Bacteria that prevents type 1 diabetes To combat pathogens, the immune system has developed various mechanisms to detect, defend against and even destroy micro-organisms that are harmful to the body. This includes antimicrobial peptides and natural proteins that destroy pathogenic bacteria by disrupting their cellular membrane. Not only are they produced by immune cells, they are also produced by cells whose functions are not immune-related. Researchers have recently shown how microbiota protects against the development of type 1 diabetes.
When dinner table defiance could lead to health problems When most people think of eating disorders, they think of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. But there’s another condition that has nothing to do with concerns over weight, shape or body image, and it has been recognized in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Diabetes drug modulates cholesterol levels Besides affecting the blood sugar levels, the substance Metformin, also has an impact on blood fat levels, a research team reports, adding that it is especially the harmful LDL cholesterol can be reduced.
'Caveman instincts' may favor deep-voiced politicians When politicians debate an opponent, it's not just what they say that matters -- it's also how they say it. A new study shows that voters naturally prefer candidates with deeper voices, which they associate with strength and competence more than age. The researchers say our love lower-pitched voices may harken back to 'caveman instincts' associating leadership with physical prowess more than wisdom and experience.
Silently suffering from hearing loss negatively affects quality of life Hearing loss in adults is under treated despite evidence that hearing aid technology can significantly lessen depression and anxiety and improve cognitive functioning, according to research.