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Study Suggests New Strategy for Treating Rare Neurodegenerative Disorder Menkes Disease

Menkes disease arises from dysfunction in ATP7A, a protein that transports copper to cells, leading to brain development complications. Introducing working versions of ATP7A in the brain is considered the most direct therapeutic approach. However, a...
1-Dec-2015 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

When Exercise Is Unhealthy for the Heart: Researchers Describe How Heart Problems and Sudden Cardiac Death Occur with Endurance Exercise

Endurance exercise accelerates the development of heart problems in individuals with a particular genetic mutation, a new study finds. In mice with a mutated version of desmoplakin, a protein that maintains the heart wall, exercise made the heart...
24-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Biomarker Predicts Development of Preeclampsia at Six Weeks of Pregnancy

Preeclampsia is generally diagnosed later in pregnancy, but new research reports that the protein copeptin can predict the development of preeclampsia as early as six weeks of gestation. The findings could lead to diagnosis of the disorder in the...
16-Nov-2015 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Children Born to Women After Bariatric Surgery at Higher Risk of Obesity, Diabetes

Weight-loss surgery can boost fertility in women and reduce the risk of pregnancy complications that commonly occur in obese women. However, a new study in rats suggests that weight-loss surgery alters mothers’ hormone and chemical balance, which...
16-Nov-2015 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Sex Reassignment Surgery May Be Better for Transgender Women’s Health Than Hormones Only

Transgender women may be at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes compared with men and women in the general population. New research finds that transgender women who received only hormone therapy had poorer...
16-Nov-2015 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Is Testosterone Therapy Safe?

The increasing use of testosterone replacement therapy to treat reduced testosterone level in older men has been accompanied by growing concerns over its long-term safety. Two studies examining the health risks of receiving testosterone will be...
16-Nov-2015 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Male Hormone Testosterone Cause of Sex Differences in Parkinson’s Disease Risk, Study Suggests

Men are twice as likely as women to develop Parkinson’s disease. New research suggests that testosterone enhances the susceptibility of brain cells that control movement to damage from chemical imbalances, explaining the sex differences in the...
16-Nov-2015 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Genes May Determine the Side Effects of Menopausal Hormone Therapy, Study Suggests

Cardiovascular disease risk in women increases after menopause and is associated with the drop in estrogen levels. Menopausal hormone therapy could slow the progression, but oral formulations also increase the risk of blood clots. A new study...
10-Nov-2015 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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