Archive for December, 2014 : Sugar Molecule Found in Red Meat Link to CancerDecember 31st, 2014
Neu5Gc, fed in most mammals, is found in human diet which creates spontaneous tumor formation as it did in the research study with the mice.
Fingertip Blood Sensor May Save Valuable Time for Both Patients and DoctorsDecember 31st, 2014
The new tool may give immediate information to the surgeons and spare patient’s discomfort in drawing blood.
Importance of Blink Assessment in Face TransplantDecember 31st, 2014
A careful blink assessment in facial transplantation could help in preserving the vision of most patients who have face injury.
Mechanism of Toxin’s Inflammatory Effect on Lungs FoundDecember 31st, 2014
The discovery of a bacterial toxin could give way to the creation of therapeutic strategies to improve patient’s health.
Cancer-causing Mutation DiscoveredDecember 31st, 2014
The gene rearrangements can cause small percentage of cancer and drugs are available to target and harbor the abnormalities of cancer-causing gene.
Estrogen Worsens Allergic ReactionDecember 31st, 2014
Estrogen creates allergic reactions for women which identifies its role why women are more prone to allergies.
January 2015 NewsletterDecember 31st, 2014
by Lilian Mustelier
We Have So Much to Learn From CubaDecember 30th, 2014
By Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s thoughts about Cuba and his family’s legacy.
School Districts to Suppliers: Procure Antibiotic-Free ChickenDecember 29th, 2014
The announcement of supplying antibiotic-free chicken to schools creates higher quality standards to serve quality meals and protecting healthy future for students.
Animal Actors to Appear in Fund-RaiserDecember 26th, 2014
Twelve New Genetic Causes of Developmental Disorders DiscoveredDecember 26th, 2014
With the discovery of the causes of developmental disorders, the researchers believe that it will inspire more clinical and research studies to pinpoint more genetic causes of the disorders.
Scientists Discover How Lung Cancer SpreadsDecember 26th, 2014
Taking control of the recycling process of the cell helps stop lung cancer from spreading which is very important in finding new treatments to prevent cancer deaths.
Pheromones, an Effective and Affordable Bait for BedbugsDecember 26th, 2014
Pheromones, a newly-discovered chemical which is compose of three components, lure and trap the bedbugs which will benefit people and those in industries that are commonly infested by bedbugs.
Maternal Obesity and High-fat Diet Harm FetusDecember 26th, 2014
Maternal obesity and high-fat diet create constraints on blood stem cells of the fetus that disturbed the development of the immune system and which explains the rise in immune disease and allergic susceptibility of the children.
Identifying Brain Variations to Predict Patient Response to Surgery for OCDDecember 26th, 2014
The neuroanatomical variation may help in the choosing of the possible candidates in the surgery yet physicians must practice neurosurgery in psychiatry with care especially in lesioning the brain.
Indoor Tanning Among U.S. High School Students DecreasingDecember 25th, 2014
High schools were now more cautious of engaging in indoor tanning due to increased awareness of its negative effects to the skin especially those who started early in this practice.
Researchers Track Paths to Cancer Drug ResistanceDecember 25th, 2014
By targeting the route cells, the researchers were able to pinpoint the pathways that promote resistance to the drugs and likely keep the current therapies effective.
Whole-genome Sequencing Can Identify Cancer Gene MutationsDecember 25th, 2014
Whole-genome sequencing can help discover candidates in cancer gene mutations which will decrease cost and will improve patient care yet further study is needed to interpret precise clinical implications.
Echolocation: Substitute Tool for Blind PeopleDecember 25th, 2014
Echolocation helps the visually-impaired people in assessing their environment and finding their way around and can be possibly used as a replacement for vision.
New Insights How Malaria-Carrier Mosquitoes Adapt to HumansDecember 25th, 2014
The study reveals how Anopheles genus mosquitoes, sole carriers of human malaria, evolve and adapt to humans as their host of the disease and brought a new understanding about the insect and its differences with others.
Poem: HollywoodDecember 21st, 2014
A poem by Invierno
William Blum’s Anti-Empire Report #135December 20th, 2014
More wise words, with a bit of humor for the holidays from Wiliam Blum. Buy his book.
Department of Interior Leads the Way on Scientific IntegrityDecember 19th, 2014
New Imaging Technique Helps to Diagnose CiliopathiesDecember 19th, 2014
Scientists uncovered a new window into the structure and defects in human cilia which will help in diagnosing and eventually treating these genetic disorders.
New Therapy to Re-programm Cell Death DiscoveredDecember 19th, 2014
Defective ubiquitin ligase allows tumor to grow unceasingly and hampers the process of programmed cell death wherein scientists are now working on a new therapy to treat the cancer cells.
Treatment to Recover from Spinal Cord Injury RevealedDecember 19th, 2014
Muscle spindle should be used extensively or be stimulated to recover from the spinal cord injury and which neuronal circuits are repaired.
New Understanding and Treatment for Brain Tumour RelapseDecember 18th, 2014
Taking tumour samples from children who relapsed can help in looking for best treatment which has fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy.
Power of Computers to Harness the Human Genome May Provide Clues into the Ebola VirusDecember 18th, 2014
Genes in our cells could be used to develop drugs and cure diseases with the help of bioinformatics and through this it would create more targets to test and evaluate for the virus.
Autism and Exposure to Fine Particulate MatterDecember 18th, 2014
Exposure to high levels of fine particulate matter during pregnancy may cause twice the risk of having a child with autism.
Behaviorally-Inhibited Kids Predict Social Anxiety in AdolescenceDecember 18th, 2014
Identifying special factors that contributes to persistently-shy children can help in the prevention and treatment of socially-anxious adolescents.
Moms of Food-Allergic Kids Need Dietician’s SupportDecember 18th, 2014
Parents of food-allergic kids need information and support from a dietician to ensure them that their child will be safe and to guide them to create a nutritionally complete diet.
Obama Promises Normalization with CubaDecember 17th, 2014
Obama has finally released the three remaining political prisoners of the Cuban 5 in exchange for Cuba releasing two American spies and has promised to normalize relations. Could it be true?
U.S. Dietary Quality Remains Poor and Gap Widens Between GroupsDecember 15th, 2014
Dietary quality gap widens between rich and poor due to education and income and researchers urge for improve public health policies and nutrition education for a disease-free society.
Mediterranean Diet Increased Life SpanDecember 15th, 2014
Greater constancy to the diet has longer telomeres which has been linked to longevity and scientists will continue on their research which components of diet that increased life span.
Only 25 Minutes of Mindfulness Meditation Alleviates StressDecember 15th, 2014
A brief mindfulness meditation around 25 minutes for three consecutive days can relieve psychological stress but greater cortisol reactivity yet may reduce in long-term meditation.
Obesity Intensifies Silent Cardiac DamageDecember 15th, 2014
Obese people has elevated levels of heart enzyme which is likely to develop to heart failure which can be a forewarning that obesity can fuel heart failure independent of other symptoms.
Kids with Open Bone Breaks Can Heal Safely Without SurgeryDecember 15th, 2014
Non-surgery can be given to children with simple open bone breaks with no infection yet one-size treatment doesn’t fit all which means each fracture requires careful clinical evaluation.
Need for Public Information About Taking Unnecessary AntibioticsDecember 15th, 2014
Researchers suggest informing the public about over prescription and resistance of antibiotics and the risks linked with taking unnecessary antibiotics.
Proteins Force Cancer Cells to ProliferateDecember 15th, 2014
Musashi proteins influence the cells to proliferate increasingly and the study made showed more about understanding the cell states of cancer rather than treating them.
Therapeutic Strategy May Treat a Childhood Neurological DisorderDecember 15th, 2014
Loss of neurofibromin causes intellectual deficits and autism yet it may reverse the disease through therapies after birth.
Cancer Can’t Grow If It Will Not be MovedDecember 15th, 2014
Disrupting the enzyme that plays an important role in cell movement will possibly stop cancer from spreading and growing and now scientists are looking at the enzyme as cancer drug target.
Occasional Use of Heroin May Worsen HIV InfectionDecember 15th, 2014
The use of heroin by HIV-positive patients may harm their immune system due to a decrease of CD4 count and researchers will continue to evaluate its effects towards other aspects.
DepopulationDecember 15th, 2014
A poignant poem by Invierno.
Are GMOs Killing Us?December 14th, 2014
The steep rise in incidence of 22 chronic diseases in the US correlates strongly with the increase in GM crops and the application of glyphosate-based herbicides.
UN Climate Talks Face “Major Breakdown”December 13th, 2014
Talks to curb levels of global greenhouse gas emissions at a UN summit in Lima have now run over by 19 hours, with little sign of countries reaching an agreement.
Senate Report Condemns CIA TortureDecember 13th, 2014
Ralph Nader’s take on America’s illegal use of torture.
Human Eye Can See ‘Invisible’ Infrared LightDecember 12th, 2014
Discovering that retina can sense infrared light, scientists are now trying to develop a new instrument to check if the retina is functioning properly.
Many U.S. Workers Experiencing Chronic Sleep LossDecember 11th, 2014
U.S. adults are required to sleep for 7 to 9 hours and include strategies like flexible work and class start times to prevent chronic sleep loss.
UN Women Empowers Widows Who Face Stigma and DiscriminationDecember 11th, 2014
UN Women is trying to help the widows and single women to break free from their current situation of stigma and discrimination and empowering them as agents of change.
Present Flu Vaccine May Make You SickerDecember 11th, 2014
Cross reactivity is considered ok but the original antigenic sin makes people susceptible to virus leading to major complications or even death yet government continue to promote the vaccine.
Champions of Change Wanted for Climate EducationDecember 11th, 2014
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is looking for Champions of Change in Climate Education & Literacy.
A Glimpse of Life with Cerebral PalsyDecember 11th, 2014
‘I Came -I Stayed’ encourages readers to chase their dreams, conquer their fears.
How-to Exercise Pamphlet for People with MSDecember 11th, 2014
The pamphlets help people with MS to increase their motivation to exercise and to counteract the paralyzing effects of multiple sclerosis.
High Testosterone Link to Colon CancerDecember 10th, 2014
There is a close link between higher testosterone and colon cancer in which women gets when their estrogen lowers during their menopausal period.
U.S. Ambassador Dan Mozena Lies For MonsantoDecember 10th, 2014
Obama continues his dark agenda by placing agents of criminal enterprises into U.S. Embassies.
New Report Exposes Fracking RisksDecember 9th, 2014
Fracking is worse than most of us might imagine and will have long-term negative consequences.
Researchers Pinpoint Chemo Effect On Brain CellsDecember 6th, 2014
Chemo not only kills many patients but leaves many others zombies.
Knee Surgery Leads to Arthritis & Cartilage LossDecember 6th, 2014
Fracking Chemicals Cause Sterility & Birth DefectsDecember 5th, 2014
Chemicals used in fracking operations are highly toxic and can cause a wide range of serious health problems.
USGS Makes Better Topo Maps AvailableDecember 5th, 2014
America finally allows taxpayers access to higher resolution topographical maps.
Why Ralph Nader Doesn’t Have a Credit CardDecember 5th, 2014
Ralph Nader doesn’t have a credit card, and for good reason.
Sovereign Gets 10 Years for Filing LiensDecember 5th, 2014
A man who filed retaliatory liens against was branded a “paper terrorist” and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Why Children Don’t Belong to the Clean Plate ClubDecember 2nd, 2014
Kids should not be made to eat all of the food on their plate.
December 2014 NewsletterDecember 2nd, 2014
by Lilian Mustelier
Gut Microbiota Influences Blood-Brain Barrier PermeabilityDecember 1st, 2014
New research suggests that the microbes in your gut can influence what kind of toxins get into your brain. Another good reason to eat smart and avoid GMOs.
New Method for Studying Falling AsleepDecember 1st, 2014