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Massive study by FSU researchers confirms that loneliness increases risk of dementia

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Angelina Sutin, associate professor in the College of Medicine’s Department of Behavioral Sciences A new Florida State University College of Medicine study involving data from 12,000 participants collected over 10 years confirms the heavy toll that loneliness can take on your health: It increases your risk of dementia by 40 percent. The risk is across...

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Late night snacker? Make it cottage cheese

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Eager to eat a snack before bedtime? A protein-filled snack like cottage cheese is the way to go, say Florida State University researchers. Associate Professor of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences Michael Ormsbee and former FSU graduate student Samantha Leyh found that consuming 30 grams of protein about 30 minutes before bed appears to have...

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Modern Conflict: Screen Time vs. Nature

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Even rural kids today spend more time in front of screens and less time outdoors, according to a new study of middle-school students in South Carolina. Researchers at North Carolina State University and Clemson University found that gaps between screen time and outdoor time were most pronounced for girls, African American students, and eighth graders....

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Father’s nicotine exposure may cause behavioral problems in future generations of his children

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Pradeep Bhide, the Jim and Betty Ann Rodgers Eminent Scholar Chair of Developmental Neuroscience at the College of Medicine. While women have long been warned about the dangers of smoking during pregnancy, far less has been known about risks for offspring of men who smoke. A new Florida State University College of Medicine study in...

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Latinos are more at risk for Alzheimer’s, and FSU researchers want to know why

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Angelina Sutin, associate professor in the College of Medicine’s Department of Behavioral Sciences It’s a million-dollar question: Why do people with Latino backgrounds have a 50 percent greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than non-Latino whites? FSU College of Medicine researcher Angelina Sutin will seek answers as principal investigator on a $3.8 million grant from...

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New clinical trials seek treatments for canine cancers, may offer clues on human cancers

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Trials for osteosarcoma and solid tumors enrolling at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University for eligible canine candidates. GRAFTON, Mass. (Oct. 11, 2018)—Two studies into deadly cancers in dogs are now underway, offered through the newly formed Clinical Trials Office at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University. Dogs with spontaneous osteosarcoma, as well...

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Markers of dairy fat consumption linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

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Higher levels of biomarkers of dairy fat consumption are associated with lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research published today in PLOS Medicine. The study in more than 60,000 adults was undertaken by an international consortium led by scientists at the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, and the...

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New study finds that inflammatory proteins in the colon increase incrementally with weight

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Activation of precancerous pathways seen with obesity; secondary findings suggest that NSAIDs may lower the levels of pro-inflammatory proteins in the colon. Studies in mice have demonstrated that obesity-induced inflammation contributes to the risk of colorectal cancer, but evidence in humans has been scarce. A new study shows that two inflammatory proteins in the colon...

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Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Could Improve Flu Vaccine Manufacturing

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Recent research from North Carolina State University outlines how near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy could be used to make cell-culture-based flu vaccine manufacturing faster and more efficient. The researchers demonstrated the use of a NIR probe to measure the concentration of influenza virus in cells being grown in a bioreactor. “The NIR technique is faster, more accurate...

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Amputation injury is communicated to opposing limbs

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Tufts undergraduate leads research in a discovery with implications for understanding regeneration, wound repair, and diagnostic strategies. Depolarization patterns (brighter green) in the uninjured leg (bottom) occur within seconds of amputation of the opposing leg (top) In research that extends knowledge about the physiology of regeneration and wound repair, Tufts University biologists have discovered that...

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