Posts by Inspiring Wellness Solutions

Miniature Model Studies Human Would Healing

Biomedical engineers recently created a miniature device composed of blood vessels, a valve that induces a “wound,” and the flow of blood to recapitulate the wound healing process seen during injury in humans. They used the human-based system to understand the role of several key-clotting factors for blood clot formation. The system helped the scientists…

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Simulating Human Brain Networks ~

Virtual Brain: Researchers used a brain modeling platform called The Virtual Brain to incorporate individual patient brain measurements to produce personalized models simulating six features of patient brain activity. The tool allowed the researchers to assess the neuron interactions involved, which cannot be directly measured in humans, and enables the data from patient’s brain signals…

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Preventing diabetes ~

Diabetes prevention is a possibility, if not a probability. A plant-based diet improves beta-cell function, according to a study published in Nutrients. Researchers from the Physicians Committee assessed insulin resistance after a meal for 75 overweight participants without diabetes for 16 weeks, half of whom followed a low-fat, vegan (plant based) diet. Those who consumed the vegan diet…

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A low-fat diet may prevent pancreatic cancer in overweight and obese women

According to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, researchers compared cancer incidence rates for 48,835 postmenopausal women assigned to either a low-fat diet, in which fat intake was limited to 20 percent of daily energy, and daily servings of fruits, vegetables, and grains were increased to those in a control group. Those in…

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New Technique Advances 3-D Printing of Living Cells

Using a new technique called “in-air microfluidics,” scientists succeeded in printing 3-D structures with live cells. By shooting a jet stream of fluid into another jet stream of cells, in-air microfluidics allows partially solidified droplets of live cells to be created in-flight and deposited onto a substrate to build a 3-D structure filled with cells…

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New Method to Predict Survival for Gastric Cancer Patients

Using gastric cancer biopsies from 77 patients, scientists recently identified a panel of proteins (BRF1, BRCA1/2, and MPO) induced by alcohol consumption that can predict the recurrence of the cancer, the overall survival, and the response to platinum-based adjuvant chemotherapy. The biomarkers discovered in this study can help alcoholic patients with gastric cancers choose the…

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A New Cellular Model Discovered for Heart Disease

Using human stem cells from the umbilical cord or bone marrow, scientists have discovered a way to make heart vessel lining cells that are capable of growing in a healthy state, as well as converting to a disease-prone state called the mesenchymal transition. The new mesenchymal arterial cells derived by this method can serve as…

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Inflammatory Foods Linked to Colorectal Cancer

Inflammatory foods, such as red and processed meats, play a role in colorectal cancer development, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology. Researchers followed 121,050 participants over 26 years and rated their diets for their inflammatory potential. Pro-inflammatory products included processed meats, red meat, organ meats, and sodas. Men and women who consumed the most…

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