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A better diet helps beat depression in young men — ScienceDaily

Young men with a poor diet saw a significant improvement in their symptoms of depression when they switched to a healthy Mediterranean diet, a new study shows. Depression is a common mental health condition that...

Research lays the foundation for health standards about what offers true UV sterilization —...

When the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in early 2020, ultraviolet radiation became one of the go-to methods for preventing the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, along with facemasks, hand sanitizer and social distancing. The problem: There...

Higher antioxidant levels linked to lower dementia risk — ScienceDaily

People with higher levels of antioxidants in their blood may be less likely to develop dementia, according to a study published in the May 4, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of...

B12 deficiency harms young children’s development, and the food relief we provide isn’t good...

Vitamin B12 deficiency in infants leads to poor motor development and anaemia, according to a study from Burkina Faso conducted by the University of Copenhagen and Médecins Sans Frontières. B12 deficiency is an enormous,...

Children with a vegetarian diet also had higher odds of underweight weight status —...

A study of nearly 9,000 children found those who eat a vegetarian diet had similar measures of growth and nutrition compared to children who eat meat. The study, published in Pediatrics and led by...

Lipidomics provides new biomarkers for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes — ScienceDaily

The lipid metabolism plays an important role in the development of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. However, little is known about the molecular relationships. Using lipidomics, a modern analytical method, the team led...

Palmitoylation, a new target for anti-cancer drugs — ScienceDaily

Peripheral membrane proteins have the particularity of temporarily binding to cell membranes, a necessary step for them to be able to fulfil their biological function. To do this, certain enzymes that catalyse their lipid...

Scientists provide evolutionary insights into protein synthesis using primordial transfer RNA and ribosomes —...

The process of "translation" in protein synthesis involves formation of a peptide bond between two amino acids that are attached to two distinct transfer RNAs (tRNAs). For long, scientists have been puzzled as to...

Mechanism identified alters the coupling of nerve cells — ScienceDaily

The brain has the ability to modify the contacts between neurons. Among other things, that is how it prevents brain activity from getting out of control. Researchers from the University Hospital Bonn, together with...

Ubiquitous nutrients suppress appetite and promote movement — ScienceDaily

In experiments on mice, researchers at ETH Zurich show that non-​essential amino acids act as appetite suppressants and promote the urge to move. Their research provides insight into the neural mechanism that controls this...
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Congratulations UCSF Residency Class of 2022!

The UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging would like to thank our outstanding radiology residents for their dedication,...

Can we save more lives if we let resistant bacteria live? — ScienceDaily

Antibiotic resistance is a ticking bomb under public health. WHO predicts that in 2050 more people will die from infections than from cancer --...

New insights on infant word learning — ScienceDaily

A lot is unknown about how infants begin to connect names with objects, a critical skill for later language development. A new study by...