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Genome Editing Reduces Cholesterol in Large Animal Model, Laying the Groundwork for In-Human Trials

Using genome editing to inactivate a protein called PCSK9 effectively reduces cholesterol levels in rhesus macaques, the first demonstration of a clinically relevant reduction of gene expression in a large animal model using genome editing. This find...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Nature Biotechnology

Embargo expired on 09-Jul-2018 at 11:00 ET


National School Food Policies Have Potential to Improve Health Now and Later

Providing free fruits and vegetables and limiting sugary drinks in schools could have positive health effects in both the short- and long-term, finds a new Food-PRICE study led by researchers from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy a...

– Tufts University

PLoS ONE


Wake Forest Baptist Awarded $8 Million to Study Lifestyle Intervention for Type 2 Diabetes

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $8 million to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to study cognitive decline and impairment in older adults with type 2 diabetes who are overweight or obese.

– Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center


Obesity and Overweight Linked to Long-Term Health Problems after Traumatic Brain Injury

Especially at longer follow-up times, overweight and obesity are associated with chronic disease risks for survivors of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), reports a study in the July/August issue of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilita...

– Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation


Savory Foods May Promote Healthy Eating Through Effects on the Brain

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have found that consuming a broth rich in umami—or savory taste—can cause subtle changes in the brain that promote healthy eating behaviors and food choices, especially in women at risk of obesi...

– Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Neuropsychopharmacology; 8UL1TR000170; 1UL1TR001102-01


‘Skinny Fat’ in Older Adults May Predict Dementia, Alzheimer’s Risk

A first-of-its-kind study has found that “skinny fat” – the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass – may be an important predictor of cognitive performance in older adults. Results show that sarcopenic ob...

– Florida Atlantic University

Clinical Interventions in Aging


Obesity Affects Prostate Cancer Test Results

University of Adelaide research shows that the results of the most widely used test for prostate cancer may be affected by obesity.

– University of Adelaide

Society of Endocrinology


Why Don’t More Americans Eat the Mediterranean Diet?

The diet has been shown to reduce the risk of disease and improve longevity, but most Americans don’t follow it. Dr. Meifang Chen, a researcher at Cal State LA, explains why.

– California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office


Novel App Switches You to Healthier Options

With a simple barcode scan, free new mobile app FoodSwitch -- developed by Northwestern University researchers -- will suggest healthier alternatives to the typical fat-, salt- and sugar- laden packaged foods on grocery store shelves. If a particu...

– Northwestern University

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