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Scientists at UT Southwestern, Karolinska Institutet Identify New and Beneficial Function of Endogenous Retroviruses in Immune Response

Researchers at UT Southwestern and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, found that endogenous retroviruses (ERV) play a critical role in the body’s immune defense against common bacterial and viral pathogens.

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Machine Learning Reveals Unexpected Genetic Roots of Cancers, Autism and Other Disorders

University of Toronto researchers from Engineering, Biology and Medicine teach computers to ‘read the human genome’ and rate likelihood of mutations causing disease, opening vast new possibilities for medicine

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Scheduling Sleep – Three Nighttime Habits to Improve Rest

With an increase in parties, increased food and alcohol consumption and a general disruption of normal routines, the month of December can be exhausting. Here are three tips to improve sleep habits.

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Hot Flashes Linked to Increased Risk of Hip Fracture

Women who experience moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause tend to have lower bone mineral density and higher rates of hip fracture than peers who do not have menopausal symptoms, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Urban Stressors May Contribute to Rising Rate of Diabetes in Developing Nations

As people in developing nations relocate from rural areas to cities, the increased stress is affecting their hormone levels and making them more susceptible to diabetes and other metabolic disorders, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).

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Core Hospital Care Team Members May Surprise You

Doctors and nurses are traditionally thought to be the primary caretakers of patients in a typical hospital setting. But according to a study at the burn center intensive care unit at Loyola University Health System, three physicians, a social worker and a dietitian were documented as the most central communicators of the patient clinical team.

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Loyola Hand Surgeon Elected to Board of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Loyola University Medical Center orthopaedic surgeon Michael S. Bednar, MD, FAAOS has been elected to the board of directors of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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After Lung Transplantation, Resistance to Anti-Viral Drug May be More Likely in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Among lung transplant patients, those with cystic fibrosis may be more likely to develop resistance to the antiviral drug ganciclovir.

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Mutations Need Help From Evolution to Cause Cancer

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University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in the journal Aging shows that in addition to DNA damage, cancer depends on the slow degradation of tissue that allows cancer cells to out-compete healthy cells.

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Autism and Intellectual Disability Studied in Quest for New Treatment Approaches

NIH-funded collaboration on treatments of rare genetic syndromes that could reveal a shared biology of autism spectrum disorders

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