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Nature as a model: Researchers develop novel anti-inflammatory substance

Anti-inflammatory substances based on components of human cells could one day improve treatment in patients. Researchers at the Institute of Pharmacy at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have developed a method for producing those substances with controlled quality. Since the body does not recognize them as foreign substances, they offer advantages over anti-inflammatory drugs such […]

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Women’s heart health linked to age at first menstrual period

Early menarche has been associated with many cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, but little is known about its association with overall heart health. One new study suggests that age at menarche plays an important role in maintaining and improving cardiovascular health, although there are a number of age differences. Study results are published online today […]

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Black people more likely than others to die from colorectal cancer spreading to the liver

Colorectal cancer is more prevalent among Black people, a group that has the highest rates of death for an illness that is curable if caught early. “The unfortunate reality is that minorities, especially Black people, have a much lower chance of getting lifesaving cancer treatment. Health care works within a social construct, and to change […]

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New way to target some rapidly dividing cancer cells, leaving healthy cells unharmed

Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Oxford say they have found a new way to kill some multiplying human breast cancer cells by selectively attacking the core of their cell division machinery. The technique, so far tested only on lab-grown and patient-derived cancer cells, could advance efforts to find drugs that kill […]

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Restless nature of human spinal cord revealed by non-invasive functional imaging

The spinal cord roughly looks like a long tube, with a diameter of only 1.5 cm, and yet this crucial part of the nervous system is essential for controlling how our arms and legs move, for giving us our sense of touch as well as a notion of where our bodies are in space. How […]

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Researchers show how AI-controlled sensors could save lives in ‘smart’ hospitals and homes

As many as 400,000 Americans die each year because of medical errors, but many of these deaths could be prevented by using electronic sensors and artificial intelligence to help medical professionals monitor and treat vulnerable patients in ways that improve outcomes while respecting privacy. “We have the ability to build technologies into the physical spaces […]

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Gut microbiota not involved in the incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus

Maternal overweight and obesity increase the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus. Gut microbiota composition has recently been associated with both overweight and a range of metabolic diseases. However, it has thus far been unclear whether gut microbiota is involved in the incidence of gestational diabetes. A clinical study with the purpose to investigate the impact […]