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Planning may start in brain's amygdala, study says
Thinking of a new career? Buying a home? Have you consulted your amygdala?
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:29:27 GMT

Good bedtime habits equal better sleep for kids
Children obtain better and more age-appropriate sleep in the presence of household rules and regular sleep-wake routines, according to sleep researchers.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:29:27 GMT

Collagen fibres not only passively support bone, tendons and ligaments, but also actively contract
The bodies of humans and animals owe their strength especially to a fibrous structural protein called collagen. Collagen is abundant in bones, tendons, ligaments and skin. Water, a substance that is not often associated with strength, was found out to be an intrinsic component of collagen, as researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam-Golm, together with the scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge (USA), have shown. The team, led by Admir Masic and Luca Bertinetti, unveiled that removing water from collagen fibres has dramatic effects on molecular and nanoscopic features. The fibres contract and generate tensile forces that are 300-times higher than those exerted by human muscles. These findings could help researchers develop novel materials and also suggest that collagen may have more active role in living organisms than previously thought. In fact, it does not act merely as a stabilising framework for the body, but can also generate tensions, for example during the synthesis of bones.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:29:27 GMT

Lung cancer: Study finds potential new drug target
Targeting a key enzyme and its associated metabolic programming may lead to novel drug development to treat lung cancer, researchers report. Cancer cells undergo metabolic alterations to meet the increased energy demands that support their excess growth and survival. The Krebs cycle in the mitochondria of cells is used to supply both energy and building materials for cell growth. Two mitochondrial enzymes -- pyruvate carboxylase (PC) and glutaminase replenish carbon to the Krebs cycle.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:26:40 GMT

Metabolic mystery solved, lending insight into Lafora disease
The metabolic function of the essential enzyme laforin has been identified by researchers, which opens new pathways to treating the deadly Lafora's disease. Lafora disease occurs as a result of the laforin gene being mutated. Mutations in the gene encoding the laforin protein result in the accumulation aberrant glycogen-like accumulations called Lafora bodies that resemble plant starch more than human glycogen.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:26:40 GMT

Dental experts show why wound healing is impaired in diabetics
A critical molecule has been identified by a team of dental scientists that helps explain why diabetics suffer from impaired healing. Their results pinpoint a target for therapies that could help boost healing.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:26:40 GMT

Most Americans Have Access to 'Exercise Opportunities,' Study Finds
Title: Most Americans Have Access to 'Exercise Opportunities,' Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:26:40 GMT

Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism
Title: Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism
Category: Health News
Created: 1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:26:40 GMT

Obamacare's Payments to Doctors Widens Access for Medicaid Patients: Study
Title: Obamacare's Payments to Doctors Widens Access for Medicaid Patients: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 1/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/23/2015 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:26:40 GMT

Study of former NFL players reveals specifics of concussive brain damage
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Results of the small study of nine men provide further evidence for potential long-term neurological risk to football players who sustain repeated concussions and support calls for better player protections.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:26:41 GMT

Live broadcast from inside the nerve cell
(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) For the first time, Max Planck researchers observe protein degradation in intact brain cells.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:26:41 GMT

With pollinator declines, millions at risk of malnutrition
(University of Vermont) More than half the people in some developing countries could become newly at risk for malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals -- like bees -- continue to decline, a new study from the University of Vermont and Harvard shows.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:26:41 GMT

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