A Natural! Scarlett Johansson's Costars Gush Over Her 'Maternal' Side

Made for the role! Scarlett Johansson left a lasting impression on her Jojo Rabbit costars, as evidenced by their many complimentary remarks about the actress. “She is very maternal, but not even just with kids. Even with me, she’s very protective and she would look after me like, ‘Are you OK? You seem tired,’” director and star Taika Waititi told Us Weekly […]

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Turbocharging the body’s natural killer cells to defeat cancer

Natural Killer (NK) cells have long been the soldiers of the immune system that prevents the growth and spread of cancers, and subduing this army of cells is one of the key ways that tumours take hold. Australian researchers have discovered a protein found in humans that prevents NK cells from doing their job fighting cancer. Importantly the study, published […]

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Natural lipids in buttermilk could contribute to reducing cardiovascular risk in vulnerable populations

Dairy products contain a wide variety of lipids, including triglycerides and polar lipids, the latter being specific lipids that naturally stabilize fat droplets and are notably found in cream and buttermilk. Polar lipids play a crucial physiological role as they are essential components of cell membranes. Preliminary experiments in rodents had revealed the beneficial effects of milk polar lipids on […]

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Mindfulness is a natural painkiller

Mindfulness is a natural painkiller: Trendy meditation that focuses the mind on the present moment helps sufferers cope with their discomfort Mindfulness is just as effective as go-to cognitive behavioural therapy  Both help improve ‘physical functioning’ and reduce the risk of depression  e-mail 1 View comments Mindfulness is a natural painkiller, research suggests. A study found the trendy meditation – […]

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Natural compound 2HF treats leishmaniasis infections, study finds

Current treatment options for the parasitic disease leishmaniasis are largely ineffective, expensive, and tend to be plagued by resistant parasites and side effects. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have showed that a natural flavonoid is effective at treating Leishmania amazonensis infections. Leishmaniasis is endemic to 98 countries and affects more than 12 million people around the world. […]

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Obese mice lose a third of their fat using a natural protein

To the great surprise of cancer researchers, a protein they investigated for its possible role in cancer turned out to be a powerful regulator of metabolism. The Georgetown University-led study found that forced expression of this protein in a laboratory strain of obese mice showed a remarkable reduction of their fat mass despite a genetic predisposition to eat all the […]

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