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Diabetes increasing at alarming rates in sub-Saharan Africa
Boston, MA - Sub-Saharan Africa is in the midst of a rapidly expanding diabetes epidemic that could have devastating health and economic consequences for the region unless quick and decisive action is taken to turn the tide, according to a major new report from a Lancet commission co-led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The report from the Lancet Diabetes Endocrinology Commission--the first comprehensive examination of diabetes in sub-Saharan ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Researchers publish new findings on influence of high-fat diet on colorectal c...
Thursday, July 6, 2017, Cleveland Poor diet is associated with 80 of colorectal cancer cases, but the exact pathways by which diet leads to cancer are not known. In a newly published study, Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a specific molecular pathway that plays a key role in the link between a high-fat diet and tumor growth in the colon. In the July 6 issue of Stem Cell Reports , the team showed in pre-clinical models that cancer stem cell gro ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Inhibition of tau protein aggregation by rhodanine-based compounds
The design of tailored peptide-polymer conjugates as drug-specific formulation additives offers access to next generation precision additives that can render problematic small organic drugs water-soluble and improve bioavailability. The method can be applied to a large spectrum of entities of fluorescent or non-fluorescent drugs. Herein we report the solubilization of two poorly water-soluble, potential anti-Alzheimer disease AD drugs based on the rhodanin ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Sleep problems may be early sign of Alzheimer's
MINNEAPOLIS - Poor sleep may be a sign that people who are otherwise healthy may be more at risk of developing Alzheimer s disease later in life than people who do not have sleep problems, according to a study published in the July 5, 2017, online issue of Neurology reg , the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers have found a link between sleep disturbances and biological markers for Alzheimer s disease found in the spinal fluid ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Controlling memory by triggering specific brain waves during sleep
Have you ever tried to recall something just before going to sleep and then wake up with the memory fresh in your mind While we absorb so much information during the day consciously or unconsciously, it is during shut eye that a lot of facts are dispatched to be filed away or fall into oblivion. A good quality sleep is the best way to feel mentally refreshed and memorize new information, but how is the brain working while we sleep Could we improve such pro ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Marijuana and vulnerability to psychosis
MONTREAL, July 5, 2017 - Going from an occasional user of marijuana to a weekly or daily user increases an adolescent s risk of having recurrent psychotic-like experiences by 159 , according to a new Canadian study published today in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry . The study also reports effects of marijuana use on cognitive development and shows that the link between marijuana use and psychotic-like experiences is best explained by emergi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Narcotics diversion results in outbreak of serratia marcescens bacteria
NEW YORK July 6, 2017 - An illegal diversion of opioids by a hospital nurse tampering with syringes was responsible for a cluster outbreak of Serratia marcescens , a gram-negative bacteria, according to research published online today in Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology , the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. Five patients admitted to five different hospital wards within University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin develope ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Make up after the break up: Men choose sex, women tears and quality time
If a man wants to make amends with his girlfriend after an argument, he should dedicate quality time and shed a few tears while asking for forgiveness. However, these are not the best ways for a woman to make up with her boyfriend men consider a kind gesture or receiving sexual favors as the best form of apology. This was revealed in a study led by T. Joel Wade of Bucknell University in the US. Overall, it was found that showing emotional commitment is the ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
The surprising trend in extramarital sex in America
America s generation gap is surfacing in a surprising statistic rates of extramarital sex. Older Americans are cheating on their spouses more than their younger counterparts, with 20 percent of married Americans over age 55 reporting they ve engaged in extramarital sex. Just 14 percent of those under age 55 say they ve cheated, according to Nicholas H. Wolfinger, a professor in the University of Utah s Department of Family and Consumer Studies. The Institu ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Long-term sexual intimidation may be widespread in primate societies
After observing the mating habits of chacma baboons living in the wild over a four-year period, researchers have found that males of the species often use long-term sexual intimidation to control their mates. The findings reported in Current Biology on July 6 suggest that this mating strategy has a long history in primates, including humans, and may be widespread across social mammals--especially when males of a species are typically larger than females. T ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Are we still jealous? Infidelity in the age of social media
When men and women find social media messages indicating that their partner has been cheating on them, they show the same type of jealousy behaviour as finding offline evidence that their partner has been unfaithful. This is according to Michael Dunn and Gemma Billett of Cardiff Metropolitan University in the UK, who investigated how jealousy manifests between the sexes when people find compromising messages on their partner s social media accounts. The fi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
A New Look at the Killing of Kitty Genovese: The Science of False Confessions
On March 13, 1964 a woman named Catherine Kitty Genovese was murdered outside of her apartment in Queens, New York. Over the course of a brutal attack lasting over 30 minutes, Genovese was stabbed at least 14 times. It was widely reported that despite Genovese s screams for help, not a single one of the 38 bystanders at the apartment that night came to her aid. The case caught the attention of the public, as well as psychological scientists, leading to res ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Jul 6
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