Source: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Summary: A research team has shown that immune cells in the eye that developed in response to early exposure to bacteria are a key contributor to progressive vis8/9/2018ion loss from glaucoma. More Information: Huihui Chen et al, “Commensal microflora-induced T cell responses mediate progressive neurodegeneration in glaucoma”, Nature Communications (2018).DOI:
Source: University of Oregon Summary: According to a new research, children who struggle with weak cognitive control at an early age are at most risk for trouble in adulthood following their engagement in risk-taking activities in adolescence. Cognitive control is the ability to exert top-down control over behavior, thoughts and emotions.
Source: University of California, Los Angeles Summary: If you’re a parent who feels your college-age children would choose their friends over you, a new psychology study has a reassuring message: You’re probably underestimating their loyalty to you. The psychologists demonstrated for the first time that when forced to make a decision
Source: University of Exeter Summary: A new research shows that some of the key aspects of aging of human cells can be reversed by new compounds. The findings raise the possibility of future treatments. As human bodies age, they accumulate old (senescent) cells that do not function as well as younger cells.
Source: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University Summary: Researchers reported that Probiotic use can result in a significant accumulation of bacteria in the small intestine that can result in disorienting brain fogginess as well as rapid, significant belly bloating. More Information: Satish S. C. Rao et al, “Brain fogginess, gas
Source: National University of Singapore Summary: A research team has developed a novel peptide drug called FFW that could potentially stop the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or primary liver cancer. More Information: Bee Hui Liu et al, “Targeting cancer addiction for SALL4 by shifting its transcriptome with a pharmacologic peptide”, Proceedings of
Source: Medical University of South Carolina Summary: Investigators reported that cocaine relapse was significantly reduced in a preclinical model when brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) was applied to the nucleus accumbens deep in the brain immediately before cocaine-seeking behavior. The nucleus accumbens is a tiny cluster of nerve cells deep in the brain. Although small, this
Source: University of Oxford Summary: Researchers have found that commonly used medications for alcohol and opioid addictions have been shown for the first time to reduce the risk of suicidal behaviour and accidental overdose. Researchers from the University of Oxford, the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, the University of Colorado and Örebro
Source: Cell Press Summary: A new study reveals that successful response to weight loss is associated with the early and sustained improvement in the functioning of pancreatic beta cells. According to the WHO, diabetes affects approximately 422 million people worldwide. Approximately 90% of cases are type–2 diabetes, a condition in which the body
Source: Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science Summary: A research team has developed a simple, innovative method to directly convert white fat to brown fat outside the body and then reimplant it in a patient. Brown fat tissue in the body can burn enormous amounts of energy to generate heat,