Health News

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 21:02

According to a new study size of foot ulcer in type 2 diabetes patients was significantly reduced following treatment with resveratrol.

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 14:23

Scientists at the Salk Institute have uncovered details into a surprising—and crucial—link between brain development and a gene whose mutation is tied to breast and ovarian cancer. Aside from better understanding neurological damage associated in a small percentage of people susceptible to breast cancers, the new work also helps to better understand the evolution of the brain.

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 14:07

Synthetic collagen invented at Rice University may help wounds heal by directing the natural clotting of blood. The material, KOD, mimics natural collagen, a fibrous protein that binds cells together into organs and tissues. It could improve upon commercial sponges or therapies based on naturally derived porcine or bovine-derived collagen now used to aid healing during or after surgery.

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 14:00

While many people have an opinion on whether animals can help to improve wellbeing and care for patients in hospitals, does anyone really know whether there are benefits both for the patients and the animals themselves?
Not according to a team of researchers from the University of Adelaide, which has conducted a worldwide review of all studies looking at the impact of "animal interventions" in healthcare settings for children.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 11:16

In a new study led by Soojin Yi at Georgia Institute of Technology points the role of DNA methylation in regulating duplicate genes. DNA methylation is addition of a methyl group to the DNA nucleotide cytosine or adenine and some of this is heritable. This study found that small methyl group attaches to the duplicate genes and prevent that gene from being active providing explanation to why duplicate genes are lost eventually.

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 06:45

Binge drinking often results in delayed wound healing and in exacerbation of wound infections. A new study from researchers in Loyola University, Chicago shows that mimicking binge alcohol exposure in a mouse model results in impairment of innate immune responses related to wound healing. The study is published online ahead of print in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.