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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]
Scientists provide new insights into workings of cancer-linked potassium channel

Scientists provide new insights into workings of cancer-linked potassium channel

Most cells in the body carry on their surface tiny pores through which potassium ions travel. In controlling the flow of these positively charged ions, the channel helps the cell maintain its electrical balance. [More]
DRG International to present Aldosterone ELISA Kit at 2016 AACC

DRG International to present Aldosterone ELISA Kit at 2016 AACC

DRG International, a leading international medical diagnostic company, will showcase its DRG Aldosterone ELISA Kit at the 2016 AACC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 02-04. [More]
Fraunhofer scientists show how seaweed has potential to substitute salt

Fraunhofer scientists show how seaweed has potential to substitute salt

Salt (sodium chloride) is an essential nutrient, but one that is often present in surprising quantities in industrially processed foods. [More]
Researchers uncover mechanism of two-in-one sensor protein KdpD

Researchers uncover mechanism of two-in-one sensor protein KdpD

Uptake of potassium by bacteria is regulated by a single protein that senses the concentration of this cation both inside the cell and in the external medium, and controls the expression of the corresponding transport protein accordingly. [More]
Nut consumption may lower risk of overall mortality in prostate cancer patients

Nut consumption may lower risk of overall mortality in prostate cancer patients

In a large prospective study published online in the British Journal of Cancer, researchers looked at the association between nut consumption and prostate cancer risk and mortality among 47,299 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. [More]
Blood pressure medications can lower stroke, heart attack risk in patients with end-stage renal disease

Blood pressure medications can lower stroke, heart attack risk in patients with end-stage renal disease

Two classes of blood pressure medications, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), are associated with a 16% lower risk of strokes, heart attacks and death in patients with end-stage renal disease who are undergoing peritoneal dialysis, a new study in the journal, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, reports. [More]
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