BPA can induce multigenerational effects on ability to communicate

Public Release: 18-Jun-2018 Findings could shed light on human health concerns and autism University of Missouri-Columbia Past studies have shown that biparental care of offspring can be affected negatively when females and males are exposed to bisphenol A (BPA); however, previous studies have not characterized how long-term effects of BPA exposure in grandmothers and grandfathers…

TNT could be headed for retirement after 116 years on the job

Public Release: 14-Jun-2018 Los Alamos National Laboratory and the US Army working on a replacement for toxic TNT DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory IMAGE: Oxadiazole has a calculated detonation pressure 50 percent higher than that of TNT. Credit: LANL LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 14, 2018–Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory…

Computer program looks five minutes into the future

Public Release: 13-Jun-2018 Software developed at the University of Bonn can accurately predict future actions University of Bonn IMAGE: This is Prof. Jürgen Gall (right) and Yazan Abu Farha from the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Bonn. Credit: © Foto: Barbara Frommann/Uni Bonn Computer scientists from the University of Bonn have developed…

Lentils significantly reduce blood glucose levels

Lentils significantly reduce blood glucose levels Lentils significantly reduce blood glucose levels Replacing half a serving of rice with lentils caused blood glucose to drop by up to 20 per cent. Replacing potatoes with lentils led to a 35-per-cent drop. Dita Moravek, Alison M Duncan, Laura B VanderSluis, Sarah J Turkstra, Erica J Rogers, Jessica…

One-third of US adults may unknowingly use medications that can cause depression

Public Release: 12-Jun-2018   Polypharmacy on the rise University of Illinois at Chicago IMAGE: This is Dima Qato. Credit: UIC/Jenny Fontaine A new study from University of Illinois at Chicago researchers suggests that more than one-third of U.S. adults may be using prescription medications that have the potential to cause depression or increase the risk…

The burglary microbiome project

Public Release: 8-Jun-2018   American Society for Microbiology June 8, 2018 – Atlanta, GA – Researchers have demonstrated that microbial signatures, the unique microbial make-up of each individual, from the built environment can identify persons involved in crimes occurring in the home, such as burglaries. The research is presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting…

Lung Function Decline Dramatically Slowed with a Flavonoid

  Lung Function Decline Dramatically Slowed with a Flavonoid Lung Function Decline Dramatically Slowed with a Flavonoid Previous research has shown that the plant-produced chemicals known as flavonoids have beneficial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Anthocyanins, the type of flavonoid investigated in the current study, have been detected in lung tissue shortly after being ingested, and…

Lifespan greatly enhanced with Synbiotics

Lifespan greatly enhanced with Synbiotics Lifespan greatly enhanced with Synbiotics Scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies’ longevity by 60 % and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging. Susan Westfall, Nikita Lomis, Satya Prakash. Longevity extension in Drosophila…

Genes found only in humans influence brain size

Public Release: 31-May-2018 New genes arose in human ancestors just before a dramatic increase in brain size and are involved in genetic defects associated with neurological disorders University of California – Santa Cruz IMAGE: Researchers studied the effects of NOTCH2NL genes in cortical organoids grown from human embryonic stem cells. Immunofluorescence staining shows markers for…