Blindness reversed through simple gene therapy (Animal Model)

Blindness reversed through simple gene therapy (Animal Model) Blindness reversed through simple gene therapy (Animal Model) from Clinical News – VHFILM on Vimeo. Researchers have shown how it might be possible to reverse blindness using gene therapy to reprogram cells at the back of the eye to become light sensitive. Citation: Long-term restoration of visual…

Perpetrators of genocide say they’re ‘good people’

Public Release: 5-Oct-2017   Study examined testimony of defendants in Rwandan violence Ohio State University COLUMBUS, Ohio – The men who were tried for their role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide that killed up to 1 million people want you to know that they’re actually very good people. That’s the most common way accused men…

Herbicides now completely failing to control some weeds

Public Release: 4-Oct-2017 Are we at a tipping point with weed control? University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences   IMAGE: Researcher Adam Davis from the University of Illinois says we’re close to losing chemical control of weeds like Palmer amaranth in some locations. Credit: Patrick Tranel URBANA, Ill. – Imagine walking…

Oral Vitamin D protects against severe asthma attacks

Oral Vitamin D protects against severe asthma attacks Vitamin D supplements protect against severe asthma attacks. We look at the meta-analysis conducted by the Lancet which showed the possible benefits of oral vitamin D supplementation reducing the likelihood of a severe asthma attack. Citation: Vitamin D supplementation to prevent asthma exacerbations: a systematic review and…

Discrimination on the grounds of political ideas prevails over any other

Public Release: 4-Oct-2017 A recent international study, in which lecturers from the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country participated, confirms greater trust among people sharing an ideology vis-à-vis those who hold different ideas University of the Basque Country Sean Westwood (Dartmouth College) figures as the lead researcher of this article, and it has among its co-authors…

Irish scientists can now produce electricity from tears

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017 Pressure generates electricity in crystals of enzyme found in tears, milk and egg whites University of Limerick A team of Irish scientists has discovered that applying pressure to a protein found in egg whites and tears can generate electricity. The researchers from the Bernal Institute, University of Limerick (UL), Ireland, observed that…

GM soybean oil causes less obesity and insulin resistance but is harmful to liver function

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017   UC Riverside mouse study compares Plenish to conventional soybean, coconut, and olive oils University of California – Riverside   IMAGE: This photo shows Poonamjot Deol (seated) and Frances Sladek. Credit: I. Pittalwala, UC Riverside. RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have tested a genetically-modified (GM) soybean oil…

Feeling sated can become a cue to eat more

Public Release: 2-Oct-2017   Association for Psychological Science When hunger pangs strike, we usually interpret them as a cue to reach for a snack; when we start to feel full, we take it as a sign that we should stop eating. But new research shows that these associations can be learned the other way around,…

Trojan Horse Herbicide devastating for future Generations?

Trojan Horse Herbicide devastating for future Generations? Trojan Horse Herbicide devastating for future Generations? from Clinical News – VHFILM on Vimeo. The following research just released discusses how one particular herbicide does not damage the generation of initial exposure but may leave later generation vulnerable to a multitude disease which gets worse over time. Citation:…

Gamers have an advantage in learning

Public Release: 29-Sep-2017   Ruhr-University Bochum Neuropsychologists of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum let video gamers compete against non-gamers in a learning competition. During the test, the video gamers performed significantly better and showed an increased brain activity in the brain areas that are relevant for learning. Prof Dr Boris Suchan, Sabrina Schenk and Robert Lech report…

Database of earthquakes triggered by human activity is growing — with some surprises

Public Release: 28-Sep-2017   Seismological Society of America The Human-Induced Earthquake Database (HiQuake), the world’s most complete database of earthquake sequences proposed to have been triggered by human activity, now includes approximately 730 entries, according to a report published October 4 in the “Data Mine” column of the journal Seismological Research Letters. Mining projects (37%)…

Consciousness restored after 15 years with nerve stimulation

Consciousness restored after 15 years with nerve stimulation Consciousness restored after 15 years with nerve stimulation from Clinical News – VHFILM on Vimeo. In this review we look at a study in which a man that was lying in a vegetative state for over 15 years was brought back to consciousness through Vagus nerve stimulation.…