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Loyola Medicine Helps Pediatric Sickle Cell Patient Take Trip of a Lifetime

Anyah wasn't going to let sickle cell disease keep her from going on her high school class trip to Europe. Thanks to Natalie Kamberos, DO, and the care Anyah received at Loyola Medicine, Anyah was able to climb the Eiffel Tower and make it a trip of a lifetime.

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To Forget or to Remember? Memory Depends on Subtle Brain Signals, Scientists Find

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Understanding how brains actively erase memories may open new understanding of memory loss and aging, and open the possibility of new treatments for neurodegenerative disease.

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Researchers Discover Specific Tumor Environment That Triggers Cells to Metastasize

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A team of bioengineers and bioinformaticians at the University of California San Diego have discovered how the environment surrounding a tumor can trigger metastatic behavior in cancer cells. Specifically, when tumor cells are confined in a dense environment, the researchers found that they turn on a specific set of genes and begin to form structures that resemble blood vessels.

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Breastfeeding, milk, Breast Milk, Lactation, Genomics, RNA Expression, Metabolic Disorder, Type 2 Diabetes, high-fat diet, Infant Health

High-Fat Diet May Change Breast Milk Makeup, Affect Baby's Health

New research suggests that following a high-fat diet during lactation—regardless of diet during pregnancy—alters RNA activity in breast milk. The changes in genetic material may increase the risk of metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes in offspring.

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Pesticides, Aging, Parkinson Disease, Neurodegeneration

Good Cells Gone Bad

A new study from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is the first to show precisely how a process in nerve cells called the S-nitrosylation (SNO) reaction—which can be caused by aging, pesticides and pollution—may contribute to Parkinson’s disease.

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Infectious diseases: CTRL + ALT + Delete

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Gene editing holds great promise for ‘deleting’ diseases from human bodies. Sandia National Laboratories is now working to make this technology safer and to ensure that one day it can be delivered into humans without triggering adverse immune system reactions or causing other undesirable side effects.

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Cinnamon Turns Up the Heat on Fat Cells

New research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute has determined how a common holiday spice—cinnamon—might be enlisted in the fight against obesity.

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Depression, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, EKG, elecgtrocardiogam, Heart Rate Variability, Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia, RSV

Simple Electrocardiogram Can Determine Whether a Patient Has Major Depression or Bipolar Disorder, Study Finds

A groundbreaking Loyola Medicine study suggests that a simple 15-minute electrocardiogram could help a physician determine whether a patient has major depression or bipolar disorder.







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