Category Archives: Case Studies

Can combined exercise and nutritional intervention improve muscle mass & function?

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Summary:A new systematic review summarizes the results of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the effect of interventions combining physical activity and dietary supplements on muscle mass and muscle function in subjects aged 60 years and older.

Although progressive muscle loss is a natural part of ageing, sarcopenia is generally identified… Read More

Study tests the ‘three-hit’ theory of Autism

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Since the first case was documented in the United States in 1938, the causes of autism have remained elusive. Hundreds of genes, as well as environmental exposures, have been implicated in these brain disorders. Sex also seems to have something to do with it: About 80 percent of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder are boys.

This striking bias

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Craters show Earth is bombarded at random

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Do mass extinctions, like the fall of the dinosaurs, and the formation of large impact craters on Earth occur together at regular intervals? “This question has been under discussion for more than thirty years now,” says Matthias Meier from ETH Zurich’s Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology. As late as 2015, US researchers indicated… Read More

Study finds knowledge gaps on protecting cultural sites from climate change

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North Carolina’s Cape Lookout lighthouse has survived threats ranging from Civil War raids to multiple hurricanes, but the Outer Banks site can’t escape climate-related changes such as rising sea levels, coastal erosion and flooding from stronger storms.

A North Carolina State University study in Climatic Change found little research exists

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Computer models could allow researchers to better understand, predict adverse drug reactions

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Summary:Computer model shows what happens at the molecular level during severe allergic reactions to abacavir, a common HIV drug

New computer models from North Carolina State University show how a variant of a common protein involved in human immune response binds to the antiviral drug abacavir, causing a severe life-threatening reaction known as the abacavir… Read More

Fault system off San Diego, Orange, LA counties could produce magnitude 7.3 earthquake

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Summary:The Newport-Inglewood and Rose Canyon faults had been considered separate systems but a new study shows that they are actually one continuous fault system running from San Diego Bay to Seal Beach in Orange County, then on land through the Los Angeles basin.

A fault system that runs from San Diego to Los Angeles is capable of producing up to magnitude … Read More

New protein discovered in Aging and Cancer

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Summary:A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study. The researchers hope that the findings could one day lead to new treatments for aging and early cancer.

A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the aging of cells, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London… Read More

Group tolerance linked to perceptions of Fairness & Harm

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Summary:A new study of groups in tension or conflict found evidence that people are willing to share a society with those of differing beliefs as long as they believe that those groups share a commitment to universal moral values such as fairness and harm.

Look for the fault line in any modern conflict and it likely follows a familiar division between the opposing… Read More

Snake bite? Chemists figure out how to easily & cheaply halt venom’s spread


Summary:Chemists have developed a way to neutralize deadly snake venom more cheaply and effectively than with traditional anti-venom — an innovation that could spare millions of people the loss of life or limbs each year.

Chemists at the University of California, Irvine have developed a way to neutralize deadly snake venom more cheaply and effectively… Read More

When less is essential to keep the Brain going


Summary:Scientists have found that supply of the enzyme Rab4 could make a significant difference in the formation and organization of synapses. Interestingly, a reduced supply of the enzyme could increase the assembly of the synapse in neuronal networks, as well as corresponding brain functions.

Like the junctions in an electronic circuit between two … Read More

Netherlands sees Incidence of dementia in primary care increase over 23 years

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Summary:The incidence of registered dementia cases has increased slightly over a 23-year period (1992 to 2014) in the Netherlands, according to a new study.

The incidence of registered dementia cases has increased slightly over a 23-year period (1992 to 2014) in the Netherlands, according to a study published by Emma van Bussel and colleagues from the Academic… Read More

Study examines whether dogs are feline-friendly or not

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A new study by Christy L. Hoffman, PhD, assistant professor of animal behavior, ecology and conservation (ABEC) at Canisius College, examines whether dogs’ responses to cat-related sights, sounds, and smells provide clues about which dogs are cat-friendly. The study takes the first steps in identifying ways to evaluate which dogs are likely to get… Read More