Biosynthetic capacity: The key to switch-off cancer stem cells

Tumours are not a uniform mass of cells. Colon cancers bear differentiated-like cells, similar to the functional cells of the intestinal wall, and pluripotent cells—the so-called tumour stem cells. The latter fuel tumour growth and cause metastasis. A group of scientists headed by Eduard Batlle, ICREA researcher, group leader at…

Acupuncture for digestive disorders?

An acupuncture treatment for four weeks relieved the symptoms in people who suffered regularly after eating digestive disorders. The positive effects of acupuncture persisted during the twelve-week follow-up period without a relapse. Researchers at the Beijing University of Chinese medicine have published results of a randomized clinical trial, suggest that…

UN says 7 or 8 ‘top’ candidates for a COVID-19 vaccine exist

The World Health Organization chief said Monday there are around seven or eight “top” candidates for a vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus and work on them is being accelerated. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a U.N. Economic and Social Council video briefing the original thinking two months ago…

Telehealth during COVID-19 may lead to better outcomes for diabetes patients

A new study has shown that for some patients with type 1 diabetes the close monitoring of their condition using telehealth protocols combined with appropriate technology may lead to better care during the COVID-19 pandemic, when patients are avoiding in-person visits. The study, which found that telehealth monitoring could help…

Why some people are more prone to anxiety

Anxiety-prone people can blame serotonin cleanup proteins gone awry in their amygdala, according to research in marmosets recently published in JNeurosci. Targeting the amygdala with anti-anxiety medication could provide quicker relief. The same event or set of life circumstances could send one person into the depths of anxiety or despair…

Vanessa Bryant’s Daughters Shower Her With Love on Mother’s Day

So much love! Vanessa Bryant’s daughters helped make her first Mother’s Day without Kobe Bryant and Gianna one to remember. The former model, 38, took to her Instagram Stories on Sunday, May 10, to share a photo of a book titled Why I Love My Mom that she got from…

Pink Recalls 'Terrifying' Coronavirus Battle With Son in Mother's Day Op-Ed

Pink shared her concerns for moms everywhere as she looked back at her and her son’s “terrifying” battle with coronavirus in a Mother’s Day op-ed for NBC News. “Battling COVID-19 along with my 3-year-old son was the most physically and emotionally challenging experience I have gone through as a mother,”…

Women harder hit than men from coronavirus in Quebec

Women in the Canadian province of Quebec have been harder hit by the coronavirus than men, according to the province’s health services. Contrary to trends in other countries where men have been most affected, women account for 59.7 percent of the people infected by the virus in Quebec, and 54…

The Tightest Celebrity Mother-Daughter Relationships

Teresa Giudice & Her 4 Daughters Mother’s Day came early for this proud mama of two. Rinna starred in a special Mother’s Day campaign for the luxury vintage brand, What Goes Around Comes Around, alongside her daughters Delilah Belle Hamlin, 20, Amelia Gray Hamlin, 17, and her 90-year-old mom Lois….