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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