Study suggests way to prevent rare pulmonary disease

Research by Vanderbilt scientists suggests that it may be possible to prevent or even reverse pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a rare, progressive disease characterized by narrowing of and high blood pressure in the small arteries of the lungs. A key player in PAH is the proangiogenic cell (PAC), a cell produced by the bone marrow that normally promotes the growth […]

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With hospitalization losing favor, judges order outpatient mental health treatment

When mental illness hijacks Margaret Rodgers’ mind, she acts out. Rodgers, 35, lives with depression and bipolar disorder. When left unchecked, the conditions drive the Alabama woman to excessive spending, crying and mania. Last autumn, Rodgers felt her mind unraveling. Living in Birmingham, she was uninsured, unable to afford treatment and in the throes of a divorce. Although Rodgers traveled […]

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10 foods that should not eat before training

The contents Eggs Spicy food Fried food Hummus Bean products Cruciferous vegetables Avocado Apple Sodas Coffee What to eat before exercise? Exercise should benefit and effect. After all, strength exercises allow you to achieve the perfect figure and endurance. But in order for this result to reach, should pay attention to nutrition. Because it affects 70-80 percent success. What foods […]

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Brain, muscle cells found lurking in kidney organoids grown in lab

Scientists hoping to develop better treatments for kidney disease have turned their attention to growing clusters of kidney cells in the lab. One day, so-called organoids—grown from human stem cells—may help repair damaged kidneys in people or be used to test drugs developed to fight kidney disease. But new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has […]

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Drug combination makes cancer disappear in mice with neuroblastoma

Researchers investigating new treatments for neuroblastoma—one of the most common childhood cancers—have found that a combination of two drugs made tumours disappear in mice, making it more effective than any other drugs tested in these animals. Professor Murray Norris, deputy director of the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia for Medical Research, Sydney, Australia, told the 30th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets […]

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Brain Performance Institute launches app to boost brain power

The Brain Performance Institute at the Center for BrainHealth has launched a new game-based app to help people of all ages maintain and strengthen their cognitive abilities. The free Brain Performance Challenge app leverages an evolving game-based structure to give users a snapshot of their strategic thinking abilities at any given time, provide tips for boosting brain performance and allow […]

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Meditation and music may alter blood markers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s disease

A research team led by Dr. Kim Innes, a professor in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, has found that a simple meditation or music listening program may alter certain biomarkers of cellular aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in older adults who are experiencing memory loss. Study findings, reported in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, also suggest these changes […]

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Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation

San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge sees smartphones and social media as raising an unhappy, compliant “iGen.” QUESTION: What is the iGen? ANSWER: The iGen is the generation born in 1995 and later, and they’re the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. They spend a lot more time online, on social […]

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