New insight to Campylobacter sensor structures could lead to targeted antibiotic development

Researchers from the Institute of Glycomics have identified a novel bacterial sensor in Campylobacter species that enable the pathogenic cells to find suitable host cells. The findings have been published in Science Signalling. Campylobacter bacteria are the leading cause of food-borne illness, contributing to enteritis and other gastrointestinal distress we commonly identify as “food poisoning.” About one percent of the […]

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Cluster of risky conditions that can lead to heart disease is rising in Hispanic adults

A cluster of conditions called metabolic syndrome that could lead to heart disease and stroke is becoming more common among Hispanic adults, and experts say there needs to be more research and more work in prevention. Overall, metabolic syndrome affects about 1 in 3 adults in the United States and puts them at higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and […]

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Risk to health: iodine content of Sushi-sheets to high – Naturopathy naturopathy specialist portal

Pollutants: Sushi leaves can damage the health Fresh fish, vegetables and rice: Sushi is considered healthy Fast Food. However, the algae leaves, the other ingredients are wrapped, are often loaded with unhealthy pollutants such as lead and arsenic. In addition, the iodine content is often too high. Edible algae are widely used especially in Asian cuisine far. In this country […]

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Lockdown ease could lead to tens of thousands of excess deaths unless vulnerable are protected

The risk of death among people with health conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes, is five times higher than in people without underlying conditions and easing the lockdown must take into account this clinical vulnerability, according to new UCL-led research. The study, published today in The Lancet, analyzed 3.8 million health records and found that between 37,000 and 73,000 […]

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New pulsed electric field technology could lead to less invasive tumor molecular profiling

Current cancer treatment courses often begin with tissue biopsies. Biopsies, however, which involve the physical resection of a small tissue sample, can lead to localized tissue injury, bleeding, inflammation, and stress, as well as increased risk of metastasis. New technology developed by a team of researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU), Herzliya Interdisciplinary (IDC), and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology may […]

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Surprise finding about HIV reservoir could lead to better therapies

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) can suppress HIV to the point where the virus is nearly undetectable, and people on medication can live many years. But therapy cannot completely eradicate the virus; it persists in reservoirs inside immune cells, a phenomenon called “latency.” This latent reservoir forms even when a person begins therapy very early after infection, but the dynamics of the […]

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FitBits do NOT lead to weight loss, study finds

FitBits do NOT lead to weight loss: Study finds little evidence that your wearable is much more than a fancy bracelet Researchers at the University of Florida analyzed 6 studies on 1,615 people They found no users had any meaningful drop in cholesterol or blood pressure Only one cohort recorded noteworthy weight loss  Don’t bother investing in an Apple Watch if […]

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Innate immune responses to high-fat diets lead to obesity

Why is eating a high fat diet a recipe for obesity? According to a new study from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences (IMS) in Japan, the answer involves the activity of a specific type of immune cell that lives in the small intestine. Published in the journal Cell Reports, a series of experiments shows that without group-2 innate […]

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Antidepressants can lead to reductions in behavioral and neural responses to pain empathy

Depression is a disorder that often comes along with strong impairments of social functioning. Until recently, researchers assumed that acute episodes of depression also impair empathy, an essential skill for successful social interactions and understanding others. However, previous research had been mostly carried out in groups of patients who were on antidepressant medication. Novel insights of an interdisciplinary collaboration involving […]

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