Insilico to present at the 2019 Africa Health Conference

IMAGE: Iraneus Ogu, Africa AI, Blockchain and Longevity Consultant at Insilico Medicine, to present at the 2019 Africa Health Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 28-29, 2019. view more  Credit: Insilico Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — Insilico Medicine, a biotech company developing the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline utilizing the next generation artificial intelligence, will present its…

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UC studies links between air pollution and childhood anxiety

Exposure to air pollution is a well-established global health problem associated with complications for people with asthma and respiratory disease, as well as heart conditions and an increased risk of stroke, and according to the World Health Organization, is responsible for millions of deaths annually. Emerging evidence now suggests that air pollution may also impact…

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Multiple brain regions moderate and link depressive mood and pain

Depression is linked to diminished activity in parts of the brain believed to regulate mood, which previous research suggests may explain why depressed persons display an lessened ability to govern their ruminative thought process. In a new paper published online in advance of print, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine expand…

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Summit charts a course to uncover the origins of genetic diseases

IMAGE: The researchers used the new model to accurately identify clusters of gene mutations (spheres), which helped them study the emergence of various genetic diseases. view more  Environmental conditions, lifestyle choices, chemical exposure, and foodborne and airborne pathogens are among the external factors that can cause disease. In contrast, internal genetic factors can be responsible for…

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Female firefighters more likely to suffer PTSD, contemplate suicide

IMAGE: University of Houston professor of counseling psychology Consuelo Arbona provides much-needed information about work and mental health characteristics of women firefighters who make up an under-studied population. view more  Credit: University of Houston In the heavily male-dominated firefighting profession, females seem to take on a majority of stress. Consuelo Arbona, UH professor of counseling psychology…

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Developing biosecurity tool to detect genetically engineered organisms in the wild

IMAGE: Eric Young, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), is part of a multi-institution research team that is developing a biosecurity tool to detect engineered microorganisms based… view more  Worcester, Mass. — If a genetically or synthetically engineered organism is released into the environment, how will we know? How can we tell…

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Experts urge stronger emphasis on cancer prevention in older population

Cancer prevention efforts rarely focus on the distinct needs and circumstances of older people, who are at greatest risk for developing cancer, but society can do more to reduce cancer risk and preserve health as adults enter their 60s, 70s, and beyond — according to a new supplement to the journal The Gerontologist from The…

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Scientists discover potential breakthrough in the understanding of tumor dormancy

IMAGE: From left to right: Hisashi Harada, Ph.D., David Gewirtz, Ph.D., and Joseph Landry, Ph.D. view more  Scientists at VCU Massey Cancer Center may have uncovered a primary method through which cancer cells exist undetected in an organism and received more than $1 million to investigate the potential for novel therapeutics that target and destroy cells…

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Medical News Today: What to know about fish roe

Roe are fully ripe eggs from fish and other marine animals. In food, roe refers to the eggs as a dish or garnish. There are a few different ways to prepare roe, depending on the type of eggs and what flavor profile best suits them. Roe can be both a fresh and cooked ingredient. Fish…

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