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Schizophrenia is Actually 8 Genetic Disorders

74041 New research shows that schizophrenia isn’t a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders, each with its own set of symptoms. The finding could be a first step toward improved diagnosis and treatment for the debilitating psychiatric illness. The research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is reported… Seguir Leyendo Schizophrenia is Actually 8 Genetic Disorders

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Melatonin Controls Weight Gain by Stimulating ‘Beige Fat’

67310 Spanish scientists are the first to reveal the previously unknown enigma of the effect melatonin has to counter obesity in the organism and why it has metabolic benefits in treating diabetes and hyperlipidemia. Melatonin is a natural hormone segregated by the body and melatonin levels generally increase in the dark at night. It is… Seguir Leyendo Melatonin Controls Weight Gain by Stimulating ‘Beige Fat’

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Melatonin Controls Weight Gain by Stimulating ‘Beige Fat’

67310 Spanish scientists are the first to reveal the previously unknown enigma of the effect melatonin has to counter obesity in the organism and why it has metabolic benefits in treating diabetes and hyperlipidemia. Melatonin is a natural hormone segregated by the body and melatonin levels generally increase in the dark at night. It is… Seguir Leyendo Melatonin Controls Weight Gain by Stimulating ‘Beige Fat’

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Researchers develop a halometer that tests alterations in night vision

Researchers at the University of Granada have developed this tool and proved it with a number of groups consisting on people operated on cataract or submitted to refractive eye surgery, as well as on normal observers and patients with different eye pathologies. The Free-Software Bureau of the University of Granada launched this program, that can… Seguir Leyendo Researchers develop a halometer that tests alterations in night vision

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Eating disorders and body dissatisfaction is double in Muslim teenagers than in Christian

The incidence of eating disorders was found to be 2.3-fold higher among Muslim adolescents than among their Christian classmates. Similarly, body dissatisfaction was 1.8-fold higher in the former group. Finally, as a general conclusion, an average of one in four adolescents suffers some type of eating disorder, and 15% suffers body dissatisfaction. These were the… Seguir Leyendo Eating disorders and body dissatisfaction is double in Muslim teenagers than in Christian

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When the doctor is a woman, patients expect them to be involved in decision making

When the family doctor is a woman, patients expect her to let them get involved in the management of their health problem, especially when it is a family health problem or a cold. However, patients have even greater expectations of their family doctor “listening to them, keeping them informed and considering their opinions than in… Seguir Leyendo When the doctor is a woman, patients expect them to be involved in decision making

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Preterm mothers’ milk contains less antioxidants than mothers completing their gestation

A study conducted at the University of Granada and at the University Hospital San Cecilio revealed that preterm mothers’ milk contains low concentrations of coenzyme Q10. This is a complex of great medical importance, due both to its antioxidant capacity and to its role as a component of the electron transport chain, among other functions.… Seguir Leyendo Preterm mothers’ milk contains less antioxidants than mothers completing their gestation

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Researchers identify the genotype of disorders causing cardiac sudden death syndrome

Researchers from the Hospital Virgen de las Nieves of the University of Granada have identified the most frequent mutations in the gene KCNH2 in patients with long QT syndrome. Long Qt syndrome is a disorder of cardiac ionic channels that approximately affects one in every 2,500 people and may cause torsade de pointes episodes, which… Seguir Leyendo Researchers identify the genotype of disorders causing cardiac sudden death syndrome

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New data obtained on liposomes employed in drug encapsulation and gene therapies

University of Granada scientists and the Spanish Higher Institute for Scientific Research (CSIC) have made significant progress in understanding lipid membranes, which are extensively employed in the development of cosmetic and drug products, and which have potential application in the field of nanotechnology. Phospholipid vesicles (liposomes) are colloidal systems that arise considerable interest from the… Seguir Leyendo New data obtained on liposomes employed in drug encapsulation and gene therapies

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Drug-abusers have difficulty to recognize negative emotions as wrath, fear and sadness

University of Granada scientists have been the first to analyze the relation between drug abuse and recognition of basic emotions (happiness, surprise, wrath, fear, sadness and disgust) by drug-abusers. Thus, the study revealed that drug-abusers have difficulty to identify negative emotions by their facial expression: wrath, disgust, fear and sadness. Further, regular abuse of alcohol,… Seguir Leyendo Drug-abusers have difficulty to recognize negative emotions as wrath, fear and sadness

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