Saturday, November 26, 2022

New study shows role of adenosine kinase in fat deposition, liver inflammation — ScienceDaily

A study led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research provides compelling evidence of the important role of hepatocyte adenosine kinase in the progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD. The study, "Hepatocyte Adenosine Kinase Promotes Excessive...

Holy mackerel! Could eating salmon, cod, tuna, herring or sardines keep our brains healthy...

Eating cold-water fish and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids may preserve brain health and enhance cognition in middle age, new evidence indicates. Having at least some omega-3s in red blood cells was associated with...

Saliva test could provide early warning for severe COVID cases, finds study — ScienceDaily

Saliva samples could soon be key to predicting the severity of someone's case of Covid-19, allowing hospitals to triage patients effectively, according to new research from the University of Surrey. The research team found that...

Positive effects of omega-3 on the immune system in cases of severe COVID-19, study...

Intravenous treatment with omega-3 fatty acids in elderly hospitalised patients in intensive care due to COVID-19 seems to have positive effects on the ability of the immune system to cope with the virus, according...

Study findings emphasize importance of taking a holistic approach to thinking about nutrients —...

The answer to a relatively concise question -- how does what we eat affect how we age -- is unavoidably complex, according to a new study at the Butler Columbia Aging Center at Columbia...

Mutation in key molecules could stop gonorrhea infection, biomedical sciences researchers find — ScienceDaily

Creating a mutation that inhibits how the bacterial pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae causes gonorrhea, a common sexually transmitted infection, could offer a new way to prevent and treat the disease, according to researchers in the...

Scientists imbue cells with pathway to make own drugs — ScienceDaily

Thank the rare crested ibis for a clue that could someday help our bodies make better drugs. The species of bird is the only one known to naturally produce an enzyme able to generate a...

New understanding of how the transporter protein cystinosin functions may lead to better treatments...

The rare genetic disease cystinosis is caused by mutations in the gene for a protein called cystinosin. A team of scientists has now solved the structure of cystinosin and determined how mutations interfere with...

Scientists discover novel mechanism that causes rare brain disease — ScienceDaily

A rare but potentially debilitating brain disorder finally has a definitive cause, thanks to research teams working on opposite sides of the globe. A mutation in the gene that manages the transportation out of cells...

Daily multivitamin may improve cognition and possibly protect against decline, study suggests — ScienceDaily

Could taking a daily multivitamin help maintain cognitive health with aging and possibly prevent cognitive decline? According to new research from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, conducted in collaboration with Brigham and Women's...
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