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Saliva as Good as Blood for Diagnosing Hepatitis E, Study Suggests

A saliva test developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health nearly matches the performance of a blood test widely used to assess recent or past hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection, a new study reports.

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Turning Off Genes, Enlarging Tissue, T-Cell Therapy, Future Drugs for ALS, and More in the Cell Biology News Source

The latest research and features in cell biology in the Cell Biology News Source

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Blood Test IDs Key Alzheimer’s Marker

A new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that measures of amyloid beta in the blood have the potential to help identify people with altered levels of amyloid in their brains or cerebrospinal fluid. Currently, the only way to detect amyloid beta in the brain is via PET scanning or a spinal tap.

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Modern Disease Transmission, Teens and Vaccines, Tobacco Control, and More in the Public Health News Source

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Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Protein, Brain Inflammation, Leukemia, DDR2

Agent Clears Toxic Proteins, Reduces Inflammation and Improves Cognition in Neurodegeneration Models

Researchers have found cell receptors abnormally overexpressed in post-mortem brains of those with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and that they can be inhibited in animal models to clear toxic protein buildup, reduce brain inflammation, and improve cognitive performance.

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Poor Thyroid Function May Affect Dialysis Patients’ Quality of Life and Daily Living

• In hemodialysis patients, hypothyroidism was linked with impairments across multiple areas of health-related quality of life, including lower energy and greater fatigue, poorer physical function, and greater pain.

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Anemia, Iron Deficiency, Pediatrics, Menses

Objective Screening of Iron Deficiency and Anemia in Young Women

Physicians should consider blood testing of female adolescents for iron deficiency within a few years of starting menses, according to two studies by Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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Blood Test for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Headed to Clinic

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A newly identified biomarker panel could pave the way to earlier detection and better treatment for pancreatic cancer. Currently over 53,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer -- the fourth leading cause of cancer death -- every year. The blood biomarkers correctly detected pancreatic cancer in blood samples from patients at different stages of their disease.

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Phthalate, Phthalates, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, High Blood Pressure, inflammatory biomarkers, Toxicology, Diet, Lifestyle, Aging, Environmental Health

Everyday Chemicals Linked to Chronic Disease in Men

Chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men, according to Australian researchers.







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