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Scientists sharpen view of gene transfer between pathogenic bacteria
Bacteria possess the ability to take up DNA from their environment, a skill that enables them to acquire new genes for antibiotic resistance or to escape the immune response. Scientists have now mapped the core set of genes that are consistently controlled during DNA uptake in strep bacteria, and they hope the finding will allow them to cut off the microbes ability to survive what doctors and nature can throw at them. The findings, by a team of researchers ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 20
Chemical exposure could lead to obesity, UGA study finds
Athens, Ga. - Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products could affect the amount of fat stored in the body, according to a study by University of Georgia researchers. Phthalates are chemicals found in everything from plastic products to soap to nail polish--they give plastic its bendy stretch. But growing research shows that these chemicals could be harming people s health, said the study s lead author Lei Yin, an assistant research scientist in the ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 20
Fatty diets lead to daytime sleepiness, poor sleep
University of Adelaide researchers have found that men who consume diets high in fat are more likely to feel sleepy during the day, to report sleep problems at night, and are also more likely to suffer from sleep apnea. This is the result of the Men Androgen Inflammation Lifestyle Environment and Stress MAILES study looking at the association between fatty diets and sleep, conducted by the University of Adelaide s Population Research and Outcome Studies un ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 20
New research reveals surprising insight into British drinking culture
Almost half of all drinking occasions are moderate, relaxed and take place in the home Pre-drinking is now a common feature of nights out for both younger and older adults Half of get-togethers with friends or family involve increased or higher risk drinking New research into the UK s alcohol consumption has revealed a surprising picture of Britain s drinking culture. The study by the University of Sheffield s Alcohol Research Group, funded by Alcohol Rese ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 20
Taking the fight against risky pain pill use to the ER: Study shows promise
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- As America battles an epidemic of deaths from misused pain pills, a new study suggests an inexpensive way to cut risky use of these drugs by people who have a high chance of overdosing. And it could happen exactly where many patients get those drugs in the first place the emergency room of their local hospital. Just a single half-hour session with a trained therapist during an ER visit was enough to motivate people who misused prescript ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Apr 20
Talk Therapy May Help Depressed Teens Who Shun Antidepressants
Depressed teens who refuse antidepressants may benefit from counseling, a new study suggests. The study included more than 200 teens who were unwilling to take medication to treat their depression. The researchers found that those who tried a type of short-term talk therapy -- known as cognitive behavioral therapy CBT -- were more likely to recover than those who didn t. High numbers of adolescents experience depression, as many as 10 to 15 percent each ye ...
Healthday - Wed. Apr 20
De-Mystifying the GRE: Part 2
How to prepare for the GRE To me this is not simply one question--there are multiple questions concerning GRE preparation. First, how prepared are you for the different sections of the GRE If you are pretty good in math and plan on taking or have taken at least some Math courses in college, you are putting yourself in a good position as you begin to study. However, you might need to rethink your plans and think about some other Math courses or get someone ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Apr 20
Psychology's Research Replication Problem
By now, many of you have no doubt heard about the reproducibility project, where 100 psychological findings were subjected to replication attempts. In case you re not familiar with it, the results of this project were less than a ringing endorsement of research in the field of the expected 89 replications, only 37 were obtained and the average size of the effects fell dramatically social psychology research in particular seemed uniquely bad in this regard. ...
Psychology Today - Wed. Apr 20
Rumination: A Problem in Anxiety and Depression
Rumination is one of the similarities between anxiety and depression . Ruminating is simply repetitively going over a thought or a problem without completion. When people are depressed, the themes of rumination are typically about being inadequate or worthless. The repetition and the feelings of inadequacy raise anxiety and anxiety interferes with solving the problem. Then depression deepens.
Psychology Today - Wed. Apr 20
Watercress extract detoxifies carcinogens in smokers, clinical trial demonstra...
NEW ORLEANS, April 19, 2016 - Watercress extract taken multiple times a day significantly inhibits the activation of a tobacco-derived carcinogen in cigarette smokers, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute UPCI , partner with UPMC CancerCenter, demonstrated in a phase II clinical trial presented today at the American Association for Cancer Research AACR Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The trial also showed that the extract detoxifies ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 19
New mathematical model challenges aggressive antibiotic treatments
Antibiotic resistance is one of the most challenging problems in modern medicine. A new study by Erida Gjini and Patricia H. Brito from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ci 234 ncia IGC Portugal , provides a new mathematical model to evaluate the best treatment protocol to clear an infection, by taking into account the role of the host immune system. This new conceptual framework, published in the latest edition of the scientific journal PLoS Computational Biolo ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 19
The more you run, the denser your bones will be
Spanish researchers have analysed the effect of endurance running training on the stiffness index, a variable that is directly related to bone quality. The results confirm that the greater the race distance that is trained, the better this can be used, therefore, to prevent the progressive decline in bone mineral density that occurs with age. In healthy individuals, bone quality -chiefly determined by bone mineral density- depends on factors such as sex, a ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Apr 19
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