Daily avocados improve diet high quality, help lower cholesterol ranges, study finds

Journal Reference: Alice H. Lichtenstein, Penny M. Kris‐Etherton, Kristina S. Petersen, Nirupa R. Matthan, Samuel Barnes, Mara Z. Vitolins, Zhaoping Li, Joan Sabaté, Sujatha Rajaram, Shilpy Chowdhury, Kristin M. Davis, Jean Galluccio, Cheryl H. Gilhooly, Richard S. Legro, Jason Li, Laura Lovato, Letitia H. Perdue, Gayle Petty, Anna M. Rasmussen, Gina Segovia‐Siapco, Rawiwan Sirirat, April … Read more

Who trusts gene-edited meals? New study gauges public acceptance

Journal Reference: Christopher Cummings, David J. Peters. Who Trusts in Gene-Edited Foods? Analysis of a Representative Survey Study Predicting Willingness to Eat- and Purposeful Avoidance of Gene Edited Foods in the United States. Frontiers in Food Science and Technology, 2022; 2 DOI: 10.3389/frfst.2022.858277 Advocates say gene editing is faster and more precise than traditional crop … Read more

Floating in space might be enjoyable, but study shows it’s hard on earthly bodies

Journal Reference: Leigh Gabel, Anna-Maria Liphardt, Paul A. Hulme, Martina Heer, Sara R. Zwart, Jean D. Sibonga, Scott M. Smith, Steven K. Boyd. Incomplete recovery of bone strength and trabecular microarchitecture at the distal tibia 1 year after return from long duration spaceflight. Scientific Reports, 2022; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-13461-1 The TBone study was started in … Read more

Knowing Earth’s energy imbalance is critical in preventing global warming, study finds

Journal Reference: Kevin E Trenberth, Lijing Cheng. A perspective on climate change from Earth’s energy imbalance. Environmental Research: Climate, 2022; 1 (1): 013001 DOI: 10.1088/2752-5295/ac6f74 Distinguished scholar at the National Center of Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and highly cited lead author Kevin Trenberth together with climate scientist and co-author Lijing Cheng have made a new complete … Read more

Emergency care and hospitalizations higher among cannabis customers, study finds

Journal Reference: Nicholas T Vozoris, Jingqin Zhu, Clodagh M Ryan, Chung-Wai Chow, Teresa To. Cannabis use and risks of respiratory and all-cause morbidity and mortality: a population-based, data-linkage, cohort study. BMJ Open Respiratory Research, 2022; 9 (1): e001216 DOI: 10.1136/bmjresp-2022-001216 The study, published in BMJ Open Respiratory Research and led by researchers at Unity Health … Read more

Winning by default: Tonsillectomy study shows power of pre-set opioid Rx size

Journal Reference: Kao-Ping Chua, Marc C. Thorne, Sophia Ng, Mary Donahue, Chad M. Brummett. Association Between Default Number of Opioid Doses in Electronic Health Record Systems and Opioid Prescribing to Adolescents and Young Adults Undergoing Tonsillectomy. JAMA Network Open, 2022; 5 (6): e2219701 DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.19701 In teens and young adults having their tonsils taken out … Read more

New study reveals impact of plastic on small mammals, as four out of seven species identified as ‘plastic constructive’

Journal Reference: Emily Thrift, Adam Porter, Tamara S. Galloway, Frazer G. Coomber, Fiona Mathews. Ingestion of plastics by terrestrial small mammals. Science of The Total Environment, 2022; 842: 156679 DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.156679 In a paper published in Science of the Total Environment, researchers from the University of Sussex, the Mammal Society and the University of Exeter … Read more

Study paves the way towards a more precise use of CRISPR

Journal Reference: Giulia I. Corsi, Kunli Qu, Ferhat Alkan, Xiaoguang Pan, Yonglun Luo, Jan Gorodkin. CRISPR/Cas9 gRNA activity depends on free energy changes and on the target PAM context. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-30515-0 A new Danish research project can help refine the method and is a step towards a more precise and effective … Read more

Study finds women have more brain changes after menopause

Journal Reference: Valerie Lohner, Gökhan Pehlivan, Gerard Sanroma, Anne Miloschewski, Markus D. Schirmer, Tony Stöcker, Martin Reuter, Monique M. B. Breteler. The Relation Between Sex, Menopause, and White Matter Hyperintensities: The Rhineland Study. Neurology, 2022; 10.1212/WNL.0000000000200782 DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000200782 White matter hyperintensities are tiny lesions visible on brain scans that become more common with age or … Read more

Adolescents more vulnerable to cannabis addiction but not other mental health dangers, study finds

Journal Reference: Will Lawn, Claire Mokrysz, Rachel Lees, Katie Trinci, Kat Petrilli, Martine Skumlien, Anna Borissova, Shelan Ofori, Catherine Bird, Grace Jones, Michael AP Bloomfield, Ravi K Das, Matthew B Wall, Tom P Freeman, H Valerie Curran. The CannTeen Study: Cannabis use disorder, depression, anxiety, and psychotic-like symptoms in adolescent and adult cannabis users and … Read more

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