A New Study Finds Obesity Linked to Microbiota in Human Gut Bacteria

A New Study Finds Obesity Linked to Microbiota in Human Gut Bacteria

Scientists have known for more than century that the human digestive system (“the gut”) harbors bacteria. For the most part, scientists assumed (since the bacteria were there all the time) that the bacteria were generally harmless but not particularly important. It’s only in the last decade or two that research began to show that not only do we carry bacteria, but also it has important roles to play in health...

Fighting Triple Negative Female Breast Cancer by Blocking Androgen (Male) Receptors

Fighting Triple Negative Female Breast Cancer by Blocking Androgen (Male) Receptors

It may seem counter-intuitive,  a potentially powerful treatment for breast cancer based on blocking receptors for the male hormone androgen; but that’s what turns out to be the case. Researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer Center recently completed a Phase I clinical trial of Enzalutamide, which provided evidence of the safety and possible effectiveness of the approach.

A stunning map of depression rates around the world

A stunning map of depression rates around the world

The Middle East and North Africa suffer the world’s highest depression rates, according to a new study by researchers at Australia’s University of Queensland -- and it’s costing people in the region years off their lives...

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