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Combination of demineralized bone and gene therapy shows promise for treating pseudarthrosis

Combination of demineralized bone and gene therapy shows promise for treating pseudarthrosis

A team headed by Professor Albert Rizvanov, director of the Gene and Cell Technologies Open Lab, created a gene therapy drug that encodes growth factors for the stimulation of blood vessel and bone formation. [More]
Finding reliable health information online: an interview with Dr Andrew Boyden

Finding reliable health information online: an interview with Dr Andrew Boyden

The research was presented by pharmacists from the Calvary Public Hospital in Canberra, who looked at conversations that took place in selected parenting groups on Facebook. [More]
Fast-cooking dry beans could help retain more protein and iron, research suggests

Fast-cooking dry beans could help retain more protein and iron, research suggests

Beans are a versatile, inexpensive staple that can boost essential nutrients in a diet, especially for people in low-resource areas where food options are limited. [More]
Prostrate treatment may offer relief for patients with kidney stones

Prostrate treatment may offer relief for patients with kidney stones

Millions of Australians suffering from kidney stones could soon get relief, with researchers discovering a prostrate treatment can also help ease the painful condition. [More]
Vitamin A-biofortified orange maize improves visual functions in kids

Vitamin A-biofortified orange maize improves visual functions in kids

A new study has found that vitamin A-biofortified orange maize significantly improves visual functions in children. [More]
Childhood cancer survivors have poor dietary quality in adulthood, new study finds

Childhood cancer survivors have poor dietary quality in adulthood, new study finds

Survivors of childhood cancer have poor adherence to federal dietary guidelines in adulthood, a new study finds. Diets lacking essential nutrients may exacerbate the chronic disease burden in a group already at an elevated risk for developing new conditions. [More]
Study unravels how caloric restriction provides beneficial effects to the brain

Study unravels how caloric restriction provides beneficial effects to the brain

Studies of different animal species suggest a link between eating less and living longer, but the molecular mechanisms by which caloric restriction affords protection against disease and extends longevity are not well understood. [More]
Four CGIAR researchers win World Food Prize for improving nutrition and health

Four CGIAR researchers win World Food Prize for improving nutrition and health

Four CGIAR scientists, Dr. Howarth Bouis (HarvestPlus), Dr. Jan Low (CIP), Maria Andrade (CIP), and Robert Mwanga (CIP) will be awarded the World Food Prize tonight for their combined success in improving nutrition and health through biofortified crops. [More]
High folate intake may increase risk of peripheral neuropathy in older adults with common gene variant

High folate intake may increase risk of peripheral neuropathy in older adults with common gene variant

Consuming too much folate (vitamin B9) is associated with increased risk for a nerve-damage disorder in older adults who have a common genetic variant. [More]
Study shows ancient grain varieties may help reduce risk factors for CVD

Study shows ancient grain varieties may help reduce risk factors for CVD

Eating bread made with ancient grains as part of a healthy diet could help lower cholesterol and blood glucose levels—leading risk factors for heart attack and stroke—according to new research published in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. [More]
Professor Robert Hill presents first data on dental fillings for smart repair of tooth decay

Professor Robert Hill presents first data on dental fillings for smart repair of tooth decay

The first data on dental fillings that can actively repair tooth decay is presented by Professor Robert Hill. Professor Hill is Chair of Physical Sciences at the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London and co-founder and director of research at BioMin Technologies. [More]
Desalination can increase prevalence of inadequate iodine intake

Desalination can increase prevalence of inadequate iodine intake

Hebrew University study suggests that desalination can dramatically increase the prevalence of inadequate iodine intake. [More]
Article provides insights into nutrient-rich foods that can help prevent glaucoma

Article provides insights into nutrient-rich foods that can help prevent glaucoma

In general, I recommend that my patients include nutrient-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet. [More]
Stem cells may be responsible for vascular calcification in patients with kidney disease

Stem cells may be responsible for vascular calcification in patients with kidney disease

Scientists have implicated a type of stem cell in the calcification of blood vessels that is common in patients with chronic kidney disease. [More]
Occasional medicine users not getting the full benefits of their medicines

Occasional medicine users not getting the full benefits of their medicines

Survey findings released for Be Medicinewise Week (22-28 August) have revealed that occasional users of medicines—including prescription, over-the-counter, and alternative or complementary forms of medicines—are potentially not getting the full benefits from their medicines, compared to people who take medicines more often. [More]
Dr Google is here to stay - so how do you do it safely?

Dr Google is here to stay - so how do you do it safely?

Almost four out of five Australians (78%) report that they look for information about medicines on the internet, according to a new 2016 survey* released during Be Medicinewise Week (22-28 August). [More]

NPS MedicineWise spokesperson reveals how to look for information about medicines online

Almost four out of five Australians (78%) report that they look for information about medicines on the internet, according to a new 2016 survey released during Be Medicinewise Week (22-28 August). [More]
Scientists explore geochemical conditions that may have led to first relevant organophosphates

Scientists explore geochemical conditions that may have led to first relevant organophosphates

The phosphate ion is almost insoluble and is one of the most inactive of Earth's most abundant phosphate minerals. So how could phosphate have originally been incorporated into ribonucleotides, the building blocks of RNA, which are considered to be among the earliest constituents of life? American and Spanish scientists have now identified reasonable conditions to mobilize phosphate from insoluble apatite minerals for prebiotic organophosphate synthesis, including ribonucleotides. [More]
Soluble corn fiber can help build and retain calcium in bone during adolescence and post-menopause

Soluble corn fiber can help build and retain calcium in bone during adolescence and post-menopause

Supplementing with soluble corn fiber at two critical times in a woman's life - adolescence and post-menopause - can help build and retain calcium in bone, according to new research from Purdue University. [More]
Low selenium levels linked to liver cancer risk? An interview with Dr David Hughes

Low selenium levels linked to liver cancer risk? An interview with Dr David Hughes

Food provides us with a variety of substances we need to maintain life. These substances are essential nutrients and are classified as macronutrients (water, protein, fats, and carbohydrates) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). [More]
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