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Sunday 04 October, 2015

Over-weight? Red wine could help you burn fat

OSU's Neil Shay studies metabolic effects of grape chemicals. Here he pours grape juice into a wine vat. Photo by Lynn Ketchum

Drinking red grape juice or wine in moderation could improve the health of overweight people by helping them burn fat better  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Cow immune system inspires new therapies for humans

Scientists have developed a potential new therapy based on immune molecules from cows to help people with hormone deficiencies.  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Money tops stress factor in US: Survey

The United States could be the wealthiest nation in the world and yet it is money that stresses out its adult population the most, reveals a new survey.  More...

The research, published online in Neuropsychopharmacology, was led by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and conducted in collaboration with the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. It also points out the common mechanisms involved between drug and food addiction. (Pictured L-R: Dr. Valentina Sabino, Cassie Moore, Dr. Clara Velazquez, Toni Ferragud and Dr. Pietro Cottone)
Image Credit:Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM)
By BioNews On Thursday, February 5th, 2015

A step closer to medicine that treats obesity

A peptide and hormone that reduces the urge to eat when administered to a specific area of the brain could be the target for developing medications to treat obesity and binge eating disorder, says a research. When More...

Smartphone dongles performed a point-of-care HIV and syphilis test in Rwanda from finger prick whole blood in 15 minutes, operated by health care workers trained on a software app.
—Image courtesy of Samiksha Nayak for Columbia Engineering
By BioNews On Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Smartphone device can diagnose HIV in 15 minutes

A team of researchers from Columbia University has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory or dongle that can perform a test that simultaneously detects three infectious disease markers from a finger prick of More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

US approves new drug for binge eating disorder

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug to treat moderate to severe binge eating disorder (BED) in adults  More...

Chart 1: Chart detailing the higher exposure rates to second hand smoke of certain groups of nonsmoking Americans. Nonsmoking Americans ages 3-11 years 41% higher exposure rate, ages 12-19 years 34% higher exposure rate, age 20 years and older 21% higher exposure rate. Nonsmoking white Americans 22% higher exposure rate, black 47% higher exposure rate, Mexican American 24% higher exposure rate. Nonsmoking Americans below the poverty level 43% higher exposure rate, at the poverty level 21% higher exposure rate. Nonsmoking Americans who own their home 19% higher exposure rate, renters 37% higher exposure rate.

Chart 2: Graph detailing how exposure to secondhand smoke differs among children ages 3-11 by race and ethnicity. Graph shows that non-Hispanic black children have the highest exposure compared to non-Hispanic white children and Mexican-American children.

Infographic Credit: CDC, USA
By BioNews On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Secondhand smoke exposure in the United States dropped by half

Although secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in the United States dropped by half between 1999 to 2000 and 2011 to 2012, one in four nonsmokers  More...

In vitro fertilization
By BioNews On Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Possible cause of IVF failure in some women identified

New research from The University of Manchester has demonstrated a previously unexplored biological process  More...

By BioNews On Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Why humans are affected less by retroviral infections

Retroviruses have merged with our DNA, and researchers can use them to better understand evolution and how we can resist cancer.  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Added fructose driving the rise in diabetics

Consumption of foods and beverages containing added sugars, particularly added fructose, is a major factor behind the dramatic rise in type 2 diabetes  More...