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Early research shows promise for therapeutics that delay type 2 diabetes

Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a unique pathway that initiates islet β cell inflammation—a hallmark of type 2 diabetes—putting them a step closer to developing targeted therapeutics for the disease that affects one in 10 Americans. The article, “RIPK3-mediated inflammation is a conserved β-cell response to ER stress” was published in the journal Science Advances on […]

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New LawAtlas data show widespread preemption efforts by US states in policy domains that could improve health

Across the US, states are increasingly using preemption to stymie local advancement of public health policy strategies, according to updated data released today to LawAtlas.org by the Center for Public Health Law Research and the National League of Cities with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The updated data capture state preemption of local […]

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Identifying a gene that could explain disparity in COVID-19 effects

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, has identified a specific genetic target that could help explain the tremendous variation in how sick those infected with COVID-19 become. The study results, recently published in the journal mSphere, describe a molecule made from DNA—miR1307—as a potential dimmer switch that may influence […]

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Pioneering drug that hits prostate cancer's weak spot

Pioneering drug that hits prostate cancer’s weak spot gives hope to men with the incurable disease Olaparib works by interfering with key process that allows tumour cells to repair  Drug already given to women with a specific type of breast and ovarian cancer  Roughly 50,000 men in the UK each year are diagnosed with prostate […]

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CDC Warns That COVID-19 Vaccine Might Spur Transient Sickness

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2020 — At least three new COVID-19 vaccine candidates are already in the pipeline, with a roll-out expected early in the new year. But on Monday, experts attending a meeting of an advisory committee to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stressed that Americans who receive the vaccine should not […]

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Nasal spray to silence that ringing in your ear

Nasal spray of ‘love hormone’ oxytocin could banish ringing in the ears – which affects around seven million Britons A nasal spray of the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin could banish tinnitus — the ringing or buzzing in the ears that affects around seven million Britons. Also known as the ‘cuddle’ hormone, oxytocin is released by the brain […]