September 16, 2014

How Food Commercial Influence Teens Diets

Children and adolescents see thousands of food commercials each year and most of them advertise junk foods high in sugar, fat and salt. Yet, we know almost nothing about how all of this food marketing impacts the brain, especially for

High Protein Diets May Lower Blood Pressure

Adults who consume a high-protein diet may be at a lower risk for developing high blood pressure (HBP). The study, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), found participants consuming

Ibuprofen’s Role In Immune Function In The Elderly

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that macrophages from the lungs of old mice responded differently to infections than those of young mice, ibuprofen reversed these changes.

New research involving mice suggests that the key to

New Hope For Treating Auto Immune Diseases

Scientists have made an important breakthrough in the fight against debilitating autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis by revealing how to stop cells attacking healthy body tissue.

Rather than the body’s immune system destroying its own tissue by mistake, researchers

“Vice Versus Virtue” Approach To Nutrition

Variety may trump virtue when it comes to the struggle to eat healthy, says a Vanderbilt marketing professor who studies consumer self-control and endorses “vice-virtue bundles” combining nutritious and not-so-nutritious foods.

“We suggest a simple … solution that can help

The Clean Plate Club

If you’re a member of the Clean Plate Club (you eat pretty much everything you put on your plate) you’re not alone! A new Cornell University study shows that the average adult eats 92% of whatever he or she puts …

New Research On Epilepsy And Alzheimer’s

University of Utah scientists have developed a genetically engineered line of mice that is expected to open the door to new research on epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

The mice carry a protein marker, which changes in degree of fluorescence

New Self-Healing Property Of The Pancreas Discovered

Up until puberty, the pancreas is more adaptable and possesses a greater potential for self-healing than had previously been assumed. This is the conclusion reached by a study with mice funded through the National Research Program “Stem Cells and Regenerative

How Gut Bacteria May Influence Food Cravings And Mood

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 both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and

Harnessing The Power Of Natural Killer Cells In The Fight Against Cancer

Melbourne researchers have revealed the critical importance of highly specialized immune cells, called natural killer cells, in killing melanoma cells that have spread to the lungs.

These natural killer cells could be harnessed to hunt down and kill cancers that