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Study finds 200% increase in consumption of low-calorie sweeteners among U.S. children

Study finds 200% increase in consumption of low-calorie sweeteners among U.S. children

About 25 percent of children and more than 41 percent of adults in the United States reported consuming foods and beverages containing low-calorie sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin in a recent nationwide nutritional survey, according to a study out today. [More]
New report proposes updated revisions to WIC for better adherence to Dietary Guidelines for Americans

New report proposes updated revisions to WIC for better adherence to Dietary Guidelines for Americans

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposes updated revisions to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children to better align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and promote and support breast-feeding. [More]
Ardelyx initiates two clinical trials to evaluate new treatment for hyperkalemia

Ardelyx initiates two clinical trials to evaluate new treatment for hyperkalemia

Ardelyx, Inc., a clinical-stage company focused on enhancing the treatment of patients with gastrointestinal and cardiorenal diseases, today announced the initiation of a Phase 3 clinical trial and an onset-of-action clinical trial evaluating RDX7675 in patients with hyperkalemia, a potentially life-threatening condition common in patients with cardiorenal disease. [More]
Lactate component responsible for anti-tumor effects of plasma medicine, research shows

Lactate component responsible for anti-tumor effects of plasma medicine, research shows

Physical plasma is one of the four fundamental states of matter, together with solid, liquid, and gas, and can be completely or partially ionized (thermal/hot or non-thermal/cold plasma, respectively). [More]
Novel plasma medicine with anti-tumor effect discovered

Novel plasma medicine with anti-tumor effect discovered

Nagoya University researchers develop cold plasma-activated Ringer's solution for chemotherapy. The solution has anti-tumor effects in vitro and in vivo that derive from the lactate component. [More]
Healthy dietary patterns may improve longevity in patients with chronic kidney disease

Healthy dietary patterns may improve longevity in patients with chronic kidney disease

A diet that emphasizes healthy foods rather than individual nutrients may help patients with chronic kidney disease live longer. [More]
Dietary supplement extracted from Amaranthus can increase plasma nitrate, study shows

Dietary supplement extracted from Amaranthus can increase plasma nitrate, study shows

A new, clinical study confirms that dietary supplementation of nitrate from a natural extract of Amaranthus species nicknamed "red spinach," results in a significant increase in plasma nitrite that ultimately enhances nitric oxide. [More]
Researchers identify mechanism of how circadian clocks in neurons encode daily rhythms of excitability

Researchers identify mechanism of how circadian clocks in neurons encode daily rhythms of excitability

Molecular clocks in cells throughout the body control many physiologic changes in a 24-hour day/night circadian rhythm -- among them the timing of sleep and wakefulness. [More]
Aortic rigidity in African-Americans linked to excess risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease

Aortic rigidity in African-Americans linked to excess risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease

African-Americans have more rigidity of the aorta, the major artery supplying oxygen-rich blood to the body, than Caucasians and Hispanics, according to a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists. [More]
Nova Biomedical’s new blood gas analyzer simplifies critical care testing

Nova Biomedical’s new blood gas analyzer simplifies critical care testing

Nova Biomedical simplifies critical care testing with Stat Profile Prime®, a new blood gas analyzer that combines the revolutionary micro-electronics of the consumer world with Nova’s innovative ZERØ™ maintenance cartridge technology for a smaller, faster, and less expensive critical care analyzer. [More]
Vanderbilt scientists develop new bioluminescent sensor that can light up brain cells in the dark

Vanderbilt scientists develop new bioluminescent sensor that can light up brain cells in the dark

A new kind of bioluminescent sensor causes individual brain cells to imitate fireflies and glow in the dark. [More]
Study measures amount of artificial sweeteners in the blood stream of adults and kids

Study measures amount of artificial sweeteners in the blood stream of adults and kids

A recent study by investigators at the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health measured how much artificial sweetener is absorbed into the blood stream by children and adults after drinking a can of diet soda. [More]
Novel device that uses gold nanowires may benefit biomedical professionals during medical procedures

Novel device that uses gold nanowires may benefit biomedical professionals during medical procedures

Grown like a snowflake and sharpened with a sewing machine, a novel device by Kansas State University researchers may benefit biomedical professionals and the patients they serve during electrode and organ transplant procedures. [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]
Biomedical engineers harvest bacterial genes that can improve electrical signaling in human cells

Biomedical engineers harvest bacterial genes that can improve electrical signaling in human cells

Duke University biomedical engineers have harvested genes for ion channels from bacteria that, with a few tweaks, can create and enhance electrical signaling in human cells, making the cells more electrically excitable. [More]
UT Southwestern researcher wins prestigious 2016 Transformative Research Award

UT Southwestern researcher wins prestigious 2016 Transformative Research Award

Dr. Rama Ranganathan, Director of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Comprehensive Center for Molecular, Computational, and Systems Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been awarded a prestigious 2016 Transformative Research Award from the National Institutes of Health's Common Fund. [More]
URMC scientists receive award to explore new treatments for Huntington's disease

URMC scientists receive award to explore new treatments for Huntington's disease

A new award from the CHDI Foundation will advance promising research that aims to slow the progression of Huntington's disease. [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]
Researchers discover how mineral ion leaked from dying tumour tissue stops work of immune cells

Researchers discover how mineral ion leaked from dying tumour tissue stops work of immune cells

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute in the USA and the Babraham Institute, UK, have discovered how a mineral ion leaked from tumour tissue as it dies acts to stop the work of anti-tumour immune cells. [More]
Research offers new insights into underlying mechanisms of deadly cystic fibrosis

Research offers new insights into underlying mechanisms of deadly cystic fibrosis

A minor hiccup in the sequence of a human gene can have devastating impacts on health. Such flaws cause cystic fibrosis (CF), a disease affecting the lungs and other vital organs, often leading to death by the age of 30. [More]
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