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Meet Your 'Interstitium,' A Newfound Organ

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Researcher say they've found a network of fluid-filled spaces in tissue that hadn't been seen before.

Newfound 'organ' had been missed by standard method for visualizing anatomy

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove Researchers have identified a previously unknown feature of human anatomy with impli...

Study finds hospital quality report cards and readmission penalties may not tell whole story

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Ads from Inoreader • Remove Over the past several years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have...

Environment, Not Genetics, Primarily Shapes Microbiome Composition

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Including microbiome composition in predictions of whether a person is obese can significantly improve their accuracy, according to an analysis.

Better understanding amyotrophic lateral sclerosis by looking at how cells change

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It took eight long years of research, but now an international team led by neuroscientists at Université de Montréal has discovered a basic molecular mechanism that better helps understand how Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), works.

High-energy breakfast promotes weight loss

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In patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes, a meal schedule that includes a high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss, improves diabetes and decreases the need for insulin, new research from Israel reports. The study results will be presented Saturday, March 17, at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual ...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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