Protein Array Applications

Proteins play a fundamental role in biological processes. The genome holds the code for thousands and thousands of proteins that are responsible for maintaining a functioning cellular environment. Protein microarrays are an emerging technology that offers valuable insight into protein development and interaction. This valuable technology has a wide range of applications; from clinical research,…

Taking Control of Your Health

For most people, health is something taken for granted. Until someone experiences sickness, they really don’t understand the impact that their everyday activities have on their overall quality of life. It’s only after developing a chronic illness later in life that you are likely to exercise greater self-discipline over your health, usually too late to…

Makeup of an individual’s gut bacteria may play role in weight loss

Gut bacteria that provide people with more energy from food may be responsible for the inability of some people to lose weight. Credit: © adrian_ilie825 / Fotolia A preliminary study published in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests that, for some people, specific activities of gut bacteria may be responsible for their inability to lose…

More evidence links weight gain to meal times

A recent small-scale study adds to the growing evidence of an association between eating later in the day and weight gain. Using unique tracking methods, the researchers add more detail to the theory. A recent study looks again at meal times and obesity. As adult obesity rates in the United States continue to rise, finding…

National Institutes of Health apologizes for lack of action on sexual harassers

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, today responded to ongoing criticism of how the agency handles sexual harassment by NIH-funded investigators by issuing an apology. In a lengthy statement from NIH leaders, replete with language unusually contrite and passionate for a federal agency, NIH says it “has been part of the problem” and vows…

Richer, older men more likely to drink to excess, figures show

One in five people drink more than they should, according to the latest official statistics, with richer, older men most likely to consume so much alcohol that they are risking their health. Overall, 21% of people aged 16 and over in England drink more than the 14 units a week recommended by the UK’s four…

Medications for Treating Congestive Heart Failure

The diagnosis of congestive heart failure can be very frightening, but, with proper healthcare, it is possible to live many more years in good health. Congestive heart failure is a progressive disease, so once you are diagnosed with congestive heart failure Delray Beach Florida, it is important to find quality care and get on an…

How to Encourage Your Kids to Make Better Choices for Good Mental Health

Mental health is often misconstrued as being something for adults only, but positive mental health begins at a young age. Four decades of research in neuroscience training suggests that you should nurture a positive attitude and good mental health within your kids by encouraging them to do things that give them confidence and banish negative…