Month: December 2017

Berry gives boost to cervical cancer therapy

Public Release: 29-Dec-2017   In vitro study combines radiation therapy, blueberry extract to improve treatment University of Missouri-Columbia IMAGE: This is Yujiang Fang, M.D., Ph.D., a visiting professor at the MU School of Medicine. Credit: University of Missouri School of Medicine According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 12,000 women in the…

Significant Flu protection via Lactic Acid bacteria

Significant Flu protection via Lactic Acid bacteria Animals administered lactobacillus casei nasally had a 100% survival rate compared to animals that did not which had a 100% fatality rate when exposed to lethal strains of Influenza A. Citation: Heat-killed Lactobacillus casei confers broad protection against influenza A virus primary infection and develops heterosubtypic immunity against…

Blueberry Vinegar may improve Memory

Blueberry Vinegar may improve Memory Researchers discovered Blueberry Vinegar has an amazing effect of boosting levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, a protein associated with maintaining and creating healthy neurons. ( Animal Study) Cognitive Improving Effects by Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium crymbosum L.) Vinegar on Scopolamine-Induced Amnesia Mice Model DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b03965

Helpful intestinal bacteria counteracts tendency to depression

Public Release: 22-Dec-2017   Animal studies from Aarhus University indicate that certain lactic acid bacteria can prevent the type of depression which is linked to an unhealthy lifestyle Aarhus University New research suggests that the micro-organisms known as probiotics, which are normally providing health benefits in the intestines, also have an affect on the brain,…

Short-term exercise equals big-time brain boost

Public Release: 21-Dec-2017   Even a one-time, brief burst of exercise can improve focus, problem-solving University of Western Ontario A 10-minute, one-time burst of exercise can measurably boost your brain power, at least temporarily, researchers at Western University in London, Canada, have found. While other studies have showed brain-health benefits after 20-minutes of a single-bout…

Blueberry vinegar improves memory in mice with amnesia

Public Release: 20-Dec-2017   American Chemical Society Dementia affects millions of people worldwide, robbing them of their ability to think, remember and live as they once did. In the search for new ways to fight cognitive decline, scientists report in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that blueberry vinegar might offer some help. They…

40% Greater Muscle Building Response from Whole Eggs Than From Egg Whites

40% Greater Muscle Building Response from Whole Eggs Than From Egg Whites 40% Greater Muscle Building Response from Whole Eggs Than From Egg Whites Researchers were astounded when they discovered that whole eggs stimulated a muscle building response 40% greater than egg whites. Consumption of whole eggs promotes greater stimulation of post exercise muscle protein…

Tracking effects of a food preservative on the gut microbiome

Public Release: 18-Dec-2017   UMass Amherst food scientists find transient effects of a preservative on gut microbiota University of Massachusetts at Amherst Caption David Sela and co-authors at UMass Amherst found unexpectedly that a preservative compound, food-grade epsilon (ε)-polylysine, temporarily perturbed the diversity of microbes in the mouse gut, but this change was transient and…

Dramatic FLU virus mutations may be due to antiquated vaccine manufacturing

Dramatic FLU virus mutations may be due to antiquated vaccine manufacturing Dramatic FLU virus mutations may be due to antiquated vaccine manufacturing Researchers discovered that by manufacturing the vaccine through the use of chicken eggs it had the unintentional consequence of causing dramatic mutations in the H3N2 Virus. These mutations the researchers speculate resulted in…

Vitamin deficiency in later life

Public Release: 15-Dec-2017   Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health One in two persons aged 65 and above has suboptimal levels of vitamin D in the blood. This is the conclusion of an investigation conducted by researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, as part of the population-based KORA-Age study in the…

Study prompts new ideas on cancers’ origins

Public Release: 15-Dec-2017   Mouse study shows mature cells can create precancerous lesions Washington University School of Medicine Caption Graduate student Megan Radyk and Jason Mills, M.D., Ph.D., led a study revealing that although many cancer therapies target rapidly dividing stem cells, mature cells also seem to play a key role in initiating cancer, at…

Eating together as a family helps children feel better, physically and mentally

Public Release: 14-Dec-2017   Long-term effects of family meals in early childhood observed in new Canadian study University of Montreal Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits, a new Canadian study shows. Université de Montréal doctoral student Marie-Josée Harbec and her…

Drinking hot tea every day linked to lower glaucoma risk

Public Release: 14-Dec-2017   But hot coffee, iced tea, and soft drinks don’t seem to make any difference, say researchers BMJ Drinking a cup of hot tea at least once a day may be linked to a significantly lower risk of developing the serious eye condition, glaucoma, finds a small study published online in the…

High-intensity exercise delays Parkinson’s progression

Public Release: 14-Dec-2017   Three times weekly exercise is safe and keeps symptoms from worsening Rush University Medical Center High-intensity exercise three times a week is safe for individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease and decreases worsening of the disease’s symptoms, according to results of a study published in the Dec. 11 issue of JAMA Neurology.…

Allergens widespread in largest study of US homes

Public Release: 14-Dec-2017   NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences IMAGE: Factors contributing to elevated bedroom allergen levels include presence of pets and pests, type of housing, and living in rural areas. Individual allergens vary by geographic area. Credit: NIEHS Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation’s largest indoor…

Kaiser Permanente study links health risks to electromagnetic field exposure

Public Release: 13-Dec-2017   Kaiser Permanente A study of real-world exposure to non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields in pregnant women found a significantly higher rate of miscarriage, providing new evidence regarding their potential health risks. The Kaiser Permanente study was published today in the journal Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group). Non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields…

Autism therapy: Social behavior restored via brain stimulation

Public Release: 13-Dec-2017   UT Southwestern Medical Center IMAGE: A magnified image of a mouse cerebellar section shows multiple layers. New research shows this part of the brain may be a target for treating autism through brain stimulation. Credit: UTSW Scientists are examining the feasibility of treating autistic children with neuromodulation after a new study…

Vaccine Resistant Flu strains are evolving as dominant strains

Public Release: 13-Dec-2017 How well will the flu vaccine work this winter? University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston GALVESTON, Texas — The most effective way of preventing seasonal influenza is to be vaccinated each autumn. The reason that people are encouraged to get vaccinated annually is because flu virus can cause severe disease. One…