Diet has bigger impact on emotional well-being in women, finds study

The Binghamton University research suggests that women need a more nutrient-rich diet to support a positive emotional well-being

Diet has bigger impact on emotional well-being in women, finds studyMounting evidence suggests that anatomical and functional differences in men’s and women’s brain dictate susceptibility to mental disease. However, little is known about the role of dietary patterns in gender-specific psychological well-being. A team of researchers led by Lina Begdache, assistant professor of health and wellness studies at Binghamton University, conducted an anonymous survey of […]

Alzheimer’s interlinked with brain’s waste disposal system

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting around 70 per cent of dementia sufferers. The research findings were published in the Oxford Academic journal Brain

Alzheimer’s interlinked with brain’s waste disposal systemA new study asks whether the endolysosomal system, which takes care of cellular waste, may be involved in the development of this condition. Despite this disease being so common among the ageing population, it remains unclear what exactly causes it. This means that treatments for Alzheimer’s tend to focus on managing the symptoms – such […]

IIT Hyderabad hosts international workshop on ‘reframing the biological clock’

We all have a biological clock, which is tasked with helping us to maintain our daily cycles of rest and activity by running in sync with the cycles of light and dark in our environment. Experts state that the biological clock plays a role in regulating time-dependent processes within the body, including metabolism, DNA repair, and the cell cycle

IIT Hyderabad hosts international workshop on ‘reframing the biological clock’  The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad hosted an international workshop on ‘Reframing the Biological Clock’ as part of a project funded under Wellcome Foundation UK Small Projects Grant for 2018. Researchers from the Institute are working on a pilot research looking at the how age and ageing are conceptualised in assisted reproduction. Principal Investigator […]

Getting less than 8 hours of sleep can lead to depression, anxiety

Regular sleep disruptions can increase the difficulty in shifting attention away from negative thoughts. These negative thoughts can more easily expose people to different types of psychological disorders, such as depression or anxiety

Getting less than 8 hours of sleep can lead to depression, anxietyPeople who sleep less than the recommended eight hours a night are more likely to suffer depression or anxiety, a new study suggests. The study, conducted by researchers at Binghamton University of New York State and published in the recent edition of journal ScienceDirect, compared the timing and duration of sleep in individuals with moderate […]

Indians with diabetes have a threefold rise in mortality rates

Morality rate 3 times higher in Indians with diabetes compared to Indians without diabetes state researchers. People who are underweight were at a significantly higher risk of all-cause mortality. Increase in mortality due to diabetes was accounted for by renal disease and cardiovascular disease

Indians with diabetes have a threefold rise in mortality ratesMadras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) has published yet another breakthrough study report focusing solely on the morality rates among Indians with and without diabetes. A brainchild of Dr R M Anjana,  and her team, the study – Chennai Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (CURES), reports on the mortality rates based on a representative sample of 26,001 […]

Interspecies transplantation a viable treatment for Type 1 diabetes?

Scientists have advanced possibility of producing human transplantable tissue for type 1 diabetes treatment, after successfully reversing condition in mice transplanted with cells from rat-grown pancreases

Interspecies transplantation a viable treatment for Type 1 diabetes?Researchers from Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA, and the University of Tokyo in Japan reveal how they transplanted functional, insulin-producing cells grown in rats into mice with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Hiromitsu Nakauchi, of the Department of Genetics at Stanford, and colleagues recently reported their findings in the journal Nature. For more […]

India: Researchers discover a molecule to stop degeneration

Now Indian researchers have made headway towards finding a molecule that can stop degeneration as well as promote regeneration of articular cartilage. The results of the study have been published in the journal, Development. Experts give their opinion to My Medical Mantra regarding the same

India: Researchers discover a molecule to stop degenerationOsteoarthritis is a joint inflammation that results from cartilage degeneration. Osteoarthritis can be caused by aging, heredity, and injury from trauma or disease. Deterioration of articular cartilage in joints causes osteoarthritis. Researchers are engaged in developing new strategies for osteoarthritis treatment based on regenerative medicine, tissue engineering and gene therapy. As per Amitabha Bandyopadhyay, who […]

Pune: Doctors seek eye donations from cancer patients for research

Eyes of deceased people who were suffering from cancer during their life can be used for research activities, as their eyes cannot be used to give vision to a blind person

Pune: Doctors seek eye donations from cancer patients for researchDoctors suggest that the incidence of corneal blindness has declined and Pune does not see any shortage of eye donations these days. Although, awareness is still needed so as to not reverse the trend on eye donations. Also while there is no dearth of cadaver eye donations, donations of those dead people who were suffering […]

Criticising, fat shaming has adverse effect on health, reveals study

Findings showed that after being subjected to fat shaming, people were more likely to experience increased heart rate and blood pressure, in addition to weight gain

Criticising, fat shaming has adverse effect on health, reveals studyA new study from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has found that fat shaming someone who is battling obesity doesn’t actually encourage them to get healthy — in fact, it has the opposite effect. Results showed that after being subjected to fat shaming, people were more likely to experience increased heart rate and blood […]

Researchers pin hope on shark-inspired drug to treat fibrosis

Australian scientists hope a drug that mimics part of a shark's immune system may help treat an incurable lung disease

Researchers pin hope on shark-inspired drug to treat fibrosisIdiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) scars lung tissue, causing breathing to become progressively harder. It kills more than 5,000 people each year in the UK alone, according to the British Lung Foundation. Researchers hope a new drug, inspired by an antibody in the blood of sharks, can begin human trials next year. The drug, AD-114, was […]
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