A major new report has developed a global diet that could improve health and reduce further damage to the planet

An international team of researchers, including academics from City, University of London, has developed a new diet it says can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production. The EAT-Lancet Commission provides the first scientific targets for a healthy diet from a sustainable food production system that operates within planetary boundaries for food. The report sets out a ‘planetary health diet’ […]

Read more

Heart failure: Flu vaccine could save lives

Most doctors, scientists, and other medical professionals consider flu vaccinations to be a safe and effective way of protecting people against influenza, or the flu. The vaccine, usually given in the form of an injection, contains small amounts of deactivated flu viruses. These viruses are not harmful in this state but do trigger the human body to produce antibodies to […]

Read more

Decoding Newborn’s DNA Could Pinpoint Hidden Risks

FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 — A program that maps out the genes of newborns has allowed researchers to identify risks for some inherited childhood conditions, many of which can be prevented. The so-called BabySeq Project discovered that slightly more than 9 percent of infants carry genes that put them at risk for medical conditions as they reach childhood. “The BabySeq […]

Read more

Wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ could offer new treatment for neurological disorders

A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson’s. The device, named the WAND, works like a “pacemaker for the brain,” monitoring the brain’s electrical activity and delivering electrical stimulation if […]

Read more

Computer hardware originally designed for 3-D games could hold the key to replicating the human brain

Researchers at the University of Sussex have created the fastest and most energy efficient simulation of part of a rat brain using off-the-shelf computer hardware. Dr. James Knight and Prof Thomas Nowotny from the University of Sussex’s School of Engineering and Informatics have beaten a top 50 supercomputer by running brain simulations using their own GeNN software and graphics processing […]

Read more

Targeting chemical signals between the gut and brain could lead to new treatment for obesity

New research published in The Journal of Physiology has shed light on how to disrupt chemical signals that affect how much someone eats, which could lead to a method for helping manage obesity. Obesity is one of today’s most prevalent public health concerns. In the UK it affects around 1 in every 4 adults and around 1 in every 5 […]

Read more

Spray gel could reduce cancer spread after surgery

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) are leading the team that is developing the gel, which comes in the form of a sprayable solution. Their aim is that one day, surgeons will be able to spray the solution onto sites of tumor removal directly after surgery. The solution, which quickly forms a biodegradable gel, contains nanoparticles laden […]

Read more

Addressing research gaps could help with development of disability-inclusive workplaces

Filling key gaps in the research and understanding of the treatment of people with disabilities in the workplace could help improve employee success on the job and develop more disability-inclusive workplaces, a new review of disability research has shown. People with disabilities make up roughly 15 percent of the world’s population but much of the existing research on employment for […]

Read more

Increasing staffing levels could reduce cesarean delivery use

High staffing levels for obstetricians and midwives at hospital maternal units are associated with lower cesarean rates, according to a study published November 28 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Saad Zbiri of Versailles Saint Quentin University, Carine Milcent of the Paris School of Economics (PSE) and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and colleagues. Cesarean delivery […]

Read more
1 2