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27 January 2020 - Eurekalert - Algae shown to improve gastrointestinal health

Project is the first to test green algae on symptoms related to human digestion.


26 January 2020 - The Week - How Brexit might impact scientific research in the UK?

What happens to science funding in the UK after Brexit? Will we become "a magnet for scientists from around the world" as the PM asserts?


24 January 2020 - Nutraingredients - Can our microbiome accurately identify diseases … and predict death?

Microbiome sequencing is ‘more accurate’ than full genome sequencing at distinguishing between healthy and ill people… and could predict whether you are likely to die in the next 15 years, two new papers suggest


24 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Imbalance between serotonin and dopamine in social anxiety disorder

Researchers have demonstrated the existence of a previously unknown link between the serotonin and dopamine systems in the brain.


24 January 2020 - Science Daily - High air pollution exposure in 1-year-olds linked to structural brain changes at age 12

A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12.


23 January 2020 - The Conversation - Silicon Valley’s latest fad is dopamine fasting – and that may not be as crazy as it sounds

Denying the brain the dopamine-derived pleasure of many modern day temptations, the theory goes, may help people regain control, improving focus and productivity.


23 January 2020 - The Conversation - Malnutrition is on the rise in older adults – how to spot the signs

People aged 65 years and over are more likely to be malnourished compared with any other age group. And this number is on the rise.


23 January 2020 - Nutraingredients - What your child’s gut health says about their behavior

Recent research indicates the gut microbiome could be a potential determinant of how a child’s environment ultimately impacts their neurobiological function and mental health outcomes.


23 January 2020 - Science Daily - Weight loss and health improvements with Mediterranean, fasting & Paleo diets

There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped off considerably during the one-year study, new research shows.


22 January 2020 - The Guardian - The poo panacea: inside the strange, surprising world of faecal transplants

When treating antibiotic-resistant infections, injecting patients with other people’s excrement - a fecal transplant - can be highly effective. Could it be the answer to dementia, anorexia and obesity too?


19 January 2020 - The Guardian - From depression to dementia, inflammation is medicine’s new frontier

The barrier between mind and body appears to be crumbling. Clinical practice and public perception need to catch up.


17 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - America's most widely consumed oil causes genetic changes in the brain

Research shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, and depression.


14 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Gut bacteria could guard against Parkinson's, study finds

A common bacteria that boosts digestive health can slow - and even reverse - build-up of a protein associated with Parkinson's, new research suggests.


14 January 2020 - Futurity - These toxic chemicals steal IQ points from American kids

Exposure to lead, mercury, and other toxic chemicals, especially flame retardants and pesticides, resulted in more than a million cases of intellectual disability in the United States between 2001 and 2016, research finds.


14 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Urgent action on diet needed to stem rising tide of chronic disease in less developed nations

Researchers investigating differences in diet and related disease risk factors between men and women in lower income countries instead found an alarming degree of poor dietary habits that likely masked effects of gender, according to a new study published today.


14 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Sugar changes the chemistry of your brain

Sugar influences brain reward circuitry in ways similar to those observed when addictive drugs are consumed - study.


13 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Common foods can help 'landscape' the jungle of our gut microbiome

Foods we eat commonly affect our gut microbiota. New research shows they do so by triggering the production of bacteriophage - viruses that infect and replicate inside bacteria.


12 January 2020 - The Guardian - The alarming truth about how sugar ruins your sleep

Too much sugar can lead to weight gain, causes tooth decay and increases the risk of diabetes. But it also has another profound effect – it messes with your sleep, and in such a way that your sleeplessness will leave you with a craving for more sugar.


10 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Malnutrition linked with increased risk of Zika birth defects

The rise in cases of Congenital Zika Syndrome is linked to poor diet among the infants' mothers, say researchers.


8 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Healthy habits in middle age linked to longer life free from disease

Sticking to a healthy lifestyle including not smoking, not being overweight, and exercising regularly, is associated with a longer life expectancy at age 50 free of major diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes, says a new study.