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Novartis in $16bn GSK division deal

Novartis in $16bn GSK division deal

unable to retrieve full-text contentNovartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world’s leading drug makers, agree to exchange some assets and combine their consumer healthcare units. Continue reading

Scan training boosted by simulator

Scan training boosted by simulator

unable to retrieve full-text contentA new virtual reality training simulator could significantly increase the availability of ultrasound scanning worldwide, according to experts. Continue reading

Scan training boosted by simulator

Scan training boosted by simulator

unable to retrieve full-text contentA new virtual reality training simulator could significantly increase the availability of ultrasound scanning worldwide, according to experts. Continue reading

Edible flowers may inhibit chronic diseases

Edible flowers may inhibit chronic diseases

A new study in the Journal of Food Science , published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), found that common edible flowers in China are rich in phenolics and have excellent antioxidant capacity. Edible flowers, which have been used in the culinary arts in China for centuries, are receiving renewed interest. Flowers can be used as an essential ingredient in a recipe, provide seasoning to a dish, or simply be used as a garnish. Continue reading

Regulating legal marijuana could be guided by lessons from alcohol, tobacco, study says

Regulating legal marijuana could be guided by lessons from alcohol, tobacco, study says

As U.S. policymakers consider ways to ease prohibitions on marijuana, the public health approaches used to regulate alcohol and tobacco over the past century may provide valuable lessons, according to new RAND Corporation research. Recent ballot initiatives that legalized marijuana in Colorado and Washington for recreational uses are unprecedented. Continue reading

Ginseng can treat, prevent influenza, RSV, researcher finds

Ginseng can treat, prevent influenza, RSV, researcher finds

Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research findings by a scientist in Georgia State University’s new Institute for Biomedical Sciences. In a recent issue of Nutrients and an upcoming publication of the International Journal of Molecular Medicine, Sang-Moo Kang reports the beneficial effects of ginseng, a well-known herbal medicine, on human health. Kang’s primary research focuses on designing and developing effective vaccines against viral diseases such as influenza virus and RSV, but he partnered with a university and research institutes in South Korea that wanted international collaborative projects to study if ginseng can be used to improve health and protect against disease because of the potential benefit in fighting these viruses Continue reading

Novel function of protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease discovered

Novel function of protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease discovered

A research team led by the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) has uncovered a novel function of the Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP), one of the main pathogenic culprits of Alzheimer’s disease. This discovery may help researchers understand how the protein goes awry in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients, and potentially paves the way for the development of innovative therapeutics to improve the brain function of dementia patients. The findings were published in the scientific research journal Nature Communications last month Continue reading

Financial incentives help economically-disadvantaged pregnant smokers quit, improve fetal growth

Financial incentives help economically-disadvantaged pregnant smokers quit, improve fetal growth

Smoking during pregnancy — particularly among economically-disadvantaged women — leads to a host of poor pregnancy outcomes, including miscarriage, preterm birth, SIDS, and additional adverse effects later in life. Without a formal treatment intervention, women in this population continue to smoke, and their babies suffer Continue reading

A protein required for integrity of induced pluripotent stem cells

A protein required for integrity of induced pluripotent stem cells

Cell reprogramming converts specialised cells such as nerve cells or skin cells towards an embryonic stem cell state. This reversal in the evolutionary development of cells also requires a reversal in the biology of telomeres, the structures that protect the ends of chromosomes; whilst under normal conditions telomeres shorten over time, during cell reprogramming they follow the opposite strategy and increase in length. A study published today in the journal Stem Cell Reports , from the Cell Publishing Group, reveals that the SIRT1 protein is needed to lengthen and maintain telomeres during cell reprogramming Continue reading

Cardiothoracic surgeon launches research into space

Cardiothoracic surgeon launches research into space

When an unmanned supply mission launched into space on April 18, bound for the International Space Station, it meant something extraordinary to Dr. Peter Lee, a cardiothoracic surgeon at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. That’s because his research experiment is on board. Continue reading