Tag Archives: Disease

'Life is fragile, grab it with your two hands' – Popular priest living with motor neurone disease is inspirational in new RTE documentary

Fr Tony Coote Fr Tony Coote who walked the length of Ireland Fr Tony Coote ‘Life is fragile, grab it with your two hands’ – Popular priest living with motor neurone disease is inspirational in new RTE documentary Independent.ie “When I was told, I was absolutely terrified. My body was just trembling I couldn’t believe… Read More »

New method for studying gene expression could improve understanding of brain disease

It takes a lot of cells to make a human brain. The organ houses not only an enormous quantity of neurons (tens of billions), but also an impressive diversity of neuron types. In recent years, scientists have been developing inventories of these cell classes — information that will be essential for understanding how the brain… Read More »

Vitamin D and Fish Oils Are Ineffective for Preventing Cancer and Heart Disease

In recent years, many Americans have embraced vitamin D and fish oil pills, their enthusiasm fueled by a steady trickle of suggestive research studies linking higher levels of vitamin D with lower rates of cancer and other ills, and fish consumption with reduced heart disease. Now a large and rigorous government-funded randomized trial — the… Read More »