lower risk of childhood asthma
Growing up with dogs is linked to a lower risk of asthma, especially if the dogs are female, a new study shows. However, the researchers found no relation between 'allergy friendly' breeds and a lower risk of asthma.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:53:40 EST
Should you eat a low-gluten diet?
When healthy people eat a low-gluten and fiber-rich diet compared with a high-gluten diet they experience less intestinal discomfort including less bloating which researchers show are due to changes of the composition and function of gut bacteria. The new study also shows a modest weight loss following low-gluten dieting. The researchers attribute the impact of diet on healthy adults more to change in composition of dietary fibers than gluten itself.
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:48:51 EST
Drug combination makes cancer disappear in mice with neuroblastoma
Researchers investigating new treatments for neuroblastoma -- one of the most common childhood cancers -- have found that a combination of two drugs made tumors disappear in mice, making it more effective than any other drugs tested in these animals.
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 23:48:48 EST
Breakthrough in treatment of restless legs syndrome
New research presents a breakthrough in the treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:43:41 EST
Microgel powder fights infection and helps wounds heal
While making smart glue, a team of engineers discovered a handy byproduct: hydrogen peroxide. In microgel form, it reduces bacteria and virus ability to infect by at least 99.9 percent.
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