Millions of low-risk people with diabetes may be testing their blood sugar too often

For people with Type 2 diabetes, the task of testing their blood sugar with a fingertip prick and a drop of blood on a special strip of paper becomes part of everyday life. But a new study suggests that some of them test more often than they need to. In fact, the research shows, 14 percent of people with Type […]

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New imaging tools that trace key breast cancer enzymes may help guide therapies: Researchers use ‘radiotracers’ to measure PARP-1 and glutamine in breast cancers

A set of emerging diagnostic tools may help identify breast cancer patients who are most likely to benefit from therapies that target important enzymes fueling a range of subtypes, including BCRA-mutated and triple negative cancers. New research from two studies conducted by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, are presented on today at the […]

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Early clinical trial data show gene therapy reversing sickle cell anemia: Treatment uses reduced-intensity preconditioning to enhance its global transportability

After over a decade of preclinical research and development, a new gene therapy treatment for sickle cell anemia (SCA) is reversing disease symptoms in two adults and showing early potential for transportability to resource-challenged parts of the world where SCA is most common. Preliminary data from a pilot Phase 1-2 clinical trial testing the gene-addition therapy were presented Dec. 3 […]

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Nutritionists have named the best products for the rejuvenation of the body.

Experts known as items that stop aging. A healthy diet plan can positively affect the health of the skin we have and search. Discover which products stop aging. Berries Wild berries are wealthy in antioxidants that kill toxins. For instance, particularly contain bovine collagen, as well as assists in maintaining skin elasticity. Bananas really are a wealthy supply of ascorbic […]

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Cellular gene signatures for heart muscle regeneration

Repairing heart muscle damaged by a heart attack or other cardiovascular diseases is one of the “holy grails” for cardiovascular scientists. The ability to repair heart muscle — especially by using a person’s own cells — would be a significant advance that could enhance quality of life for the millions of people who suffer from a heart attack or have […]

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Genetic factor that can help or hurt risk for heart disease

Atherosclerotic disease, the slow and silent hardening and narrowing of the arteries, is a leading cause of mortality worldwide, responsible for more than 15 million deaths each year, including an estimated 610,000 people in the United States. Now, researchers may know one more reason why some people are more prone to develop the disease. In a paper published this month […]

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Gip1 structure places G proteins in lockdown

Heterotrimeric G proteins are important in G protein-coupled receptor signaling, which plays many roles in the detection of various environmental stimuli, including hormones, neurotransmitters, light, smells, and chemical signals. G protein functions are regulated by interactions with Gip1, a protein that sequesters G proteins to block signaling processes. Many studies have attempted to understand the mechanism for this interaction between […]

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Good help in primary care for children with obesity

Children treated for obesity in primary or outpatient care have a relatively good chance of fending off weight problems over the next few years as well, a study published in Acta Paediatrica shows. “There’s an attitude that obesity is so terribly difficult to get rid of that you have to send the child to a specialist clinic, sometimes many tens […]

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A molecule for fighting muscular paralysis

Myotubular myopathy is a severe genetic disease that leads to muscle paralysis from birth and results in death before two years of age. Although no treatment currently exists, researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, — working in collaboration with the University of Strasbourg, France, — have identified a molecule that not only greatly reduces the progression of the […]

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Genetic study clarifies the causes of the most severe heart muscle diseases of children

Cardiac muscle degeneration (cardiomyopathy) is the most common cause of severe cardiac dysfunction and life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias in children. These severe disorders often lead to consideration of heart transplant. However, their actual cause — the genetic basis — has been poorly characterized. A collaborative effort of pediatric cardiologists of Helsinki University Hospital and University of Helsinki, led by Docent Tiina […]

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