Oscar Segurado

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Leading High Performing Teams

Throughout my career I have helped many leaders adapt their style to one that better supports teams reach a high-performing state. Across a wide …

Team Building

Brain Response to Food Reward Linked to Kids Overeating

Why is it that some people find it so hard to resist eating an entire bag of chips?<p>The answer may lie with how their brain responds to food rewards, …

Neuroscience

This Is The Most Complete Brain Map to Date, Showing Every Single Neuron in a Fruit Fly's Brain

Wow.<p>Mapping the human brain in detail could help to unlock some of its mysteries, but our own brains are such amazingly intricate organs that we're …

Neurophilosophy

Telomere Molecular Structure Impacts Telomere Health

An important discovery in telomere biology has been made by a team of Australian scientists, with implications for conditions ranging from cancer to …

Telomere

Epigenetic Alterations Linked To Childhood Stress

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison have compared the whole genomes of children with very high-stress early lives to those of kids …

Genetics

Does Sugar Really Suppress the Immune System?

As you may be aware, we are celebrating a Decade of Diva this year as the Nutrition Diva podcast approaches its tenth anniversary. You might think …

Immune System

Retain More Employees With Stay Interviews

Employees are quitting in droves, according to a recent <i>Wall Street Journal</i> article, backed up by hard data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employee retention is easier than recruiting, I argued in my article about reducing employee turnover. And a great technique for employee retention is the …

Employee Engagement

Telomeres, Aging and Cancer | Learn Science at Scitable

Introduction<p>How do the natural ends of chromosomes — called telomeres — differ from chromosome ends generated at the site of a chromosomal break? …

Medicine

Strong sensitivity to bitter tastes tied to higher cancer risk

New research suggests that a raised sensitivity to bitter tastes might be a good predictor for cancer risk in women.<p>A recent study has started to …

Cancer

Viruses cooperate to overcome immune defences of bacteria

Virus particles that infect bacteria can work together to overcome antiviral defences, new research shows.<p>Such viruses are known as phages, and the …

Biology

Cancer patients who choose complementary medicine are twice as likely to die within seven years, study suggests

Cancer patients who choose complementary medicine over treatments like chemotherapy, or surgery, are twice as likely to die within seven years, the first major study has shown.<p>Researchers from Yale University followed 1,290 patients who were diagnosed with breast, prostate, lung, or colorectal …

Cancer

Pharma is making inroads into digital health, albeit slowly

Panelists highlight Roche’s acquisition of Flatiron Health in February and use of AI/ML in drug development.

Digital Health

When You Have a Serious Genetic Disease, Who Has the Right to Know?

One woman is suing her father’s doctor for not disclosing that he has a fatal, heritable condition.<p>In 2007, a middle-aged British man shot and killed his wife. He was declared mentally incapacitated, convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to hospital care. Two years later, he was diagnosed with …

Cancer

Why a Melanoma Blood Test Would Be Such a Big Deal

Australian scientists say that, in a “world first,” they’ve developed a blood test for melanoma that can catch the deadly skin cancer at its earliest …

Cancer

Your Earliest Memories Might Never Have Actually Happened

Your brain is a liar.<p>In one of the largest studies of its kind, scientists have made a fascinating discovery. Nearly 40 percent of people have a …

The Brain

What causes multiple sclerosis? Landmark study finds clue

Multiple sclerosis can cause debilitating fatigue, vision problems, impaired balance and coordination, and muscle stiffness. It is usually disabling, …

CRISPR causes significantly greater DNA damage than previously thought, study finds

From the earliest days of the CRISPR-Cas9 era, scientists have known that the first step in how it edits genomes — snipping DNA — creates an unholy …

Genetics

Molecule targets DNA donut to stop cancer cells dividing

Cancer is essentially just cells that have gone rogue and are dividing unchecked, and now Australian researchers have designed a new molecule that …

Cancer

The Two Levels Of Success -- And Why One Level Never Leads To Fulfillment

Most people measure success by status and material possessions, and even though that is one of the measures, it is not the only one.<p>A few years ago I achieved my material business goals: I had built two businesses that gave me freedom and consistent cash flow, yet even though so many people looked …

Motivation

After 60, a bit of sugar sharpens the memory

Sugar improves memory in older adults—and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity—according to new research.<p>The study …

Diabetes

Experts say too many people suffer from a 'delusional belief' about their careers that doesn't do them any favors

Choosing a career can be a daunting proposition.<p>But part of the reason why may be because we're looking at career paths the wrong way.<p>That's what a growing number of experts are saying. Last week, psychology researcher Tania Luna and Weight Watchers International executive Jordan Cohen said modern …

Career Development

X-rays burst chemo-filled nanobubbles for targeted cancer drug delivery

Researchers at the Center for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) have developed a new targeted treatment for cancer. Chemotherapy drugs are wrapped in …

Nanotech

Open Offices Make Employees Less Productive & Collaborate Way Less, According To A New Study

If, over the past few years, you've worked in an office, been anywhere near an office, or been remotely close to anyone who works in an office, you …

The Workplace

Ditching the doctor? What to know about home health tests

Medical tests save lives. Discovering diseases before they become more serious can mean the difference between life and death. But many Americans say …

Molecular Biology

What You Need to Know About the MTHFR Gene

You may have seen the abbreviation “MTHFR” pop up in recent health news. It might look like a bad word at first glance, but it actually has to do …

mthfr

Researchers re-engineer cancer cells to fight off their own kind

A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital explores the power of gene editing to use cancer cells to kill cancer.<p>The team of …

Cancer Cells

'Natural Killer' Cells May Offer a Better Cancer Treatment Than CAR-T

Researchers are looking at harnessing so-called “natural killer” cells to attack cancer in a way that may be more effective than other …

Immunotherapy

Finding the proteins that unpack DNA

A new method allows researchers to systematically identify specialized proteins that unpack DNA inside the nucleus of a cell, making the usually …

Protein

Feeling Younger Than Your Age Could Be a Good Sign For Your Brain Health, Scans Suggest

"If somebody feels older than their age, it could be sign for them to evaluate their lifestyle."<p>Brains are the most complicated organ in our bodies. …

The Brain

Latest Trial of an 'Anti-Aging' Pill Shows This One Might Actually Work

At least for the immune system.<p>A clinical trial testing the health benefits of an experimental drug in a new combination has shown promising results, …

Immune System