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High-temperature tea and esophageal cancer

Billions of people start their day by drinking hot beverages, such as tea, coffee, or mate (a commonly used infusion in South America), and many enjoy drinking them throughout the day as well. However, drinking very hot beverages might not be entirely safe, as earlier studies... click to read more

  • Farhad Islami | Scientific Director at Surveillance and Health Services Research, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA, United States; Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Farin Kamangar | Professor at Department of Biology, School of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, Morgan State University, Baltimore, USA; Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Reza Malekzadeh | Professor at Digestive Oncology Research Center, Digestive Disease Research Center, Liver and Pancreatobiliary Diseases Research Center, Digestive Diseases Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Views 243
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 1, 2019
Unexpectedly stalled: the dynamics of brain blood flow in Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease is characterized by a progressive loss of memory and cognitive function, and although much is known about the underlying mechanisms that contribute to this brain dysfunction, no effective therapies exist. It has been known for decades that blood flow to the brain is... click to read more

  • Oliver Bracko | Research Associate at Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Nozomi Nishimura | Associate Professor at Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Chris B. Schaffer | Associate Professor at Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Views 365
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 19, 2019
Blood-eating cells: a defense or a threat?

Anemia, a term you may have come across in an internet search or while donating blood at your local blood bank, is a condition in which you don't have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells are important to deliver oxygen to your body,... click to read more

  • Holly Akilesh | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, Seattle, USA
  • Hayley Waterman | PhD Student at University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • Jessica Hamerman | Professor at University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Views 762
Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 21, 2019
City living and psychotic experiences: exploring the role of air pollution

Understanding the impact of city living on mental health has never been more important. By 2050, 70% of the world's population will live in towns, cities, and megacities like London, New York, Tokyo, and Shanghai. Growing evidence links urban living to psychotic disorders such as... click to read more

  • Joanne Newbury | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK
  • Helen L. Fisher | Reader at Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK
Views 1133
Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 13, 2019
Ten cigarettes in a bottle of wine for cancer

Do you drink one small glass of wine a day? Four pints of beer a week? Did you know drinking at even these relatively low levels can increase your risk of cancer? Less than 15% of the population are aware of a link between alcohol... click to read more

  • Theresa Hydes | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Views 1073
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 9, 2019