Why are obesity rates increasing?

I know what’s been causing obesity rates to rise. So do you. So does just about everyone. Unfortunately, most of us are probably wrong. As I tell my students, correlation doesn’t prove causation, but that’s...

The surprising Science of fat: You can get fatter and become healthier

A new study in obese mice suggests that increasing the growth of fat located under the skin (subcutaneous) actually led to an improvement in glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, both precursors to diabetes. The...

Child sleeping study reveals obesity risk

One of the most comprehensive studies of the potential link between reduced sleep and childhood obesity finds compelling evidence that children who consistently received less than the recommended hours of sleep during infancy and...

Research offers hope to diabetes sufferers

The insulin-producing cells in the pancreas play a crucial role in the management of our blood sugar levels. If they don’t work properly, the body can no longer cope with glucose. New imaging techniques developed...

Taking a global view

Work being done by Romanian and Ukranian scientists in the Danube Delta is helping to drive a research programme that could have global ramifications. Findings by the Danube Delta Research Institute show that algae bloom...

Caring for the carers

The problems associated with the daily challenge of living with dementia is also concentrating scientific minds in Ireland where the health and well-being of partners who care for people with dementia is the subject...

Research looks at living with dementia

The work being done is not just about diagnosis, some of it focuses on improving the way sufferers and their carers live day to day with the condition. In that field, the UK Economic and...

Not gone, not forgotten..

The penny finally drops as politicians pledge support for dementia research Ironically, given that it is one of the planet’s biggest illnesses, dementia also appeared to creep up on world leaders more focused on other...

Junk food

saviour in the fight against obesity? Science journalist David Freedman is a man with a startling idea; that fast food and processed food may actually help in the fight against obesity instead of hindering it. Unsurprisingly,...

A golden generation

can the precious metal hold the key to killing cancerous cells? In the second century A.D., during the Han dynasty, a Chinese author and alchemist known as Wei Boyang is believed to have written: “Gold...

The Aisa opportunity

Few international markets offer such huge opportunities for UK companies as the rapidly expanding health sector in China. Now, the British Government is stepping up its drive to promote stronger links between the healthcare sectors...

The power of ideas

Information lies at the heart of everything we do. We are surrounded by information technology and it allows us to look at life with different eyes. In fact, the development of information, could, it be...

Artificial Intelligence – Friend or foe?

Artificial intelligence has come a long way in recent years. Most people would be lost without their GPS systems and robots are already navigating battlefields and doing the housework while drones may soon be...

Nominations now open for the 2014 biomedical awards

Bionow is urging companies and individuals across the North of England to nominate their outstanding achievements for the prestigious 2014 Biomedical Awards. The Awards, now in its 2nd year will take place on Thursday 24...