Heart Attack is ‘Systemic’ Condition, Scientists Say
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Heart Attack is ‘Systemic’ Condition, Scientists Say

According to a team of researchers from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, a variety of organ systems, including liver and spleen, are involved in the co-ordination of…

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Eating Mangoes Could Benefit Your Health
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Eating Mangoes Could Benefit Your Health

Several human studies on consumption of mango (Mangifera indica) have found multiple health benefits associated with the fruit including improved blood pressure, blood sugar control, and gut health.…

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Fish Consumption Linked to Lower Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
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Fish Consumption Linked to Lower Disease Activity in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

A new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers has found that frequent fish consumption is associated with lower disease activity in patients with…

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Frog Skin Peptide ‘Urumin’ Kills H1 Influenza Viruses
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Frog Skin Peptide ‘Urumin’ Kills H1 Influenza Viruses

An international team of scientists from the United States and India has discovered that a component of the skin mucus secreted by a South Indian fungoid frog can…

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Physical Activity Can Lower Risk of Heart Damage, Says New Study
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Physical Activity Can Lower Risk of Heart Damage, Says New Study

According to a new study, physical activity can lower the risk of myocardial damage in middle-aged and older adults and reduce the levels of myocardial damage in people…

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Regular Consumption of Sugary Beverages Affects Brain
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Regular Consumption of Sugary Beverages Affects Brain

Researchers using data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), a joint project of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and Boston University, have shown that people who…

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New Womb-Like Device May Transform Care for Extremely Premature Infants
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New Womb-Like Device May Transform Care for Extremely Premature Infants

A unique womb-like environment designed by pediatric researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia — which is in an experimental stage using animal models — could transform care for…

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Skin Cell Discovery Could Lead to Possible Treatments for Balding, Hair Graying
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Skin Cell Discovery Could Lead to Possible Treatments for Balding, Hair Graying

A team of scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has identified the cells that directly give rise to hair as well as the mechanism that…

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Osteoarthritis Could Be Prevented with Regular Exercise, Good Diet
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Osteoarthritis Could Be Prevented with Regular Exercise, Good Diet

An international team of researchers, led by the University of Surrey, UK, has identified a crucial link between metabolism and osteoarthritis. Phenotypes of osteoarthritis: evidence suggests that patients…

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Study: Dark Chocolate Consumption May Decrease Risk of Irregular Heartbeat
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Study: Dark Chocolate Consumption May Decrease Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

Consuming moderate amounts of chocolate with high cocoa content was associated with lower risk of being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation — a common and potentially life threatening type…

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Daily Consumption of Fruits, Vegetables May Reduce Risk of Blockages in Leg Arteries
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Daily Consumption of Fruits, Vegetables May Reduce Risk of Blockages in Leg Arteries

A new study published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology found that consuming fruit and vegetables may lower the risk of peripheral artery disease. Eating three…

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Study: Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Consumption Protects against Alzheimer’s Disease
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Study: Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Consumption Protects against Alzheimer’s Disease

In a study published this week in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, researchers from Temple University and the Sapienza University of Roma show that the daily…

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Modified Version of Vancomycin Could Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
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Modified Version of Vancomycin Could Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

A team of researchers at the Scripps Research Institute has structurally modified vancomycin to make an already-powerful version of the antibiotic even more potent. This digitally-colorized scanning electron…

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Omentum Performs Unique Immunological Functions
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Omentum Performs Unique Immunological Functions

The omentum is an important immune organ that serves as a first line of defense against toxins and infection, according to a review paper published online this week…

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Anti-Heroin Vaccine Shown Effective in Rhesus Macaques
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Anti-Heroin Vaccine Shown Effective in Rhesus Macaques

An anti-heroin vaccine created by scientists from the Scripps Research Institute and Virginia Commonwealth University to block the ‘high’ of heroin, a highly abused opioid, has proven effective…

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Coffee, Herbal Tea Consumption May Protect Against Liver Fibrosis
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Coffee, Herbal Tea Consumption May Protect Against Liver Fibrosis

New research suggests that coffee and herbal tea consumption may protect against liver fibrosis, estimated as the degree of liver stiffness, which is high in extensive scarring of…

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Moderate Alcohol Consumption Linked to Pathological Changes in Brain
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Moderate Alcohol Consumption Linked to Pathological Changes in Brain

A new study led by University of Oxford researchers has found that alcohol consumption, even at moderate levels, is associated with increased risk of adverse brain outcomes including…

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Study: Red Onions Have Strongest Cancer-Fighting Power
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Study: Red Onions Have Strongest Cancer-Fighting Power

In a study to examine how effective different varieties of onion are at killing cancer cells, a team of scientists at the University of Guelph has found that…

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Powerful Anti-HIV Compound Found in Asian Medicinal Plant: Patentiflorin A
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Powerful Anti-HIV Compound Found in Asian Medicinal Plant: Patentiflorin A

The willow-leaved justicia (Justicia gendarussa), a medicinal plant found throughout Southeast Asia, contains a potent anti-HIV-1 compound more powerful than the clinically used drug azidothymidine (AZT), according to…

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African Plant Extract Could Form Basis of New Alzheimer’s Drug
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African Plant Extract Could Form Basis of New Alzheimer’s Drug

A new study led by University of Nottingham researchers has shown that the extract taken from the leaves, stem and roots of Carpolobia lutea, a plant native to…

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Study: Meditation, Yoga and Related Practices Can ‘Reverse’ DNA Reactions
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Study: Meditation, Yoga and Related Practices Can ‘Reverse’ DNA Reactions

According to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, mind-body interventions such as mindfulness, yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, relaxation response, and breath regulation don’t simply relax…

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Biologists Identify Crucial Molecule that Regulates Breathing
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Biologists Identify Crucial Molecule that Regulates Breathing

A team of researchers at the University of Warwick, UK, has identified Connexin26 (Cx26) as a key molecule that reacts to carbon dioxide (CO2) in our bodies and…

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New Study Highlights How Antibiotics Can Stimulate Bacterial Reproduction
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New Study Highlights How Antibiotics Can Stimulate Bacterial Reproduction

The growth of bacteria can be stimulated by antibiotics, according to a study published in the journal Nature Ecology Evolution. A DNA coverage plot for Escherichia coli following…

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Sleep Deprivation Suppresses Your Immune System, Study of Twins Shows
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Sleep Deprivation Suppresses Your Immune System, Study of Twins Shows

A University of Washington-led team of researchers studying monozygotic (identical) twins has found that chronic sleep deprivation suppresses immune system. The research is published in the journal Sleep.…

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Recently-Discovered Antiviral Protein Inhibits HIV-1 in Non-Human Primates
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Recently-Discovered Antiviral Protein Inhibits HIV-1 in Non-Human Primates

A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered that a gene called SLFN11 — which encodes a protein known as Schlafen family member…

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Scientists Use Human Pluripotent Stem Cells to Regenerate Epicardium
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Scientists Use Human Pluripotent Stem Cells to Regenerate Epicardium

A process using human stem cells can generate heart cells belonging to the external layer, the epicardium, according to an international team of scientists from the Pennsylvania State…

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Stem Cell-Based Transplantation Approach Improves Vision in End-Stage Retinal-Degeneration Mice
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Stem Cell-Based Transplantation Approach Improves Vision in End-Stage Retinal-Degeneration Mice

In the Jan. 10 issue of the journal Stem Cell Reports, Dr. Michiko Mandai and colleagues at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan report that transplantation…

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Up to 76% of World’s Population is Now Overfat, Say Researchers
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Up to 76% of World’s Population is Now Overfat, Say Researchers

According to an international team of scientists from New Zealand and Australia, up to 76% of the world’s population is overfat. This amounts to an astonishing 5.5 billion…

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Researchers Develop Novel Method to Repair Teeth using Alzheimer’s Drug Tideglusib
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Researchers Develop Novel Method to Repair Teeth using Alzheimer’s Drug Tideglusib

A novel method of stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in tooth pulp using an Alzheimer’s drug called Tideglusib has been discovered by scientists at King’s College…

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Novel Drug Reduces Spread of Melanoma by 90%
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Novel Drug Reduces Spread of Melanoma by 90%

A team of scientists at Michigan State University has discovered that a potential new drug, called CCG-203971, reduces the spread of melanoma cells by up to 90%. The…

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New Antibiotic to Fight Gonorrhea Developed
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New Antibiotic to Fight Gonorrhea Developed

A team of researchers at the University of York, UK, has harnessed the therapeutic effects of carbon monoxide-releasing molecules to develop a new antibiotic which could be used…

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New Experimental Antibiotics Show Promise against MRSA
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New Experimental Antibiotics Show Promise against MRSA

New experimental antibiotics developed by chemists at the University of Connecticut successfully treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. The success is due to their strategy, which found a…

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First Hologram Video Player to Show Your Organs
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First Hologram Video Player to Show Your Organs

A team of researchers in the UK is developing an interactive holographic video created from an MRI or CT scan that can display live footage of internal organs…

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Australian Manuka Honey Has Strong Antibacterial Properties, New Study Shows
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Australian Manuka Honey Has Strong Antibacterial Properties, New Study Shows

Australian manuka honey is at least as powerful against bacteria as the more commonly known New Zealand variety, according to a new study published in the journal PLoS…

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Researchers Say Gut Microbiota Affects Our Physiology
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Researchers Say Gut Microbiota Affects Our Physiology

An international team of researchers from Spain and the UK has found that the protein TLR2 (Toll-like receptor 2) — a critical detector of the microbiota found in…

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Researchers Discover Biological Marker for Concussion
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Researchers Discover Biological Marker for Concussion

According to new research published in the journal Scientific Reports, the secret to reliably diagnosing concussions lies in the brain’s ability to process sound. Kraus et al show…

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Compound Found in Chinese Medicinal Herb Fights Mycobacterium tuberculosis
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Compound Found in Chinese Medicinal Herb Fights Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Artemisinin, a natural compound from the sweet wormwood (Artemisia annua), has been found to potentially aid in the treatment of tuberculosis. The study was led by Michigan State…

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Mesentery: Researchers Reclassify Part of Digestive System as Organ
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Mesentery: Researchers Reclassify Part of Digestive System as Organ

The mesentery, which connects the intestine to the abdomen, had for hundreds of years been considered a fragmented structure made up of multiple separate parts. However, new research…

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Hot Pepper Compound Inhibits Growth of Breast Cancer Cells
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Hot Pepper Compound Inhibits Growth of Breast Cancer Cells

Capsaicin, a compound found in peppers of the genus Capsicum, inhibits the growth of breast cancer cells, according to a team of researchers in Germany. Capsaicin is found…

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Vitamin D Improves Gut Microbiota, Study Finds
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Vitamin D Improves Gut Microbiota, Study Finds

According to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, extra vitamin D can restore good bacteria in the gut, giving hope in the fight against risk…

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Alcohol Consumption Associated with Increased Risk of Melanoma
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Alcohol Consumption Associated with Increased Risk of Melanoma

A study by researchers at Harvard Medical School, Indiana University and Brown University reports an association between higher alcohol intake and incidence of invasive melanoma in white men…

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Scientists Find Long-Sought-After Mechanism that Creates Immunity to Influenza A Virus
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Scientists Find Long-Sought-After Mechanism that Creates Immunity to Influenza A Virus

An international team of researchers from Australia, China and the United States has shown for the first time that RNA interference is active in the response of human…

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Researchers Identify Cause of Visual Impairment in Long-Duration Mission Astronauts
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Researchers Identify Cause of Visual Impairment in Long-Duration Mission Astronauts

Astronauts on long-duration flights experience visual impairments due to volume changes in cerebrospinal fluid, the clear fluid that helps cushion the brain and spinal cord while circulating nutrients…

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Platypus Venom Could Hold Key to Successful Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes
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Platypus Venom Could Hold Key to Successful Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes

The same hormone produced in the gut of the duck-billed platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) to regulate blood glucose is also produced in the animal’s venom, a team of scientists…

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Aerobics, Racquet Sports and Swimming are Best for Heart Health, Researchers Say
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Aerobics, Racquet Sports and Swimming are Best for Heart Health, Researchers Say

A team of researchers from Australia, Austria, Finland and UK has found that swimming, aerobics, racquet sports (badminton, tennis and squash) and cycling offer life saving benefits compared…

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Arecoline: Compound Found in Areca Nuts Has Anti-Cancer Potential
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Arecoline: Compound Found in Areca Nuts Has Anti-Cancer Potential

A new study published in the journal Molecular Cell reports that arecoline, an active compound found in areca nuts, has anti-cancer properties. A ripe areca nut. Image credit:…

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Scientists Develop Oral Delivery System to Treat Hemophilia
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Scientists Develop Oral Delivery System to Treat Hemophilia

Treatment for hemophilia can now be administered via a biodegradable, pH-responsive hydrogel microcarrier system, a capsule, thanks to a breakthrough by researchers at the University of Texas at…

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Long-Term Marijuana Use Blunts Brain’s Reward System, Say Researchers
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Long-Term Marijuana Use Blunts Brain’s Reward System, Say Researchers

Regular use of cannabis over many years lowers levels of dopamine, a key chemical in the brain’s reward center, says an international team of researchers led by Imperial…

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Yoga is Relatively Safe, Researchers Say
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Yoga is Relatively Safe, Researchers Say

Participating in yoga is relatively safe, but know your limits, say researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) who conducted the first large-scale examination of yoga-related…

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Symptom-Free Ebola Discovered in Sierra Leone
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Symptom-Free Ebola Discovered in Sierra Leone

A research team headed by Stanford University scientist Eugene Richardson has identified twelve individuals with previously undetected Ebola virus infection in a ‘hotspot’ village in Sierra Leone, approximately…

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Study Says Avoiding the Sun is an Emerging Health Problem
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Study Says Avoiding the Sun is an Emerging Health Problem

Americans are increasingly at risk of insufficient sun exposure, according to a landmark study published this week in the Journal of Dermato-Endocrinology. According to Hoel et al, the…

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Study Casts New Light on Evolution, Spread of Zika Virus
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Study Casts New Light on Evolution, Spread of Zika Virus

A team of scientists led by Dr. Massimo Ciccozzi from the University Campus Bio-Medico in Rome, Italy, has modeled the evolutionary development and diversity of Zika virus to…

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Scientists Find Link between Migraines and Nitrate-Reducing Oral Bacteria
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Scientists Find Link between Migraines and Nitrate-Reducing Oral Bacteria

A team of scientists from the University of Chicago and the University of California, San Diego, has found that migraine sufferers harbor significantly more nitrate-reducing bacteria in their…

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Ethnicity Influences Response to Influenza Vaccine
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Ethnicity Influences Response to Influenza Vaccine

Dr. Raj Kurupati and colleagues from the Wistar Institute, University of Pennsylvania, and Duke University Medical Center showed that an individual’s response to developing immunity after flu vaccination…

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Vitamin D Enhances Lifespan and Protein Homeostasis, New Study Shows
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Vitamin D Enhances Lifespan and Protein Homeostasis, New Study Shows

A new animal study published in the journal Cell Reports shows vitamin D engages longevity genes to increase lifespan and prevent the accumulation of toxic proteins linked to…

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Study: Extremely Low-Oxygen Environment Leads to Heart Regeneration in Adult Mice
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Study: Extremely Low-Oxygen Environment Leads to Heart Regeneration in Adult Mice

An international team of scientists from Japan, UK and the United States has been able to regenerate heart muscle by placing adult mice in a low-oxygen environment. Schematic…

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Newly Discovered Antibody ‘Neutralizes’ Zika Virus, Shows Mouse Study
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Newly Discovered Antibody ‘Neutralizes’ Zika Virus, Shows Mouse Study

A research team led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center scientist Prof. James Crowe, Jr., has isolated a human monoclonal antibody that in a mouse model ‘markedly reduced’ infection…

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New Research Provides Path to Study Diabetic Complications
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New Research Provides Path to Study Diabetic Complications

An international team of scientists from the United States and China has found a sensor for the reactive molecules linked to diabetic complications. The study, done in the…

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Active Marijuana Use May Double Risk of Stress Cardiomyopathy, Study Says
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Active Marijuana Use May Double Risk of Stress Cardiomyopathy, Study Says

According to a new study by researchers at St. Luke’s University Health Network, active cannabis use may double the risk of stress cardiomyopathy, a sudden, usually temporary, weakening…

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Newly Identified Antibody Neutralizes 98% of HIV Strains
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Newly Identified Antibody Neutralizes 98% of HIV Strains

A team of researchers led by Dr. Mark Connors of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has identified an antibody from an HIV-infected person that neutralized…

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Study: High Blood Pressure Affects Over a Billion People Worldwide
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Study: High Blood Pressure Affects Over a Billion People Worldwide

As many as 1.13 billion people in the world have high blood pressure, says a new study published in the journal The Lancet. The study reveals the number…

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Humimycins: Scientists Discover Two New MRSA-Active Antibiotics
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Humimycins: Scientists Discover Two New MRSA-Active Antibiotics

Using a novel approach called syn-BNP (synthetic-bioinformatic natural product) approach, scientists from the Rockefeller and Rutgers Universities have discovered two promising new antibiotics active against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus…

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RT-IMRI: Improving Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease
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RT-IMRI: Improving Stem Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

In a study using RT-IMRI (real-time intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging) to guide the transplantation of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons into the brains of non-human primates modeled with…

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Study to Use Cardiosphere-Derived Cells to Restore Heart Tissue, Function
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Study to Use Cardiosphere-Derived Cells to Restore Heart Tissue, Function

A Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute-led research team is planning a clinical trial using cardiosphere-derived cells to regenerate the tissue and improve function of the heart in patients who have…

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Scientists Identify Rare Influenza-Thwarting Mutation
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Scientists Identify Rare Influenza-Thwarting Mutation

According to a team of scientists at the University of Rochester, a rare mutation in a flu-encoded protein, called Non-Structural protein 1 (NS1), renders the virus defenseless against…

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Researchers Take One Step Closer in Developing Universal Vaccine against Flu Viruses
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Researchers Take One Step Closer in Developing Universal Vaccine against Flu Viruses

A research team led by McMaster University scientist Matthew Miller has taken one step closer to developing an effective, ‘one-punch’ flu vaccine. Model of ADCC (antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity)…

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Antiretroviral Drugs Pose Low Risk to Breastfeeding Mothers, Infants
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Antiretroviral Drugs Pose Low Risk to Breastfeeding Mothers, Infants

A new study published in the journal PLoS Medicine has found that breastfeeding mothers taking the antiretroviral drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine have a low risk of side effects.…

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Cinnamon Cools Your Stomach, New Study Says
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Cinnamon Cools Your Stomach, New Study Says

According to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, adding cinnamon to your diet can cool your stomach by up to two degrees. Cinnamon. Image credit:…

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Neurotensin: Scientists Identify New Biomarker for High-Fat-Diet-Induced Obesity
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Neurotensin: Scientists Identify New Biomarker for High-Fat-Diet-Induced Obesity

Researchers have identified a potential new biological marker for the development of obesity, according to a study published online May 11, 2016 in the journal Nature. The new…

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Culture-Bound Syndromes: Entire Disease Category Your Doctor May Be Missing
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Culture-Bound Syndromes: Entire Disease Category Your Doctor May Be Missing

Jumping Frenchmen of Maine, a rare disorder characterized by an unusually extreme startle reaction, is similar to Latah. It was first identified during the 19th century in Maine…

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Stem Cell Therapy Reduced Angina Frequency for ‘No-Option’ Patients
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Stem Cell Therapy Reduced Angina Frequency for ‘No-Option’ Patients

A two-year clinical study with over 160 patients with refractory angina (chronic symptomatic coronary artery disease) randomized to low and high dose CD34+ cells or placebo has revealed…

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Stem Cell Transplants Promote Recovery in Non-Human Primate Model of Parkinson’s Disease
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Stem Cell Transplants Promote Recovery in Non-Human Primate Model of Parkinson’s Disease

A team of scientists has found that grafting human parthenogenetic stem cell-derived neural stem cells (hpNSCs) into non-human primates modeled with Parkinson’s disease promoted behavioral recovery, increased dopamine…

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Very Hot Coffee, Tea, Mate May Increase Risk of Cancer of Esophagus
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Very Hot Coffee, Tea, Mate May Increase Risk of Cancer of Esophagus

Beverages surpassing 149 degrees Fahrenheit (65 degrees Celsius) may increase the risk of tumors in the esophagus, which resides in the chest area below the throat, according to…

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Inflammation from Mosquito Bites May Enhance Virus Replication, Dissemination
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Inflammation from Mosquito Bites May Enhance Virus Replication, Dissemination

According to a mouse study published this week in the journal Immunity, the swelling and irritation that make mosquito bites so unpleasant may provide a mechanism by which…

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Pan-Drug Resistant ‘Superbug’ Found in US
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Pan-Drug Resistant ‘Superbug’ Found in US

This false-color image shows Escherichia coli. Image credit: Geralt. ‘Superbug’ bacteria affect two million people and kill at least 23,000 Americans every year. A regular bacterium, ‘bug,’ becomes…

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Progress in Development of First Vaccine for Alzheimer’s Disease
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Progress in Development of First Vaccine for Alzheimer’s Disease

An international team of researchers from the United States and Australia has made a successful vaccine formulation that targets pathological proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease. In AD, changes…

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Second Case in the US of Bacteria with Colistin Resistance Gene
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Second Case in the US of Bacteria with Colistin Resistance Gene

For the second time, a clinical strain of Escherichia coli with the colistin resistance gene mcr-1 has been detected in humans in the United States, according to a…

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Human Vaccine for Zika Virus May Have Potential
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Human Vaccine for Zika Virus May Have Potential

Transmission electron micrograph of Zika virus, which is a member of the family Flaviviridae. Virus particles are 40 nm in diameter, with an outer envelope, and an inner…

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Scientists Develop First Widely Protective Vaccine against Chlamydia
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Scientists Develop First Widely Protective Vaccine against Chlamydia

A team of scientists in Canada has developed the first widely protective vaccine against chlamydia, a common sexual transmitted infection. Human pap smear showing Chlamydia trachomatis in the…

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First Confirmed Transmission of Zika Virus by Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes
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First Confirmed Transmission of Zika Virus by Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes

Led by University of Texas Medical Branch researcher Prof. Scott Weaver, an international team of scientists is the first to directly connect Aedes aegypti with Zika transmission in…

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South African Fossils Reveal Earliest Hominin Evidence of Cancer
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South African Fossils Reveal Earliest Hominin Evidence of Cancer

A team of paleontologists led by Dr. Patrick Randolph-Quinney from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the University of Central Lancashire, UK,…

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‘Out of Body Experience’ Can Tackle Chronic Pain, Research Shows
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‘Out of Body Experience’ Can Tackle Chronic Pain, Research Shows

A new study published in the European Journal of Pain shows that inducing a virtual ‘out of body experience’ can significantly reduce the intensity of chronic pain. An…

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Bilirubin Contributes to Suppression of Immune Response after Islet Transplants
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Bilirubin Contributes to Suppression of Immune Response after Islet Transplants

A research team led by Dr. Christopher Adin from College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University has found that doses of bilirubin, a normal by-product of…

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New Map Predicts Spread of Zika Virus
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New Map Predicts Spread of Zika Virus

An international group of scientists led by the University of Kansas has created a detailed map that shows areas of the world most likely to see cases of…

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Researchers Discover New Way to Attack Staphylococcus aureus
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Researchers Discover New Way to Attack Staphylococcus aureus

A team of researchers at Imperial College London (ICL), UK, has found a ‘salty way’ to attack Staphylococcus aureus, an important opportunistic human pathogen. This electron micrograph shows…

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American Heart Association: Children Should Consume Less Than 25 Grams of Added Sugars Daily
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American Heart Association: Children Should Consume Less Than 25 Grams of Added Sugars Daily

Children ages 2 to 18 should eat or drink less than six teaspoons of added sugars daily (equivalent to about 100 calories or 25 grams), according to new…

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Researchers Discover How Zika Virus Causes Fetal Brain Damage
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Researchers Discover How Zika Virus Causes Fetal Brain Damage

According to a team of researchers led by Yale University, infection by the Zika virus diverts a key protein necessary for neural cell division in the developing human…

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Promising New Antiviral Compounds Could Treat Ebola Virus Infection
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Promising New Antiviral Compounds Could Treat Ebola Virus Infection

A new kind of chemical compound can block the protein Ebola virus uses to break out of cells and infect new cells, according to a new study by…

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