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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Low Level Vitamin D During Remission Contributes to Relapse in Ulcerative Colitis Patients

Feb. 17, 2017 — Lower levels of vitamin D in the blood increase the risk of clinical relapse in patients with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers ... read more

Understanding Enzymes: New Tool Can Help Researchers Identify Enzymes, and Their Abundance, in Microbiomes

Feb. 13, 2017 — A new tool can help researchers more accurately identify enzymes present in microbiomes and quantify their relative ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — A new compound employs a unique mechanism of action that has safely and effectively suppressed tumors in animal ... read more

Function of Olfactory Receptor in the Human Heart Identified

Feb. 8, 2017 — Researchers have identified the function of olfactory receptors in the human heart muscle, such as are also present in the nose. One of the receptors reacts to fatty acids that occur in the blood, in ... read more

Study Paints Clearer Picture of 'NASTy' Side Effects from Well-Known Heart Drug

Feb. 6, 2017 — The uncomfortable and embarrassing facial side effects many patients experience from the drug niacin, which is prescribed to prevent heart disease, typically lead to a high number of patients ... read more

Experts Reveal Hidden Dangers Behind Supplements

Feb. 6, 2017 — Many herbal supplements contain hidden pharmaceutical ingredients that could be causing serious health risks, according to a team of ... read more

New Way of Visualizing Fatty Acids Inside Cells

Feb. 2, 2017 — A new method to image intracellular fatty acids at a single cell level has been developed by a team of researchers. They treated cells with fatty acids containing a single bromine atom and used ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — Neutron analysis is helping researchers better understand a key enzyme found in a bacterium known to cause stomach cancer. Understanding the details of this enzyme, and thus the Helicobacter pylori ... read more

Vitamin C May Decrease Risk of Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery

Feb. 1, 2017 — Vitamin C decreased the incidence of post-operative atrial fibrillation (AF) by 44% in cardiac surgery patients in nine randomized trials that were conducted outside of the USA according to a ... read more

Mediterranean Diet Linked to a Lower Risk of Attention-Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder

Feb. 1, 2017 — Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a ... read more

Vitamin D Discovery Could Prove Key to New Treatments for Metabolic Disorders and Certain Cancers

Feb. 1, 2017 — Researchers have identified a new way vitamin D helps control the balance of lipids in the body. This key finding could advance development of new treatments for metabolic disorders and certain ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — In the microbial world, vitamin B12 is a hot commodity. It turns out that vitamin B12, a substance produced by only a few organisms but needed by nearly all of them, wields great power in microbial ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — A cell biologist shows that blocking a critical enzyme helps to mitigate diseases associated with protein folding and lipid ... read more

Cancer Cells Grow by Exploiting Their Neighbours

Jan. 25, 2017 — Cancer cells grow by stealing energy from neighboring cells, researchers have ... read more

Too Little Food from Animal Sources May Increase Risk of Preterm Birth

Jan. 24, 2017 — Pregnant women increase their chances of vitamin B12 deficiency if they don't consume enough meat, milk or eggs. This vitamin is found only in animal products. A deficiency of the vitamin during ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — New research addresses the lack of knowledge about how B cell metabolism adapts to each of their various environments -- development in the bone marrow, proliferation and hypermutation in the lymph ... read more

Study Discusses Model for Understanding Nutrition and Brain Development

Jan. 19, 2017 — For nearly a decade, researchers have studied the piglet as a translational model to understand which aspects of early brain development are affected by nutrition interventions. In a recent review ... read more

Millions of People With Metabolic Syndrome May Need More Vitamin E

Jan. 17, 2017 — New research has shown that people with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E -- which could be a serious public health concern, in light of the millions of people who have this ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Would you rather shed a couple tears or have your blood drawn? Testing for nutritional deficiencies in blood can be invasive and expensive. Researchers explored what it takes to switch to tears ... read more

Changes to Hospital Electronic Health Records Could Improve Care of Patients on Warfarin

Jan. 11, 2017 — Using electronic health records can improve the care patients on warfarin receive after they leave the hospital and eliminate potential confusion among care providers and pharmacists, research ... read more

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