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Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less...
17-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Small Intestine GIST Associated with Better Prognosis in Younger Patients

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are tumors that arise is the wall of the digestive tract, and most often occur in the stomach or small intestine. Though more common in later in life, GISTs can occur in adolescents and young adults (AYA) under...
18-Jan-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Blocking Neuron Signaling Pathway Could Lead to New Treatments for Peripheral Neuropathy

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the University of Manitoba and St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre in...
17-Jan-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Exercise … It Does a Body Good: 20 Minutes Can Act as Anti-Inflammatory

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It’s well known that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Recently, researchers at University of California San Diego School...
12-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Ending Violence Against Women Worldwide

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A new grant will help researchers with the Center of Gender Equity and Health to continue efforts to raise awareness about violence against women worldwide. The award will support measurements of issues that will help change.
21-Dec-2016 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Gene Fusions and Mutations Linked to Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

In recent years, researchers have identified specific gene mutations linked to gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), which primarily occur in the stomach or small intestine, but 10 to 15 percent of adult GIST cases and most pediatric cases lack...
15-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Art’s Content: Jacobs Medical Center Captures Curative Power of Creativity

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Modern hospitals are designed to aid healing in every possible space, from operating rooms and recovery areas to cafeterias and lobbies. One way is through art, and the new Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health reflects this with an...
14-Dec-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Unexpected Activity of Two Enzymes Helps Explain Why Liver Cancer Drugs Fail

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that lack of two types of enzymes can lead to liver disease and cancer in mice. In human liver tumors, they found that deficiencies in these two enzymes, Shp2 and...
13-Dec-2016 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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