Mystery of the HIV Cure trial?

Mystery of the HIV Cure trial? Mystery of the HIV Cure trial? **Before you proceed the company which initially started the trial went bankrupt and most of the records have been lost, except the trial participants which have all been followed since 2003. A special issue on progress toward a cure for HIV includes a…

Skin cancers linked with up to a 92% reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Public Release: 19-Apr-2018   Wiley Previous studies have demonstrated a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in individuals with various cancers, including non-melanoma skin cancers (including squamous cell cancers and basal cell cancers). A new Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology study finds that this inverse relationship also holds true for malignant…

Study predicts 2018 flu vaccine will have 20 percent efficacy

Public Release: 19-Apr-2018 Rice U. study finds egg adaptations will limit efficacy of new flu vaccine Rice University IMAGE: Michael Deem and Melia Bonomo. Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University A Rice University study predicts that this fall’s flu vaccine — a new H3N2 formulation for the first time since 2015 — will likely have the same…

Raw Foods result in Greater Happiness then Processed Foods

Raw Foods result in Greater Happiness then Processed Foods Raw Foods result in Greater Happiness then Processed Foods “Our research has highlighted that the consumption of fruit and vegetables in their ‘unmodified’ state is more strongly associated with better mental health compared to cooked/canned/processed fruit and vegetables,” Citation: Intake of Raw Fruits and Vegetables Is…

Education, not income, the best predictor of a long life

Public Release: 16-Apr-2018 International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis IMAGE: This is a curve showing the relationship between income and life expectancy in 1970, 1990 and 2010. Credit: © Lutz/Kebede Rising income and the subsequent improved standards of living have long been thought to be the most important factors contributing to a long and healthy…

Is it time to abandon the Nobel Prize?

Public Release: 16-Apr-2018 De Gruyter In a commentary piece published in De Gruyter’s journal Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, authors Clare Fiala and Eleftherios P. Diamandis spawned a debate now further nourished by recent disclosures. Fiala and Diamandis argue that it is time to abandon the Nobel Prize in favor of alternative recognitions which encompass…

New affordable hepatitis C combination treatment shows 97 percent cure rate

Public Release: 12-Apr-2018   Results support a public health approach to hepatitis C Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative   IMAGE: STORM-C-1 : SVR12 rates overall and per pre-defined sub groups-Intend to treat analysis. Credit: DNDi PARIS, 12 April 2018 – An affordable hepatitis C combination treatment including the new drug candidate ravidasvir has been shown…

Antioxidants and amino acids could play role in mental illness

Antioxidants and amino acids could play role in mental illness The systematic review involved eight independent clinical trials of nutrient supplementation in 457 young people. The review primarily covered ‘first-episode psychosis’ (FEP) as well as schizophrenia and a myriad of other ailments associated with the two. Adjunctive nutrients in first-episode psychosis: A systematic review of…

A cosmic gorilla effect could blind the detection of aliens

Public Release: 10-Apr-2018 FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology IMAGE: Inside the Occator crater of the dwarf planet Ceres appears a strange structure, looking like a square inside a triangle. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech A well-known experiment with young people bouncing a ball showed that when an observer focuses on counting the passes,…

Rats sniff out TB in children

Public Release: 9-Apr-2018   Research shows that rats can detect tuberculosis in children with higher accuracy than standard microscopy tests Springer Rats are able to detect whether a child has tuberculosis (TB), and are much more successful at doing this than a commonly used basic microscopy test. These are the results of research led by…