Flipping a metabolic switch to slow tumor growth

The enzyme serine palmitoyl-transferase can be used as a metabolically responsive "switch" that decreases tumor growth, according to a new study by a team of San Diego scientists, who published their findings Aug. 12 in the journal Nature. By restricting...

Nanotubes in the eye that help us see

A new mechanism of blood redistribution that is essential for the proper functioning of the adult retina has just been discovered in vivo by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM). Their study was published today in...

On Native American Land, Contact Tracing Is Saving Lives

The coronavirus is raging through the White Mountain Apache tribe. Spread across a large reservation in eastern Arizona, the Apaches have been infected at more than 10 times the rate of people in the state as a whole. Yet their...

He Was an Active Guy. Suddenly His Legs Ached After a Few Blocks.

“Wow, brother, you look awful!” the middle-aged woman called out to the 48-year-old man as he made his way slowly to the table. The siblings were from a large, close-knit family, together (back before Covid-19 hit) to celebrate the birthday...

Evidence in mice that electroacupuncture reduces inflammation via specific neural pathways

Stimulating the nervous system using small electric current by acupuncture could tamp down systemic inflammation in the body, suggests new research in mice from a team of neuroscientists in the U.S. and China. The research, publishing August 12 in the...

TV-watching snackers beware: You won’t notice you’re full if your attention is elsewhere

Eating while doing something perceptually-demanding makes it more difficult to notice when you feel full, shows new research from the University of Sussex. Professor Martin Yeomans, Dr Sophie Forster and colleagues found that when your senses are taken up by...

Sweet Potato & Rosemary Savoury Crumble

These deeply nourishing Sweet Potato Rosemary Savoury Crumble pots are packed to the rafters with goodness. And let’s be honest, the mere mention of ‘crumble’ almost negates my need to say another word, don’t you think?! Nevertheless, these hearty pots contain protein-fuelled...

Exercise induces secretion of biomarkers into sweat

A new study shows that in addition to blood, endurance exercise induces changes in sweat biomolecule levels. These findings lay the groundwork for the development of future noninvasive exercise monitoring systems that utilize sweat as a biomarker source. Sweating is...

Nutrition labelling is improving nation’s diet

Nutritional information displayed prominently on food products which give consumers information on salt, sugar and calorie content play a significant role in nudging people towards better dietary choices, according to new research. The study, from health economists at the universities...

Trustful collaboration critical for outcome of therapy

A trusting therapeutic relationship and outcome-oriented collaboration between therapist and patient are critical for the successful treatment of mental illness. And it pays to start early in therapy, a series of meta-studies by a task force of the American Psychological...
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