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16 September 2016 Over a quarter of US adults aged 50 years or more are inactive Over a quarter of US adults aged 50 years or more are inactive

Research conducted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that 1 in 4 US adults aged 50 years or over do not take regular exercise. Physical activity reduces the risk of developing serious chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Moderate exercise allows the heart and blood circulatory system to function more efficiently.

16 September 2016 Imaging the effects of hunger on the brain’s response to food cues Imaging the effects of hunger on the brain’s response to food cues

Our brain pays more attention to food when we are hungry than when we are sated. Now a team of scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has shed light on how the needs of the body affect the way the brain processes visual food cues.

15 September 2016 Second-generation survivors whose parents were babies during Holocaust at high risk of severe schizophrenia Second-generation survivors whose parents were babies during Holocaust at high risk of severe schizophrenia

Results of a new study at the University of Haifa have found that no difference in the risk of developing schizophrenia between second-generations Holocaust survivors and those whose parents were not exposed to the Holocaust.

15 September 2016 Israeli product that pinpoints viruses, bacteria gets European grant Israeli product that pinpoints viruses, bacteria gets European grant

A company in Tirat Carmel that makes an innovative and accurate blood test that distinguishes between bacterial and viral infections – and thus significantly reduces the unnecessary use of antibiotics – has received a €2.3 million grant from the European Commission to improve and deploy it.

14 September 2016 Study provides insight into how weight-loss drug acts in the brain Study provides insight into how weight-loss drug acts in the brain

A weight-loss drug dampened the response to food cues in regions of the brain associated with attention and emotion, leading to decreases in caloric intake, weight and body mass index (BMI), a team led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) reported.

14 September 2016 The next generation of Antibiotics could be Bacteriophages The next generation of Antibiotics could be Bacteriophages

One of the last remaining bastions for organic chemists in pharmaceuticals is in antibiotic development. It is now under fire from a partnership of academic and industrial microbiologists, who are developing bacteriophages into antibacterial therapies.

13 September 2016 Diabetes: Key to faster-acting insulin found in snail venom Diabetes: Key to faster-acting insulin found in snail venom

A study of the crystalline 3-D structure of an insulin extracted from the venom of a marine snail reveals a potential way to make insulin for the treatment of diabetes act more rapidly.

13 September 2016 Training the brain to combat stress Training the brain to combat stress

While there are ways to train the brain to manage stress and other emotional responses, such techniques do not work for everyone and are not always highly accessible. Now, a new study reveals the development of a new tool that could bring self-regulation of brain activity to a much wider audience.

13 September 2016 A clue as to why men sleep better than women A clue as to why men sleep better than women

Are women more likely to have disturbed sleep than men, and if so, why? A new study published in PNAS suggests that being male or female has an impact on how well we are likely to sleep.

12 September 2016 Induced deliveries following rupture of amniotic sac pose no increased risk to health of mother and infants Induced deliveries following rupture of amniotic sac pose no increased risk to health of mother and infants

A new Tel Aviv University study has determined that natural, spontaneous deliveries and induced deliveries following the rupture of the amniotic sac in the mother share similar neonatal outcomes, contradicting common wisdom.

12 September 2016 Israeli Doctors: Breastfeeding a casualty of marketing war over baby formulas Israeli Doctors: Breastfeeding a casualty of marketing war over baby formulas

Although more than 90 percent of women say after giving birth that they want to breastfeed, only about 58 percent do so because of various factors, including pressure from formula companies.

12 September 2016 Early Exposure to Antibiotics Augments Allergy, Eczema Risk Early Exposure to Antibiotics Augments Allergy, Eczema Risk

London, United Kingdom — Rates of hayfever and eczema are higher in children exposed to antibiotics in the first 2 years of life than in unexposed children, according to results from a systematic review and meta-analysis.

11 September 2016 Type 2 diabetes: Gene discovery could yield new treatments Type 2 diabetes: Gene discovery could yield new treatments

Researchers from the United Kingdom have discovered a gene that aids the destruction of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, contributing to type 2 diabetes.

11 September 2016 Three-Prong Approach to Breast Cancer Research at Hadassah Three-Prong Approach to Breast Cancer Research at Hadassah

Understanding what part inherited traits play in an individual’s chance of developing breast cancer; analyzing the specific biology of each tumor to better tailor therapy for each patient; and diagnosing cancer through blood samples, rather than performing biopsies, are the goals that are shaping the approach the Hadassah Medical Organization is taking to cancer research and treatment.

11 September 2016 $20 Million Contest for Antibiotic Resistance Test Launches $20 Million Contest for Antibiotic Resistance Test Launches

The federal government yesterday officially launched a $20 million contest to develop rapid, point-of-care diagnostic tests to spot and identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

10 September 2016 Large cardiopoietic regenerative therapy trial for patients with congestive heart failure reveals new insights Large cardiopoietic regenerative therapy trial for patients with congestive heart failure reveals new insights

A therapy that uses bone-marrow stem cells to promote heart repair did not significantly improve the primary outcome over a sham procedure among patients with congestive heart failure. However, it revealed critical new insights, according to investigators of the CHART-1 trial.

09 September 2016 Epilepsy drugs work by 'wedging themselves' into receptors Epilepsy drugs work by 'wedging themselves' into receptors

Current epilepsy treatment is not effective for all individuals. A new molecular investigation into the structure of new drug targets promises to help develop safer, more effective medicines for people with seizure disorders.

09 September 2016 Stroke: Innovative electrical stimulation glove improves hand function Stroke: Innovative electrical stimulation glove improves hand function

A novel therapy has been devised for survivors of stroke with hand weakness to help improve hand function through the use of a glove that delivers electrical stimulation.

08 September 2016 Induced deliveries following rupture of amniotic sac pose no increased risk to health of mother and infants Induced deliveries following rupture of amniotic sac pose no increased risk to health of mother and infants

A new Tel Aviv University study has determined that natural, spontaneous deliveries and induced deliveries following the rupture of the amniotic sac in the mother share similar neonatal outcomes, contradicting common wisdom.

07 September 2016 Tel Aviv University researchers unravel how melanoma spreads to distant organs Tel Aviv University researchers unravel how melanoma spreads to distant organs

According to a paper published today in the journal Nature Cell Biology, the scientists discovered that before spreading to other organs, a melanoma tumor sends out tiny vesicles containing molecules of microRNA. These induce morphological changes in the dermis in preparation for receiving and transporting the cancer cells.