Grape-based compounds kill colon cancer stem cells

We review the research ” Grape-based compounds kill colon cancer stem cells in mice ” in regard to the combination of resveratrol and grape seed extract being very effective at killing colon cancer cells as well as cancer stem cells (Animal Model) Citation: Grape compounds suppress colon cancer stem cells in vitro and in a…

We are much more unique than assumed

Public Release: 19-Jun-2017 Computational biologists discover surprisingly strong effects from protein variation Technical University of Munich (TUM) Every human being has a unique DNA “fingerprint”. In other words, the genetic material of any two individuals can be clearly distinguished. Computational biologists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now determined that the impact of…

Scientists ID mutations that could allow bird flu strain to spread among humans

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017   Monitoring for these mutations could enable timely response to prevent pandemic PLOS   IMAGE: Three amino acid changes promote binding to human-type receptors by H7N9 HA. Credit: de Vries RP, et al. (2017) An international team of scientists has identified several genetic mutations that, should they arise, could potentially allow the…

19-year-olds as sedentary as 60-year-olds, study suggests

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017 Teen years represent highest risk for inactivity; increases in activity levels only seen in 20-something Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Physical activity among children and teens is lower than previously thought, and, in another surprise finding, young adults after the age of 20 show the only increases in activity…

Study finds 1 in 5 hospitalized adults suffer side effects from prescribed antibiotics

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017   Infectious disease experts say nearly a fifth of prescriptions were unnecessary Johns Hopkins Medicine A study examining the impact of antibiotics prescribed for nearly 1500 adult patients admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital found that adverse side effects occurred in a fifth of them, and that nearly a fifth of those…

Brain improves dramatically in just one exercise session

We review the recent research” Can a single exercise session benefit your brain? ” in regard to multiple documented improvements in the brain after just a brief exercise session. Citation: The Effects of Acute Exercise on Mood, Cognition, Neurophysiology, and Neurochemical Pathways: A Review. Brain Plasticity, 2017; 2 (2): 127 DOI: 10.3233/BPL-160040

Blue Brain team discovers a multi-dimensional universe in brain networks–Up to 11 Dimensions

Public Release: 12-Jun-2017 Blue Brain team discovers a multi-dimensional universe in brain networks Using mathematics in a novel way in neuroscience, the Blue Brain Project demonstrates that the brain operates on many dimensions, not just the 3 dimensions that we are accustomed to Frontiers Caption The image attempts to illustrate something that cannot be imaged…

Unpublished trial data show side effects of a key MS drug increase secondary autoimmune diseases by 50%

Public Release: 12-Jun-2017 Previously unpublished trial data explain effects and side effects of key MS drug Through a Freedom of Information request to the European Medicines Agency, researchers from Queen Mary University of London gained access to the phase III trial datasets of Alemtuzumab Queen Mary University of London Alemtuzumab is a highly effective drug…

AI that can shoot down fighter planes helps treat bipolar disorder

Public Release: 12-Jun-2017   Engineering and medical researchers at the University of Cincinnati apply genetic fuzzy logic successfully to predict treatment outcomes for bipolar patients University of Cincinnati IMAGE: A comparison of MRI brain scans of a bipolar patient (top) and a healthy patient (bottom.) Credit: David Fleck/University of Cincinnati The artificial intelligence that can…

Type 1 Diabetes possibly reversed with bacteria therapy

We review the possible reversible of Type 1 diabetes through BCG bacteria therapy as reported ” Potential mechanism for BCG vaccine reversal of type 1 diabetes “. Trial Recruitment: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02081326. Citation from Phase 1: Proof-of-Concept, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial of Bacillus-Calmette-Guerin for Treatment of Long-Term Type 1 Diabetes. PLoS ONE, 2012; 7 (8): e41756 DOI:…

The world’s most powerful X-ray laser beam creates ‘molecular black hole’

Public Release: 8-Jun-2017   DOE/Argonne National Laboratory   Caption A team of researchers, including several physicists from the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, discovered that a molecule containing a large atom could act like a molecular ‘black hole’ when exposed to ultrafast laser pulses, sucking in electrons from nearby lighter atoms. (Image courtesy…