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New gene editing technique offers hope for millions

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 01:32
A team led by Mass Eye and Ear researchers has demonstrated for the first time a successful restoration of hearing through a novel, in vivo genome editing approach in an adult mouse model with a form of inherited deafness caused by mutations in microRNA.

Gut bacteria-metabolized equol shows promise in cancer prevention

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 01:27
Researchers reviewed how soy isoflavones are metabolized by gut bacteria into equol, exploring its role in cancer prevention and treatment. They examined the molecular mechanisms and gut microbiota involved to understand equol's anti-tumor effects.

Study finds disparities in heart bypass surgery for women

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 01:13
Women over the age of 65 who require complex heart surgery are more likely than men to receive care at low quality hospitals -; where they also die in greater numbers following the procedure, a Michigan Medicine study finds.

How Aloe vera's medicinal properties make it essential in medicine, cosmetics, and food products

Thu, 07/11/2024 - 01:02
Comprehensive review highlights Aloe vera's versatile biological activities and its potential applications in medicine and cosmetics while addressing its safety concerns.

COVID-19 lockdown reduced childhood wheezing and bronchiolitis cases

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 23:00
Bronchiolitis cases dropped significantly during the COVID-19 lockdown, leading to fewer wheezing episodes and reduced respiratory medication use in children.

Four years non-diabetic status after impaired glucose tolerance diagnosis cuts cardiovascular risks

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 22:42
Maintaining non-diabetic status for at least four years after impaired glucose tolerance diagnosis significantly lowers the risk of cardiovascular complications and mortality.

Salads under scrutiny: Study reveals contamination risks and solutions in ready-to-eat salads

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 21:21
The research paper highlights critical contamination points in the production of ready-to-eat salads and discusses solutions to ensure microbiological safety and health.

Scientists discover a molecular defect that promotes pathologic immune response in lupus

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 15:56
Northwestern Medicine and Brigham and Women's Hospital scientists have discovered a molecular defect that promotes the pathologic immune response in systemic lupus erythematosus (known as lupus) and show that reversing this defect may potentially reverse the disease.

Aging aggravates liver fibrosis in Down Syndrome, new study finds

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 15:43
A new research paper was published in Aging (listed by MEDLINE/PubMed as "Aging (Albany NY)" and "Aging-US" by Web of Science) Volume 16, Issue 12, entitled, "Aging exacerbates oxidative stress and liver fibrosis in an animal model of Down Syndrome."

Novel molecule could inform new therapies for stroke-related brain injury

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 15:34
A newly developed molecule, LK-2, could inform new therapies for stroke-related brain injury, finds scientists at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

New consortium receives NIH grant to accelerate development of effective TB treatments

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 15:30
A new consortium co-led by Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded a five-year, $31 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to accelerate the development of faster, more effective treatment regimens for tuberculosis (TB).

Repurposing pemafibrate to treat liver disease associated with metabolic disorders

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 15:20
The University of Barcelona has led a study that suggests using the drug known as pemafibrate to treat liver disease associated with metabolic disorders, the most common liver pathology in the world, which affects one in four people.

Antibody fragment discovery could lead to much-needed treatment for light chain amyloidosis

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 15:14
In people with a rare condition called light chain amyloidosis, light chain proteins-;which are a component of antibodies-;mutate and build up in different organs.

Chronic exposure to air pollutants may increase lupus risk, research shows

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 15:07
New research published in Arthritis & Rheumatology indicates that chronic exposure to air pollutants may increase the risk of developing lupus, an autoimmune disease that affects multiple organs.

Improving acne symptoms with Mediterranean diet and omega-3 supplements

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 15:03
In a study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology that included 60 individuals with mild to moderate acne, following the Mediterranean diet and taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements led to significant reductions in inflammatory and non-inflammatory skin lesions, as well as improved quality of life.

Researchers uncover the incidence and prevalence of eosinophilic esophagitis in Japan

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 14:55
In one of the first studies of its kind in Japan, Osaka Metropolitan University-led researchers uncovered the incidence and prevalence of the chronic allergic disorder eosinophilic esophagitis, or EoE.

Blood cancer drug could help improve the efficiency of radiotherapy in meningiomas

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 13:27
Drugs developed to fight blood and other cancers could also help improve the efficiency of radiotherapy in the most commonly diagnosed low-grade brain tumour in adults, a new study has found.

High-intensity interval exercise improves brain function in older adults

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 13:20
A longitudinal study by University of Queensland researchers has found high-intensity interval exercise improves brain function in older adults for up to 5 years.

Understanding alcohol advertising effects on risky drinkers during sports events

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 07:13
New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research shows exposure to alcohol advertisements during national sports broadcasts, particularly those that feature a preferred beverage, significantly increases cravings in people with risky drinking behaviors.

Experts identify sex and gender differences in cognitive resistance and resilience to Alzheimer's disease

Wed, 07/10/2024 - 06:00
Researchers investigated sex-related and gender-specific resistance and resilience factors in Alzheimer's disease.

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