Health

Worm study reveals role of stem cells in cancer

A new study carried out by the University of Oxford has used flat worms to look at the role of migrating stem cells in cancer. Researchers from the Aboobaker lab in the Department of Zoology used the worms (planarians) which are known for their ability to regenerate their tissues and organs repeatedly. This process is enabled by their stem cells, ...

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Dementia prevention: This Morning's Dr Chris says if you don't use brain 'you lose it'

Dementia can be prevented for several years by remembering to keep challenging our brains through activities such as learning another language and playing an instrument. Dr Chris Steele suggested on today’s This Morning on ITV that with the drive to deal with dementia through physical activity, we had forgotten to exercise our brains too. “People focus on how physical activity ...

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Study Shows Genetically Modified Soybean Oil Causes Less Obesity and Insulin Resistance but Negatively Impacts Liver Function

UC Riverside mouse study compares Plenish to conventional soybean, coconut, and olive oils By Iqbal Pittalwala RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have tested a genetically-modified (GM) soybean oil used in restaurants and found that while it induces less obesity and insulin resistance than conventional soybean oil, its effects on diabetes and fatty liver are similar to ...

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Stress warning: Worrying makes you pay LESS attention to threats around you

Research showed stressed people pay less attention to their surroundings – putting them at a heightened risk of ignoring fresh dangers. And psychologists say the finding quashes conventional views that stress can boost a person’s ability to detect and adjust to changing sources of threat. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, was led ...

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A compound found in coriander and ginger may help protect against the negative effects of radiation exposure.

Plant extracts have long been used for food, cosmetic and medical purposes, from creating drugs to treat serious diseases to essential oils for relaxation and stress-relief. One group of compounds that occur naturally in oils derived from flowers, leaves, fruit and bark are called monoterpenes – these have been used for centuries to create perfumes and essential oils. In recent ...

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