Biomedical Beat
3.5K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Rescooped by Centre for Biomedical Research from Biomedical
onto Biomedical Beat
Scoop.it!

Stem Cell Banks Envisioned for Regenerative Medicine - UCSF Today

Stem Cell Banks Envisioned for Regenerative Medicine - UCSF Today | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it

Stem cell “banks” could serve as a valuable resource for emerging treatments in the field of regenerative medicine.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regenerative_medicine


Via Medoinfo
more...
No comment yet.
Biomedical Beat
UVic Centre for Biomedical Research
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Chris Upton + helpers
Scoop.it!

CBR: cbr.uvic.ca

CBR:  cbr.uvic.ca | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it

The CBR is a multidisciplinary unit with an emphasis on genetics, molecular biology, and biotechnology. The centre was created to promote interdisciplinary basic and translational biomedical research. Our members span several UVic departments, the UVic Division of Medical Sciences, the Vancouver Island Health Authority and the BC Cancer Agency.

 

This topic will provide general info on a variety health and science related subjects, mirroring the interests of the CBR members.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

Twelve Weeks of Sprint Interval Training Improves Indices of Cardiometabolic Health Similar to Traditional Endurance Training despite a Five-Fold Lower Exercise Volume and Time Commitment

Twelve Weeks of Sprint Interval Training Improves Indices of Cardiometabolic Health Similar to Traditional Endurance Training despite a Five-Fold Lower Exercise Volume and Time Commitment | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Aims We investigated whether sprint interval training (SIT) was a time-efficient exercise strategy to improve insulin sensitivity and other indices of cardiometabolic health to the same extent as traditional moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT). SIT involved 1 minute of intense exercise within a 10-minute time commitment, whereas MICT involved 50 minutes of continuous exercise per session. Methods Sedentary men (27±8y; BMI = 26±6kg/m 2 ) performed three weekly sessions of SIT (n = 9) or MICT (n = 10) for 12 weeks or served as non-training controls (n = 6). SIT involved 3x20-second ‘all-out’ cycle sprints (~500W) interspersed with 2 minutes of cycling at 50W, whereas MICT involved 45 minutes of continuous cycling at ~70% maximal heart rate (~110W). Both protocols involved a 2-minute warm-up and 3-minute cool-down at 50W. Results Peak oxygen uptake increased after training by 19% in both groups (SIT: 32±7 to 38±8; MICT: 34±6 to 40±8ml/kg/min; p<0.001 for both). Insulin sensitivity index (CS I ), determined by intravenous glucose tolerance tests performed before and 72 hours after training, increased similarly after SIT (4.9±2.5 to 7.5±4.7, p = 0.002) and MICT (5.0±3.3 to 6.7±5.0 x 10 −4 min -1 [μU/mL] -1 , p = 0.013) (p<0.05). Skeletal muscle mitochondrial content also increased similarly after SIT and MICT, as primarily reflected by the maximal activity of citrate synthase (CS; P<0.001). The corresponding changes in the control group were small for VO 2 peak (p = 0.99), CS I (p = 0.63) and CS (p = 0.97). Conclusions Twelve weeks of brief intense interval exercise improved indices of cardiometabolic health to the same extent as traditional endurance training in sedentary men, despite a five-fold lower exercise volume and time commitment.
Centre for Biomedical Research's insight:
PLOS story about Short Intense Training
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Media releases

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Media releases | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, News, Announcements
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

Victoria in vanguard of cancer research

Victoria in vanguard of cancer research | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Groundbreaking personalized cancer-fighting treatment, including some world firsts, is expected to go to clinical trials in Victoria within a year. In a “clean room” at the B.C. Cancer Agency in . . .
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

Adjustable Brain Cells | The Scientist Magazine®

Adjustable Brain Cells | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes. 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

Poor Fitness May Affect Brain Volume Decades Later

Poor Fitness May Affect Brain Volume Decades Later | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
More evidence for the benefits of physical fitness comes to light in a new Neurology study that found an association between lack of exercise in mid-life and smaller brain size 20 years later.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

Year in Review: CRISPR Blossoms | The Scientist Magazine®

Year in Review: CRISPR Blossoms | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
As researchers work to improve the precision gene-editing technology, the community discusses the best way to use it.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

Study Links Body Fat, Weight Loss, and Chromosome Length in Breast Cancer Patients

Study Links Body Fat, Weight Loss, and Chromosome Length in Breast Cancer Patients | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
It is well documented that a healthy diet and exercise are key in cancer prevention and management, but the exact mechanism hasn’t been clear. Now, researchers have found an explanation in the tiny protective ends of chromosomes called telomeres.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

Researchers seeking dementia patients to test new technology - Goldstream News Gazette

Researchers seeking dementia patients to test new technology - Goldstream News Gazette | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Devices help prevent wandering and caregiver anxiety
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

Highly efficient Cas9-mediated gene drive for population modification of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles stephensi

Highly efficient Cas9-mediated gene drive for population modification of the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles stephensi | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Centre for Biomedical Research's insight:

Primary article-

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

Animal Study Shows How Exercise May Energize Brain Cell Function

Animal Study Shows How Exercise May Energize Brain Cell Function | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Researchers discovered that an enzyme called SIRT3 that is located in mitochondria — the cell's powerhouse — may protect mice brains against the kinds of stresses believed to contribute to energy loss.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR | The Scientist Magazine®

Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Researchers repurpose a bacterial immune system to be a molecular recording device.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

Health Benefits from 1 Minute of Intense Exercise, Study Says

Health Benefits from 1 Minute of Intense Exercise, Study Says | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
People often complain they don’t have time to exercise or fit a work-out routine into their busy schedules, but a new study may throw that excuse out of the window. Researchers say just one minute of high intensity exercise results in similar health benefits as 45 minutes of moderate-intensity training.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

The Atlantic salmon genome provides insights into rediploidization : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

The Atlantic salmon genome provides insights into rediploidization : Nature : Nature Publishing Group | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Centre for Biomedical Research's insight:
UVic researchers publish the Atlantic salmon genome and gain insight into a major process of vertebrate evolution - whole genome duplication!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

Neuroscientists Fight Brain Damage with Gut Microbes

Neuroscientists Fight Brain Damage with Gut Microbes | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Hacking the body's inflammatory immune response via the gut microbiome.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

Chemical Cages: New Technique Advances Synthetic Biology

Chemical Cages: New Technique Advances Synthetic Biology | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Living systems rely on a dizzying variety of chemical reactions essential to development and survival. Most of these involve a specialized class of protein molecules--the enzymes. In a new study, scientists presents clever means of localizing and confining enzymes and the substrate molecules they bind with, speeding up reactions essential for life processes.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Chris Upton + helpers
Scoop.it!

E-Cigarette Dangers - 700 Children's

E-Cigarette Dangers - 700 Children's | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular and widely available. Read the facts on e-cigarettes and the dangers that threaten your child's health.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

How Exercise May Help Us Fight Off Colds

How Exercise May Help Us Fight Off Colds | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Working out could help us fight off colds and other infections, a new study suggests, providing more incentive to exercise as the temperatures drop.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

The Periodic Table of Proteins

The Periodic Table of Proteins | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Centre for Biomedical Research's insight:

#interdisciplinaryresearch

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

With potential to save lives, CRISPR already sparing mice

Genetically engineered mice can be created in just weeks at a fraction of the cost of old methods. That's saved a lot of animals.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

On the Street: New executive for Island BBB

On the Street: New executive for Island BBB | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
Richard Gordon of Access Records and Media is the new chairman of the Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island. He succeeds Gary Eisenstein of Falcon Software in the top post for 2016. Other . . .
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

Scientists create a mutant mosquito that could help eradicate malaria

Scientists create a mutant mosquito that could help eradicate malaria | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
The breakthrough has implications far beyond fighting malaria.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Centre for Biomedical Research
Scoop.it!

Birth of the Skin Microbiome | The Scientist Magazine®

Birth of the Skin Microbiome | The Scientist Magazine® | Biomedical Beat | Scoop.it
The immune system tolerates the colonization of commensal bacteria on the skin with the aid of regulatory T cells during the first few weeks of life, a mouse study shows.
more...
No comment yet.