Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent review published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology explored the relationship between genes, environmental factors, and obesity. Upwards of 300 gene variants have been implicated in obesity and its contributing factors. Investigating the genes associated with obesity, the nature of these associations, and the biological processes
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent comprehensive review on the use of fMRI sought to evaluate the robustness and effectiveness of this approach for studying Alzheimer’s patients. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disorder and is characterized by the gradual loss of cognitive abilities to the point of severe dementia. Due
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A large study in France examined the link between chronic heavy alcohol use and the risk of dementia and early onset dementia. Researchers have concluded from a large cohort study that chronic heavy drinking can lead to early onset dementia in an article published in the British Medical Journal
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study in heart disease prevention examines the relationship between plasma fatty acid levels and inflammatory biomarkers. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which encompasses heart attacks and strokes, is the leading cause of death around the world. To address this significant health issue and the shortcomings of heart disease
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers examined the effects of amobarbital and N-acetylcysteine on post-traumatic osteoarthritis in injured joints. Injury to load-bearing joints such as the knees or ankles can result in posttraumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA), a condition in which the shock-absorbing and friction-reducing joint cartilage breaks down over time.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers attempt to identify a therapeutic target that encourages respiratory muscle relaxation to provide asthma relief. Asthma causes respiratory problems, which can manifest as wheezing and chest tightness. It is a common affliction that affects about 10% of the US population. There has been much research focused on
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers recently identified the most common causes of rapidly progressive dementia, and under what conditions it could be reversed. Rapidly progressive dementia occurs when impairments in activities of daily living are apparent after less than one year of the onset of dementia. A research group in India has
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Safety is an important aspect of the development of new drugs. Researchers are evaluating the safety and effectiveness of using RNA drugs to deliver instructions to cells to create proteins that are deficient in rare diseases. Messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) is an important molecule in the production of
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Tuberculosis is a communicable respiratory disease. A group of researchers led by Maeve Lalor conducted a cohort study to determine household transmission of tuberculosis in England by combining epidemiologic and molecular strain typing data. Tuberculosis is a communicable respiratory disease prevalent in some third world countries. In first
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study explored the antibacterial effects of modified forms of vancomycin on antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The results suggest C1-aminomethylene vancomycin may be an effective agent against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The ability of bacterial strains to acquire resistance to antibiotics faster than antibacterial therapies
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Our Reader Score [Total: 1 Average: 5] Researchers from Duke University in North Carolina produced pathogen-resistant crops without compromising the plant’s yield and fitness. Plants are commonly attacked by microbial, viral or fungal pathogens. Improving crop production involves the applications of pesticides. In recent years, genetically modified pathogen-resistant crops that express a high level of
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