It’s no secret that when Facebook hit the net in 2004, it revolutionised the way we share information online. But, cloaked by the fanfare of its arrival, the social network ushered in an ideology viewed by many as infringing upon the rights of its users. These highlight a fundamental flaw not only in Facebook, but in the current zeitgeist online- a boat that’s set to be well and truly rocked….
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- Beta blocker shows cancer-fighting properties April 23, 2017A new study finds that carvedilol, a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure, can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer. The research could lead better ways to protect our skin from the sun.
- In experiments on Earth, testing possible building blocks of alien life April 23, 2017Extraterrestrial life, if it exists, could use different amino acid building blocks than living things here on Earth. To better understand what alien life might look like, researchers are studying which amino acids stand up to the types of extreme conditions found on other planets and moons.
- Timing and duration matters for school lunch and recess April 23, 2017Researchers find that the duration and timing of lunch and recess is related to food choices and the physical activity of school children. These findings could help schools make policies that promote healthier school lunches and increased physical activity during recess.
- Totally bizarre facts about the star-nosed mole April 23, 2017In a new synthesis of anatomy research, scientists showcase the surprising, record-breaking and just plain weird adaptations of the star-nosed mole. The animal eats faster and sports a more sensitive touch organ than any other mammal, is the first mammal known to smell underwater and offers fascinating insights about the brain-body interface.
- Testing urine for particular proteins could be key to preventing kidney transplant failure April 22, 2017Testing for molecular markers in the urine of kidney transplant patients could reveal whether the transplant is failing and why, according to research presented at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
- Drug-resistant bacteria in patients' urine or stools raise risk of drug-resistant sepsis April 22, 2017People who have recently been found to have drug-resistant bacteria in their urine or stool samples have a greatly increased risk of developing a bloodstream infection that is also resistant to certain antibiotics, according to a study presented at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
- New research sheds light on treating bloodstream infections with fewer side effects April 22, 2017Two presentations at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) from the INCREMENT study shed light on ways to treat bloodstream infections with fewer side effects and without the need for antimicrobials of 'last resort'. One of the studies is published simultaneously in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
- Predicting severe liver disease: Obesity, insulin, diabetes, cholesterol, alcohol April 22, 2017A study conducted in Finland demonstrates that in the general population, central obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, lipid abnormalities and high alcohol consumption were the strongest predictors of severe liver disease. The study, presented at The International Liver Congress 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, also found that the only significant pred […]
- Long-term treatment of decompensated cirrhosis with human albumin improves survival April 22, 2017Results from the ANSWER study showed that long-term administration of human albumin improves the survival rate of patients with decompensated cirrhosis. The study, presented at The International Liver Congress 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, demonstrated that treatment with human albumin also improved the management of ascites (accumulation of fluid in […]
- Cold weather & fewer sun hours are associated with increased rates of alcoholic cirrhosis April 22, 2017New data presented at The International Liver Congress 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, suggests that colder and less sunny regions of the world have higher rates of alcoholic cirrhosis, a disease caused by excessive drinking which results in irreversible scarring of the liver. An international team of scientists found that every increase in temperature […]
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