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Sugar-coating proteins can help understand brain disease

A University of Dundee discovery has the potential to help scientists better understand neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Researchers, led by Professor Daan van Aalten in the University’s School of Life Sciences, have developed a new way to tag proteins in human cells with a small sugar molecule called O-GlcNAc. There are over […]

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Virtual reality may help foster learning and collaboration across health professions

A virtual world may be a feasible learning platform for bringing together students from different healthcare professions and enhancing their understanding of collaborative patient care and knowledge of other health professions, according to a pilot study led by researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine and published online in the Journal of Interprofessional Care. Interprofessional […]

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Dietary supplement may help with schizophrenia

A dietary supplement, sarcosine, may help with schizophrenia as part of a holistic approach complementing antipsychotic medication, according to a UCL researcher. In an editorial published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, Professor David Curtis (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment and QMUL Centre for Psychiatry) suggests the readily available product could easily be incorporated into […]

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How to help when your child weighs too much

(HealthDay)—Seventeen percent of American children and teens are obese and a nearly equal number are overweight, and those who are taunted about their weight tend to gain even more in response, according to a study from the U.S. National Institutes of Health. What’s even worse, excess weight puts youngsters at risk for lifelong health problems. […]

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Confused about what to eat? Science can help

Do you feel like nutritionists are always changing their minds? Do you want science-based information about diet but don’t know whom or what to believe? If you’re nodding in agreement, you’re not alone: More than 80% of Americans are befuddled. Yet it’s a lament that’s getting quite tiring—if you’re a nutrition scientist, that is. So […]