Household cleaning products may contribute to kids’ overweight by altering their gut microbiota

Public Release: 17-Sep-2018   Canadian Medical Association Journal Commonly used household cleaners could be making children overweight by altering their gut microbiota, suggests a Canadian study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The study analyzed the gut flora of 757 infants from the general population at age 3-4 months and weight at ages 1…

Europe plans to burn our Global Forest as Carbon Neutral Renewable Energy, Scientists Protest in mass

Public Release: 12-Sep-2018 Europe’s renewable energy directive poised to harm global forests Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs PRINCETON, N.J.–Europe’s decision to promote the use of wood as a “renewable fuel” will likely greatly increase Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and cause severe harm to the world’s forests, according to a new…

NAC shown to help protect Osteoarthritis and Osteopenia

NAC shown to help protect Osteoarthritis and Osteopenia NAC shown to help protect Osteoarthritis and Osteopenia A protein involved in multiple cellular processes called ANP32A protects cartilage in the joints against degradation by damaging oxidation, preventing the development and progression of osteoarthritis, according to a new study by Frederique Cornelis and colleagues. Their findings suggest…

Could AI robots develop prejudice on their own?

Public Release: 6-Sep-2018 Computer science and psychology experts suggest discrimination is also a non-human phenomenon that could make autonomous machines susceptible Cardiff University Showing prejudice towards others does not require a high level of cognitive ability and could easily be exhibited by artificially intelligent machines, new research has suggested. Computer science and psychology experts from…

Camu Camu may increase metabolism through the Gut Microbiome

Camu Camu may increase metabolism through the Gut Microbiome Camu Camu may increase metabolism through the Gut Microbiome The researchers found that camu camu improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity and reduced the concentration of blood endotoxins and metabolic inflammation. “All these changes were accompanied by a reshaping of the intestinal microbiota. Fernando F Anhê,…

Vicious circle leads to loss of brain cells in old age

Public Release: 31-Aug-2018 Researchers at the University of Bonn determine how dangerous inflammations in the brain are caused University of Bonn IMAGE: Dr. Andras Bilkei-Gorzo and his colleagues have determined how endocannabinoids attenuate inflammatory reactions in the brain. Credit: © Photo: Kerstin Nicolai/Uni Bonn The so-called CB1 receptor is responsible for the intoxicating effect of…

Jumping to scientific conclusions challenges biomedical research

Public Release: 4-Sep-2018   Scientists are subject to same biases as undergraduates when interpreting data, finds a survey of graduate- to senior-level researchers Society for Neuroscience Caption Improving experimental design and statistical analyses alone will not solve the reproducibility crisis in science, argues Ray Dingledine in a societal impact article published in eNeuro. Repeating classic…

Researcher links diplomats’ mystery illness to radiofrequency/microwave radiation

Public Release: 29-Aug-2018   University of California – San Diego Writing in advance of the September 15 issue of Neural Computation, Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, says publicly reported symptoms and experiences of a “mystery illness” afflicting American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba and…

New research: Financial disclosure lacking in publication of clinical trials

Public Release: 30-Aug-2018 Oregon Health & Science University A substantial proportion of pharmaceutical industry payments to authors of oncology clinical trials published in major scientific journals are not disclosed, new research shows. The publications focused on clinical trials that tested new cancer drugs. The new findings will be published as a research letter in the…