New fabric can harvest body heat to power small wearable microelectronics

Related video Many wearable biosensors, data transmitters and similar tech advances for personalized health monitoring have now been “creatively miniaturized,” says materials chemist Trisha Andrew at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, but they require a lot of energy, and power sources can be bulky and heavy. Now she and her Ph.D. student Linden Allison report […]

Everything you need to know about basophils

Related video What are basophils? Function Tests Normal range Causes of high levels Autoimmune inflammation Hypothyroidism Myeloproliferative disorders Cancer Causes of low levels Hyperthyroidism Allergic reactions Infections Summary Basophils are white blood cells from the bone marrow that play a role in keeping the immune system functioning correctly. Doctors may order basophil level tests to […]

Gut microbes from healthy infants block milk allergy development in mice

Related video Commensal bacteria (red) reside amongst the mucus (green) and epithelial cells (blue) of a mouse small intestine. Credit: The University of Chicago Commensal bacteria (red) reside amongst the mucus (green) and epithelial cells (blue) of a mouse small intestine. Credit: The University of Chicago Close New research suggests that the gut microbiome may […]

Gut microbiome may help prevent development of cow’s milk allergy

Related video NIH-funded study links gut microbiome to food allergy New research suggests that the gut microbiome may help prevent the development of cow’s milk allergy. Scientists at the University of Chicago found that gut microbes from healthy human infant donors transplanted into mice protected animals exposed to milk from experiencing allergic reactions, while gut […]

Food allergies linked to increased disease activity in multiple sclerosis

Related video Food allergies are associated with heightened levels of disease activity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), shows research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Allergic patients had more relapses and greater odds of further nerve damage visible on MRI scans, the findings indicate. Both genetic and environmental factors are […]