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Keeping fit with HIIT really does work

High intensity interval training has become increasingly popular as it’s a quick and effective way to improve health. This is all the more important as countries around the world emerge from lockdowns due to coronavirus and are looking for quick

One year of SARS-CoV-2 evolution

A number of SARS-CoV-2 variants have emerged from immunocompromised hosts, research has identified. It is thought that variants of concern – including B.1.1.7, a variant first identified in Kent – were a result of long-term infection in people with a

Vitamin D deficiency may impair muscle function

Vitamin D deficiency may impair muscle function due to a reduction in energy production in the muscles, according to a mouse study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. Vitamin D deficient mice were found to have impaired muscle mitochondrial function, which

Research shows to disrupt online extremism freewill is key

Douglas Wilbur ’14, a visiting Ph.D. scholar in the Department of Communication at UTSA, has published a study that shows how researchers can craft message campaigns to protect individuals from adopting extremist views. According to his research, when people are

Dust at work can lead to rheumatic diseases

If you are exposed to silica (quartz) dust at work – e.g. from working with concrete and granite – you have a greater risk of certain types of rheumatic disease. This is shown by results from Aarhus University and Aarhus

Glaucoma may be more than just an issue of eye pressure

A chemical known to protect nerve cells also slows glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness, results of a new study in rats show. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the study centers on the watery fluid

Physical activity may reduce risk of poor COVID-19 outcomes

PASADENA, Calif. — A Kaiser Permanente study of nearly 50,000 people with COVID-19 suggested that regular physical activity provided strong protection from hospitalization, intensive care unit admission, and death. Even exercising inconsistently lowered the odds for severe COVID-19 outcomes when

People may trust computers more than humans

Despite increasing concern over the intrusion of algorithms in daily life, people may be more willing to trust a computer program than their fellow humans, especially if a task becomes too challenging, according to new research from data scientists at

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Kefir-Based molecules Could Help Treat COVID-19 Cytokine Storm

For example, experimental results revealed that the molecules effectively healed mice inflicted with a lethal “cytokine storm” – the extreme immune response which is one of the main causes of death in COVID-19 patients. The molecules not only eliminated the

Researchers discover new way to starve brain tumours

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London, funded by the charity Brain Tumour Research, have found a new way to starve cancerous brain tumour cells of energy in order to prevent further growth. The pre-clinical research in human tissue samples,

Ben-Gurion University researchers developing probiotic yogurt-based drugs

BEER-SHEVA, Israel…April 13, 2021 – Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have for the first time identified new drug candidates based on molecules isolated from probiotic Kefir yogurt for combating pathogenic bacteria and treating various inflammatory conditions, including

New research reveals why some of us are hungry all the time

New research shows that people who experience big dips in blood sugar levels, several hours after eating, end up feeling hungrier and consuming hundreds more calories during the day than others. A study published today in Nature Metabolism, from PREDICT, the

Is a calorie a calorie? Not always, when it comes to almonds

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that a calorie labelled is not the same as a calorie digested and absorbed, when the food source is almonds. The findings should help alleviate concerns that almonds contribute to weight gain,

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