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…

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,…

Aging reversed through mitochondrial DNA replenishment

Aging reversed through mitochondrial DNA replenishment Aging reversed through mitochondrial DNA replenishment Researchers have reversed wrinkled skin and hair loss, hallmarks of aging, in a mouse model. When a mutation leading to mitochondrial dysfunction is induced, the mouse develops wrinkled skin and extensive, visible hair loss in a matter of weeks. When the mitochondrial function…

Maple leaf extract could inhibit skin wrinkles

Maple leaf extract could inhibit skin wrinkles Maple leaf extract could inhibit skin wrinkles Maple trees are best known for their maple syrup and lovely fall foliage. But it turns out that the beauty of those leaves could be skin-deep — and that’s a good thing. Today, scientists report that an extract from the leaves…

Bad Breath quickly eliminated by a Ginger compound

Bad Breath quickly eliminated by a Ginger compound Bad Breath quickly eliminated by a Ginger compound As the results of this study show, the pungent principle of ginger, the so-called 6-gingerol, makes the level of the enzyme sulfhydryl oxidase 1 in saliva increase 16-fold within a few seconds. The saliva and breath analyses carried out…

Depression linked to low blood levels of acetyl-L-carnitine

Depression linked to low blood levels of acetyl-L-carnitine Depression linked to low blood levels of acetyl-L-carnitine In the latest study, the scientists measured levels of LAC (acetyl-L-carnitine) in blood samples taken from people diagnosed with MDD. They found that levels were significantly decreased in these patients, as compared to age-matched individuals without depression. Additional analysis…

Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents

Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents The study to be published on 19 July 2018 found that cumulative RF-EMF brain exposure from mobile phone use over one year may have a negative effect on the development of figural memory performance in adolescents, confirming prior results published in 2015. Foerster M., Thielens A.,…

Yeast species used in food industry causes disease in humans

Public Release: 19-Jul-2018 PLOS Caption A phylogenetic tree of strains was constructed from data from a filtered set of 150,306 SNP sites, using RRHS and Maximum Likelihood (see Methods). Branch supports represent pseudo-bootstrap values. Strains named in red are clinical isolates, and strains named in blue are environmental. For each strain, four circles indicate relative…

Macular Degeneration risk reduced 60% by eating Oranges

Macular Degeneration risk reduced 60% by eating Oranges The research showed that people who ate at least one serving of oranges every day had more than a 60% reduced risk of developing late macular degeneration 15 years later. Bamini Gopinath Gerald Liew Annette Kifley Victoria M Flood Nichole Joachim Joshua R Lewis Jonathan M Hodgson…

Brain dreams and processes words during anesthesia

Brain dreams and processes words during anesthesia Brain dreams and processes words during anesthesia All in all, the findings indicate that consciousness is not necessarily fully lost during anesthesia, even though the person is no longer reacting to their environment. However, dream-like experiences and thoughts might still float in consciousness. The brain might still register…

Vitamin B12 identified As An Effective Canker Sore Therapy

Vitamin B12 identified As An Effective Canker Sore Therapy Vitamin B12 identified As An Effective Canker Sore Therapy The researchers tested the effect of vitamin B12 on 58 randomly selected RAS patients who received either a dose of 1,000 mcg of B12 by mouth at bedtime or a placebo, and were tested monthly for six…

Probiotics can protect the skeletons of older women

Probiotics can protect the skeletons of older women Among older women who received probiotics, bone loss was halved compared to women who received only a placebo. The research opens the door to a new way to prevent fractures among the elderly. Anna G. Nilsson, Daniel Sundh, Fredrik Bäckhed, Mattias Lorentzon. Lactobacillus reuteri reduces bone loss…