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Do caffeine's effects differ with or without sugar? (12/31/2014)

Do caffeine's effects differ with or without sugar?Consuming caffeinated or sugary drinks can affect the body's metabolism, causing changes in heart and respiratory rate and weight gain. The results of a new study exploring whether individuals respond differently to caffeinated drinks that do or do not contain sugar and to sugar alone are published in Journal of Caffeine Research: The International Multidisciplinary Journal of Caffeine Science. ...> Full Article


New study reveals Montmorency tart cherry juice accelerated recovery after intense cycling (12/30/2014)

New study reveals Montmorency tart cherry juice accelerated recovery after intense cyclingCyclists who are preparing for race day may have a new sports drink to give them an edge in recovery: tart cherry juice. A new study published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism found that Montmorency tart cherry juice helped accelerate recovery, maintain muscle function and reduce certain markers of exercise-induced inflammation among a group of cyclists participating in a simulated road race. ...> Full Article


Female sexual arousal: Facilitating pleasure and reproduction (12/29/2014)

Despite numerous studies, publications, and commentaries on human female sexual arousal and orgasm, there is still so much to study and understand about women's sexual pleasure. ...> Full Article


Fat cells reprogrammed to increase fat burning (12/28/2014)

Fat cells reprogrammed to increase fat burningWhite adipose tissue stores excess calories as fat that can be released for use in other organs during fasting. Mammals also have small amounts of brown adipose tissue, which primarily acts as an effective fat burner for the production of heat. Now researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have uncovered the mechanism by which white fat cells from humans gets reprogrammed to become browner. ...> Full Article


Is that Ginkgo biloba supplement really what you think it is? (12/27/2014)

Dr. Damon Little, Associate Curator of Bioinformatics in the Cullman Program for Molecular Systematics at The New York Botanical Garden, has just published a new study in the journal Genome investigating the use of DNA barcoding to test the authenticity of Ginkgo biloba, an herbal dietary supplement sold to consumers that is supposed to boost cognitive capacity. ...> Full Article


Body's cold 'sensor' could hold key for frostbite and hypothermia treatments (12/26/2014)

A cold 'sensor' which triggers the skin's vascular response to the cold could represent an exciting new therapeutic target for the treatment of frostbite and hypothermia, according to scientists at King's College London. ...> Full Article


Controlling obesity with potato extract (12/25/2014)

A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University. The results of their recent study were so surprising that the investigators repeated the experiment just to be sure. ...> Full Article


Toxic fruits hold the key to reproductive success (12/24/2014)

Toxic fruits hold the key to reproductive successScientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, have now discovered why the fruit fly Drosophila sechellia is adapted to the toxic fruits of the morinda tree. Drosophila sechellia females carry a mutation in a gene that inhibits egg production. The flies have very low levels of L-DOPA, a precursor of the hormone dopamine, which controls fertility; interestingly, large amounts of L-DOPA are contained in morinda fruits. ...> Full Article


New therapy holds promise for restoring vision (12/23/2014)

New therapy holds promise for restoring visionUC Berkeley scientists developed a therapy to restore light sensitivity to retinas blinded by the death of photoreceptors, as in retinitis pigmentosa. They use a virus to insert a gene for an ion channel into surviving retinal cells. An injected chemical binds to the receptor and opens it when hit with light, making these cells respond to light. It works in mice and now dogs at PennVet, while mice see enough to follow visual cues. ...> Full Article


Macrophages chase neutrophils away from wounds to resolve inflammation (12/22/2014)

Macrophages chase neutrophils away from wounds to resolve inflammationMacrophages are best known for their Pac Man-like ability to gobble up cellular debris and pathogens in order to thwart infection. A new study describes how these immune cells also help resolve inflammation by inducing white blood cells called neutrophils to leave wounded tissue. ...> Full Article


Don't worry, be happy; just go to bed earlier (12/21/2014)

When you go to bed and how long you sleep at a time might actually make it difficult for you to stop worrying, according to researchers at Binghamton University. The study, led by Binghamton Anxiety Clinic Director Meredith Coles and graduate student Jacob Nota, found that people who sleep for shorter periods of time and go to bed very late at night are often overwhelmed with more negative thoughts than those who keep more regular sleeping hours. ...> Full Article


Don't worry, be happy: Just go to bed earlier (12/20/2014)

When you go to bed, and how long you sleep at a time, might actually make it difficult for you to stop worrying. So say Jacob Nota and Meredith Coles, who found that people who sleep for shorter periods of time and go to bed very late at night are often overwhelmed with more negative thoughts than those who keep more regular sleeping hours. The findings appear in Springer's journal Cognitive Therapy and Research. ...> Full Article


3-D compass in the brain (12/19/2014)

A neural 3-D compass has been discovered in the mammalian brain. ...> Full Article


NIH-funded study is decoding blue light's mysterious ability to alter body's natural clock (12/18/2014)

NIH-funded study is decoding blue light's mysterious ability to alter body's natural clockBlue light bombards us, whether city lights, smartphones or tablets, says chemist Brian Zoltowski, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Blue light knocks off-kilter the natural circadian clock in humans, plants and animals, and can result in health problems, sleep and mood disorders, drug addiction, crop disease, and even confused migratory animals. The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $320,500 grant to Zoltowski's lab to map the trajectory of blue lightwaves signaling the body's natural clock. ...> Full Article


Vitamin supplement successfully prevents noise-induced hearing loss (12/17/2014)

Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College and the Gladstone Institutes have found a way to prevent noise-induced hearing loss in a mouse using a simple chemical compound that is a precursor to vitamin B3. This discovery has important implications not only for preventing hearing loss, but also potentially for treating some aging-related conditions that are linked to the same protein. ...> Full Article

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Do caffeine's effects differ with or without sugar?Do caffeine's effects differ with or without sugar?

New study reveals Montmorency tart cherry juice accelerated recovery after intense cyclingNew study reveals Montmorency tart cherry juice accelerated recovery after intense cycling

Female sexual arousal: Facilitating pleasure and reproduction

Fat cells reprogrammed to increase fat burningFat cells reprogrammed to increase fat burning

Is that Ginkgo biloba supplement really what you think it is?

Body's cold 'sensor' could hold key for frostbite and hypothermia treatments

Controlling obesity with potato extract

Toxic fruits hold the key to reproductive successToxic fruits hold the key to reproductive success

New therapy holds promise for restoring visionNew therapy holds promise for restoring vision

Macrophages chase neutrophils away from wounds to resolve inflammationMacrophages chase neutrophils away from wounds to resolve inflammation

Don't worry, be happy; just go to bed earlier

Don't worry, be happy: Just go to bed earlier

3-D compass in the brain

NIH-funded study is decoding blue light's mysterious ability to alter body's natural clockNIH-funded study is decoding blue light's mysterious ability to alter body's natural clock

Vitamin supplement successfully prevents noise-induced hearing loss



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