Muscle stem cells can drive cancer that arises in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) can develop an otherwise-rare muscle cancer, called rhabdomyosarcoma, due to the muscle cells’ continuous work to rebuild the damaged tissue. However, little is known about how the cancer arises, hindering development of a treatment or test that could predict cancer risk. Now, scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have demonstrated that […]

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Activated PMN exosomes are pathogenic entities that cause destruction in the COPD lung

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found a novel, previously unreported pathogenic entity that is a fundamental link between chronic inflammation and tissue destruction in the lungs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. COPD is the fourth-leading cause of death in the world. This pathogenic entity—exosomes from activated polymorphonuclear leukocytes, or PMNs—caused COPD damage when the […]

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11 signs of an incompetent doctor, from whom better to stay away

If any of the following and you will hear, look for another specialist.Shouldn’t you got hurt! Pain need to give a warning signal: “Hey, here disorder, pay attention!”. If it were not for pain we would climb into the fire and suffered burns, broken limbs, and not paying attention, would run on — no pain. With the words of the […]

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Dog Detects Cancer in Owner Before Doctors—How Is That Even Possible?

It’s no secret dogs are spectacular sniffers, but one pup has proven their sense of smell might be even more extraordinary than we thought. Sierra the Siberian Husky was able to detect the scent of her owner’s cancer before doctors were able to identify the disease. Stephanie Herfel, of Wisconsin, had been dealing with abdominal pain when her new pup Sierra (pictured […]

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9 Working-Mom Skills That Transfer From the Baby Nursery to the Boardroom

Think of an image of a working mom in the office. What words come to mind? Frazzled? Distracted? Less devoted? One of my pet peeves about the average workplace mindset is the perception that women somehow automatically “give up” focus, skills, dedication and the ability to succeed simply by having children. It seems like the world forgets that we — […]

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12 Health Perks That Come With Your Costco Membership

Walking into a Costco can be overwhelming. There are high shelves fully stocked with jumbo-size packages of your favorite products, not to mention their famous food court if you need some fuel for your shopping trip (that is if the free samples don’t suffice). But there’s a lot more to your Costco membership than meets the eye. Specifically, there are […]

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“We finally came from the state of understanding that cancer is a challenge for all”

Russian Oncology needs a major upgrade – from organization and financing to training programs of doctors, experts say: in the Public chamber leading oncologists and patient community discussed prospects of the National cancer strategy. Funding for the Russian health care system is inefficient and does not always produce the desired results, and the actions of its members don’t agree to […]

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