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Few tips to remove a tick and prevent future bites

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:28:54 -0400

As tick populations grow and spread across the country, their prevalence is increasing the public's risk for some troubling diseases. Of these diseases, say dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Powassan virus and alpha-gal syndrome- a mysterious red meat allergy- are among the most serious.

Cholesterol-like molecules act as ‘cut-off’ switch for engine that powers cancer-killing cells

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:23:34 -0400

Scientists have just discovered how the engine that powers cancer-killing cells functions. Crucially, their research also highlights how that engine is fuelled and that cholesterol-like molecules, called oxysterols, act as a "cut-off" switch making it hard for our 'Natural Killer' cells to win the war against cancer.

Experts discuss link between breast milk components, circadian variation, and infant health

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:14:01 -0400

The fat content and levels of several key nutrients and hormones in breast milk vary with the mother's circadian rhythm, which may have implications for the timing of breastfeeding and feeding of expressed milk, especially for high-risk infants.

New man-made antioxidant could help improve success rates of cell-based therapies

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:57:37 -0400

Cell therapies being developed to treat a range of conditions could be improved by a chemical compound that aids their survival, research suggests.

New research identifies way to convert white fat into brown fat in mice

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:44:33 -0400

There's good fat and bad fat in our bodies. The good fat helps burn calories, while the bad fat hoards calories, contributing to weight gain and obesity. Now, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified a way to convert bad, white fat into good, brown fat, at least in mice.

Leading researchers join forces to create a “standard model” of the brain

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:56:42 -0400

Leading neuroscientists are teaming up to study the brain in a way that is modelled on physics projects, where researchers look for new particles.

Scientists uncover new clues to male infertility or congenital illness

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:41:48 -0400

When it comes to male reproductive fertility, timing is everything. Now scientists are finding new details on how disruption of this timing may contribute to male infertility or congenital illness.

Analytical Science in Precision Medicine

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:39:00 -0400

Pittcon is an analytical conference, so naturally my talk will be about analytical chemistry and how analytical chemistry will become increasingly important in delivering healthcare solutions, not only for rich people, but also, hopefully, for poor people across the world.

Online toolkit helps health professionals to integrate genomics into patient care

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:32:46 -0400

Nurses and other health professionals looking to integrate genomics into patient care now have access to an online toolkit with more than 100 resources, part of a new website launched by the National Human Genome Research Institute.

QMUL professor receives Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:25:42 -0400

Professor Jack Cuzick from Queen Mary University of London has received the Cancer Research UK Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.