Posts Tagged ‘research’

Researchers uncover the effects of aroma on making food selections

An American research team have uncovered the effect of aroma when people make the selection between healthy and unhealthy food. Researchers from the marketing department at the University of South Florida in Tampa set out to understand how food-related ambient scents affected food choices. The team found people exposed to an unhealthy food aroma for…

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Brain training app “significantly” improving attention skills

A brain stimulating phone app developed to improve concentration has been found to enhance attention skills so significantly its effects have been compared to prescription medication. The brain training app, called Decoder, was developed by a research team from the Department of Psychiatry at the prestigious University of Cambridge in the UK. In testing its…

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Landmark study offering new hope for the treatment of people living with peanut allergies

Allergies are commonly believed to have no cure. Given a large percentage of the population experiences various allergies, with peanut allergy the number one cause of allergy-induced fatalities, it was only a matter of time before scientists chose to explore ways to treat the serious health problem. Aimmune Therapeutics-funded study (PALISADE) involved almost 500 participants…

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Australian-developed coeliac disease vaccine fast-tracked by the FDA

A vaccine for coeliac disease could soon be made available with the Australian-developed immunisation gaining fast-track designation from America’s Food and Drug Administration. ImmusanT’s Nexvax2, developed at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) in Victoria, is set for a prompt review at the completion of its trial phases. Currently phase two, involving 150 patients…

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