Scientists have learned how public transportation affects the spread of influenza and SARS

Although the connection of colds, with regular travel by public transport is widely acknowledged, the scientific evidence as they affect the spread of airborne infections, were never presented. A new study by the London underground, published in Environmental Health, confirmed the existence of this connection. This will contribute to the justification of measures to control the spread of infectious diseases. […]

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Scientists discover ‘brain hot spot’ for drugs against fear

Anxiety disorders are a major medical problem affecting a large population. They can be treated with a range of psychiatric drugs, including a group of substances called benzodiazepines (BZDs). BZDs have been used to treat patients with anxiety for 50 years and it is well-understood what they do on the molecular and cellular level. However, doctors and neuroscientists had much […]

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Scientists have learned, what sports prolong life

Any aerobic activities have a better effect on health than all other types of exercises. To such conclusion scientists, who published an article in the European Heart journal. In recent years, scientists have been actively interested in how different kinds of exercise not only affect muscle condition and metabolism, but also on life expectancy and its quality in old age. […]

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On the trail of rare genetic disease, scientists uncover key immune regulator

Scientists at Scripps Research have found an important immune system-regulating protein that in principle could be targeted to treat cancers and chronic viral infections. The scientists, in a study published November 12 in Nature Chemical Biology, set out to determine the function of a protein, ABHD12, whose absence causes a rare genetic disease featuring a host of brain and nerve […]

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Biologists have found in the gut bacteria that accelerate aging

Experiments on flies has helped Swiss scientists to access very unusual representatives of flora, directly impacting the immune system and accelerating aging. Their findings have been presented in the journal Immunity. “We opened a specific microbe and a product life that affect the rate of aging of a host organism. There is no doubt that there are other examples of […]

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Scientists shine new light on link between obesity and cancer

Scientists have made a major discovery that shines a new, explanatory light on the link between obesity and cancer. Their research confirms why the body’s immune surveillance systems—led by cancer-fighting Natural Killer cells—stutter and fail in the presence of excess fat. Additionally, it outlines possible paths to new treatment strategies that would see “fat-clogged” Natural Killer cells molecularly re-programmed and […]

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Scientists have learned what time of day the body burns maximum calories

Scientists got an unexpected results, having studied how many calories people burn at various times of the day. It turns out that at rest in the evening people spend 10% more energy than early morning. These findings emphasize the important role circadian rhythm when we are talking about the impact on the metabolism. The new data help explain why the […]

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Scientists figure out how to measure electrical activity in a fetal heart

Hearts ‘run’ on electrical pulses—and when doctors measure the electrical activity in a person’s heart in order to determine his or hers heart condition, they generally rely on electrocardiography (ECG): Electrodes are placed on the patient’s chest area to record cardiac electrical activity – e.g. to determine whether the heart rhythm is so irregular that treatment is required; a type […]

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Scientists said, why run the risk of dying people with excess and lack of weight

Excessively high and excessively low levels of body mass index (BMI) are associated with increased risk of death from almost all major causes, with the exception of road accidents. A study published October 31 in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology and conducted by researchers from the London school of hygiene and tropical medicine (London School of Hygiene and […]

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Scientists call for unified standards in 3-D genome and epigenetic data

Studying the three-dimensional structure of DNA and its dynamics is revealing a lot of information about gene expression, expanding our knowledge of how cells, tissues and organs actually work in health and disease. Properly producing and managing this large amount of data is both challenging and necessary for the progress of this field. In a perspective paper published in Nature […]

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