Peptides May Be The Answer To Superbugs

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a synthetic peptide that can make multidrug-resistant bacteria sensitive to antibiotics again when used together with traditional antibiotics, offering hope for the prospect of a combination treatment strategy to tackle certain antibiotic-tolerant infections.

The NTU Singapore team, led by Associate Professor...

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New Study Finds Medication To Help Arteries

In a pilot study of people living with HIV or high levels of cholesterol, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers found that a six-week course of a cholesterol-lowering medication improved the function of the coronary arteries that provide oxygen to the heart.

The drug used in the study, a PCSK9 inhibitor, lowers the...

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New Research Aims To Predict Pain Susceptibility

OR, THE JOYS OF TORTURING PEOPLE IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE

Rhythms produced by the brain can reliably be used to predict how sensitive we are to pain, new research shows.

The living brain is constantly producing regular rhythmic patterns of activity, which can be compared to musical notes. Scientists at the...

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Mind Over Matter

How much treatment is mind over matter? It is well documented that people often feel better after taking a treatment without active ingredients simply because they believe it’s real — known as the placebo effect.

A team of researchers from Michigan State University, University of Michigan, and Dartmouth College is the...

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Laughter Is The Best Medicine

People who laugh frequently in their every day lives may be better equipped to deal with stressful events — although this does not seem to apply to the intensity of laughter. These are the findings reported by a research team from the University of Basel in the journal PLOS ONE.

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Key To Alzheimer’s May Be A One On One Approach

Cognitive decline is a major concern of the aging population. Already, Alzheimer’s disease affects approximately 5.4 million Americans and 30 million people globally. Without effective prevention and treatment, the prospects for the future are bleak. By 2050, it is estimated that 160 million people globally will have the disease, including...

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How Well You Sleep Determines How Well You Eat

Despite our broad understanding of the different brain regions activated during rapid-eye-movement sleep, little is known about what this activity serves for. Researchers at the University of Bern and the Inselspital have now discovered that the activation of neurons in the hypothalamus during REM sleep regulates eating behavior: suppressing this...

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Further Research Into How Tau Proteins Cause Alzheimer’s

Dozens of molecules may tangle up with rogue bundles of tau, a protein that normally gives nerve fibers structure, to cause brain cell damage that contributes to neurodegenerative diseases, a new study shows.

Neuroscientists have previously found that tau can become toxic when extra chemical molecules accumulate with its structure in...

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9/11 Responders Have Aged Ten Years More Than They Should Have

Two studies led by Stony Brook University researchers to be presented virtually at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on July 28, 2020, indicate that World Trade Center (WTC) first responders are at risk for developing dementia. The studies included individuals with signs of cognitive impairment (CI) who show neuroradiological abnormalities...

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College Program To Reduce Stress Is Good For Everyone

NO INFO ON WHETHER OR NOT THEY PLAN TO FIRE TENURED PROFESSORS AND TAS WHO ENCOURAGE HYSTERICS AS A COPING MECHANISM

When college students learn specific techniques for managing stress and anxiety, their wellbeing improves across a range of measures and leads to better mental health, a new Yale study finds.

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