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Collaboration reveals potential new therapy for osteoarthritis

Cornell University

Osteoarthritis affects 240 million people worldwide and is one of the most common causes of disability in both humans and animals. Currently, no therapeutics exist to prevent this disease, but recent multidisciplinary research at Cornell reveals that the application of a proprietary peptide known as SS-31 may protect cartilage from the injury that leads to arthritis.

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22-Jan-2020 12:15 PM EST
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Study takes on e-cigarette warning ‘paradox’

Cornell University

As controversy swirls around the vaping industry, a team of Cornell researchers has set out to help regulators identify the most effective health warnings to include in advertisements for electronic cigarettes.

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21-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
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Clinical Trial: Vitamin D Supplementation Linked to Potential Improvements in Blood Pressure in Children

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Overweight and obese vitamin D-deficient children who took a relatively high dose of vitamin D every day for six months had lower blood pressure and improved insulin sensitivity than their peers who took a lower dose, according to the results of a new clinical trial.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Children's Health, Clinical Trials, Diabetes, Obesity, Pharmaceuticals, National Institutes of Health (NIH), All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

21-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Dozens of potential anti-cancer drugs netted in massive screening study
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    20-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST

Dozens of potential anti-cancer drugs netted in massive screening study

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

A variety of existing drugs for treating conditions such as diabetes, inflammation, alcohol abuse, and arthritis in dogs can also kill cancer cells in the lab, according to a study by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

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19-Jan-2020 11:05 AM EST
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New Drug Prevents Liver Damage, Obesity and Glucose Intolerance in Mice on High-Fat Diet

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Mice given a new drug targeting a key gene involved in lipid and glucose metabolism could tolerate a high-fat diet regimen (composed of 60% fat from lard) without developing significant liver damage, becoming obese, or disrupting their body’s glucose balance.

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20-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST
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Newswise: Human fetal lungs harbor a microbiome signature

Human fetal lungs harbor a microbiome signature

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The lungs and placentas of fetuses in the womb — as young as 11 weeks after conception — already show a bacterial microbiome signature, which suggests that bacteria may colonize the lungs well before birth. How the microbes or microbial products reach those organs before birth is not known.

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17-Jan-2020 12:50 PM EST
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17-Jan-2020 1:40 AM EST
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Putting the ‘lazy eye' to work

University of California, Irvine

When University of California, Irvine neurobiologist Carey Y.L. Huh, Ph.D., set her sights on discovering more about amblyopia, she brought personal insight to her quest. As a child, Huh was diagnosed with the condition, which is often called “lazy eye.” he and her colleagues have just found that amblyopia originates in an earlier stage of the visual pathway than was previously thought. Their research, which raises the possibility of new treatment approaches, appears in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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17-Jan-2020 12:20 AM EST
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