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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Health Research:New treatment of type 1 diabetes ♦ Starvation effects handed down for generations ♦ Perfectionism linked to burnout at work, school and sports,

Promising progress for new treatment of type 1 diabetes New research shows promising progress in the use of anti-inflammatory cytokine for treatment of type 1 diabetes. The study reveals that administration of interleukin-35 (a protein made by immune cells) to mice with type 1 diabetes, reverses or cures the disease by maintaining a normal blood glucose level and the immune tolerance
Affordable genetic diagnostic technique for target DNA analysis developed A technique to analyze various target DNAs has been developed using an aptamer, a DNA fragment that can recognize and bind to a specific protein or enzyme.
Perfectionism linked to burnout at work, school and sports, Perfectionistic concerns have a positive relationship with overall burnout and symptoms of burnout, research has found. Perfectionistic concerns can create stress, interfere with relationships and more.
Starvation effects handed down for generations Starvation early in life can alter an organism for generations to come, according to a new study in nematodes. The epigenetic effects are a 'bet-hedging strategy.' Famine survivors are smaller and less fertile, and they acquire a toughness that lasts at least two generations. The mechanism of the epigenetic inheritance has not been identified, however.
Self-assembling, biomimetic membranes may aid water filtration A synthetic membrane that self assembles and is easily produced may lead to better gas separation, water purification, drug delivery and DNA recognition, according to an international team of researchers

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