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Cinnamon could prove effective in dealing with obesity: UM Research

Cinnamon could prove effective in dealing with obesity: UM Research

Cinnamon can be effective in fight against obesity as the essential oil that given cinnamon its flavor, induces fat cell-autonomous thermogenesis and metabolic reprogramming, as per a new research conducted by a team from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute. Previous research has linked cinnamaldehyde (essential oil found in cinnamon) with change in thermogenic and metabolic responses, which helps in dealing with obesity. Researchers found benefit of cinnamaldehyde in lab mice.

Space physically impacts astronauts’ brains: Study

Space physically impacts astronauts’ brains: study

It has long been known that spending time in space can have detrimental effects on the human body. Now, a new research has revealed that space physically impacts astronauts on multiple levels, including human brain.

The new research, conducted by a team of University of Michigan researchers, suggested that microgravity during spaceflights can affect the human brain in ways that scientists are still struggling to understand.

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Mystery behind Ovarian Cancer Becoming Chemo-resistant Resolved

Mystery behind Ovarian Cancer Becoming Chemo-resistant Resolved

A new research has been able to uncover the mystery behind ovarian cancer becoming resistant to chemotherapy over the period of time. Developing chemoresistance is one of the primary reasons for ovarian cancer being among the toughest-to-treat cancers. As the researchers find the reason behind this resistance, new potential therapies can be developed to boost treatment for ovarian cancer. Ovarian tumors consist of bad cells called fibroblasts and the good cells called immune T cells.

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Immune cells can help reverse chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer: Study

Immune cells can help reverse chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer: Study

A recent study suggested that immune cells can play a part in reversing chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer. The University of Michigan findings have proposed a totally different way of thinking about chemotherapy resistance and the likelihood of harnessing immunotherapy drugs for the treatment of ovarian cancer.

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Efforts being made to have equal insurance coverage of chemotherapy in Michigan

Efforts being made to have equal insurance coverage of chemotherapy in Michigan

Now maybe it is the time for Michigan to have equal insurance coverage of chemotherapy irrespective of whether the drugs are given through needle or orally. Cancer patients and survivors have been lobbying lawmakers to make Michigan such a state.

This month, state Senate voted 36-1 for a bill to ensure that insurance coverage of oral anti-cancer medicines is not more financially restrictive than intravenously or injected medications. The new insurance coverage would apply to deductibles, co-pays, co-insurance, other pocket expenses, annual limits and aggregate lifetime caps.

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Wild Bees Face Drastic Decline in the US: Study

Wild Bees Face Drastic Decline in the US: Study

A team of researchers, through a recently conducted study, found that population of wild bees is on a rapid decline in several parts of the United States. The highest decline is noted in some important farmlands, said researchers.

Study co-author Rufus Isaacs from Michigan State University said that wild bees play a crucial role in pollination and if population of these pollinators kept on declining, the new nationwide assessment shows that farmers will have to face its effects.

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Kids Taking Prescription Medicine to Treat ADHD More Likely To Be Bullied

Kids Taking Prescription Medicine to Treat ADHD More Likely To Be Bullied

The findings of a new study revealed that kids and teens battling attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and are taking prescription medicines to treat the mental health problem are at high risk of being bullied compared to their peers.

The findings of the study showed that adolescents who sold their prescribed drugs to other kids had more than four times greater odds of being bullied compared to their peers who don’t have this mental health problem.

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Pandas Hang Out with One another: Study

Pandas Hang Out with One another: Study

Researchers from Michigan State University (MSU) have been electronically tracking five pandas in the wild and the credit goes to GPS collars. Through their continuous tracking, the researchers have discovered some interesting facts about pandas.

Vanessa Hull, a research associate at MSU's Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS), said pandas seem to be quite asocial variety. Therefore, it really becomes difficult to observe them in the wild.

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