Researchers identify a possible cause and treatment for inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a category of refractory inflammatory disease, of which ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) are the main types. Current studies suggest that IBD is a complex autoinflammatory disease determined by genetic and environmental factors, and is the major cause of gastrointestinal cancer. Because of its complex and refractory character, researchers have focused on determining […]

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Can this San Diego startup mimic exercise and fasting with a pill? Epirium raises $85M to find out

A biotech startup in La Jolla has raised $85 million from notable science investors to investigate its idea for treating age-related diseases: a pill that mimics the effects of exercise and fasting. The company, called Epirium Bio, says its scientists have discovered a new human hormone, which, when influenced, can trigger the production of more mitochondria. The depletion of the […]

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Study: Hearing develops in tandem with form and function

New research reveals a key insight into the development of hair bundles, the intricately complex assemblies in the inner ear responsible for hearing. Hair bundles are precisely arranged cellular structures deep within the spiral cavity of the inner ear. Together, they convert vibrational energy into electrical signals in the brain that translate into the sensation of hearing. Once they’re lost—whether […]

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Audrey and Jeremy Roloff’s Daughter Is in Recovery Mode After ER Visit

On the mend. Audrey and Jeremy Roloff’s daughter, Ember, is on the road to recovery following her pre-Christmas emergency room visit after she came down with respiratory syncytial virus. In an Instagram update, Audrey shared photos of their 2-year-old daughter in good spirits as the little girl was photographed playing outside. “Ember is finally on the up and up🙏🏻 Still […]

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Artificial intelligence can now predict long-term risks of heart attack and cardiac death

A new study in Cardiovascular Research finds that machine learning, the patterns and inferences computers use to learn to perform tasks, can predict the long-term risk of heart attack and cardiac death. Indeed, machine learning appears to be better at predicting heart attacks and cardiac deaths than the standard clinical risk assessment used by cardiologists. Researchers here studied subjects from […]

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Rates of depression and substance use higher for pregnant teens, study finds

Researchers from Lawson Health Research Institute and Brescia University College found that teenage pregnant women are more likely to live in poverty, have poorer mental health and have higher rates of substance use. There are limited Canadian studies on teenage pregnancies, in particular looking at risk factors and birth outcomes compared to women who became pregnant during adulthood. London researchers […]

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Disruption of glycine receptors to study embryonic development and brain function

Glycine receptors are among the most widely distributed inhibitory receptors in the central nervous system and have important roles in a variety of physiological processes. Researchers from Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (MPFI), University of Toyama, Yamagata University, Cairo University, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences and Setsunan University collaborated to study glycine receptors, particularly glycine receptor alpha-4 (Glra4), […]

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Do summer holidays undo the good work of school? Helping kids stay lean and fit over summer

As thousands of Aussie kids start summer holidays this week, there’s no doubt parents will see an increase in kids’ screen time, snack time and general relaxation. After a busy school year, it’s well-deserved, but could this change in activity have an adverse impact on their health? In a new University of South Australia study, researchers are examining changes in […]

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See Chris Brown's 1st Photo of His and Ammika Harris' Newborn Son Aeko

Welcome to the world! Chris Brown shared a sweet moment with his newborn son in their first photo together. “AEKO CATORI BROWN,” the rapper, 30, captioned a black-and-white Instagram upload on Wednesday, December 11, featuring his little one’s feet in his hands. News broke last month that the Virginia native and his ex-girlfriend Ammika Harris had welcomed their first child […]

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As heat strikes, here’s one way to help fight disease-carrying and nuisance mosquitoes

Mosquito-borne disease is a concern for health authorities around Australia. Each year, thousands fall ill to Ross River virus disease caused by mosquito bites. Tracking mosquito populations can help us respond to these threats, and new research suggests citizen scientists may be the key to doing this more effectively. Health authorities coordinate the surveillance of mosquitoes and their pathogens. These […]

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