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Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Genetic Clues Of Severe Food Allergy

Science2.0 - 1 hour 19 min ago

Scientists have identified four new genes associated with a severe food allergy called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), which has only recently been recognized as a distinct condition. Its hallmark is inflammation and painful swelling in the esophagus, along with high levels of immune cells called eosinophils. It can affect people of any age, but is more common among young men who have a history of other allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema. 


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Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Genetic Clues Of Severe Food Allergy

General - 1 hour 19 min ago

Scientists have identified four new genes associated with a severe food allergy called eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), which has only recently been recognized as a distinct condition. Its hallmark is inflammation and painful swelling in the esophagus, along with high levels of immune cells called eosinophils. It can affect people of any age, but is more common among young men who have a history of other allergic diseases such as asthma and eczema. 


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Archaea Can Survive Anywhere, Now They Might Be A Source Of Antibacterial Drugs

Science2.0 - 1 hour 28 min ago

Archaea are a family of single-celled organisms that can thrive in environments like boiling hydrothermal pools and smoking deep sea vents deep underground, which are too extreme for most other species to survive.


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Archaea Can Survive Anywhere, Now They Might Be A Source Of Antibacterial Drugs

General - 1 hour 28 min ago

Archaea are a family of single-celled organisms that can thrive in environments like boiling hydrothermal pools and smoking deep sea vents deep underground, which are too extreme for most other species to survive.


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50 Percent Of Patients Don't Take Prescription Medications According To Guidance

Science2.0 - 1 hour 35 min ago

It's a story as old as medicine. When it comes to treatments, people don't always obey the written word. When it comes to antibiotics, for example, people may stop taking them when they feel better so they can save them for another incident. 

Prescription medication guidelines are written specifically, to help people get the effect. So why do only 50 patient of patients take prescription medication as they should, 160 years after medicine became a proper field?


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50 Percent Of Patients Don't Take Prescription Medications According To Guidance

General - 1 hour 35 min ago

It's a story as old as medicine. When it comes to treatments, people don't always obey the written word. When it comes to antibiotics, for example, people may stop taking them when they feel better so they can save them for another incident. 

Prescription medication guidelines are written specifically, to help people get the effect. So why do only 50 patient of patients take prescription medication as they should, 160 years after medicine became a proper field?


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Comfort Food in Space

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Automation Makes Us Dumb

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L'Aquila Scientists Free But Political Risks Remain

Science2.0 - November 21, 2014 - 10:30pm

L'Aquila is still in repair. Roberto Taddeo

By Lawrence Torcello, Rochester Institute of Technology

It has been five years since an earthquake hit the Italian city of L’Aquila leaving 309 people dead.

In the aftermath one public official and six earthquake scientists were charged with multiple counts of manslaughter. Each defendant was sentenced to six years in jail.

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L'Aquila Scientists Free But Political Risks Remain

General - November 21, 2014 - 10:30pm

L'Aquila is still in repair. Roberto Taddeo

By Lawrence Torcello, Rochester Institute of Technology

It has been five years since an earthquake hit the Italian city of L’Aquila leaving 309 people dead.

In the aftermath one public official and six earthquake scientists were charged with multiple counts of manslaughter. Each defendant was sentenced to six years in jail.

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Is Religion A Consolation Worth Having?

Science2.0 - November 21, 2014 - 9:18pm

King's College Chapel: beauty, art, profundity – but truth? Tom Thai, CC BY-SA

By Simon Blackburn, University of Cambridge

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Is Religion A Consolation Worth Having?

General - November 21, 2014 - 9:18pm

King's College Chapel: beauty, art, profundity – but truth? Tom Thai, CC BY-SA

By Simon Blackburn, University of Cambridge

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3X Saturated Fat In The Diet Doesn't Increase It In Blood

Science2.0 - November 21, 2014 - 8:16pm

Doubling and even nearly tripling saturated fat in diets does not drive up total levels of saturated fat in the blood, according to a controlled diet study.

The researchers found that total saturated fat in the blood did not increase - and went down in most people - despite being increased in the diet when carbohydrates were reduced. Palmitoleic acid, a fatty acid associated with unhealthy metabolism of carbohydrates that can promote disease, went down with low-carb intake and gradually increased as carbs were re-introduced to the study diet.


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3X Saturated Fat In The Diet Doesn't Increase It In Blood

General - November 21, 2014 - 8:16pm

Doubling and even nearly tripling saturated fat in diets does not drive up total levels of saturated fat in the blood, according to a controlled diet study.

The researchers found that total saturated fat in the blood did not increase - and went down in most people - despite being increased in the diet when carbohydrates were reduced. Palmitoleic acid, a fatty acid associated with unhealthy metabolism of carbohydrates that can promote disease, went down with low-carb intake and gradually increased as carbs were re-introduced to the study diet.


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Did Some Baseball Stars Get Favorable TV Coverage In Steroid Controversy?

Science2.0 - November 21, 2014 - 6:35pm

Retired baseball stars Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro each have Hall of Fame-worthy numbers, more than 500 home runs.


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Did Some Baseball Stars Get Favorable TV Coverage In Steroid Controversy?

General - November 21, 2014 - 6:35pm

Retired baseball stars Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro each have Hall of Fame-worthy numbers, more than 500 home runs.


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Vermicompost Leachate: Liquid Earthworm Poop Improves Organic Tomato Growth

Science2.0 - November 21, 2014 - 6:21pm

Want to improve tomato crop yields without using more fertilizer? Try  verimcompost leachate. That is a soil ameliorant, which is basically a fertilizer but made of an organic liquid produced by earthworm poop. If you are really organic, you can even make tea from it. 

A research project recently studied the effects of vermicompost leachate on tomato seedlings subjected to various temperatures and levels of water stress. 


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Vermicompost Leachate: Liquid Earthworm Poop Improves Organic Tomato Growth

General - November 21, 2014 - 6:21pm

Want to improve tomato crop yields without using more fertilizer? Try  verimcompost leachate. That is a soil ameliorant, which is basically a fertilizer but made of an organic liquid produced by earthworm poop. If you are really organic, you can even make tea from it. 

A research project recently studied the effects of vermicompost leachate on tomato seedlings subjected to various temperatures and levels of water stress. 


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