- Hydrogel Scaffold Goes From Liquid To Bone
A hydrogel scaffold for craniofacial bone tissue regeneration starts as a liquid and then solidifies into a gel in the body and liquefies again for removal. The material is a soluble liquid at room temperature that can be injected to the point of need. A ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 11 2013 - 5:13pm
- Worm Eggs, Hot Baths- Two Ideas For Treating High-Functioning Autism
Approximately 1 in 88 children are diagnosed as being somewhere on the autism spectrum. One hypothesis about autism is that a hyperactive immune system results in elevated levels of inflammation and may contribute to the disorder. Approximately one third ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 12 2013 - 11:33am
- Reducing Post-Op Pain In Kids After High-Risk Surgery
A new technique will significantly decrease pain for children following high-risk urology surgeries, according to a paper in the Journal of Pediatric Urology. The research team evaluated continuous infusion of local anesthesia using the ON-Q pain relief s ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 17 2013 - 3:35pm
- If Sugar Doesn't Kill You, Artificial Sweeteners Will- Unless They Won't
Each year, someone writes a book scaring people about food and that gets covered in the New York Times and then a whole rash of junk science studies get produced affirming exactly what the book said. This has been a tradition since the 1960s, when Rachel ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 18 2013 - 11:08am
- Weight Loss Is Racist
A paper in the International Journal of Obesity has found that even weight loss can be discriminatory; African-American women may need to eat less or exercise more than European-American women to lose the same amount of weight. Some studies have suggeste ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 19 2013 - 3:56pm
- A Wrong Molecular Turn For Amyloid Fibrils Leads Down The Road To Type 2 Diabetes
Determining how proteins misfold to create the tissue-damaging structures that lead to type 2 diabetes is complicated. These amyloid fibrils are also implicated in neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and in prion di ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 22 2013 - 5:26pm
- Beatboxing Is Cool- And Safer For Your Voice Than Crooning
Cranky old people might think that mellow crooning is less damaging to the voice than beatboxing, with its harsh, high-energy percussive sounds. Not so, according to a paper in the Journal of Voice. Beatboxing may be harder on the ears, that is why Micha ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 26 2013 - 11:58am
- Wound Dressings Work: Review Finds That, In Skin Ulcers, Alternative Methods Are Unreliable
A systematic review of 66 research papers focused on the treatment of skin ulcers suggests that most are so technically flawed that their results are unreliable, and even of those that aren't flawed only weak evidence that alternative treatments work ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 28 2019 - 12:18pm
- Type 2 Diabetes Is An Inflammatory Disease, Says Study
It's well established that as people's waistlines increase, so does the chance for the incidence of type 2 diabetes. Scientists from Denmark have found that in mice, macrophages, a specific type of immune cell, invade the diabetic pancreatic tis ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 2 2014 - 5:21pm
- We Know Type 2 Diabetes Is Increasing, But Why?
Type 2 diabetes, which is blamed for over three million deaths each year, is on the increase and various food pundits and politicians say they can cure it if people would just ban trans fats or sodas or whatever they happen to be against this year. And th ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 10 2014 - 6:00am