Tag: changes

How our sense of taste changes as we age

Taste is a complex phenomenon. We do not experience the sensation through a single sense (as we would when we see something using our sense of sight, for example) but rather it is made up of the five senses working together to allow us to appreciate and enjoy food and drink. Initial visual inspection of

Coeliac disease can cause irreversible changes to immune cells

Immune cells in the bowel of people who suffer with coeliac disease are permanently replaced by a new subset of cells that promote inflammation, suggests a new study involving researchers at Cardiff University. This permanent ‘immunological scarring’ lays the foundation for the disease to progress and could have long-term implications for gut health in affected

New technique helps uncover changes in ALS neurons

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered that some neurons affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) display hypo-excitability, using a new method to measure electrical activity in cells, according to a study published in Stem Cell Reports. “The excitability changes observed in these patient neurons most likely represent the early steps in the disease process,” said Evangelos

New Scan could spot arthritis before joints start hurting

Scan could spot arthritis before joints start hurting by detecting tiny changes in the joints as protective cartilage is lost Engineers say CT scan is twice as good as X-ray as it creates a 3D map of joints  University of Cambridge have developed a technique to reveal tiny changes  Could help diagnose osteoarthritis far earlier

Children with kidney disease show blood flow changes in brain

Blood flow changes in the brains of children, adolescents and young adults with chronic kidney disease may explain why many face a higher risk of cognitive impairment, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. Prior research has linked chronic kidney disease, a condition characterized by the loss of kidney function over time,

American sign language and English language learners: New linguistic research supports the need for policy changes

A new study of the educational needs of students who are native users of American Sign Language (ASL) shows glaring disparities in their treatment by the U.S Department of Education. The article, “If you use ASL, should you study ESL? Limitations of a modality-b(i)ased policy”, by Elena Koulidobrova (Central Connecticut State University), Marlon Kunze (Gallaudet

Loneliness changes the brain making you feel afraid and aggressive

Loneliness changes the brain: It boosts a chemical that makes you feel fearful and aggressive, study finds The majority of Americans feel lonely, according to recent research  Loneliness not only raises the risk of mental illnesses, but of chronic physical diseases as well  Researchers discovered that increase of a particular chemical in two different parts

MRI technique detects spinal cord changes in MS patients

A Vanderbilt University Medical Center-led research team has shown that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can detect changes in resting-state spinal cord function in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). This first application of these measures in patients living with MS, reported last week in the journal Brain, could lead to new ways to monitor the effectiveness