November 7, 2014

Stem Cell Techno

1 Scientists Grow Mini Stomachs for Research

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have grown miniature stomachs from stem cells in order to advance cancer research and are hoping to grow patches to fix ulcers, find new drugs to treat and prevent cancer and even grow stomachs that may one day be used in transplants. Scientists learned that Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that causes most stomach cancers, works quickly to attach to the stomach lining to cause tumors to grow. While the cancer-causing bacteria infects about 2/3 of the world’s population, it doesn’t cause disease in everyone. “We want to understand why bacteria trigger stomach disease in some people but not others,” said lead researcher James Wells. The scientists also hopes to use the lab-created stomach tissue to study obesity and diabetes.

More at Nbcnews.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Flavonoids May Protect Against Stomach Cancer

Tags: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Diabetes, Obesity, Stem Cells, Stomach Cancer, Helicobacter Pylori, Cancer-Causing Bacteria, James Wells

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French Group Issues Warning

2 Warning for Young Kids Who Watch 3D Content

Children under 6 years old shouldn't have access to 3D content, warns the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, or Anses. The group issued their warning after reviewing research on the potential impact of 3D imaging on young, still-developing eyes. Anses believes that processing the 3D effect requires eyes to view images in two separate places at the same time before the brain can translate what it sees into one image. The groups warns that this "vergence-accommodation conflict" may be more severe for young children since their visual system is still developing.

More at BBC | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Young Eyes More Vulnerable to Damaging Sunlight

Tags: 3D Viewing, Young Kids 3D TV, Anses, Agency for Food Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

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Packed Lunches Exceeded Fat Rec

3 School Lunches May Be Better Than Packed

School lunches may offer better nutrition compared to packed lunches, suggests a new study. Virginia Tech researchers followed three rural Virginia elementary schools during lunch for five days. The study compared National School Lunch Program (NSLP) lunches with packed lunches for pre-K and kindergarten students. Researchers found that while both packed and NSLP lunches almost entirely met nutrition standards, there were some differences. Packed lunches exceeded both fat and saturated fat recommendations, while NSLP lunches were below energy and iron recommendations. Packed lunches were also found to have more sugar, but NSLP lunches contained more sodium. Overall, researchers believe that NSLP lunches, with increased exposure to veggies and fruits, offered greater nutritional quality.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Foods to Avoid for School Lunches

Tags: School Lunch, School Lunch Reform, School Lunches, National School Lunch Program

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High Rate of Insomnia Is Problem

4 Insomnia Is Problem in Addiction Recovery

Insomnia is a persistent and prevalent issue for addicts during early recovery, and it could lead to an increased risk for relapse, say researchers. Published in Journal of Addiction Medicine, the report cites evidence that the incidence of insomnia during early addiction recovery could be five times higher than in the general population. Insomnia during recovery may also last for months or even years. Researchers also note that doctors should be aware that prescribing drugs for insomnia could be "incongruent with or unpalatable to" addiction treatment programs focusing on abstinence.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: 1 in 40 U.S. Women Suffer from Sex Addiction

Tags: Addiction Recovery, Insomnia During Recovery, Early Phases of Recovery, Sleep Disturbances Addiction Recovery, Wolters Kluwer Health

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