Do we know what is a health promoting diet & life style?

The medical facts of what is a healthy diet and life style has never been stronger than today. Each of us can “self-hack” and have measured the relevant inflammation biomarkers and our microbiome and see for ourselves; did my diet and life style change improve my health or not? In the old days we were […]

Cure for cancer & MS may come at the cost of premature ageing

We are beginning to see the longterm consequences of aggressive cancer treatment (incl. hemapoetic stem cells transplantations) and as the cancer cells are removed and the immune system has been reset, the successful treatment comes on the expense of our ability to regenerate (the stem cells are affected) with increased low grade inflammation and mutations […]

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

Posted on January 13, 2020 under https://ncbiinsights.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2020/01/13/novel-coronavirus/, 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 […]

Brain Health: Stem cells can re-juvenate brain function

Picture from cited article below: Image of neural stem cells and newborn neurons (green) artificially generated in the hippocampus and contacting mature cells (red) of the mouse brain. ©CRTD   Stem cells are constantly re-juvenating our body including the brain, but as we age, our pool of stem cells declines, leading to poor mental and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sleep apnea: Why loosing weight improves sleep apnea

New study elegantly demonstrates the connection between being overweight and sleep apnea. Having too much body fat includes also the tongue being too fat, thus loosing weight reduces snoring and sleep apnea.  Go for a double win: Skip alcoholic beverages that often are a major contributor to sleep apnea and being overweight.See also: Link 1, Link […]