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This sport can slow the aging process.

Sports are essential for the sake of your body. Cellular, replicative aging is connected with lack of cell capability to divide. To date, scientists know little about how exactly exercise can slow lower aging at your bodies cells. The mechanisms accountable for the positive aftereffect of the exercises have yet to be fully studied. It’s […]

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Treating gum disease may help manage Type 2 diabetes

Treating periodontitis (gum disease) could help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their blood glucose levels, according to a new study led by UCL. The research, published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal and funded by Diabetes UK and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre also showed that treating oral health is linked to improvements […]

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Pneumococcal disease: Causes, how it spreads, and symptoms

The bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae), which is also known as pneumococcus, causes pneumococcal disease. Invasive pneumococcal disease is a life-threatening condition that is fatal in 10 percent of cases. Older people and those with underlying medical conditions have a higher risk than others of serious complications. Regular vaccinations can prevent many types of pneumococcal […]

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T-cell biofactories find, fight disease in one fell swoop

NIBIB-funded researchers have transformed T cells into drug factories engineered to find cells carrying specific diseases in the body—and then produce therapeutic proteins localized to the diseased cells. Senior author Parijat Bhatnagar, Ph.D., director of cell-based medicine at the SRI International Center for Chemical Biology, Menlo Park, California, and his colleagues engineered the T-cell “biofactories” […]

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Genetics allows personalized disease predictions for chronic blood cancers

Scientists have developed a successful method to make truly personalised predictions of future disease outcomes for patients with certain types of chronic blood cancers. The study from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, the University of Cambridge, and their collaborators, combined extensive genetic and clinical information to predict the prognosis for […]

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Immune system’s balancing act keeps bowel disease in check

Australian researchers have uncovered clues in the immune system that reveal how the balance of ‘good’ gut bacteria is maintained. The information could help in the prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, showed that the increased presence of a protein responsible for sensing infection – […]

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Time to rethink how we diagnose Alzheimer’s disease

With all the focus on Alzheimer disease in recent years as a result of the aging population, what have we learned? A symposium at The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in San Diego, October 3-6, will not only review conflicting evidence regarding the best way to diagnose the disease, but also the latest […]