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  1. Benzodiazepine, related drug use increases hip fractures in persons with Alzheimer's disease

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The use of benzodiazepines and related drugs increases the risk of hip fracture by 43% in persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study. The hip fracture risk was investigated in community-dwelling ...
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
  2. Largest study of its kind finds rare genetic variations linked to schizophrenia

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Genetic variations that increase schizophrenia risk are rare, making it difficult to study their role. To overcome this, scientists analyzed the genomes of more than 41,000 people in the largest study ...
    Thursday, 24 November 2016
  3. Odds of having asthma 53 percent higher in food deserts

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Living in a food desert – an urban area where it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food – means you’re at increased risk to have asthma. Children who were studied who did not have access ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  4. Protozoan parasite increases risk of colitis, study reveals

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Mice infected with the common gut parasite Tritrichomonas muris are at an increased risk of developing inflammatory colitis, new research shows. These findings expand the type of gut-resident microorganism ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  5. A warm climate is more sensitive to changes in carbon dioxide

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    It is well-established in the scientific community that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels result in global warming, but the magnitude of the effect may vary depending on average global ...
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  6. Increased smartphone screen-time associated with lower sleep quality

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Exposure to smartphone screens is associated with lower sleep quality, according to a study that used a smartphone app to record the daily screen-time of over 650 adults. Posted: 2016-11-10 20:50:
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  7. Predators can drive increase in virus populations

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The transparent belly of a tiny beast has revealed how algae-infecting chloroviruses bloom in freshwater around the world, says a new study. Posted: 2016-11-10 20:53:09
    Sunday, 13 November 2016
  8. Feral chickens spread light on evolution

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Different genes are involved during the adaptation of a domestic animal to life in the wild than when a wild animal becomes domesticated, concludes a new study. The results increase our understanding of ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  9. Upswing in prescription opioid use disorder and heroin use among young adults, study finds

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    From 2002 to 2014, there was an increase in the probability of having a prescription opioid use disorder among young adults using prescription opioids for non medical purposes, new research has found. ...
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  10. Autism severity linked to genetics, ultrasound, data analysis finds

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    For children with autism and a class of genetic disorders, exposure to diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to increased autism severity, according to a new study. Posted: ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  11. Young children's antibiotic exposure associated with higher food allergy risk

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Antibiotic treatment within the first year of life may wipe out more than an unwanted infection: exposure to the drugs is associated with an increase in food allergy diagnosis, new research suggests.  ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  12. Atlantic cod's sex gene has been revealed

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Newly developed methods have made it possible to determine the Atlantic cod's gender genetically. This could increase profits on cod in aquaculture, say researchers. Posted: 2016-09-02 12:25:41 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  13. Immune cells as biomarkers for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have discovered that the number of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) is increased in the blood of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The higher the number of MDSC, the ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  14. A new tool for wetland management

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A team of environmental engineers and a wetland ecologist have created a computer model that can help wetland managers increase the size of migratory bird habitat and combat invasive vegetation using existing ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  15. Edible dormice: High food availability slows down cell aging

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... the active season in summer contributes to a long life. Increased food availability during this time allows the animals to slow their cellular aging. Posted: 2016-09-02 15:12:54 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  16. New knowledge about the building blocks of life

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A study of an enzyme that helps build and repair DNA in living organisms increases our understanding of how these processes are controlled and how we can use this to combat infections. Posted: 2016-09-02 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  17. Dengue vaccine could increase or worsen dengue in some settings

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The only approved vaccine for dengue may actually increase the incidence of dengue infections requiring hospitalization rather than preventing the disease if health officials aren't careful about where ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  18. Blood cancer treatment may age immune cells as much as 30 years

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers, by tracking a molecular marker that has been shown to increase in white blood cells as people age, have uncovered clues that suggest that stem cell transplant is linked to a marked increase ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  19. Patient care can improve with technology in nursing homes

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Increases in information technology sophistication can lead to potential improvements in health care quality measures, researchers report in a new article. Posted: 2016-09-01 19:21:16 ...
    Sunday, 04 September 2016
  20. Aesthetic appeal of dormant Zoysiagrass enhanced with colorants

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Scientists quantified the impact of colorants applied in autumn on zoysiagrass in the transition zone. Persistence of green color increased with application volume, but differences among colorants were ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
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