Research shows impact of poverty on children’s brain activity

Children born into poverty show key differences in early brain function — according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers studied the brain function of children aged between four months and four years in rural India. They found that children from lower-income backgrounds, where mothers also had a low level of education,…

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Future Science Group launches new initiative, PharmaPlatforms

Recognising the need for cohesive and collaborative communication plans around published content, Future Science Group (FSG; London, UK) is delighted to announce the launch of a new arm of its business, PharmaPlatforms. Taking published content from FSG’s journals, knowledge networks and content hubs, PharmaPlatforms will provide a range of solutions that enrich the information presented,…

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New study evaluates psychological interventions in post-conflict Pakistan

A new University of Liverpool led study, published in The Lancet, highlights the effectiveness of a brief group psychological intervention for women affected by anxiety and depression in a post-conflict setting in Pakistan. Many women are affected by anxiety and depression after armed conflict in the world. In many communities there are few options for…

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Researchers establish global microbial signatures for colorectal cancer

Patients with colorectal cancer have the same consistent changes in the gut bacteria across continents, cultures, and diets — a team of international researchers, from University of Copenhagen among others, find in a new study. The hope is the results in the future can be used to develop a new method of diagnosing colorectal cancer.…

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The number of people affected by food crises remains at alarming levels

More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger requiring urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance in 2018, according to a new report published today in Brussels. The 2019 Global Report on Food Crises, a product of the Global Network against Food Crises, was presented jointly by the European Union, the Food and…

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Tumor microenvironment analyzed to increase effectiveness of preclinical trials

IMAGE: Analysis of self-organization of MSCs, Hela, and PBMCs after 72 h of co-culture. Arrows indicate fused cells. (A) Alexa Fluor 647 (MSCs), (B) PE (HeLa), (C) FITC (PBMCs), (D, D1,… view more  Credit: Kazan Federal University It was shown that co-culturing HeLa adenocarcinoma cells, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, and mesenchymal stromal cells results in changes…

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Searching for better treatments for irritated tendons

IMAGE: Healthy tendon tissue (left panel) in contrast to tendinotic tissue (right) that causes pain. Researchers found that the cellular processes leading to tendinosis begin with a lack of oxygen in… view more  Credit: Rowena McBeath, M.D., Ph.D., Thomas Jefferson University PHILADELPHIA — When tendons get irritated it can lead to a serious condition called tendinosis…

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High throughput method to produce and screen engineered antimicrobial lanthipeptides

IMAGE: Alginate microbeads containing colonies of target cells (green) and producer cells (red). Where the producer cells indeed secrete active lantibiotics, the target cells have disappeared. view more  Credit: Steven Schmitt ETH Zürich Nature has provided us with lots of antimicrobials. However, given the rapid increase of antimicrobial resistance, there is a need for the development…

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Can delayed/extended-release methylphenidate allow for once daily evening dosing in ADHD?

IMAGE: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology is dedicated to child and adolescent psychiatry and behavioral pediatrics, covering clinical and biological aspects of child and adolescent psychopharmacology and developmental neurobiology…. view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, April 2, 2019—A new three-part study showed that a delayed-release, extended-release form of methylphenidate could…

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A New Role for Madhur Jaffrey: Rap Grandma

The halal cart was shaking. Inside the hot tin box, the 85-year-old actress and cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey, masked in giant sunglasses and a rippling white wig, was hopping up and down and making profane gestures with both hands. It was Day Two of the video shoot for “Nani,” a rap song by Zohran Mamdani,…

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