New associations found between obesity and DNA

Cambridge University researchers compared the genetics of obese and thin people. Some people fail to lose weight despite all their efforts, some can stay thin by eating whatever they want. What is the difference? The answer may be in a new study at the University of Cambridge. Sadaf Farooqi, a professor at Cambridge University’s Institute …

How will microrobots and nanobots make life easier?

Microrobots and nanobots will take an important place in our lives in the future with infrastructure repairs, aircraft engine repairs and drug delivery within the body. A new UK government-sponsored project, if successful, will have microrobots crawling under road pavements to detect and repair leaking pipes and faulty wiring. Thus, there will be no need …

First malaria vaccine available in Africa

The first vaccine developed to prevent malaria, which causes the death of more than 200,000 children in Africa every year, has started to be used in Malawi. After decades of development and testing, the world’s first malaria vaccine will be available in Malawi. The vaccine will also be available in Ghana and Kenya in the …

Children who walk or bike to school do not become obese

In a study conducted with 2,000 children in England, it was stated that obesity is less common among children who walk or bike to school. In a study conducted with more than 2,000 children from different ethnic and socioeconomic groups in England, it was determined that children who walk, bike or scooter to school are …

Antibacterial bacteria found in ‘healing soil’ used in Ireland

Examining a soil that is said to have healing properties, researchers discovered a new strain of bacteria that is effective against 4 super bacteria. Researchers examining a soil long thought to have healing properties in Ireland, today discovered a bacterial strain that is effective against 4 super bacteria resistant to antibiotics. It is thought that …

Alzheimer’s treatment with cell cleansing

Strengthening the cleansing system known as mitophagy in brain cells may be an effective method in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Boosting the cleansing system known as mitophagy in brain cells may be an effective method of treating Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. Vilhelm Bohr, from the Center for Healthy Aging and the …

250 more hospitals decided to produce their own medicine

Civica Rx, a non-profit company, has received a lot of attention from hospitals in the US who want to combat the stockpile problems of high drug prices. For years, healthcare systems have charged exorbitant prices for drugs delivered through injections or solutions. According to the American Health System Pharmacists Association currently facing shortage of supply …

Parkinson’s is not in the brain; starts in the gut

Scientists have obtained new findings that Parkinson’s disease begins to spread in the digestive tract before the brain. It was observed that the probability of developing Parkinson’s decreased by 40 percent in patients who underwent a surgery called truncal vagotomy and removed the vagus nerve, which provides communication between the digestive system and the brain. …

It’s not video games that make kids depressed

A study has been conducted that suggests that it’s not just watching TV or just playing computer games that causes depression in teens and children. Social media use and time spent watching television were thought to cause depression in children and teenagers. However, a recent study showed that the cause of depression in children is …