Month: September 2017

 

PolyU develops first-of-its-kind FHSCS tailor-made for local catering establishments

Hong Kong is renowned as the culinary capital of Asia, with local catering establishments of unique styles providing great varieties of Eastern and Western dishes cooked in different ways.

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Researchers develop new method to create endocytosis on demand

A solution to the problem of creating endocytosis on demand is being compared to ‘hotwiring’ a car. A team at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, has managed to trigger clathrin-mediated endocytosis in the lab. They did it by using a chemical rapamycin which diffuses in to the cell allowing them to trigger endocytosis to occur all over the cell.

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Early babies more likely to have poor physical fitness throughout life

Babies born even a few weeks early are more likely to have poor physical fitness throughout life, University of Queensland researchers have found

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Research suggests natural remedy for sleep problems in young people

A collaborative research project involving James Cook University and the University of Queensland indicates high rates of sleep problems continuing through teenage years and into early adulthood – but also suggests a natural remedy.

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High blood pressure in pregnant women linked to greater risk of obesity for their children

When expectant mothers have elevated blood pressure during pregnancy, it may raise their children’s risk of developing childhood obesity, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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FDA approves FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System for adult patients with diabetes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, the first continuous glucose monitoring system that can be used by adult patients to make diabetes treatment decisions without calibration using a blood sample from the fingertip.

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Cancer vaccines need to target immune fighters that can withstand battle against malicious tumors

Cancer vaccines may need to better target T cells that can hold up to the long fight against cancer, scientists report.

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Clinical trial demonstrates safety, efficacy of focused ultrasound to treat pediatric osteoid osteoma

Karun Sharma, MD, PhD, Director of Interventional Radiology, and colleagues at Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC, have completed their clinical trial to treat benign but painful bone tumors (osteoid osteoma) in children.

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FAU neuroscientist develops innovative program to prevent dementia

More than 5 million Americans today are affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD). If nothing is done to stop this upward trajectory, there will be more than 16 million people with AD in the United States and more than 60 million people with AD worldwide by 2050.

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Study finds high rate of prescriptions not filled for new cholesterol lowering drugs

In the first year of availability of the cholesterol lowering medications PCSK9 inhibitors, fewer than 1 in 3 adults initially prescribed one of these inhibitors actually received it, owing to a combination of out-of-pocket costs and lack of insurance approval, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology.

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