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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Health News:Consumer Reports: 60% of frozen shrimp contaminated ♦ McDonald's to serve up deforestation-free food ♦ New drugs to combat multiple sclerosis

Backache: A matter of mechanics The mechanics of the lower vertebrae have been the focus of recent study. Researchers are aiming to reveal how wear and tear comes about on vertebral bodies and spinal disks, hoping to make easier the choice of appropriate therapy.
Researchers show how blood-brain barrier is maintained In a new study, researchers have made insights into how the blood-brain barrier, or BBB, is maintained, identifying a protein key to the process. Delivering this protein to mice with the rodent equivalent of MS improved their symptoms.
Consumer Reports: Find 60% of frozen shrimp contaminated with bacteria  A new Consumer Reports study released Friday found that 60% of 342 samples of frozen shrimp it tested contained Salmonella, Vibrio, Listeria, or E. coli, and 2 percent tested positive for the superbug MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). For its new report,
McDonald's promises to serve up deforestation-free food Burgers, fries, and milkshakes from McDonald’s may still have the same calorie count, but their environmental impact is set to shrink following an announcement by the fast food giant on Tuesday that it plans to eliminate deforestation from its global supply chains by 2030 at the latest. McDonald’s says its commitment is effectively immediately and it will begin work to ensure …
Researchers discover new drugs to combat the root cause of multiple sclerosis Several drugs could lead to new treatment options for multiple sclerosis, including two drugs that effectively treat MS at the source, in vivo, researchers report. At the pathological level, MS is a disease in which the immune system attacks the protective myelin sheath, a type of insulation that covers nerves, ultimately disrupting communication between the brain and the body and leading to nerve deterioration

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