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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Health News: Frozen raw tuna likely source of salmonella infections ♦ Marine litter undermines benefits of coastal environments ♦ Electrical signals could help repair injured spinal cords

Frozen raw tuna likely source of salmonella infections As of July 14, 2015, 60 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate(+) have been reported from 11 states. Eleven ill people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. That’s according to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which was posted July 15...
Marine litter undermines benefits of coastal environments Marine litter has the potential to undermine the psychological benefits of coastal environments.
Common diabetes drug can also treat liver cirrhosis Diabetes drug metformin can treat portal hypertension--high blood pressure in the liver resulting from cirrhosis, new research shows. This study adds to the growing body of evidence showing that use of metformin goes beyond treating type 2 diabetes.
Therapeutic target identified for treatment of spinal cord injuries Therapeutic target for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries has been identified. According to research, conducted on mice, the administration of a drug that prevents loss of myelin -- the insulating sheath around nerve fibers that allows signals to be transmitted -- increases the mobility of the mice after an injury.
Electrical signals could help repair injured spinal cords Wichita State University's Li Yao is taking a special approach to the study of spinal cord injuries through research that uses an electrical signal to repair tissue damage.
Bilinguals of two spoken languages have more gray matter than monolinguals A new study suggests people who speak two languages have more gray matter in the executive control region of the brain

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