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How to Use the Good to Combat the Bad in Cardiovascular Disease

New research shows that cardiovascular disease conditions trigger pathways that protect the blood vessels. The response may be a new therapeutic strategy for cardiovascular disease. This research is highlighted as one of this month’s “best of...
1-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Brown Fat Transplant Reversed Type 1 Diabetes without Insulin in Non-Obese Diabetic Mice

Vanderbilt University researchers have found embryonic brown fat transplants reversed type 1 diabetes and restored glucose tolerance to normal in non-obese diabetic mice. The research is published in the American Journal of...
1-Jul-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Electrical Nerve Stimulation Can Reverse Spinal Cord Injury Nerve Damage in Patients

Researchers find that nerve stimulation can improve the function of peripheral nerves damaged by spinal cord injury (SCI). This technique may be a new approach to preventing long-term changes in nerve and muscle function after SCI and improving SCI...
1-Jul-2015 11:30 AM EDT

Promising New NSAID-Derivative May Be Well-Tolerated by Chronic Pain Sufferers

Long-term use of naproxen (ALEVE), a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), is often prescribed for chronic pain conditions such as osteoarthritis. However, because of NSAID-related gastrointestinal problems including stomach and...
1-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Why the Bloating During Menopause? Blame the Hormones or the Lack of Them

Many women experience water retention and bloating when their hormone levels change, but how sex hormones affect water balance is not understood. A new study offers an explanation, finding that sex hormones can directly control how the body...
22-Jun-2015 12:00 AM EDT

Better than Stem Cells: Researchers Develop a Faster Way to Treat the Heart after a Heart Attack

For healing the heart after a heart attack, stem cell therapies show promise but are slow to implement. Researchers develop a new treatment called microsphere therapy that can be kept on-hand and administered more readily than stem cells.
16-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Diabetes: Researchers Find Out Why the Two Are Linked

Nearly 50 percent of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) develop pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes before the age of 40, but the reasons for the correlation was unclear. Researchers report in a new study that inflammation is the cause for the...
3-Jun-2015 3:35 PM EDT

A New Use for Statins: Asthma

Researchers report that statins inhaled as a spray can treat symptoms of asthma. The findings support that statins should be explored as a new class of inhaler therapy for asthma.
22-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT

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