April 1, 2015

Results From First Phase 1 Trial Of Ebola Vaccine Published

Results from the first phase 1 trial of an Ebola vaccine based on the current (2014) strain of the virus have been published in The Lancet. Until now, all tested Ebola virus vaccines have been based on the virus …

Hope Emerges For New Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine

A molecule that prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice has provoked an immune response in human cells, according to researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado. The findings, published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy

Human Babies Need The Nutritional Boost Of Breast MIlk

Human babies appear to need more of a nutritional boost from breast-milk proteins than do infants of one of their closest primate relatives, suggests a study comparing human milk with the milk of rhesus macaque monkeys.

The research team, led …

Oxytocin Nasal Spray May Reduce Calorie Intake

A synthetic nasal formulation of the hormone oxytocin reduced caloric intake in healthy men, particularly consumption of fatty foods, after a single treatment, a new study finds. The results, to be presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society’s 97th annual meeting …

High Cholesterol And Triglycerides Restrict Vitamin E Uptake

A new study has found that high levels of blood lipids such as cholesterol and triglycerides can keep Vitamin E  tied up in the blood stream, and prevent it from reaching the tissues that need it.

The research, just published …

Super Nutrients From Seeds And Fruit

 

 

Although there is no universal standard definition of a super seed or superfruit, they are often described as providing a number of nutrients and health benefits all in one package. In the March issue of Food Technology published by …

Scientists Discover A New Hormone That Fights Weight Gain

Scientists at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology have discovered a new hormone that fights the weight gain caused by a high-fat Western diet and normalizes the metabolism — effects commonly associated with exercising.

Hormones are molecules that act …

Chronic Fatigue A Biological Illness

Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health identified distinct immune changes in patients diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, known medically as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) or systemic exertion intolerance disease. The findings …

New Hope For Psoriasis Sufferers

A three-character code brings relief to patients with psoriasis and sheds light on complex immunoregulation processes: IL-4, an abbreviation for the endogenous signaling molecule Interleukin 4. The substance’s ability to inhibit inflammation is well known, but its mechanism of action …

Appetite Controlling Neurons From Human Skin Cells

Researchers have for the first time successfully converted adult human skin cells into neurons of the type that regulate appetite, providing a patient-specific model for studying the neurophysiology of weight control and testing new therapies for obesity. The study, led …