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Building a smart cardiac patch

Scientists and doctors in recent decades have made vast leaps in the treatment of cardiac problems - particularly with the development in recent years of so-called "cardiac patches," swaths of...

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New pathway to treat heart failure

Selective activation of the beta2-adrenergic receptor (Beta2AR) by a beta-arrestin-biased pepducin promotes activation of a beta-arrestin signaling pathway that is cardioprotective.About 5.7 million Americans have heart failure, half of whom will die from the disease within 5 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Two processes...

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Diabetes and kidney disease may increase African-Americans' cardiovascular-related risks

New research indicates that diabetes and kidney disease may increase African Americans' risk of stroke and coronary heart disease, as well as their risk of dying from cardiovascular causes. The...

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Dengue virus exposure may amplify Zika infection

Previous exposure to the dengue virus may increase the potency of Zika infection, according to research from Imperial College London.

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Mayo Clinic study shows increase in Parkinson's disease over 30 years

The incidence of Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism increased significantly in 30 years from 1976 to 2005, Mayo Clinic researchers reported today in a study in JAMA Neurology. This trend was...

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High levels of education linked to heightened brain tumor risk

A university degree is linked to a heightened risk of developing a brain tumour, suggests a large observational study, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

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Stealth nanocapsules kill Chagas parasites in mouse models

Lychnopholide, a substance isolated from a Brazilian plant, and formulated as part of "nanocapsules" cured more than half of a group of mice that had been infected experimentally with Chagas...

Study reveals impact of antibiotic treatment, other factors on the infant gut microbiome

A comprehensive analysis of changes in the intestinal microbial population during the first three years of life has revealed some of the impacts of factors such as mode of birth...

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Seven servings of whole grains a day keep the doctor away

Eating three more portions of dietary fiber a day--say, two pieces of whole grain bread and a bowl of whole grain breakfast cereal--is associated with a lower risk for all...

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Researchers improve biosensors to detect E. coli

Washington State University researchers have developed a portable biosensor that makes it easier to detect harmful bacteria.

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How the spleen filters blood

Pictured on the left is a spleen; on the right are red blood cells. ""We have presented results showing that the spleen is the main organ that defines the shape of the circulating red blood cells" says Ming Dao, a principal research scientist in MIT's Department of Materials Science and Engineering.Red blood cells must be small and flexible enough to squeeze through the tiniest capillaries of the body, where they deliver oxygen to surrounding cells. In the late 1960s, scientists...

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Women with early stage breast cancer experience functional decline after treatment

In a study of older women with newly diagnosed stage I to III breast cancer, approximately one in five lost the ability to complete some of the basic tasks necessary...

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State opioid laws appear to have no impact on prescribing for disabled adults

Dr. Ellen Meara was the lead author on a study which found state laws aimed at curbing prescription opioid abuse appear to have no impact among disabled adults.A new study by researchers from The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice and UCLA School of Law found state laws aimed at curbing prescription opioid abuse...

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Hip implants -- metal wear impairs bone-forming cells' function

In metal-on-metal pairings, both the shell and head of an implant consist of a cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy. The release of metal ions into the body has been reported as a result...

Finding new clues to a sugar suspect in birth defects

This is Mary Loeken, Ph.D., an Investigator in the Section on Islet and Regenerative Cell Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.Most pregnant women with well-controlled diabetes give birth to healthy children. But their babies run much higher risks of birth defects than babies born to women without diabetes, because very...

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What does Zika virus mean for the children of the Americas?

A special communication article published online by JAMA Pediatrics explores whether new paradigms in child health may emerge because of Zika virus.

Statin drugs reduce infection risk in stroke patients

A Washington State University researcher has found that statin drugs can dramatically lower the risk of infections in stroke patients.

Certain factors affect vitamin D levels in children with chronic kidney disease

Highlights Two-thirds of the children with kidney disease were classified as vitamin D deficient. Children with kidney disease who took vitamin D supplements had vitamin D levels that were...

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New mechanism activates the immune system against tumor cells

The new function of STAT1 can be a decisive factor for immune therapy of cancer says Veronika Sexl.The body's defences detect and eliminate not only pathogens but also tumour cells. Natural killer cells (NK-Cells) are specifically activated by chemical messengers, the Cytokines, to seek and destroy tumour...

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Middle-aged more likely to be diagnosed with advanced lung cancer

Younger patients - aged 50 to 64 - are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage lung cancer than older patients according to new data* being presented at the...

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