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US air pollution deaths nearly halved between 1990 and 2010

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | 10-19-2018

Air pollution in the U.S. has decreased since about 1990, and a new study conducted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill now shows that this air quality improvement has brought substantial public health benefits. …

Why some cancers affect only young women

Université de Genève | 10-19-2018

Among several forms of pancreatic cancer, one of them affects specifically women, often young. How is this possible, even though the pancreas is an organ with little exposure to sex hormones? This pancreatic cancer, known as “mucinous cyst” …

Study points to new method to deliver drugs to the brain

University of Rochester Medical Center | 10-18-2018

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) have discovered a potentially new approach to deliver therapeutics more effectively to the brain. …

Researchers find link between refined dietary fiber, gut bacteria and liver cancer

University of Toledo | 10-18-2018

Many of the processed foods we find on grocery store shelves have been loaded up with highly refined soluble fibers such as inulin, a popular probiotic that recently received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to be marketed as health-promoting. …

Scientists develop DNA molecule that may one day be used as ‘vaccine’ for prostate cancer

City of Hope | 10-18-2018

Researchers from City of Hope, a world-renowned comprehensive cancer center and independent biomedical research institution, have developed a synthetic DNA molecule that is programmed to jump-start the immune system …

Did eating starchy foods give humans an evolutionary advantage?

University of Sydney | 10-17-2018

Found in saliva, the protein enzyme encoded by the AMY1 gene begins the digestive process by breaking down starch when you chew your food. …

Engineered enzyme eliminates nicotine addiction in preclinical tests

Scripps Research Institute | 10-17-2018

Scientists at Scripps Research have successfully tested a potential new smoking-cessation treatment in rodents. …

Researchers cure drug-resistant bacterial infections without antibiotics

Case Western Reserve University | 10-17-2018

Biochemists, microbiologists, drug discovery experts and infectious disease doctors have teamed up in a new study that shows antibiotics are not always necessary to cure sepsis in mice. …

Breastfeeding protects infants from antibiotic-resistant bacteria

University of Helsinki | 10-17-2018

A recent study completed at the University of Helsinki investigated the amount and quality of bacteria resistant to antibiotics in breast milk and the gut of mother-infant pairs, resulting in three findings. …

Many seemingly healthy children show signs of metabolic problems

Wiley | 10-17-2018

More than a quarter of otherwise healthy six-year-old children may have metabolic risk factors that put them at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, …

Biomedical Advances

Biomedical Advances

Why some cancers affect only young women

Université de Genève | 10-19-2018

Among several forms of pancreatic cancer, one of them affects specifically women, often young. How is this possible, even though the pancreas is an organ with little exposure to sex hormones? This pancreatic cancer, known as “mucinous cyst” …

Why some cancers affect only young women

Université de Genève | 10-19-2018

Among several forms of pancreatic cancer, one of them affects specifically women, often young. How is this possible, even though the pancreas is an organ with little exposure to sex hormones? This pancreatic cancer, known as “mucinous cyst” …

Diet and Lifestyle

Diet and Lifestyle

Breastfeeding protects infants from antibiotic-resistant bacteria

University of Helsinki | 10-17-2018

A recent study completed at the University of Helsinki investigated the amount and quality of bacteria resistant to antibiotics in breast milk and the gut of mother-infant pairs, resulting in three findings. …

Breastfeeding protects infants from antibiotic-resistant bacteria

University of Helsinki | 10-17-2018

A recent study completed at the University of Helsinki investigated the amount and quality of bacteria resistant to antibiotics in breast milk and the gut of mother-infant pairs, resulting in three findings. …

Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Engineered enzyme eliminates nicotine addiction in preclinical tests

Scripps Research Institute | 10-17-2018

Scientists at Scripps Research have successfully tested a potential new smoking-cessation treatment in rodents. …

Engineered enzyme eliminates nicotine addiction in preclinical tests

Scripps Research Institute | 10-17-2018

Scientists at Scripps Research have successfully tested a potential new smoking-cessation treatment in rodents. …