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Impact of IBS on patients

Impact of IBS on patients

The report reveals a quite alarming situation about the economic impact of IBS on healthcare system, society and patients themselves. In particular, it disclosed that there are a lot of hidden costs related to the utilization of healthcare resources by means of patients, frequently not recognized as IBS... [More]
Jealousy increases desire for eye-grabbing products, research finds

Jealousy increases desire for eye-grabbing products, research finds

Have you ever felt jealous about the attention your romantic partner was giving to someone else? Perhaps your significant other seems to be enjoying a conversation with someone a little too much, or a co-worker is flirting with your partner at a company holiday party. [More]
Endogenous retroviruses may have played significant role in development of the brain

Endogenous retroviruses may have played significant role in development of the brain

Over millions of years retroviruses have been incorporated into our human DNA, where they today make up almost 10 per cent of the total genome. [More]
Skidmore College scientist discovers health benefits of balanced, protein-pacing, low-calorie diet

Skidmore College scientist discovers health benefits of balanced, protein-pacing, low-calorie diet

Research by Skidmore College exercise scientist Paul Arciero has found that a balanced, protein-pacing, low-calorie diet that includes intermittent fasting not only achieves long-term weight loss, but also helps release toxins in the form of PCBs from the body fat stores, in addition to enhancing heart health and reducing oxidative stress. [More]
Instrument for efficient cap sealing announced by Porvair Sciences

Instrument for efficient cap sealing announced by Porvair Sciences

Porvair Sciences announces the introduction of Autocapper - a versatile electronic applicator that enables friction sample seals to be quickly and securely applied to both microplates and microtube racks. [More]
Study reveals brain activity may be key to link between stress and heart disease

Study reveals brain activity may be key to link between stress and heart disease

Increased activity in a deep-lying region of the brain called the amygdala is associated with a higher risk of heart attack and stroke, according to a study published in The Lancet.

The amygdala is known to process emotions such as fear and anger and the finding sheds light on the possible mechanism by which stress can lead to cardiovascular disease (CVD), say the study authors. [More]
BMG LABTECH show off new colour scheme to be implemented on all products

BMG LABTECH show off new colour scheme to be implemented on all products

BMG LABTECH’s visual appearance is heading into a new direction. The microplate reader company launched a new corporate colour identity that will be rolled out across all products as well as external and internal communication channels in the coming weeks. [More]
Harvard scientists discuss promise and peril of emerging IVG technique

Harvard scientists discuss promise and peril of emerging IVG technique

In vitro fertilization has transformed reproductive medicine and sparked a number of therapeutic and diagnostic breakthroughs. [More]
Equipment for single-cell genomics launched by Illumina and Bio-Rad

Equipment for single-cell genomics launched by Illumina and Bio-Rad

Illumina, Inc. and Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. today announced the launch of the Illumina® Bio-Rad® Single-Cell Sequencing Solution at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. The comprehensive solution is the first next-generation sequencing (NGS) workflow for single-cell analysis, providing researchers the ability to investigate the coordinated contribution of individual cells in tissue function, disease progression, and therapeutic response. [More]
Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?

Could pathogen infection really lead to Alzheimer’s?

New concepts of infectious disease are evolving with the realization that pathogens are key players in the development of progressive chronic diseases that originally were not thought to be infectious. Infection is well-known to be associated with numerous neurological diseases for which... [More]
NovaSeq, the new sequencer by Illumina, said to transform the field of genomics

NovaSeq, the new sequencer by Illumina, said to transform the field of genomics

Illumina, Inc., the global leader in next-generation sequencing technology, today introduced the NovaSeqTM Series, a new and scalable sequencing architecture expected one day to enable a $100 genome. Unveiled at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, this platform redefines high throughput sequencing with unrivaled throughput, ease of use, low per sample costs, and unmatched flexibility. [More]
Researchers unravel bacterial protein structure that could pave way for new antibiotics

Researchers unravel bacterial protein structure that could pave way for new antibiotics

Bacterial cells have an added layer of protection, called the cell wall, that animal cells don't. Assembling this tough armor entails multiple steps, some of which are targeted by antibiotics like penicillin and vancomycin. [More]
Study provides fundamental insights into functioning of microbiota and human-gut flora symbiosis

Study provides fundamental insights into functioning of microbiota and human-gut flora symbiosis

The researchers, led by Professor Bert van den Berg and Dr. David Bolam from the Institute of Cell and Molecular Biosciences at Newcastle University and with support from collaborators at Jacobs University Bremen, report on their findings today in Nature. [More]
Research shows use of ResMed's myAir results in better response to CPAP therapy in sleep apnoea patients

Research shows use of ResMed's myAir results in better response to CPAP therapy in sleep apnoea patients

ResMed today announced new European research from Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), revealing patients with sleep apnoea who use ResMed’s myAir have greater adherence to their CPAP therapy than patients not using myAir. myAir is ResMed’s digital and online support programme that enables patients to track their own treatment and get personalised coaching tips to support motivation. [More]
Ecologists reveal reasons for regional differences in Lyme disease prevalence

Ecologists reveal reasons for regional differences in Lyme disease prevalence

The ticks that transmit Lyme disease to people die of dehydration when exposed to a combination of high temperature and lowered humidity, a new USGS-led study has found. [More]
Curcumin not likely to have therapeutic benefit, report reveals

Curcumin not likely to have therapeutic benefit, report reveals

Curcumin, a compound in turmeric, continues to be hailed as a natural treatment for a wide range of health conditions, including cancer and Alzheimer's disease [More]
New method provides rapid, accurate assessment of bacterial oxygen consumption in microdroplets

New method provides rapid, accurate assessment of bacterial oxygen consumption in microdroplets

In the future, it will be possible to carry out tests of new drugs on bacteria much more efficiently using microfluidic devices, since each of the hundreds and thousands of droplets moving through the microchannels can act as separate incubators. [More]
Forensic experts need statistical models to give weight to DNA-evidence

Forensic experts need statistical models to give weight to DNA-evidence

How do forensic scientists deal with complex DNA-evidence found at crime scenes? Giulia Cereda developed new statistical models to analyse them. [More]
Resistance-based interval training can improve blood vessel function, study shows

Resistance-based interval training can improve blood vessel function, study shows

Just one session of interval weight-training can improve the risk of Type 2 diabetes complications, according to a UBC Okanagan study. This is encouraging news for those starting the New Year with good intentions. [More]
Study shows how phage-resistant cells become susceptible upon co-incubation with sensitive bacteria

Study shows how phage-resistant cells become susceptible upon co-incubation with sensitive bacteria

Bacteriophages (phages) are probably the most abundant entities in nature, often exceeding bacterial densities by an order of magnitude. [More]
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