Diseases linked to unhealthful diet and lifestyle choices, such as diabetes and cancer, are the leading causes of death in the United States, according to data published in JAMA.
Alzheimer’s disease is the only one of the top ten causes of death in the United States without a disease-modifying treatment, so the United States has set a goal to find a way to effectively prevent or treat it by 2025 with the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA).
Researchers recently used an organ-on-a-chip model to study the interaction between human blood vessel tissue and brain tissue derived from human stem cells. They discovered that the blood vessel tissue can activate genes to direct the development and maturation of spinal cord tissue.
Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has begun accepting nonanimal methods for detecting the skin sensitization—or allergenic—potential of chemicals and pesticides.
Recent studies show that following a diet low in saturated fat may play a key role in managing MS. Dr. Barnard talks with Dr. Stancic about her personal experience tackling MS with a plant-based diet.