Green tea molecule could prevent heart attacks

Green tea molecule could prevent heart attacks Green tea molecule could prevent heart attacks Scientists have discovered that a compound found in green tea, currently being studied for its ability to reduce amyloid plaques in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease, also breaks up and dissolves potentially dangerous protein plaques found in the blood vessels. David…

Liberals do drink more lattes, but maybe not for the reasons you think

Public Release: 19-Jun-2018 New research indicates that liberals drink more lattes because they are more open to globalization than conservatives are. University of Pennsylvania The term “latte liberal” has been a popular way to disparage American progressives as uppity and out of touch, but does a person’s coffee preference really say something about his or…

Why being left-handed matters for mental health treatment

Public Release: 18-Jun-2018 Cornell University ITHACA, N.Y. – Treatment for the most common mental health problems could be ineffective or even detrimental to about 50 percent of the population, according to a radical new model of emotion in the brain. Since the 1970s, hundreds of studies have suggested that each hemisphere of the brain is…

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…

How much exercise is needed to help improve thinking skills?

How much exercise is needed to help improve thinking skills? The review included 98 randomized, controlled trials with a total of 11,061 participants with an average age of 73. Of the total participants, 59 percent were categorized as healthy adults, 26 percent had mild cognitive impairment and 15 percent had dementia. A total of 58…

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…

Dolphins deliberately killed for use as bait in global fisheries

Public Release: 7-Jun-2018   The harvest of aquatic mammals for bait is widespread globally, but most common in Latin America and Asia Frontiers Important new research released ahead of World Oceans Day exposes the widespread practice of killing aquatic mammals such as dolphins, sea lions, seals and otters for use as bait in global fisheries.…

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…