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Newswise: Fat-Based Molecules are Key to Zika Virus Infection
Released: 31-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Fat-Based Molecules are Key to Zika Virus Infection
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Researchers from PNNL have helped colleagues at OHSU identify lipid molecules required for Zika infection in human cells. The specific lipids involved could also be a clue to why the virus primarily infects brain tissue.

Newswise: Better Measure of ‘Good Cholesterol’ Can Gauge Heart Attack And Stroke Risk in Some Populations
Released: 27-Jul-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Better Measure of ‘Good Cholesterol’ Can Gauge Heart Attack And Stroke Risk in Some Populations
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – June 22, 2020 – For decades, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol has been dubbed “good cholesterol” because of its role in moving fats and other cholesterol molecules out of artery walls. People with higher HDL cholesterol levels tend to have lower rates of cardiovascular disease, studies have shown.

Newswise: Better Measure of ‘Good Cholesterol’ Can Gauge Heart Attack And Stroke Risk in Some Populations
Released: 22-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Better Measure of ‘Good Cholesterol’ Can Gauge Heart Attack And Stroke Risk in Some Populations
UT Southwestern Medical Center

DALLAS – June 22, 2020 – For decades, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol has been dubbed “good cholesterol” because of its role in moving fats and other cholesterol molecules out of artery walls. People with higher HDL cholesterol levels tend to have lower rates of cardiovascular disease, studies have shown.

Newswise: Diabetes reversed in mice with genetically edited stem cells derived from patients
21-Apr-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Diabetes reversed in mice with genetically edited stem cells derived from patients
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have used induced pluripotent stem cells produced from the skin of a patient with a rare, genetic form of insulin-dependent diabetes, transformed the stem cells into insulin-producing cells, used the CRISPR gene-editing tool to correct a defect that caused a form of diabetes, and implanted the cells into mice to reverse diabetes in the animals.

Released: 19-Mar-2020 9:55 AM EDT
E-cigarette users had substances linked to bladder cancer in urine
University of North Carolina Health Care System

In the review published in the journal European Urology Oncology, researchers compiled the results of 22 different studies that analyzed the urine of people who used e-cigarettes or other tobacco products, including cigarettes, to check for evidence of cancer-linked compounds or biomarkers of those compounds. They found six biomarkers or compounds with a strong link to bladder cancer.

Newswise:Video Embedded little-tissue-big-mission-beating-heart-tissues-to-ride-aboard-the-iss
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Released: 4-Mar-2020 1:45 PM EST
Little Tissue, Big Mission: Beating Heart Tissues to Ride Aboard The ISS
Johns Hopkins University

Launching no earlier than March 6 at 11:50 PM EST, the Johns Hopkins University will send heart muscle tissues, contained in a specially-designed tissue chip the size of a small cellphone, up to the microgravity environment of the International Space Station (ISS) for one month of observation.

Newswise:Video Embedded revving-up-immune-system-may-help-treat-eczema
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Released: 26-Feb-2020 12:15 PM EST
Revving up immune system may help treat eczema
Washington University in St. Louis

Studying eczema, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that boosting the number of natural killer cells in the blood is a possible treatment strategy for the skin condition and also may help with related health problems, such as asthma.

Newswise: Barbershops Targeted to Improve Health of Black Men
Released: 18-Feb-2020 9:40 AM EST
Barbershops Targeted to Improve Health of Black Men
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Black men with high blood pressure could benefit from a research study beginning this month to check their vitals while they are getting a haircut at a barbershop.

Released: 23-Jan-2020 12:05 PM EST
Adrenaline Handbrake
Harvard Medical School

Researchers have solved the long-standing mystery of how adrenaline regulates a key class of membrane proteins that are responsible for initiating the contraction of heart cells. The findings provide a mechanistic description of how adrenaline stimulates the heart and present new targets for cardiovascular drug discovery, including the potential development of alternative therapeutics to beta-blockers.


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