Flow mediated vasodilation compared with carotid intima media thickness in the evaluation of early cardiovascular damage in menopausal women and the influence of biological and psychosocial factors Women after menopause increase risk for cardiovascular disease and several factors may be related. The purpose w..
Manganese plays a key role in bacterial infection The ability to acquire manganese during infection is essential for the virulence of Enterococcus faecalis in animals, according to a new study. Read More https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180920160905.htm..
Eye infection in contact lens wearers can cause blindness A new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in a new study. The research team found a threefold increase in Acanthamoeba keratitis since 2011 in South-East England. Read M..
Gut sense: Neural superhighway conveys messages from gut to brain in milliseconds Searching for a more direct connection between the gut and the brain, researchers were shocked to see that distance spanned by a single synapse, relaying the signal in less than 100 milliseconds, less than the blink of an eye. T..
A new study suggests that a high gluten intake by mothers during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of their child developing type 1 diabetes...
Human skeletal stem cells that become bone, cartilage, or stroma cells have been isolated from fetal and adult bones. This is the first time that skeletal stem cells, which had been observed in rodent models, have been identified in humans. The researchers were also able to derive the skeletal stem cells from..
In depression the brain region for stress control is larger Although depression is one of the leading psychiatric disorders, its cause remains unclear. A recent study found that those affected by depressive disorder have a larger hypothalamus compared to their healthy counterparts. This could explain why many..
A longitudinal study of the prevalence and characteristics of breast disorders detected by clinical breast examination during pregnancy and six months postpartum in Ibadan, Southwestern Nigeria Breast disorders cause great anxiety for women especially when they occur in pregnancy because breast cancer is the ..
Obesity and vitamin D deficiency may indicate greater risk for breast cancer Vitamin D is already well known for its benefits in building healthy bones. A new study supports the idea that it also may reduce cancer risk as well as breast cancer mortality, especially in women with a lower body mass index. Read ..
Fatty acids can slow down an overheated immune system The STING protein is normally an important part of our immune system, but in some autoimmune diseases it is itself the source of the disease. The pharmaceutical industry is therefore engaged in a race to find a drug that can inhibit STING. Now, researchers..