New Research Helps Explain Why Elderly Are Prone to Sleep Problems

Reported online today in the journal Brain, findings from researchers at the University of Toronto and Harvard University show that a group of inhibitory neurons, whose loss leads to sleep disruption in experimental animals, are substantially diminished among the elderly and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.

– University of Toronto|20-Aug-2014 3:05 AM EDT

Texas Tech Professor Co-Authors Paper Challenging Employee-Retention Practices

Report shows reasons employees leave can’t necessarily be applied across the board.

– Texas Tech University|19-Aug-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Markey Researchers Develop Web-Based App to Predict Glioma Mutations

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A new web-based program developed by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers will provide a simple, free way for healthcare providers to determine which brain tumor cases require testing for a genetic mutation.

– University of Kentucky|19-Aug-2014 4:40 PM EDT

National Health Organization Offers Answers to “Lewy Who?” Five Ways to Fight Lewy Body Dementia

Today, the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) steps up its awareness and fundraising effort “Lewy Who?” to put the brakes on Lewy body dementia (LBD). With symptoms that resemble both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, LBD is the most misdiagnosed form of dementia. Yet, following Alzheimer’s disease, it is the second most common cause of progressive dementia, affecting 1.3 million Americans. Families can fight this debilitating disease while educating others about LBD. LBDA offers five (5) ways to fight: (1) donate, (2) employer matching gifts, (3) plan a community event, (4) volunteer, or (5) partner with LBDA.

– Lewy Body Dementia Association|19-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Global Food Traceability Center Issues Best Practices Guidance Document on Food Traceability

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) today issued a guidance document on the best practices in food traceability. This document provides a comprehensive framework for six food industry sectors—bakery, dairy, meat and poultry, processed foods, produce and seafood—and summarizes the similarities and differences among them in regards to traceability. Given the complexity of the global food system, guidance on improving traceability practices across the entire food industry is a challenge.

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)|19-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

New Report Compares Global Food Traceability Regulations and Requirements of 21 Countries

The Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) just released a new report in the peer-reviewed journal, Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, that evaluates and compares the traceability regulations of 21 Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) countries. One of its main findings is that European Union countries ranked highest when it comes to global food traceability regulations and requirements.

– Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)|19-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

SCID Previously Underdiagnosed in Infants with Fatal Infections

Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), a potentially life-threatening, but treatable, disorder affecting infants, is twice as common as previously believed, according to a new study that is the first to examine the national impact of this newborn screening test.

– University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)|19-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Prevalence of HSV Type 2 Decreases Among Pregnant Women in the Pacific Northwest

In a study that included approximately 15,000 pregnant women, seroprevalence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 2 decreased substantially between 1989 and 2010 while there was no overall decrease for HSV type 1, but a slight increase among black women, according to a study in the August 20 issue of JAMA.

– JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association|19-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT
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