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Endoplasmic Reticulum, ERAD, Diabetes, Hormone, Protein Folding

From Urine Output to Disease, Study Sheds Light on the Importance of Hormone Quality Control

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A discovery about the endoplasmic reticulum in hormone-producing cells shed lights on water balance under normal physiology and could open doors to better understanding of diseases related to misfolded proteins.

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Child Health, School Health, Asthma, mental health and children

Poll: Parents Not Confident Schools Can Assist Child with Chronic Disease, Mental Health Issues

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Most parents are sure schools would be able to provide basic first aid but are less confident about a school’s ability to respond to asthma attacks or a mental health problem.

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Diabetes, Medication, Elderly, Older Americans

Time to Dial Back on Diabetes Treatment in Some Older Patients? Study Finds 11% Are Over-Treated

Almost 11 percent of Medicare participants with diabetes had very low blood sugar levels that suggested they were being over-treated, a new study finds. But only 14 percent of these patients had a reduction in blood sugar medication refills in the next six months.

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Chad Carr’s Tumor Offers Genetic Clues for DIPG Research

A year and half after losing his battle against brain cancer, Chad Carr’s legacy lives through research that will help other children facing the same cruel disease.

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University of Michigan Researchers Awarded Nearly $3.5 Million to Fight Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

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A new clinical trial will explore three interventions in improving one of the most disabling symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis: fatigue. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has approved a $3,476,448 funding award over four years to Michigan Medicine’s Tiffany Braley, M.D., M.S. and Anna Kratz, Ph.D.

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Surgeons Have Major Influence on Breast Cancer Treatment

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A woman’s choice of surgeon plays a significant role in whether she’s likely to receive contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, an increasingly popular aggressive breast cancer surgery.

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Antibiotic Resistance, Multidrug Resistance, Bacteria, Nursing Homes, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Healthcare Associated Infections

“Superbug” Bacteria Gang Up on US, Fueled by Antibiotic Use, Nursing Home Study Suggests

What’s worse than getting exposed to a kind of bacteria that modern antibiotics can’t kill? Getting exposed to more than one – because they may work together to cause an infection, new research suggests. It’s time to think about such bacteria as members of an antibiotic-resistant ecosystem in healthcare environments – not as single species.

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A Tiny Device Offers Insights to How Cancer Spreads

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Researchers developed a new type of microfluidic device that can cultivate cells for longer periods of time, better reflecting how cancer cells to change over time. The device allowed them to capture the leader cells that would be first to break away and cause metastasis.

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Dental, Oral Health, Dental Care, Tooth, Teeth, Prevention, Preventive Care, Middle Age, Older Adults, Senior Citizens

Tooth Trouble: Many Middle-Aged Adults Report Dental Pain, Embarrassment and Poor Prevention

The dental health of middle-aged Americans faces a lot of problems right now, and an uncertain future to come, according to new national poll results. One in three Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 say they’re embarrassed by the condition of their teeth, and that dental problems have caused pain or other problems in the past two years. Forty percent of those polled don’t get regular cleanings or other preventive oral care.







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