Don’t go fracking my heart

The Marcellus Formation straddles the New York State and Pennsylvania border, a region that shares similar geography and population demographics. However, on one side of the state line unconventional natural gas development – or fracking – is banned, while on the other side it represents a multi-billion dollar industry. New research takes advantage of this…

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Research shows consuming prebiotic supplements once a day has a positive impact on anxiety levels

In a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from Surrey investigated whether the daily consumption of a prebiotic food supplement could improve overall wellbeing in a group of 18 to 25 year-olds. The study found that those who received a daily dose of prebiotics improved mental wellbeing by reducing anxiety levels and had…

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Antiviral response: Eosinophils active in immediate defense during influenza a infection

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – For the first time in published literature, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) researchers showed that a variety of white blood cells known as eosinophils modify the respiratory barrier during influenza A (IAV) infection, according to a recent paper in the journal Cells. This research could…

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