Particular issue for infants, the elderly, and animals and people with poor immunity, warn researchers — ScienceDaily

Many raw meat dog food products contain high levels of bacteria that pose potential health risks to both animals and people, finds research published online in Vet Record. This is a particular issue for infants, the elderly, and those with poor immunity, warn the researchers. A raw meat-based diet has become increasingly popular for dogs…

Non-inasive terahertz sensing could be a game changer for future diagnostics — ScienceDaily

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have developed an easy-to-use, tunable biosensor tailored for the terahertz range. Images of mouse organs obtained using their new device verify that the sensor is capable of distinguishing between different tissues. The achievement expands possibilities for terahertz applications in biological analysis and future diagnostics. Plasmonics are highly…

Could genetic breakthrough finally help take the sting out of mouth ulcers? Scientists identify genes associated with mouth ulcers — ScienceDaily

A large breakthrough has been made in the genetic understanding of mouth ulcers which could provide potential for a new drug to prevent or heal the painful lesions. Mouth ulcers affect up to 25 per cent of young adults and a higher proportion of children. Previous research has shown that mouth ulcers are partially heritable,…

Analysis suggests need for more research to identify causes — ScienceDaily

NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. “Life-threatening birth complication rate increasing across US racial, ethnic groups: Analysis suggests need for more research to identify causes.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 5 March 2019. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190305092834.htm>. NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. (2019, March 5). Life-threatening birth complication rate increasing…