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Conclusion Inflammation in the body is a response to injury or disease. But if the body is constantly in an inflammatory state, it can harm blood vessels and lead to heart disease. This study suggests high levels of inflammation over the long term might also damage the brain. That's not surprising – what's good for the heart is usually good for the brain, and we already know exercising, avoiding high blood pressure and eating healthily may help protect the brain. Studies like this will help researchers work out more precisely what's happening in the brain when people experience memory loss or dementia. But this study has some limitations. The first and most important is that researchers didn't measure people's brain volume at the start of the study. This means we don't know whether the results at the end of the study end represent brain shrinkage, or whether some people had always had smaller brain volume in certain areas. This makes it harder to be sure that differences in inflammatory markers predated the differences in brain volume. This type of study design can't prove cause and effect – and in this case, it can't prove that one situation predated another. Also, the substances measured may not be very precise measures of inflammation – they're also involved in other physiological processes. And the study didn't look at whether people with higher inflammatory markers were more likely to get dementia, only at their brain volume and performance in one type ...
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Publication date: Available online 8 April 2020Source: Journal of Solid State ChemistryAuthor(s): Xiaodong Wang, Yanjun Yin, Mingling Li, Yuan Hu
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This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Xiaoxiang Wang, Haozhi Lei, R üdiger Berger, Yi Zhang, Hang Su, Yafang Cheng We investigated the hygroscopic growth of Sodium Chloride (NaCl) nanoparticles with curvature related diameters ranging from 10 nm to 200 nm, at different relative humidity by scanning force microscopy. Hygroscopic... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Dalton Trans., 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0DT00473A, PaperSongyang Huang, Jianbin Wu, Jiale Li, Lirong Yu, Xi Wang, Ming Bai It is found for the first time that TPEBA-modified PVA ligand-coated lanthanide nanoparticles display tunable luminescent properties due to the established energy transfer from the TPE-based ligand (donor) to the lanthanide nanoparticles (acceptor). To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Authors: Liu Y, Cai Y, Chen S, Gou Y, Wang Q, Zhang M, Wang Y, Hong H, Zhang K Abstract Secondary prevention is an important strategy in gastric cancer. Low-grade intraepithelial neoplasia (LGIN) is the last stage of precancerous lesion, and its timely diagnosis can greatly improve the detection rate of early gastric cancer. We performed a prospective study to analyze the risk factors of gastric LGIN in asymptomatic subjects undergoing physical examination. A total of 3437 subjects were included in this study, and 2259 asymptomatic subjects were investigated from March 2015 to April 2018. Risk factors were evaluate...
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Multiple types of childhood adversities are risk factors for dating violence among college-age youth and in turn, dating violence is associated with alcohol use. This work quantitatively examines associations of childhood adversity and dating violence with...
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OBJECTIVES: To examine the driving variables that predict accident probability in mild dementia due to Alzheimer's disease (AD), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and healthy older control drivers in simulated driving. To compare the three groups in mean per...
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The number of death from insulin overdose, including accidental poisoning, suicide and homicide, is increasing these years. The forensic diagnosis of death from insulin overdose is a tough task. Glucose is the main energy source of the brain. Therefore, hy...
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Psychoactive substances with chemical structures or pharmacological profiles that are similar to traditional drugs of abuse continue to emerge on the recreational drug market. Internet vendors may at least temporarily sell these so-called designer drugs wi...
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