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When someone gets Salmonella, their body’s own inflammatory response can make things worse by waking up viruses called bacteriophages. These viruses, also known as phages, can infect Salmonella and transfer genes that give it new properties and make it more toxic,...
New research suggests that measuring amyloid beta in the blood could help identify people with altered levels of amyloid in their brains or cerebrospinal fluid, a marker of Alzheimer’s disease. Decades before people with Alzheimer’s disease develop memory loss and...
Almost one in five (18.9 percent) Australians report chemical sensitivity, and more than one-third of those (6.5 percent) have a medical diagnosis of Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, according to new research. MCS involves suffering health problems from exposure to common...
Researchers have inhibited the ability of mice to build and store fat. Genetically deleting the enzyme NAMPT in fat tissue of mice renders them completely resistant to becoming overweight or obese, even on a very fatty diet, they found. We are...
Understanding how and why we evolved such large brains is one of the most puzzling issues in the study of human evolution. It is widely accepted that brain size increase is partly linked to changes in diet over the...
BOSTON, Aug. 16, 2015 -- A bomb blast or a rough tackle can inflict brain damage that destroys lives. Yet at the time of impact, these injuries are often invisible. To detect head trauma immediately, a team of researchers...
Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 (SAN DIEGO) - In a new study of indoor tanning and skin cancer risk, the use of indoor tanning among non-heterosexual black male teens was found to be nearly equal to that of heterosexual white...
Ah-choo! If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you're probably sick of this refrain. And you're not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. Moreover, there are allergy sufferers around the world echoing this allergy anthem. Among the ranks is...
DETROIT - A team of researchers at Wayne State University have discovered that mothers with high levels of lead in their blood not only affect the fetal cells of their unborn children, but also their grandchildren. Their study, Multigenerational...
Scientists have evidence that Popeye was right: Spinach makes you stronger. But it's the high nitrate content in the leafy greens -- not the iron -- that creates the effect. Building on a growing body of work that suggests dietary...