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Israel's medical marijuana pioneers look to cash in on $20bn market

The Guardian / Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem - - Reading time 4 mins - Share :
Ads from Inoreader • Remove Country has seen 500 companies apply to join ‘green rush’ in cannabis products a...

Scientists develop inflammation test that may predict cardiovascular disease

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An assessment blending several measures of immune-cell responsiveness predicted cardiovascular problems in individuals who likely would have slipped under the radar.

Smart medicine is coming of age, but will doctors bite?

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Artificially intelligent tools could spot health conditions more expertly than humans, yet that won't be enough for them to go into everyday use

Tickling the brain can boost immunity: study

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Artificially stimulating the brain's feel-good centre boosts immunity in mice in a way that could help explain the power of placebos, a study reported Monday.

Rewarding stimulation boosts immune system

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Activating feel-good nerve cells boosts mice’s immunity, a new study suggests.

Gene behavior distinguishes viral from bacterial infections

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Researchers have identified signatures of viral infection, a distinction that may help doctors tell whether bacteria or a virus is causing trouble.

Mining the microbial dark matter

Nature / Corie Lok - - Reading time 14 mins - Share :
Microbiologists are finding new ways to explore the vast universe of unknown microbes in the hunt for antibiotics.Nature 522 270 doi: 10.1038/522270aAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

First circadian clock transplant allows E. coli to keep time

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Giving bacteria rhythm could help us develop biological computers and probiotics that could battle jet lagAds from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Bespoke diets based on gut microbes could help beat disease and obesity

The Guardian / Ian Sample Science editor - - Reading time 5 mins - Share :
Early trial showed use of computer algorithm to produce diet tailored to a person’s unique biological make-up had benefits for pre-diabetic subjectsScientists have created bespoke diets using a computer algorithm that learns how individual bodies respond to different foods.Researchers believe t...

Bespoke diets based on gut microbes could help beat disease and obesity

The Guardian / Ian Sample, science editor - - Reading time 5 mins - Share :
Early trial showed use of computer algorithm to produce diet tailored to a person’s unique biological make-up had benefits for pre-diabetic subjectsScientists have created bespoke diets using a computer algorithm that learns how individual bodies respond to different foods.Researchers believe t...

More Evidence That Parents' Ages Could Influence Autism Risk

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A large, international study found that kids born to older parents had higher rates of autism. Having a teen mom or parents with a large gap between their ages also increased the autism odds.

Largest-ever study of parental age and autism finds increased risk with teen moms

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The largest-ever multinational study of parental age and autism risk, funded by Autism Speaks, found increased autism rates among the children of teen moms and among children whose parents have relatively large gaps between their ages. The study also confirmed that older parents are at higher ris...

Largest-ever study of parental age and autism finds increased risk with teen moms

Loonylabs.org / Dr. Jekyll, Lunatic Laboratories - - Reading time 2 mins - Share :
The largest-ever multinational study of parental age and autism risk, funded by Autism Speaks, found increased autism rates among the children of teen moms and among children whose parents have relatively large gaps between their ages. The study also confirmed that older parents are at higher ris...

Neuroscientists reveal autism's 'noisy' secret

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Strapped into a motion-enabled simulator and wearing 3D glasses, 36 adolescent volunteers recently experienced what it was like to "travel" through a field of virtual stars. The experiments provided new and convention-busting data about how sensory stimuli are processed by the brains of individua...

Viruses Could Help Fight Deadly Superbugs

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Viruses could be used in the fight against the deadly scourge of bacteria that can't be treated with antibiotics, researchers say.Ads from Inoreader:Remove ads • Advertise with Inoreader

Where do the happiest children live?

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Children in European countries tend to report higher levels of satisfaction with their friendships while children in African countries tend to be happier with their school lives. Children in northern European countries are particularly dissatisfied with their appearance and self-confidence. Most ...

Losing streak: Competitive high-school sports linked to gambling

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High-schoolers involved in competitive sports are at an elevated risk of addictive gambling, a new study concludes. According to the research, the participation of male high-school students in competitive sports is associated with problem gambling and gambling frequency, and female students who p...

Engineers hand 'cognitive' control to underwater robots

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For the last decade, scientists have deployed increasingly capable underwater robots to map and monitor pockets of the ocean to track the health of fisheries, and survey marine habitats and species. In general, such robots are effective at carrying out low-level tasks, specifically assigned to th...

Nail biters, beware: Teeth grinding is next

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Anxiety disorders affect approximately one in six adult Americans. The most well-known of these include panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety disorder. But what of brief bouts of anxiety caused by stressful social situations? New researc...

Social anxiety increases the risk of bruxism, tooth erosion, and jaw pain

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Anxiety disorders affect approximately one in six adult Americans, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The most well-known of these include panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety disorder. But what of brief bouts of anxi...

Hearts on Trial

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As researchers conduct the most rigorous human trials of cardiac cell therapies yet attempted, a clear picture of whether these treatments actually work is imminent.