UD professor wins $2.3 million grant from NIH for research on Achilles tendinopathy

University of Delaware assistant professor Karin Gravare Silbernagel (Physical Therapy) received a five-year, $2.3 million Research Project Grant (R01) from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to study Achilles tendinopathy. This overuse injury is most prevalent in active individuals between the ages of 35 and 55, but occurs in people of […]

Does Pot Really Dull a Teen’s Brain?

WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 — Pot-smoking teens may not be dooming themselves to a destiny of dim-wittedness, a new review suggests. The memory and thinking abilities of teenagers do not appear to be as strongly affected by heavy marijuana use as previously suspected, according to an evaluation of data from dozens of previous studies. Further, […]

Study may change global guidelines for managing children with uncomplicated fever

More efficient use of resources Children in sub-Saharan Africa with uncomplicated fever may be safely managed with conditional, rather than universal, 3-day follow-up with a community health worker, according to a randomized trial by researchers at Karolinska Institutet published in PLOS Medicine. The study suggests that current WHO guidelines for these children could be reconsidered. […]

Fatty fish and camelina oil are beneficial for your HDL and IDL cholesterol

Eating fatty fish increases the size and composition of HDL particles. Credit: UEF/Varpu Heiskanen Eating fatty fish increases the size and composition of HDL particles. Credit: UEF/Varpu Heiskanen Close Eating fatty fish increases the size and lipid composition of HDL particles in people with impaired glucose metabolism, according to a new study from the University […]