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Researchers found effective method of preserving cells, tissues

Researchers found effective method of preserving cells, tissues

Researchers have found a new and effective method to acquire viable cells from cryopreserved tissue samples, which could help researchers to collect and analyse samples from different study sites to conduct more centralized research. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and limitation in the motion and function of multiple joints. Though joints are the ... Read More »

Spicy food could curb salt cravings, says new study

Spicy food could curb salt cravings, says new study

People who enjoy spicy foods tend to eat less salt and have lower blood pressure, according to a study. Blood pressure has been linked to the amount of spicy foods people eat. Those eating more spicy foods appear to eat less salty foods. Reducing the amount of salt in the diet also reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes. ... Read More »

Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain, says new study

Research finding heart stents are often useless stuns cardiologists

A new research has found that inserting stents into arteries of hundreds of thousands of heart patients each year to relieve chest pain may be a waste of time, and its effectiveness might be due only to the “placebo effect.” In the study, 200 patients were either given stents or a placebo surgery as if they were receiving a stent, ... Read More »

Jacob Thompson: Cancer patient celebrates holidays early

Jacob Thompson: Cancer patient celebrates holidays early

Jacob Thompson was diagnosed with Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma in February of 2014 when he was just 5 years old. Amazingly, Jacob is now 9 but the family says his time is limited and he won’t be leaving the hospital. Jacob was admitted to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon, on 11 October 2017. Considering how little ... Read More »

Noticing nature can increase your happiness, says new research

Noticing nature can increase your happiness, says new study

A new study shows a connection between taking a moment to look at something from the natural environment and personal well-being. A UBC scientist says there’s truth to the idea that spending time outdoors is a direct line to happiness. In fact, Holli-Anne Passmore says if people simply take time to notice the nature around them, it will increase their ... Read More »

Researchers develop program to identify suicidal thoughts

Researchers develop program to identify suicidal thoughts

Researchers were able to spot suicidal thoughts on a brain scan – paving the way to new methods for screening people at risk of taking their own life. The groundbreaking study by Carnegie Mellon University showed unique brain activity in suicidal people when they heard death-related words. “There really is a difference in the way [suicidal] people think about certain ... Read More »

Scientists discover ‘sense of touch’ in bacteria

Scientists discover 'sense of touch' in bacteria

A study group at the University of Basel’s Biozentrum has now discovered that bacteria not only respond to chemical signals, but also possess a sense of touch. In their recent publication in “Science”, the researchers demonstrate how bacteria recognize surfaces and respond to this mechanical stimulus within seconds. This mechanism is also used by pathogens to colonize and attack their ... Read More »

Electronic Patch-and-app system prevents premature ejaculation

Electronic Patch-and-app system prevents premature ejaculation

Virility Medical is a privately held Israeli medical device start-up company, committed to the development of climax control of premature ejaculation. The company is in advanced clinical stage, developing an intimate skin patch with neuromodulation capabilities. Premature ejaculation is the most common male sexual dysfunction, causing men to ejaculate in the first minute following penetration. The problem affects an estimated ... Read More »

Stanford research finds link between marijuana and sex

Stanford research finds link between marijuana and sex

Smoking a joint may lead to more than just the munchies and a buzz. According to a new study from Stanford University, pot smokers have significantly more sex than non-smokers —and the conclusions are pretty definitive. The findings, published online Oct. 27 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, are based on an analysis of more than 50,000 Americans ages 25-45. ... Read More »