Category Archives: Case Studies

Northwestern University study finds America’s packaged food supply is ultra-processed

America's packaged food supply is ultra-processed

Summary:Americans are overexposed to products that are high in energy, saturated fat, sugar and salt, according to a new study that reports the United States packaged food and beverage supply in 2018 was ultra-processed and generally unhealthy.

Americans are overexposed to products that are high in energy, saturated fat, sugar and salt, according to a new… Read More

Study finds profits drive rising prices for MS drugs

Industry executives Profits drive rising prices for MS drugs

Summary:Pharmaceutical industry executives, speaking confidentially, paint a frank picture of the rationale behind the price of medication available to people with multiple sclerosis.

U.S. Medicare patients with multiple sclerosis often pay, on average, nearly $7,000 out of pocket to treat their condition each year. And, even though drug companies… Read More

Study on how much energy do we really need?

How much energy do we really need

Summary:Two fundamental goals of humanity are to eradicate poverty and reduce climate change, and it is critical that the world knows whether achieving these goals will involve trade-offs. New research for the first time provides a basis to answer this question, including the tools needed to relate basic needs directly to resource use.

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New study provides insights into 1st steps on how did language emerge

How does language emerge

Summary:How did the almost 6,000 languages of the world come into being? Researchers have tried to simulate the process of developing a new communication system in an experiment — with surprising results: even preschool children can spontaneously develop communication systems that exhibit core properties of natural language.

How did the almost… Read More

American Thoracic Society | Dramatic health benefits following air pollution reduction

Dramatic health benefits following air pollution reduction

Summary:Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to new findings. Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to findings in “Health Benefits of Air Pollution… Read More

Dramatic health benefits following air pollution reduction finds American Thoracic Society

Dramatic health benefits following air pollution reduction

Summary:Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to new findings.

Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to findings in “Health Benefits of Air Pollution… Read More

Taming chronic inflammation may reduce illness and save lives says study

Taming chronic inflammation may reduce illness, save lives

Summary:Scientists are recommending early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of severe chronic inflammation to reduce the risk of chronic disease and death worldwide.

Scientists from 22 institutions, including UCLA, are recommending early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of severe chronic inflammation to reduce the risk of chronic disease and… Read More

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | Root of childhood kidney cancer discovered

Root of childhood kidney cancer discovered

Summary:A fundamental change in our understanding of the childhood kidney cancer Wilms’ tumor is on the horizon, after the discovery of its earliest genetic root by scientists. By comparing genome sequences from normal kidney tissue and tumors, the team identified patches of normal-looking kidney tissue that in fact carried DNA changes that cause… Read More

Stanford University study finds reduced soil tilling helps both soils and yields

Reduced soil tilling helps both soils and yields

Summary:By monitoring crops through machine learning and satellite data, scientists have found farms that till the soil less can increase yields of corn and soybeans and improve the health of the soil — a win-win for meeting growing food needs worldwide.

Agriculture degrades over 24 million acres of fertile soil every year, raising concerns about … Read More

New Study warns that Global levels of biodiversity could be lower than we think

Global levels of biodiversityGlobal levels of biodiversity

Summary:Biodiversity across the globe could be in a worse state than previously thought, as assessments fail to account for long-lasting impact of land change, a new study has warned.

Biodiversity across the globe could be in a worse state than previously thought as current biodiversity assessments fail to take into account the long-lasting impact of abrupt… Read More

Scientists can predict a person’s aptitude for cognitive training on basis of Brain Imaging

By imaging the brain, scientists can predict a person's aptitude for cognitive training

Summary:People with specific brain attributes are more likely than others to benefit from targeted cognitive interventions designed to enhance fluid intelligence, scientists report in a new study. Fluid intelligence is a measure of one’s ability to adapt to new situations and solve never-before-seen problems.

People with specific brain attributes… Read More