Carboxytherapy eliminates belly fat

The first randomized, controlled trial testing carbon dioxide gas injections (carboxytherapy) to reduce belly fat found the new technique eliminates fat around the stomach. However, the changes were modest and did not result in long-term fat reduction, according to the Northwestern Medicine study. “Carboxytherapy could potentially be a new and effective means of fat reduction,” […]

Researchers investigate role of glutamate in age-associated cognitive disorders

As people around the world live longer, the prevalence of age-associated cognitive disorders is growing. Alzheimer’s disease (AD), for which advanced age is the most significant risk factor, currently defies all therapeutic efforts. Experts argue that identifying the onset of this progressive disease as early as possible will advance the fight against its devastating effects. […]

Scientists develop new model to predict a patient’s risk for adverse events after hospital discharge

Historically, hospital patients have been at a high risk for adverse effects after they are discharged, according to the Institute of Medicine. These effects can be defined as unplanned bad circumstances that are directly related to the patient’s diagnosis, clinical conditions or the care they received while in the hospital. Many times these events lead […]

Study demonstrates promise of new imaging method for precise brain cancer diagnostics

Nowadays, tumors inside the complex central nervous system remain one of the most challenging cancers to diagnose. Different from conventional brain-imaging techniques, nearinfrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging demonstrates particular merits including being nonhazardous, offering fast feedback, and having higher sensitivity. A research team led by Prof. ZHENG Hairong from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) […]

Oldest Bubonic Bug’s DNA Decoded

FRIDAY, June 8, 2018 — Scientists have deciphered the genetic makeup of the oldest known strain of the germ that causes bubonic plague. The investigators said their research improves understanding of the deadly disease that’s caused some of the world’s worst epidemics. The strain of Yersinia pestis was found in two 3,800-year-old skeletons buried together […]