Contact with nature during childhood could lead to better mental health in adulthood

Contact with nature during childhood could lead to better mental health in adulthood

However, few studies have explored the impact of childhood exposure to natural environments on mental health and vitality in adulthood. Wilma Zijlema, ISGlobal researcher and study coordinator, underlines that the conclusions "show the importance of childhood exposure to natural spaces for the development of a nature-appreciating attitude and a healthy psychological state in adulthood."

Experimental noninvasive tool monitors effectiveness of stem cell transplantation

Experimental noninvasive tool monitors effectiveness of stem cell transplantation

Through the blood test, which the researchers call a "liquid biopsy," the researchers monitored human cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) and cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs) transplanted into rat hearts following myocardial infarction.

CBD clinical trial results on seizure frequency in dogs 'encouraging'

CBD clinical trial results on seizure frequency in dogs 'encouraging'

Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, led a small study with 16 pet dogs to assess the short-term effect of CBD on seizure frequency. Based on her research, McGrath found that 89 percent of dogs who received CBD in the clinical trial had a reduction in the frequency of seizures.

Boston Scientific announces positive stent results from clinical trial

Boston Scientific announces positive stent results from clinical trial

One of the analyses from the global, randomised, controlled Imperial trial, which evaluated the Eluvia Stent System in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease, assessed outcomes of patients diagnosed with moderate to severely calcified lesions.

Dawn-to-sunset fasting suggests potential new treatment for obesity-related conditions

Dawn-to-sunset fasting suggests potential new treatment for obesity-related conditions

Resulting blood samples showed increased levels of tropomyosin (TPM) 1, 3 and 4, proteins that have a role in maintaining healthy cells and cell repairs important to the body's response to insulin.

Exercise: Psych patients' new primary prescription

Exercise: Psych patients' new primary prescription

Practitioners at inpatient psychiatric facilities -- often crowded, acute settings in which patients experience severe distress and discomfort -- typically prescribe psychotropic medications first, rather than natural remedies like physical exercise, to alleviate patients' symptoms such as anger, anxiety and depression.

Eliminating extended work shifts improves sleep duration for senior resident physicians

Eliminating extended work shifts improves sleep duration for senior resident physicians

A new study led by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital is the first multi-center randomized clinical trial of senior resident physicians (postgraduate year two and higher) to compare the work hours and sleep obtained by those working extended shifts with those whose scheduled shift lengths were limited to no more than 16 consecutive hours.

Google Photos Fixed the Bad Photo Organization That I Spent Years Creating

Google Photos Fixed the Bad Photo Organization That I Spent Years Creating

Photo: GizmodoIf you’ve lived long enough to remember the early days of digital photography, you may well have hundreds of thousands of pictures squirreled away on your computer, from various cameras and phones and the web, all terribly organized and almost beyond hope as far as sorting and cataloging goes.

The Rebirth of the Personal Computer

The Rebirth of the Personal Computer

Still, I think this is going to lead to a class of wearable computers that will let users define the size of the virtual display, wear the device for extended periods, increasingly use a voice interface (which certainly will promote office-based noise canceling headphones), and perhaps eliminate the need for smartphones, tablets and PCs as we know them.

Researchers document impact of coffee on bowels

Researchers document impact of coffee on bowels

Researchers examined changes to bacteria when fecal matter was exposed to coffee in a petri dish, and by studying the composition of feces after rats ingested differing concentrations of coffee over three days.

Stroke, cancer and heart disease: Key acid-activated protein channel

Stroke, cancer and heart disease: Key acid-activated protein channel

"Knowing the identity of this acid-stimulated protein opens up a broad new avenue of both basic research and drug discovery," says the study's principal investigator Zhaozhu Qiu, Ph. D., an assistant professor in the Department of Physiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Virulence factor of the influenza A virus mapped in real-time

Virulence factor of the influenza A virus mapped in real-time

Researchers at Kanazawa University have recently studied the structure of HA of avian influenza virus, H5N1, using high-speed atomic force microscopy (HS-AFM) and the findings are essential for developing therapeutic approaches against influenza A viruses in future.

Minister launches International Research and Innovation Strategy

Minister launches International Research and Innovation Strategy

Science minister Chris Skidmore has launched the International Research and Innovation Strategy in a bid to ensure the UK is a global leader in science.

Why Does Coffee Make Us Poop? Scientists Gave Coffee to Rats to Find Out

Why Does Coffee Make Us Poop? Scientists Gave Coffee to Rats to Find Out

But it isn’t entirely clear how the former affects the latter, nor are Shi and his team saying that coffee’s effects on the gut are definitely working through the microbiome—just that they’ve found an interesting link to keep looking into.

Big data reveals hidden subtypes of sepsis

Big data reveals hidden subtypes of sepsis

And they held again when the team studied rich clinical data and immune response biomarkers from nearly 500 pneumonia patients enrolled at 28 hospitals in the U.S. In the next part of the study, Seymour and his team applied their findings to several recently completed international clinical trials that tested different promising therapies for sepsis -- all of which had ended with unremarkable results.

Feral Parrots Are Taking Over America

Feral Parrots Are Taking Over America

It turns out they’re far from unusual—escaped pet parrots have established breeding populations in nearly half of U.S. states, according to a new analysis.

Button batteries can rapidly damage stomach lining before symptoms appear

Button batteries can rapidly damage stomach lining before symptoms appear

Damage to the lining of the stomach can occur quickly when children swallow button batteries; therefore, clinicians should consider prompt endoscopic removal, even when the child is symptom free and the battery has passed safely through the narrow esophagus, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019.

Dangerous pathogens use this sophisticated machinery to infect hosts

Dangerous pathogens use this sophisticated machinery to infect hosts

In 2017, Caltech postdoctoral scholar Debnath Ghosal and his collaborators used a technique called electron cryotomography to reveal, for the first time, the overall low-resolution architecture of the T4SS in Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease, a severe and often lethal form of pneumonia.

Research reveals insulin-producing beta cells may change function in diabetes

Research reveals insulin-producing beta cells may change function in diabetes

Research led by the University of Exeter is the first to look at the cells using an entirely animal-free model, instead using a completely human cell system in laboratories for the first time.

Electric field-based dressing helps heal wound infections

Electric field-based dressing helps heal wound infections

Bacterial biofilms are thin, slimy films of bacteria that form on some wounds, including burns or post-surgical infections, as well as after a medical device, such as a catheter, is placed in the body.

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