Stop Everything! Training Guru Tracy Anderson Has a New Technique

Fitness guru Tracy Anderson Opens a New Window. has changed a seemingly endless list of celebrities’ bodies — turning already-in-shape humans into long, lean, toned, aesthetically balanced superhumans. Now the trainer who has whipped everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow Opens a New Window. to Jennifer Lopez Opens a New Window. to Robert Downey Jr. Opens a New Window. into shape with […]

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A new model for heart valve disease drug discovery

An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine describes a new model for heart valve physiology. The study, led by Dr. Carla Lacerda, from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University reports that 10% cyclic radial strain on isolated mitral valve anterior leaflets provides a true physiological environment that can be used for mechanistic studies and drug discovery. […]

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A new battle: Veterans more likely to have heart disease

After the war is over, veterans face a new threat. They are more likely to have heart disease at a younger age than nonveterans, and this could herald a new health crisis on the horizon. These results are published in a new University of Central Florida study appearing in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. “I think […]

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New way to combat childhood anxiety: treat the parents

Yale researchers have developed an innovative way to address an epidemic of anxiety disorders afflicting the nation’s children: treat the parents. A new program developed at Yale that counsels parents is as effective in treating common anxiety disorders as cognitive behavioral therapy for the child, according to a randomized trial of the two therapies published in the Journal of the […]

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Eye exam could soon detect Alzheimer's, new study suggests

Eye exam could soon detect Alzheimer’s, new study suggests Researchers with the Duke Eye Center found differences in the blood vessel densities in the retinas of participants with Alzheimer’s and those without the disease, according to new study. Undergoing a yearly eye test could have more benefits than just updating your eyeglasses prescription, a new study has found. In a study […]

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Women scientists get less federal funding than men, new study finds

First-time women principal investigator scientists received considerably less funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) compared to first-time male principal investigators, even at top research institutions, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine and the Kellogg School of Management. Previous research showed women receive lower startup funds from their universities to launch their research. This is the first study […]

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Scientists identify new disrupted pathway in motor neurone disease

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have identified a new pathway that is disrupted in motor neurone disease (MND), a discovery which could pave the way for new treatments. The ground breaking findings were discovered by converting skin cells to brain cells called astrocytes, and comparing the energy metabolism of cells taken from MND patients versus healthy controls, using a […]

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New target could help protect vision following optic nerve trauma

When a car crash or explosion results in an optic nerve injury, eliminating an enzyme known to promote inflammation appears to aid recovery, scientists report. They have shown for the first time in a mouse model of tough-to-treat optic nerve trauma, that removing the enzyme arginase 2, which increases with injury, decreases neuron death in the retina as well as […]

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New microfluidics platform separates cell types for RNA profiling

A team led by scientists at the Broad Institute, MIT, and Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a prototype device that uses microfluidics to sort cell types extracted from clinical samples for RNA sequencing.  “This platform allows us to isolate specific cell subsets in a sample, so we can perform RNA sequencing and address biological questions in different cell types,” explained […]

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