Saturday, March 25, 2017

Restoring Bladder Control to Prevent Incontinence

By Lane Lenard, Ph.D. Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common disorder affecting at least 51 million people in the United States. Women are especially prone to...

Of Brains and Bones: How Hunger Neurons Control Bone Mass

In an advance that helps clarify the role of a cluster of neurons in the brain, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that...

Gum Health Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Prostate...

Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder that causes gum tissues to pull away from the teeth, allowing bacteria to accumulate and trigger an inflammatory reaction that leads to the loss of bone tissues and teeth.

Study Reveals Why Aging Humans Experience Sleep Loss, Disruption

As people grow older, they often have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, and tend to awaken too early in the morning. In individuals...

Early Antibiotic Exposure Leads to Lifelong Metabolic Disorders, Obesity in Mice

A new study published in Cell suggests that antibiotic exposure during a critical window of early development disrupts the bacterial landscape of the gut,...

‘Catastrophizing’ Again? Meet the Tiny Part of Your Brain That Imagines...

'Catastrophizing' is described by pscyhologists as cognitive distortion. If you tend to predict the worst case scenario and then leap to the conclusion that a catastrophe...

How Gut Bacteria Affect Your Mind and Appetite to Influence Which...

It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us – which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold – may very well be affecting...

40 Percent of Americans Expected to Develop Type 2 Diabetes in...

Close to half (40%) of the adult population of the USA is expected to develop type 2 diabetes at some point during their lifetime,...

Eating Instant Noodles Such as Ramen Linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes...

Instant noodle eaters, take heed. Recent Baylor research shows that significant consumption of the convenient food product – ramen included – may increase a person's risk...

Leukemia: Scientists Report Major Breakthrough in Understanding Disease

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered mutations in genes that lead to childhood leukemia of the acute lymphoblastic type – the...

Human Tumors Shrink Following Injection with Bacteria

A modified version of the Clostridium novyi (C. novyi-NT) bacterium can produce a strong and precisely targeted anti-tumor response in rats, dogs and now...

Yale Researchers Reverse Alzheimer’s with New STEP Drug in Animal Study

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered a new drug compound that reverses the brain deficits of Alzheimer's disease in an animal model....