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Newswise: Potential New Heartburn Drug Studied at VUMC
Released: 26-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST
Potential New Heartburn Drug Studied at VUMC
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

An investigational drug that binds bile acids in the stomach can reduce the severity of heartburn symptoms in patients with treatment-resistant gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) when combined with a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), a new study suggests.

Newswise: Nanosize Device ‘Uncloaks’ Cancer Cells in Mice And Reveals Them to The Immune System
Released: 26-Feb-2020 11:00 AM EST
Nanosize Device ‘Uncloaks’ Cancer Cells in Mice And Reveals Them to The Immune System
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Scientists at Johns Hopkins report they have designed and successfully tested an experimental, super small package able to deliver molecular signals that tag implanted human cancer cells in mice and make them visible for destruction by the animals’ immune systems. The new method was developed, say the researchers, to deliver an immune system “uncloaking” device directly to cancer cells.

Newswise: Scientists Discover New Clue Behind Age-Related Diseases and Food Spoilage
Released: 26-Feb-2020 11:00 AM EST
Scientists Discover New Clue Behind Age-Related Diseases and Food Spoilage
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Berkeley Lab scientists have made a surprising discovery that could help explain our risk for developing chronic diseases or cancers as we get older, and how our food decomposes over time.

Released: 26-Feb-2020 10:00 AM EST
New bile discovery will rewrite textbooks
Michigan State University

Forget what you know about bile because that's about to change, thanks to a new discovery made by Michigan State University and published in the current issue of Nature. Much of our knowledge about bile hasn’t changed in many decades. It’s produced in the liver, stored in our gall bladder and injected into our intestine when we eat, where it breaks down fats in our gut.

Released: 26-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
Mathematician identifies new tricks for the old arch in our foot
University of Warwick

A stiff mid-foot is essential for withstanding excessive force when pushing off on the ground for walking and running

Released: 25-Feb-2020 12:05 PM EST
Adequate folate levels linked to lower cardiovascular mortality risk in rheumatoid arthritis patients
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Decreased folate levels in the bloodstream have been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, shedding light on why those patients are more susceptible to heart and vascular disease, according to research published today in JAMA Network Open by experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Released: 24-Feb-2020 12:45 PM EST
How Resident Microbes Restructure Body Chemistry
University of California San Diego Health

A comparison of normal and germ-free mice revealed that as much as 70 percent of a mouse’s gut chemistry is determined by its gut microbiome. Even in distant organs, such as the uterus or the brain, approximately 20 percent of molecules were different in the mice with gut microbes.

Released: 19-Feb-2020 1:10 PM EST
Vaping Changes Oral Microbiome, Increasing Risk for Infection
New York University

Using e-cigarettes alters the mouth’s microbiome—the community of bacteria and other microorganisms—and makes users more prone to inflammation and infection, finds a new study led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry.

Newswise: Wildness in urban parks important for human well-being
Released: 26-Feb-2020 10:55 AM EST
Wildness in urban parks important for human well-being
University of Washington

A new study led by the University of Washington has found that not all forms of nature are created equal when considering benefits to people's well-being. Experiencing wildness, specifically, is particularly important for physical and mental health.

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