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Dodging antibiotic resistance by curbing bacterial evolution

University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine | 11-16-2018

With many disease-causing bacteria ratcheting up their shields against current drugs, new tactics are vital to protect people from treatment-resistant infections. …

Drug resistant infections associated with higher in-hospital mortality rates in India

CDDEP | 11-16-2018

In one of the largest studies to measure the burden of antibiotic resistance in a low- or middle-income country, researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy report that in-hospital mortality …

Genetic analysis links obesity with diabetes and coronary artery disease

Cleveland Clinic | 11-16-2018

A Cleveland Clinic genetic analysis has found that obesity itself, not just the adverse health effects associated with it, significantly increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. …

Playing high school football changes the teenage brain

University of California - Berkeley | 11-16-2018

A sin…gle season of high school football may be enough to cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California,

Infants born to obese mothers risk developing obesity and liver disease

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus | 11-15-2018

Infant gut microbes altered by their mother’s obesity can cause inflammation and other major changes within the baby, increasing the risk of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease later …

New inflammation inhibitor discovered

Karolinska Institutet | 11-15-2018

A multidisciplinary team of researchers led from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed an anti-inflammatory drug molecule with a new mechanism of action. By inhibiting a certain protein, the researchers …

Patchy distribution of joint inflammation in arthritis resolved

VIB | 11-15-2018

Chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and spondylo-arthritis (SpA) are chronic disabling diseases that have a poor outcome on loco-motoric function, if left untreated. …

Should you eat a low-gluten diet?

University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences | 11-15-2018

An increasing number of people choose a low-gluten diet, even though they are not allergic to the dietary substance. This trend has sparked public debate about whether or not low-gluten diets are recommendable …

Insect antibiotic provides new way to eliminate bacteria

University of Zurich | 11-15-2018

An antibiotic called thanatin attacks the way the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria is built. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now found out that this happens through a previously unknown mechanism. …

Why we shouldn’t like coffee, but we do

Northwestern University | 11-15-2018

Why do we like the bitter taste of coffee? Bitterness evolved as a natural warning system to protect the body from harmful substances. By evolutionary logic, we should want to spit it out. …

Biomedical Advances

Biomedical Advances

Playing high school football changes the teenage brain

University of California - Berkeley | 11-16-2018

A sin…gle season of high school football may be enough to cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California,

Playing high school football changes the teenage brain

University of California - Berkeley | 11-16-2018

A sin…gle season of high school football may be enough to cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California,

Diet and Lifestyle

Diet and Lifestyle

Why we shouldn’t like coffee, but we do

Northwestern University | 11-15-2018

Why do we like the bitter taste of coffee? Bitterness evolved as a natural warning system to protect the body from harmful substances. By evolutionary logic, we should want to spit it out. …

Why we shouldn’t like coffee, but we do

Northwestern University | 11-15-2018

Why do we like the bitter taste of coffee? Bitterness evolved as a natural warning system to protect the body from harmful substances. By evolutionary logic, we should want to spit it out. …

Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Coronary calcium levels a better predictor of patients at risk for coronary heart disease

Intermountain Medical Center | 11-10-2018

A new study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session conference found that testing a patient’s coronary calcium levels is a better predictor of blocked coronary arteries …

Coronary calcium levels a better predictor of patients at risk for coronary heart disease

Intermountain Medical Center | 11-10-2018

A new study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session conference found that testing a patient’s coronary calcium levels is a better predictor of blocked coronary arteries …