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Q&A: Scientists Discovered Somatic Recombination in the Brain. Now What?

Q&A: SCIENTISTS DISCOVERED SOMATIC RECOMBINATION IN THE BRAIN. NOW WHAT?

Jerold Chun The recent Nature paper describing the first evidence of somatic gene recombination in the human brain has been getting...

Physical exercise reduces the likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

PHYSICAL EXERCISE REDUCES THE LIKELIHOOD OF DEVELOPING TYPE 2 DIABETES AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

It's never too late or early to start exercising. In fact, a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland suggests that you...

 
 
 
Assessing the long-term health of vegetarians and vegans and their risk of certain conditions and diseases

ASSESSING THE LONG-TERM HEALTH OF VEGETARIANS AND VEGANS AND THEIR RISK OF CERTAIN CONDITIONS AND DISEASES

Researchers from the University of Oxford revealed that becoming a vegetarian or vegan has significant long-term health benefits. This...

Microbiome Role in Cancer, IBD, Obesity, and Infections

MICROBIOME ROLE IN CANCER, IBD, OBESITY, AND INFECTIONS

This is a companion to the story, Recruiting Microbes to Fight Autoimmune Diseases Researchers in Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized...

 
 
 
Recruiting Microbes to Fight Autoimmune Diseases

RECRUITING MICROBES TO FIGHT AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

Some 10 trillion bacteria, fungi and other microbes live on or in us - primarily in our gut but also our mouth, airway, on our skin,...

SEX INFLUENCES DNA METHYLATION AND GENE EXPRESSION IN HUMAN SKELETAL MUSCLE MYOBLASTS AND MYOTUBES

Abstract Background Sex differences are known to impact muscle phenotypes, metabolism, and disease risk. Skeletal muscle stem cells...

 
 
 

TRANSCRIPTOMIC SIGNATURE REVEALS MECHANISM OF FLOWER BUD DISTORTION IN WITCHES'-BROOM DISEASE OF SOYBEAN

Abstract Background Soybean crop is major source of edible oil and protein for human and animals besides its various industrial uses...

Twins' Study Looks At Gene's Role in Disease

TWINS' STUDY LOOKS AT GENE'S ROLE IN DISEASE

Two of every five common diseases are at least partially influenced by a person's genetics, the largest U.S. study of twins ever conducted...

 
 
 
Following a fiber-rich diet has a positive effect on chronic inflammatory joint diseases

FOLLOWING A FIBER-RICH DIET HAS A POSITIVE EFFECT ON CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY JOINT DISEASES

A fiber-rich diet is known for maintaining a healthy digestive system, but did you know that it's also beneficial for bone health?...

Largest twin study to-date finds 40 percent of diseases are driven by DNA

LARGEST TWIN STUDY TO-DATE FINDS 40 PERCENT OF DISEASES ARE DRIVEN BY DNA

Diseases are mostly caused by the interplay of genetic and environmental factors like wealth, but the largest study of twins to-date...

 
 
 

STREPTOMYCES PACTUM ACT12 CONTROLS TOMATO YELLOW LEAF CURL VIRUS DISEASE AND ALTERS RHIZOSPHERE MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES

Abstract Actinomycetes comprise a large group of biocontrol bacteria, yet no studies have reported on their effects against plant virus...

What Would You Do if It Was Your Dog: Molly's Arthritis Acting Up?

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF IT WAS YOUR DOG: MOLLY'S ARTHRITIS ACTING UP?

Molly 11-year-old German Shepherd spayed female Molly has a history of mobility issues and lameness. Five years ago she was diagnosed...

 
 
 
Nutrition could cut the number of premature deaths from cardiovascular disease, study finds

NUTRITION COULD CUT THE NUMBER OF PREMATURE DEATHS FROM CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, STUDY FINDS

At least half of all premature cardiovascular disease deaths could be prevented by better nutrition such as by increasing consumption...

What the DASH studies taught us about a healthy diet

WHAT THE DASH STUDIES TAUGHT US ABOUT A HEALTHY DIET

The first DASH study was published in 1997. And it's still the bedrock of today's advice from the American Heart Association, American...

 
 
 

VIRAL SPECIES RICHNESS AND COMPOSITION IN YOUNG CHILDREN WITH LOOSE OR WATERY STOOL IN ETHIOPIA

Abstract Background Stool consistency is an important diagnostic criterion in both research and clinical medicine and is often used...

Pineapples offer you enormous health benefits and can even help the body fight off chronic disease

PINEAPPLES OFFER YOU ENORMOUS HEALTH BENEFITS AND CAN EVEN HELP THE BODY FIGHT OFF CHRONIC DISEASE

On hot summer days, a lot of people look forward to eating sweet and juicy pineapples. However, even if it's not yet summer, there...

 
 
 
J.D. Gibbs, co-chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing, dies at 49

J.D. GIBBS, CO-CHAIRMAN OF JOE GIBBS RACING, DIES AT 49

J.D. Gibbs died after a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. He was 49.

 
 
 
Using Biotechnology to Tackle Deadly Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

USING BIOTECHNOLOGY TO TACKLE DEADLY MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES

Every year, nearly a million deaths are attributed to mosquito-borne illnesses and 500 million people are infected with a disease transmitted...

Fiber-rich Diet Can Reduce Non-Communicable Disease Risk

FIBER-RICH DIET CAN REDUCE NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASE RISK

Eating a diet high in fiber can reduce the risk of developing non-communicable diseases. So, make sure to add lots of whole grains,...