Daily Archives: November 28, 2015

Canine demodicosis – how to solve a problem ASAP?

Demodex mites cause disease in the skin of immune debilitated dogs. Demodex are species-specific, follicular mites that are found as a normal resident on most species of animals and in humans. Demodicosis is rare in the horse,

Simple method for measuring important components of cannabis in blood

The first recorded use of cannabis sativa, commonly called hemp, was by the ancient Chinese as early as 4000 BC. It was used as a fiber source for textiles, ropes, and paper. In addition, medical and entertainment

Highlighting inflammatory markers in anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders, often originating early in life, are very common and effect 28.3% of the population. With this high prevalence comes an associated cost to the economy, mostly related to the extensive overuse of primary care services

Using cheminformatics to aid in the discovery of new drugs

Finding new medicines is a difficult and expensive endeavor and grows more difficult and expensive with every passing year. Thus, new ways to streamline the process are desperately needed by the pharmaceutical industry. Once upon a time,

Mutations in the gene DLL4 cause Adams-Oliver syndrome

Adams-Oliver syndrome (AOS) is a rare hereditary disorder that occurs in 1 in 225.000 individuals and is characterized by the presence of both scalp and limb defects. Congenital anomalies of the heart and blood vessels are also

Kidney disease dramatically affects whether patients should undergo vascular interventions

Kidney disease is a significant risk factor for poor outcomes following vascular surgery, and should be taken into consideration when evaluating patients for elective vascular interventions. Patients with kidney dysfunction who are recommended intervention by a vascular

Gelatin composites for controlled release of actives

During the 1950s the pharmaceutical market was flooded with oral products promising a prolonged release of actives. Since then a constantly growing effort has been devoted to the design of materials and formulations able to spatially and

Regular physical activity protects against depression after myocardial infarction

Depression is common and estimates suggest that in a family of four, one of the family members will likely suffer from mental health problems. Depression is even 3 times more common in patients after a heart attack

A method for studying mouse mammary tumorigenesis

Metastasis is the last step of primary breast cancer progression in which cells from the primary tumor leave and go to other organs. Breast cancer cells often metastasize to the lung, among other organs. Each step in

Psychological distress during and after the armed conflict in Burundi

Armed conflicts can have important and long lasting effects on the physical and mental health of people exposed to the. Especially in low and middle-income countries where not only the majority of conflicts take place but also

Color is not the whole story – varieties of deep purple sweet potatoes and their health properties

Purple plant foods (e. g.  purple cabbage, purple cauliflower, blueberries) contain high amounts of anthocyanins, which are antioxidants responsible for the strong blue – purple colors. There are > 500 different anthocyanin molecules, some of which have

Bioactive properties of milk proteins in humans

The importance of the diet in human health has been recognized for centuries. Milk is the primary source of nutrients for infants. It provides a nutritionally balanced source of both macronutrients (proteins, fats and carbohydrates) and micronutrients

Fit rats can stomach menopause

Women enter menopause when their ovaries stop making the hormone estrogen. The longer a woman is postmenopausal (without estrogen), the more likely she is to gain weight and fat storage moves from the hips and thighs to

Can disruptive behaviors observed from age 1½ to 5 years predict children’s adjustment in first grade?

Disruptive behaviors (DB) embedded in psychiatric’ Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) categories of Attention – Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ( ADHD ), Oppositional Defiant Disorder ( ODD ), and Conduct Disorder ( CD ) are the most frequent behavior disorders

A relationship between Idiopathic Adolescent Scoliosis and motion sickness

Advances the understanding of this disease? Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a three-dimensional deformity of the spine observed in 2 % of the adolescent population aged 10–16 years (Fig 1A). It is a serious medical condition, susceptible of

How to improve outcome in patients with primary appendiceal mucinous cancer

Appendiceal mucinous cancers are extremely rare cancers. The management of mucinous appendiceal tumors is mainly based on single-institution experiences. A challenge in the treatment of this disease is that a large number of patients present with disease