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JPL study uses metagenomic sequencing to monitor microbial burden on spacecraft

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 21:48
A recent study published in PLOS ONE uses metagenomics to examine the microbial composition in samples obtained from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

New Mediterranean plant-based smoothies show promising health benefits, study finds

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 21:18
A recent study published in the Antioxidants journal analyzed the potential health-promoting activities of innovative smoothies made from some typical Mediterranean plant products, such as apple (Malus domestica (Md) juice, strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo (Au) fruit puree and enriched with Myrtus communis (Mc) purple berry extract, Crocus sativus (Cs) petal juice, Acca sellowiana (As), and Diospyros kaki (Dk) fruits.

Grape polyphenols reduce angiogenesis in adipose tissue during overfeeding weight gain

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 20:53
A study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry investigated the changes in gene expressions during an overfeeding episode. It demonstrated that supplementation of grape polyphenols in healthy lean men modulates the expression of genes related to adipose tissue angiogenesis.

How do viral infections cause autoimmune diseases?

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 20:43
Researchers describe the pathological mechanisms of virus-induced autoimmune diseases.

Greater variety of fruit and vegetable consumption associated with lower mortality risk

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 20:16
Researchers examine the associations between variety/quantity of fruit and vegetable intake and mortality in older Chinese adults.

Capsaicin and its health benefits

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 20:08
Researchers examine the health benefits associated with capsaicin, with a particular focus on how this compound impacts cognition and cardiovascular health.

Global mapping of bushmeat activity to improve zoonotic spillover surveillance

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 19:59
Researchers use geospatial models based to predict the rural global areas of bushmeat activity.

Illness severity and clinical instability linked to risk of psychiatric hospitalization

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 18:19
For patients with psychiatric conditions, illness severity and instability are key factors in predicting future risk of hospitalization, according to a new study by Holmusk, a leading behavioral health real-world evidence and data analytics company, that has been published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

New evidence: Fibromyalgia could worsen opioid use disorder

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 18:11
There is new evidence that fibromyalgia, and the chronic pain associated with it, could worsen opioid use disorder.

Study shows how RNA biomarkers may be used to confirm heart disease

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 18:07
When patients begin to experience chest pain or shortness of breath while exercising, doctors may struggle to correctly diagnose if the problem is caused by coronary artery disease.

People with asthma or eczema more likely to develop osteoarthritis

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 17:50
Stanford Medicine scientists and their colleagues have found that having asthma or eczema increases the likelihood of developing osteoarthritis — signaling that there may be an allergic pathway that can be targeted with existing drugs.

Pulsed radiofrequency combined with steroid injection leads to better outcomes in patients with sciatica

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 17:12
Researchers found that a minimally invasive procedure combined with epidural steroid injection treatment led to superior pain reduction and disability improvement over one year in patients with sciatica.

What is the effect of prior BCG vaccination on the immunogenicity and efficacy of subsequent COVID-19 vaccination?

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 12:42
Researchers assessed the impact of BCG vaccination on the protection provided by SARS-CoV-2 vaccination.

NIH scientists discover an autoinflammatory disease caused by mutations in the LYN gene

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 12:24
Scientists have identified an autoinflammatory disease caused by mutations in the LYN gene, an important regulator of immune responses in health and disease.

CBD-based compounds boost the effects of naloxone

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 12:21
There's been a recent push in the U.S. to make naloxone -; a fast-acting opioid antidote -; available without a prescription.

Study investigates the antigenic and viral receptor-binding properties of major Omicron BA.2.75 subvariants

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 12:00
Researchers in the US examined the neutralization evasion and receptor affinity properties of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.2.75 sub-variants.

ADHD symptoms linked to early childhood exposure to polyfluoroalkyl substances

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 10:40
A study explores the association of PFAS exposure with ADHD symptoms.

The connection between gut microbiota, the gut–brain axis, and brain aging: can polyphenols have an impact?

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 10:22
A review published in the Antioxidants journal aimed to understand the impact of gut microbiota on brain aging.

What is the relationship between a plant-based diet and the gut microbiome?

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 10:06
A recent study conducted a systematic review of the impact of plant-based diets on gut microbiota.

CD9-positive exosomes inhibit the growth of malignant melanoma, study suggests

Tue, 03/28/2023 - 01:02
Malignant melanoma is a relatively aggressive type of skin cancer. When detected early, it is usually treatable by surgical resection only, but metastases develop often spreading to distant areas.