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  1. Dormant copies of HIV mostly defective, new study shows

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    After fully sequencing the latent HIV 'provirus' genomes from 19 people being treated for HIV, scientists report that even in patients who start treatment very early, the only widely available method to ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  2. Scientists discover potential avenue to treating type 2 diabetes at early stages

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have identified a new potential target for drugs to prevent type 2 diabetes. A new paper shows that blocking a cellular glucose sensor in muscle improves insulin responsiveness. Posted: ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  3. Compound shows promise as next-generation prostate cancer therapy

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    In the search for new ways to attack recurrent prostate cancer, researchers report that a novel compound appears to have a unique way of blocking testosterone from fueling the tumors in mice. Posted: ...
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  4. Brain activity, response to food cues differ in severely obese women, study shows

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    The brain’s reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they’ve eaten and are no longer hungry, in contrast to their lean counterparts, according to a recent study. ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  5. Biologists home in on paleo gut for clues to our evolutionary history

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A new study of the gut microbiomes of humans, chimps, bonobos and gorillas shows that at least two major groups of bacteria have cospeciated with these hosts, with a lineage going back at least 15 million ...
    Sunday, 24 July 2016
  6. Cancer-fighting gene immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for HIV

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Recently discovered potent antibodies can be used to generate a specific type of cell called chimeric antigen receptors, or CARs, that can be used to kill cells infected with HIV-1, new research suggests. ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  7. Stroke largely preventable, global study shows

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Ten risk factors that can be modified are responsible for nine of 10 strokes worldwide, but the ranking of those factors vary regionally, according to a study of 26,000 people worldwide. This should influence ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  8. Nearly a third of Hispanics in Texas don't have health insurance

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... shows a new report. Posted: 2016-07-14 20:33:48 ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  9. Neuronal activity shows link between wakefulness, fight-or-flight response in mice

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Researchers have revealed a role for orexin neurons of the hypothalamus in regulating the response to harmful stimuli in mice. Painful stimuli activated orexin neurons, except in mice that were anesthetized. ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  10. Struggling families crave stability in uncertain times, study shows

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Over a third of families (more than 2 million households) in the United Kingdom are earning below the minimum income needed for an acceptable living standard. A new study has taken a new look at life on ...
    Sunday, 17 July 2016
  11. Key difference in immune cells may explain children's increased susceptibility to illness

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Schools are commonly known as breeding grounds for viruses and bacteria, but this may not necessarily be linked to hygiene. New research in mice shows that because their immune systems do not operate at ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  12. New experimental system sheds light on how memory loss may occur

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Spatial memory decays when the entorhinal cortex is not functioning properly, a new mouse model shows. The study, say the authors, provides new information about how dysfunction of this circuit may contribute ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  13. Fukushima and the oceans: What do we know, five years on?

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A major international review of the state of the oceans five years after the Fukushima disaster shows that radiation levels are decreasing rapidly except in the harbor area close to the nuclear plant itself ...
    Saturday, 02 July 2016
  14. Female blue tits sing in the face of danger

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Birdsong has long been associated with courtship or competitive behavior. And males were considered to be more active. Now a research team shows that female singing is much more common. They demonstrated ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  15. People with low birthweight due to genetic factors are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    A genetically lowered birthweight increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, new research shows. Since low birthweight represents restricted intrauterine growth (fetal growth), it cannot be ruled ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  16. Primary care visits result in more colon cancer screening, better followups

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... promote mail-in home stool blood tests that don't require a doctor visit, a study shows. Posted: 2016-06-24 17:58:54 ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  17. For nature, gravel-bed rivers most important feature in mountainous western North America

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    Gravel-bed river floodplains are some of the most ecologically important habitats in North America, according to a new study by scientists from the US and Canada. Their research shows how broad valleys ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  18. Sparrows with unfaithful 'wives' care less for their young

    Category: Arabian Researchers/News

    ... they father as many chicks as they can, while females are unfaithful with males of better 'genetic quality' -- ones that are fitter and could produce stronger offspring. But new research shows that cheating ...
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  19. New tuberculosis drug-resistance test shows promise but needs investment for those diagnosed to be cured

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Science & Society

    Two research studies suggest that a new automated DNA test for tuberculosis (Xpert MTB/RIF), which can detect TB within 2 hours and has been endorsed by the World Health Organization, can significantly ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
  20. Afghanistan's health system shows improvements, but staff and patient protection remains a concern

    Category: Arabian Researchers/Science & Society

    After a basic package of health services was introduced by Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health, the development and performance of Afghanistan's health care services improved dramatically in many areas ...
    Saturday, 30 July 2011
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