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Low Birthweight in Newborns Linked to High Levels of Protein That Shields Placenta From Cell Damage

UCLA scientists discovered higher levels of a protein called humanin in the placenta tissue of women who give birth to severely underweight infants. The researchers suspect that humanin rises to protect the fetus during placenta failure.

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

PLOS ONE March 28, 2018

Embargo expired on 28-Mar-2018 at 14:00 ET


Fad Diets or Lifestyle Changes — Where Do Three Popular Weight-Reduction Plans Fit In?

Ketogenic, Whole30 and paleo diets aren’t convenience diets — they can cause challenges for eating out and cause a strain on your wallet — but they do provide whole food solutions.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Seven Wallet-Friendly Ways to Eat Foods That Are Good and Good for You

You can enjoy nutritious foods without breaking the bank.

– University of Alabama at Birmingham


Scientists Create a Wearable System to Monitor the Stomach's Activity Throughout the Day

A team of researchers has developed a wearable, non-invasive system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours—essentially an electrocardiogram but for the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract.

– University of California San Diego

Scientific Reports


Promising Drug May Stop Cancer-Causing Gene in Its Tracks

Michigan State University scientists are testing a promising drug that may stop a gene associated with obesity from triggering breast and lung cancer, as well as prevent these cancers from growing.

– Michigan State University

Cancer Prevention Research


Diabetes Intervention Works Best at Home

A public health research team at Washington University in St. Louis has taken one of the most effective diabetes intervention programs and made it more accessible by partnering with an existing home-visit organization.

– Washington University in St. Louis

American Journal of Preventative Medicine, March, 2018 ; R18DK089461; P30DK092950

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