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High-fat diets decrease good gut bacteria

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Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have shown a high fat diet may lead to specific changes in gut bacteria that could fight harmful inflammation -- a major discovery for...

Researchers have uncovered two types of cells taht may help speed bone repair

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Research led by Johns Hopkins investigators has uncovered the roles of two types of cells found in the vessel walls of fat tissue and described how these cells may help speed bone repair. The study...

Inducing labour at 41 weeks of pregnancy leads to a small reduction in birth...

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Inducing labour at 41 weeks of pregnancy leads to a small reduction in birth complications compared with expectant management (a "wait and see" approach) until 42 weeks in low risk women, finds a clinical...

Evening exercise not ruin sleep and reduce feelings of hunger

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Must cook dinner. Need to pick the kids up from school. Have to catch up on my favourite TV series. Live too far from the gym. Any of these sound familiar? With growing time...

The body’s ability to adapt to changing conditions and shifting physiologic demands is essential...

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The body's ability to adapt to changing conditions and shifting physiologic demands is essential to survival. To do so, each cell must be able to dispose of damaged or unnecessary proteins - a quality-control...

Scientists identify unique subtype of atopic dermatitis linked to food allergy

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Atopic dermatitis, a common inflammatory skin condition also known as allergic eczema, affects nearly 20 percent of children, 30 percent of whom also have food allergies. Scientists have now found that children with both atopic...

A new “smart drug” has shown promise for women with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer

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Triple-negative breast cancer (sometimes abbreviated TNBC) refers to any breast cancer that does not express the genes for estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and HER2/neu. This makes it more difficult to treat since most...

A native California shrub may lead to a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

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The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A Salk Institute discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub may lead to a...

The science of high intensity interval training (HIIT) help overweight people

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Bringing the science of high intensity interval training (HIIT) into everyday life could be the key to helping unfit, overweight people get more of the exercise they need to improve their health, according to...

A University of Canterbury research team is closer to developing germ-proof surface coatings

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A University of Canterbury research team is another step closer to developing germ-proof surface coatings for environments such as hospitals, after an unexpected development in the lab. Once commercially available, an anti-microbial coating applied to...

A new way of protecting concrete from fire damage using materials recycled from old...

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A new way of protecting concrete from fire damage using materials recycled from old tyres has been successfully tested by researchers at the University of Sheffield. The team used fibres extracted from the textile reinforcement...

The solar panels developed by startup Insolight boast an impressive 29 percent yield

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The solar panels developed by startup Insolight boast an impressive 29 percent yield – a record for the retail market. These systems, which have now been standardized for mass production, contain lenses that focus...

President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive-4 (SPD-4) to establish the Space Force as...

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The Space Force just took a big step from sci-fi-sounding dream toward reality. Known as Space Policy Directive 4 (SPD-4), the directive orders the Pentagon draft legislation for Congress that would create the Space Force...

A new study reveals a link between food allergies and relapses in Multiple Sclerosis

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Like many other medical conditions, the mechanism of multiple sclerosis remains an enigma–a puzzle composed of complex genetic and environmental factors. A key piece to this puzzle is the immune system, which is also...

The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly due their B cells

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The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies that can adapt to protect against new viral strains, researchers report February 19 in...