Medical research

Supplement appears to boost muscle, mitochondria health

An oral supplement intended to stimulate a natural body process appears to promote muscle endurance and mitochondrial health in humans. New research suggests that the supplement, urolithin A, may help improve or prolong muscle ...

Medical research

The vital need for animal testing

ETH Zurich and the other Swiss universities are committed to reducing the stress and suffering experienced by laboratory animals. However, an outright ban on animal testing—being put to the vote in a popular initiative ...

Medical research

Animal testing illuminates Alzheimer's

In Norway, more than 100,000 people live with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's damages the central nervous system and alters memory, orientation and behavior. The disease becomes devastating once it has progressed and usually ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Alterations caused by ALS detected in the retina

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), characterised by harm to brain neurons and to the spinal cord, also affects the tissue of the retina, according to a study headed up by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).

Medical research

A new paradigm for cosmetic products without animal testing

According to the European Union (EU) Cosmetics Regulation, animal testing for the risk assessment of cosmetic products or their ingredients is prohibited in the EU and all its member countries. The regulation includes an ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Exposure to sunlight enhances romantic passion in humans

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have found that exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight enhances romantic passion in humans. In the study both men and women were exposed to UVB (ultraviolet radiation type B) under ...

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