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Leishmania genome study reveals the parasites adaptation to the environment

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
A new study, conducted by researchers from the Institut Pasteur in Paris and the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, have revealed that Leishmania adaptation is a consequence of reversible and frequent chromosomal amplifications.

Scientists detect pathological prion protein in skin of CJD patients

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
Researchers have found that it was possible to detect abnormal prion protein in the skin of 23 people who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD). They also found that exposing mice to skin tissue taken from the CJD patients caused them to develop prion disease.

Bacterial colonization can function as a pacemaker for the intestine, study reveals

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
A new study, conducted at Kiel University (CAU) by a research team from the Cell and Developmental Biology (Bosch AG), reveals that bacterial colonization of the intestine plays a significant role in controlling peristaltic functions.

You can make yourself more intelligent with brain training

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
A study by Goethe University Frankfurt found the brains of clever people really are wired differently. Challenging tasks may help in development of brain networks – so different parts can interact.

Derby mum with 40KK boobs feared she would suffocate baby

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
Danielle Matier, 31, from Derby, has battled against her ever growing boobs since the tender age of 11 and has watched in horror as they grew from a cup size B to KK.

Paris man suffers burns & has skin transplant from brother

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
Franck, 33, suffered tremendous injuries from an accident at work, shearing off 95 per cent of his skin. His twin brother was able to provide the skin for a record-breaking transplant in Paris

Norwich hospital begging to patients for donations, MP says

BBC Health News - 23/11/2017
The hospital trust is adding a plea on patient appointment letters for donations towards equipment.

Neurobiology: The chemistry of memory

Science Daily (US) - 23/11/2017
Learning requires the chemical adaptation of individual synapses. Researchers have now revealed the impact of an RNA-binding protein that is intimately involved in this process on learning and memory formation and learning processes.

Highly charged molecules behave paradoxically

Science Daily (US) - 23/11/2017
Chemistry researchers have now discovered how certain small biomolecules attach to one another. The researchers’ study also overturns the standard picture – particles with the same electrical charge appear to be drawn together and not vice versa. The results may be important for the development of new drugs.

Moderate coffee consumption more likely to provide beneficial health outcomes

News Medical (Australia) - 23/11/2017
Drinking coffee is "more likely to benefit health than to harm it" for a range of health outcomes, say researchers in The BMJ today.

Up to one in five millennials have had anal sex

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and UCL believe young people, particularly girls, may feel pressured into having anal sex, which can be painful or not involve condoms.

Cannabis oil use in the UK doubles in a YEAR

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
EXCLUSIVE: Data from the Cannabis Trades Association UK shows there are now 250,000 users across the UK - up from the 125,000 recorded this time last year.

Using mouthwash daily could raise your risk of diabetes

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
Mouthwash may kill off helpful microbes in the mouth which protect against these conditions, found the Harvard School of Public Health which suggests swilling once not twice a day may be best.

Menopause treatment is anti-ageing, says top expert

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
NHS England patients say they’ve been scared by stories linking HRT with cancer, blood clots and early death – stories that are inaccurate. So what is the truth? Dr Louise Newson asks.

Key to regenerating blood vessels discovered

Science Daily (US) - 23/11/2017
A signaling pathway that is essential for angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels, has been discovered by researchers. The findings may improve current strategies to improve blood flow in ischemic tissue, such as that found in atherosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease associated with diabetes.

China's reversing emission flows revealed by research

Science Daily (US) - 23/11/2017
The flow of China's carbon emissions has reversed, according to new research. The study estimates the carbon implications of recent changes in the country's economic development patterns and role in international trade since the global financial crisis.

ASK DR ELLIE: Foot pain is becoming my Achilles heel

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
Repeated over-impact on the feet will arise from obesity or poorly cushioned shoes. Cycling would not cause pain, as stress to feet is minimal, says NHS England GP Dr Ellie Cannon.

The £40 smart plaster that spots sepsis six hours early

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
A smart plaster that detects the early signs of sepsis is to be fast-tracked into NHS hospitals as the gadget is earmarked for rapid adoption across England.

NHS trusts are still promoting natural births

Daily Mail (UK) - 23/11/2017
The NHS is paying a controversial author to persuade midwives to promote ‘natural birth’ despite a series of baby deaths associated with it, campaigners have claimed.