Novel coronavirus complete genome from the Wuhan outbreak now available in GenBank

Posted on January 13, 2020 under, quoted here: “The complete annotated genome sequence of the novel coronavirus associated with the outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China is now available from GenBank for free and easy access by the global biomedical community. Figure 1 shows the relationship of the Wuhan virus to selected coronaviruses. According to the CDC, as of January

Mediterranean diet as prevention and treatment of Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease, is thought to be related to an immune response towards the diet, via an interaction with the gut microbiome and gut barrier function. Current treatments includes dietary strategies such as enteral nutrition, special diet, monoclonal antibodies and even stem cells . A new study

Reduce consumption of soybean oil

“In this study, we hypothesized that a soybean oil-rich diet, such as that currently consumed in the U.S., impacts hypothalamic gene expression and oxytocin peptide levels differentially from other high-fat diets, that those changes correlate with obesity and/or diabetes and that they involve one or both of its major components, linoleic acid and stigmasterol”. “The central and peripheral effects of soybean oil

Alcohol dependence results in brain-wide remodelling of functional architecture

New study demonstrate for the first time that alcohol addicted mice have their brain’s functional architecture remodeled. If confirmed in humans, this should lead to better monitoring and treatment of people with addiction. Maybe we finally will understand why some never get rid of their addiction while others do – their brain may simply not

Your baby is reading your mind

Photo by Elise Piazza, Princeton Baby Lab ”Have you ever played with a baby and felt a sense of connection, even though they couldn’t yet talk to you? New research suggests that you might quite literally be “on the same wavelength,” experiencing similar brain activity in the same brain regions”. The discovery may explain how we learn