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Nanoparticle therapy shows promise at preventing fatal newborn lung disease

Nanoparticle therapy shows promise at preventing fatal newborn lung disease

Left: normal mouse lung tissue showing a healthy density of blood vessels. Middle: example of abnormal, diseased tissue with reduced STAT3 activation. Right: tissue from a treated mouse. Green depicts blood vessels; Red, shows activated STAT3. Credit: Cincinnati Children’s A new therapy offers help for a disease so rare and complex that its acronym is …

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Study shows high rates of kidney disease among adults with diabetes

Study shows high rates of kidney disease among adults with diabetes

Dr. Tom├ís Griffin, consultant endocrinologist specializing in diabetes care at Galway University Hospitals, Honorary Senior Lecturer at NUI Galway and lead researcher on the study, along with Clinical Trial Nurse Michelle Hennessy with patient Brian Curran at UHG. Credit Aengus McMahon. Credit: Aengus McMahon Some 42% of patients attending a dedicated diabetes clinic have signs …

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Study shows feasibility of using Olfactory Virtual Reality to address anxiety, pain and stress

Study shows feasibility of using Olfactory Virtual Reality to address anxiety, pain and stress

Findings from a study on the feasibility of addressing anxiety, pain and stress with Olfactory Virtual Reality (OVR) – a new form of VR that incorporates the sense of smell into its augmented reality – paint a clearer picture for clinical psychiatrists about how it could be used to safely and effectively help mental health …

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New study shows significant inflammatory responses after meals

New study shows significant inflammatory responses after meals

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Acute and prolonged food-induced inflammation can increase the predicted risk of developing cardiometabolic diseases like cardiovascular disease, new research has shown. The study, published today in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is the largest in-depth global study to look at postprandial inflammation. Researchers found that inflammation, triggered by food, varies widely …

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New radiopharmaceutical shows therapeutic efficacy in preclinical model of ovarian cancer

New radiopharmaceutical shows therapeutic efficacy in preclinical model of ovarian cancer

Preclinical trials of a new radiopharmaceutical to treat ovarian cancer have produced successful results, dramatically limiting tumor growth and decreasing tumor mass. Designed specifically for ovarian cancers that are resistant to traditional therapies, the new radiopharmaceutical can be produced in 25 minutes at low cost, which leads to better efficiency compared with alternative methods. This …

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Novel target shows promise in treating Alzheimer's and related dementias

Novel target shows promise in treating Alzheimer’s and related dementias

The cytotoxic tau isomer (cis P-tau; red) is partially colocalized with tau oligomers (green; top) and tau tangles (green; bottom) in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and mixed AD and VCID brains, but was detected in the absence of other tau isoforms in VCID brains. Credit: Image provided by Dr. Onder Albayram of the Medical University of …

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Study shows how certain macrophages dampen anti-tumor immunity

Study shows how certain macrophages dampen anti-tumor immunity

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A Ludwig Cancer Research study adds to growing evidence that immune cells known as macrophages inhabiting the body cavities that house our vital organs can aid tumor growth by distracting the immune system’s cancer-killing CD8+ T cells. Reported in the current issue of Cancer Cell and led by Ludwig investigators Taha …

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Study shows when people with cerebral palsy are most likely to break bones

Study shows when people with cerebral palsy are most likely to break bones

Credit: Jacob Dwyer, Michigan Medicine Researchers at Michigan Medicine found a subset of middle-aged men with cerebral palsy are up to 5.6 times more likely to suffer fractures than men without the disorder. “We are not really sure why this happens,” said Edward A. Hurvitz, M.D., professor and chair of the Michigan Medicine Department of …

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Major study of diabetes trends shows Americans' blood sugar control is getting worse

Major study of diabetes trends shows Americans’ blood sugar control is getting worse

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Blood sugar control among adults with diabetes in the United States declined significantly in the past decade, according to a nationwide study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The findings highlight the ongoing challenges of controlling one of the nation’s most prevalent chronic health conditions. The …

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Real-world study shows power of Pfizer, Moderna vaccines to prevent COVID

Real-world study shows power of Pfizer, Moderna vaccines to prevent COVID

A real-world study shows that even when folks who get the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines do have ‘breakthrough’ infections, those illnesses are mild. The study, from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is among the first to show that people who get COVID-19 despite being fully or partially vaccinated are …

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