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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:24:56 EDT
While men lose more weight on low-carb diets, women show improved artery flexibility
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1 out of 3 American adults live with higher than normal blood sugar levels known as prediabetes. Researchers recently found that while men may lose more weight on low-carb diets, women actually see better improvements in artery flexibility. It's a finding that may help pre-diabetic women reduce their risk for heart disease through a low-carb diet.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:28:10 EDT
Why men might recover from flu faster than women
Men may recover more quickly from influenza infections because they produce more of a key lung-healing protein, a study suggests.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:28:07 EDT
Incarceration of parents impacts health of their children into adulthood
A new study found that young adults who had a parent incarcerated during their childhood are more likely to skip needed healthcare, smoke cigarettes, engage in risky sexual behaviors, and abuse alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs. These findings have a potentially broad impact, as more than five million US children have had a parent in jail or prison.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:12:53 EDT
Brain iron levels may predict multiple sclerosis disabilities
A new, highly accurate MRI technique can monitor iron levels in the brains of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and help identify those at a higher risk for developing physical disability, according to a new study.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:12:50 EDT
Childhood adversity increases susceptibility to addiction via immune response
Childhood adversity permanently alters the peripheral and central immune systems, increasing the sensitivity of the body's immune response to cocaine, reports a new study.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:12:45 EDT
Protein found to be key component in irregularly excited brain cells
In a new study in mice, researchers have identified a key protein involved in the irregular brain cell activity seen in autism spectrum disorders and epilepsy. The protein, p53, is well-known in cancer biology as a tumor suppressor.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:12:41 EDT
Allergic responses may protect against skin cancer
The components of the immune system that trigger allergic reactions may also help protect the skin against cancer, suggest new findings.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:48:13 EDT
Technique may improve lung delivery of bacteria-killing phage
A new delivery system for bacteriophages -- viruses that selectively attack harmful bacteria -- could help give doctors a new way to battle lung infections that threaten older patients and people with cystic fibrosis.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:48:09 EDT
Tackling cancer at ground zero with designer molecules
A new molecule shows great promise for future treatment of many cancers.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 09:47:58 EDT
Homogeneous BTK occupancy assay
A time-resolved fluorescence resonance energy transfer-based BTK occupancy assay measures target engagement in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and in lymph-node and bone-marrow samples.
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