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:Read More →

Impulsivity level

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.Read More →

Study of Mind

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 decisionRead More →

Live bacteria and yeast

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, gasRead More →

Hepatocellular carcinoma

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 ofRead More →

Addiction Biology

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, thisRead More →

alcohol abuse

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 ÖrebroRead More →

Pancreatic beta cells

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 bodyRead More →

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