Today, the CDC released its latest list of recommendations to improve health and reduce obesity in children. Some of the recommendations include reducing intake of low-nutrition, high sugar foods by limiting access in middle and high schools, reducing time watching … Continue reading
Scientists have found that changes in expression of small RNA molecules, termed microRNAs, may be a novel way to detect acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or heart attack. Two microRNAs, miR208 and miR499, in particular were shown to be significantly increased … Continue reading
The clinical trial testing the efficacy of the oral HIV antiretroviral drug, Truvada, was terminated in South Africa yesterday. External analysis by the Independent Data Monitoring Committee determined there was no detectable decrease in HIV transmission rate between those receiving … Continue reading
It is often suggested that lower total solar irradiance (TSI) due to a decline in solar activity (less sunspots) was responsible for the Little Ice Age, a period of colder weather conditions from the end of the Middle Ages to … Continue reading
Antarctica does not escape the Holocene Mass Extinction. Krill numbers have dropped sharply since the mid-70s and as a consequence penguins too are in decline, says new study in Monday’s edition of PNAS, that blames the ecological disturbances on climate … Continue reading
Marine cloud seeding is one of the best documented geoengineering proposals. It is centred around the idea that some forms of clouds tend to have a net cooling effect on the Earth’s climate, by increasing albedo or reflectivity. Our regular … Continue reading
The Arctic sea ice maximum of the winter of 2010-2011 is the lowest ever recorded.
High fat diets are known to lead to obesity and other diseases. A new study in Nature shows how lipids are processed by the bacteria in the gut and can increase the risk for developing cardiovascular diseases. continue reading