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The most prevalent chronic liver condition worldwide is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a build-up of fat in the liver that isn’t caused by heavy alcohol use. Linked to genetics and overweight or obesity, if NAFLD is left untreated, it can progress into its most severe form, called NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis), which is characterized by liver inflammation and scarring. NASH als
MIT researchers have delivered a type of vaccine called a particulate vaccine to mice using a virus-mimicking scaffold made from particles of DNA instead of the usual protein particles. It not only generated a robust immune response but avoided the off-target effects sometimes seen when proteins are used.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Vaccines, DNA, Protein, Coronavirus (COVID-19
Researchers have discovered that a chemical modification to the synthetic messenger RNA used in therapeutics can cause the cell’s machinery to misread its instructions and result in unintended immune responses. Importantly, they’ve also discovered a solution to the problem.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: RNA, Vaccines, Protein, University of Cambridge
Analyzing the functional connectivity of different brain networks, researchers found that, compared to a healthy aging brain, Alzheimer’s disease disrupts areas of the brain beyond those relating to memory and is independent of factors typically associated with the disease, such as amyloid beta levels.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Alzheimer's Disease, Brain, Network, Univer
A new study has revealed how overeating affects a cat’s digestion and gut microbiome. The greater understanding provided by the study may help to prevent pet obesity and the health problems associated with it.Continue ReadingCategory: Pets, LifestyleTags: Cats, Obesity, Diet, Microbiome, University of Illinois
We know poor sleep is often associated with deteriorating physical and mental health but for decades scientists have reported a strange phenomenon whereby acute sleep deprivation actually leads to antidepressant effects. For a short time following just one sleepless night depressed patients can sometimes experience an elevated mood. Even healthy people can relate to that loopy, punch-drunk feelin
A new study has identified the mechanism that makes all cannabinoids, but particularly CBD, effective at reducing inflammation. The discovery could lead to the development of new therapeutic strategies for the treatment of inflammatory diseases like asthma.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cannabis, Inflammatory, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
GROHE SPA aims to not only highlight the luxury of water but also its health benefits. The post GROHE SPA bathroom designs embrace positive effects of water on body and mind appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
According to a study conducted last year, just four alcoholic drinks per week can contribute to cognitive decline. Now, based on tests on mice, researchers may have found a way to fight booze's brain-hampering effects with the potent red ginseng root.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Alcohol, Brain, Herbs, Memory
A quirky project has landed on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo that may appeal to aggressive guitar players who constantly see their picks fly off into the crowd. Coming from Acorn Amplifiers out of Atlanta, GA, it's a stompbox that dispenses a new pick at the push of a footswitch.Continue ReadingCategory: Music, TechnologyTags: Guitar, Pedal, Indiegogo


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