Trending: When It Comes to Travel Rewards, Younger Travelers Are Being Heard

There is no shortage of generalizations about America’s younger generations, but one that definitely rings true is their desire to travel, and travel often. According to Travelport’s 2018 U.S. Vacation Survey, more than half of millennials (55 percent) were planning on traveling more over the next 12 months, compared to 31 percent from Generation X…

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Medical News Today: Researchers explore ‘completely novel, nontoxic’ IBD treatment

Gastrointestinal problems — from diarrhea to issues caused by food allergies to inflammatory bowel disease — have one common characteristic. A new study suggests an innovative way of tackling it to both prevent and treat gastrointestinal conditions. New research may have opened up a promising avenue for IBD treatment and prevention strategies. Inflammatory bowel disease…

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Immunotherapy kicks and kills HIV by exploiting a common virus

IMAGE: MDC1 (blue) signaling to T helper cells (yellow) that harbor latent HIV. view more  Credit: Donna Stolz, Ph.D./University of Pittsburgh, Center for Biologic Imaging PITTSBURGH, April 3, 2019 — In a first on the quest to cure HIV, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health scientists report today in EBioMedicine that they’ve developed an…

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Is adenosine the missing link in restless leg syndrome?

IMAGE: Journal of Caffeine and Adenosine Research is the first and only journal dedicated to the rapidly advancing field of caffeine and adenosine signaling research. view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, April 3, 2019-Researchers have identified a common mechanism implicating adenosine in the cause of restless leg syndrome (RLS) symptoms —…

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Secure relationship with new parents reduces anxiety in adopted children

Philadelphia, April 2, 2019 — In children who have experienced early institutional care, a strong relationship with their adoptive parents plays a positive role in brain development and the child’s long-term mental health, according to a new study, published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by Elsevier. Childhood is a time when parents…

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Tipping the scales

IMAGE: The researchers equipped a cellular protein (gray) with a modified lysine amino acid building block (pink), to which the bacterial enzyme sortase (yellow) transmits a ubiquitin molecule (blue). view more  Credit: K. Lang / TUM Human cells have a sophisticated regulatory system at their disposal: labeling proteins with the small molecule ubiquitin. In a first,…

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More policy work needed to reduce use of smokeless tobacco, say researchers

Researchers at the University of York have shown that regulations on smokeless tobacco are still lacking, despite 181 countries agreeing to a common approach to controlling the demand and supply. The study, published in The Lancet Oncology, highlighted that of the 181 countries using the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), only 138 define…

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