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Monday 18th March 2019

Study finds natural selection favors cheaters

(University of California - Riverside) Natural selection predicts that mutualisms -- interactions between members of different species that benefit both parties -- should fall apart. Individuals that gain from the cooperation of others but do not reciprocate (so-called cheaters) should arise and destabilize mutualisms. Yet to date, surprisingly little evidence of such cheating or destabilization e...

PCORI Board approves $3.8 million to support implementation of findings from PCORI-funded research

(Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors today approved $3.8 million to fund two projects designed to use shared decision making to disseminate and implement PCORI research findings and to simultaneously study ways of building shared decision making into clinical care.

National award for major scientific study of wound care dressings

(University of Huddersfield) The University of Huddersfield's Professor Karen Ousey and Dr Nikolaos Georgopoulos teamed with industry partners Perfectus Biomed and Essity to win the Best Clinical or Preclinical Research Award at the 2019 Journal of Wound Care Awards.

University of Minnesota to lead $9.7 million NIH grant to improve hearing restoration

(University of Minnesota) The University of Minnesota announced today that it will lead a $9.7 million grant over the next five years from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) BRAIN Initiative to develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure with the goal of restoring more natural hearing to people who are deaf or severely hard-of-hearing.

Nature hits rewind

(McMaster University) The study of evolution is revealing new complexities, showing how the traits most beneficial to the fitness of individual plants and animals are not always the ones we see in nature.Instead, new research by McMaster behavioural scientists shows that in certain cases evolution works in the opposite direction, reversing individual improvements to benefit related members of the ...

Caterina Strambio De Castillia named Imaging Scientist by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

(University of Massachusetts Medical School) The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has named Caterina Strambio De Castillia, PhD, a CZI Imaging Scientist and awarded more than $1 million in grant funding for her research into microscopic imaging.

Prescribing healthy food in Medicare/Medicaid is cost effective, could improve health

(Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus) A team of researchers modeled the health and economic effects of healthy food prescriptions in Medicare and Medicaid. The study, published today in PLOS Medicine, finds that health insurance coverage to offset the cost of healthy food for Medicare and/or Medicaid participants would be highly cost effective after five years and improve health outcomes.

People choose healthy and sustainable lunches if given the green light

(Queen Mary University of London) People are likely to choose healthier and more sustainable canteen meals if they are labelled with a traffic light system, according to research from Queen Mary University of London.

Deep brain stimulation provides sustained relief for severe depression

(University of Freiburg) Patients suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression can benefit not only acutely but also the long-term from deep brain stimulation, as researchers from the Medical Center -- University of Freiburg and their colleagues from the University Hospital Bonn demonstrate in a current study.

INmune Bio Co-Founder and CEO Presented at Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 4th Annual Immuno-Oncology Summit Europe 2019

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- INmune Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: INMB), an immunology company focused on developing treatments that harness the patient’s innate immune system to fight disease, today announced that R.J. Tesi, M.D., the company’s co-founder and CEO, presented at the

Emotionally attuned managers are better at judging workgroup effectiveness: study

(New York University) Experts from NYU, Exeter, Harvard and other institutions show for first time that -- even on the fly -- a manager who can read emotions in others well can better evaluate a working group's performance.

Floodplain forests under threat

(University of Freiburg) Researchers at the University of Freiburg warn of the effects of summer drought and competition for ground water.

Androgen receptor, treatment target for prostate cancer, imports into mitochondria

(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Androgens stimulate prostate cancer cells to grow. Many drugs to target that cancer focus on stopping androgen biosynthesis or blocking the androgen receptor, or AR. Researchers have discovered a new function of the AR in prostate cells -- the AR is imported into and localizes to mitochondria of the cell, where it plays a novel role in regulating multiple mito...

Across North America and the Atlantic, an enormous migration journey for a tiny songbird

(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Blackpoll warblers that breed in western North America may migrate up to 12,400 miles roundtrip each year, some crossing the entire North American continent before making a nonstop trans-ocean flight of up to four days to South America. Now a new study led by first author Bill DeLuca at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and project lead Ryan Norris at...

Researchers find cost-effective method for hydrogen fuel production process

(University of Arkansas) U of A researchers have identified an inexpensive way to boost the efficiency of a process used to create hydrogen, a clean, renewable fuel.

Tiny song bird makes record migration, U of G study proves

(University of Guelph) The bird's trek between its breeding grounds in the central and western boreal forest of North America and its winter home in the Amazon Basin is one of the longest songbird migrations recorded.Describing a route arcing across North America and including a transoceanic flight to South America, the study confirms an epic migration journey that scientists had long suspected bu...

It's no Fortnite, but it's helping stroke survivors move again

(Northwestern University) Severely impaired stroke survivors are regaining function in their arms after sometimes decades of immobility, thanks to a new video game-led training device invented by Northwestern Medicine scientists.

Diattenuation imaging -- a promising imaging technique for brain research

(Forschungszentrum Juelich) A new imaging method provides structural information about brain tissue that was previously difficult to access. Diattenuation imaging, developed by scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University of Groningen, allows to differentiate, e.g., regions with many thin nerve fibers from regions with few thick nerve fibers. With current imaging methods, these tissu...

Undernutrition during pregnancy changes lung-specific gene expression

(Thomas Jefferson University) Higher rates of lung disease in children born to moms who were undernourished during pregnancy could be explained by epigenetic changes in a number of lung-specific genes.

Where does chronic pain begin? Scientists close in on its origins

(University of Texas at Dallas) A new study published March 19, 2019 in Brain has produced evidence of the source of chronic pain in humans, revealing several new targets for pain treatment. The paper examined human dorsal root ganglia, specialized nerve cells clustered near the base of the spine removed from cancer patients undergoing surgery.

Scientists revealed how probiotics influence human gut bacteria

(ITMO University) A group of researchers from ITMO University and Knomics company studied how gut microbiota of 150 volunteers changed after a month of regular consumption of yogurt fortified with probiotics. The study showed that such diet increases the proportion of beneficial gut bacteria, which, in turn, can positively affect state of the whole organism. The work was supported by the company P...

Smarter drug release thanks to control over encapsulation

(Eindhoven University of Technology) Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology and Utrecht University have discovered the parameters that govern the encapsulation of drugs. This gives more control over the slow and steady release of drugs in patients. Moreover, designing encapsulations for new drugs will now require far less experimentation which makes for faster and cheaper drug developme...

Medical marijuana laws linked to health and labor supply benefits in older adults

(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) A study that examined older Americans' well-being before and after medical marijuana laws were passed in their state found reductions in reported pain and increased hours worked. The study, co-written by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Temple University, suggests medical marijuana laws could be improvin...

Many pet owners keen to have vegan pets, University of Guelph study finds

(University of Guelph) A growing number of pet owners is interested in feeding their pets plant-based diets.

Different bacteria use same cell surface molecule to invade tissue and promote infection

(University of Iowa Health Care) A new study identifies a single molecule as a key entry point used by two types of dangerous bacteria to break through cellular barriers and cause disease. The findings, published March 19 in the journal mBio, suggest that blocking the interaction between the molecule, known as CD40, and bacteria may represent a universal strategy for preventing life-threatening il...

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