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Newswise: Gene therapy in mice builds muscle, reduces fat
6-May-2020 4:45 PM EDT
Gene therapy in mice builds muscle, reduces fat
Washington University in St. Louis

A new study in mice at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests gene therapy one day may help build muscle and relieve pain in overweight patients with osteoarthritis.

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: Mouse Study Shows Nerve Signaling Pathway Critical to Healing Fractures
Released: 5-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST
Mouse Study Shows Nerve Signaling Pathway Critical to Healing Fractures
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Sticks and stones may break one’s bones, but healing them requires the production of a protein signal that stimulates the generation, growth and spread of vital nerve cells, or neurons, throughout the injured area. That’s the finding of a recent Johns Hopkins Medicine study that used mice to demonstrate what likely takes place during human fracture repair as well.


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