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Innovation, Research

Scientist uncovers clues to aging in mitochondria

May 18, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Many age-related diseases share a common feature: the mitochondria of cells begin to malfunction. While the cause is not known, Buck Institute scientists have discovered a new mechanism of how mitochondria start to go wrong, which opens new doors for […]


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If you take several medications, ‘polypharmacy’ is a word to know

May 17, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Here’s a scenario so common that it applies to nearly 92 percent of older adults with cancer: An individual comes in for treatment and reports taking several medications that might include a drug for high blood pressure or heart disease, […]


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CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing approach can alter the social behavior of animals

May 16, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Georgia State University scientists have created gene-edited hamsters for studies of social neuroscience and have found that the biology behind social behavior may be more complex than previously thought. A team of Georgia State University researchers led by Regents’ Professor […]


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Ethical challenges in microbiome research

May 16, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A human rights activist and a group of anthropologists and human biologists are casting a critical lens on the way that microbiome research is conducted with Indigenous peoples. While this isn’t the first time that a call for more ethical […]


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Antibiotics can lead to fungal infection because of disruption to the gut’s immune system

May 13, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Patients prescribed antibiotics in hospital are more likely to get fungal infections because of disruption to the immune system in the gut, according to a new study from the University of Birmingham and National Institutes of Health. Using immune-boosting drugs […]


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New measure of sperm age may be predictor of pregnancy success

May 13, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

A novel technique to measure the age of male sperm has the potential to predict the success and time it takes to become pregnant, according to a newly published study by researchers at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. […]


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Treatment minimizes infants’ opioid-related brain abnormalities

May 12, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Treating pregnant women with opioid use disorder can help minimize opioid-related brain abnormalities in their newborns. Led by scientists at Cedars-Sinai, this is the first study to report evidence validating the benefits of using medication for opioid use disorder during […]


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Massive single-cell atlas across human tissues highlights cell types where disease genes are active

May 12, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Genetic studies have revealed many genes linked to both common and rare disease, but to understand how those genes bring about disease and use those insights to help develop therapies, scientists need to know where they are active in the […]


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Gut microbiome composition predictive of patient response to statins

May 11, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

More than 40 million Americans take statins, the most common type of prescription drug. While statins have been shown to effectively lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risks of stroke and heart attack, they do not work the same for […]


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Flu causes cardiac complications by directly infecting the heart

May 11, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Researchers have shown for the first time in mice that heart problems associated with the flu are not caused by raging inflammation in the lungs, as has long been predicted. Instead, the Ohio State University study revealed, the electrical malfunctions […]


Research

Brain searches for the best way to move the body

May 10, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Research that examines how the body adapts to new movements is shedding new light on how the nervous system learns, and could help to inform a wide range of applications, from customized rehabilitation and athletic training to wearable systems for […]


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Exploring dynamics of blood flow in vascular, atherosclerotic diseases

May 10, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Medical interventions, such as improving diet, lowering blood lipids, or controlling blood pressure and blood sugar, can only do so much when it comes to treating atherosclerotic disease. Is it possible to make earlier predictions for risk factors for plaque […]


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Cells take out the trash before they divide

May 10, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

MIT researchers have discovered that before cells start to divide, they do a little cleanup, tossing out molecules that they appear not to need anymore. Using a new method they developed for measuring the dry mass of cells, the researchers […]


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Gene therapy shows promise in treating neuropathy from spinal cord injuries

May 9, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

An international team of researchers, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, report that a gene therapy that inhibits targeted nerve cell signaling effectively reduced neuropathic pain with no detectable side effects in mice with […]


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Drugs showing promise in cancer trials reduce scarring for scleroderma

May 9, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Epigenetic drugs that have shown promise in cancer trials significantly reduce scarring in the cells of patients with scleroderma, an incurable and life-threatening autoimmune disease, a new study shows. Scleroderma is a chronic disease that affects the immune system, causing […]