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High-Fat Diet May Change Breast Milk Makeup, Affect Baby's Health

New research suggests that following a high-fat diet during lactation—regardless of diet during pregnancy—alters RNA activity in breast milk. The changes in genetic material may increase the risk of metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes...
21-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Getting Enough Sleep May Help Skin Wounds Heal Faster

Getting more sleep may help wound healing, and a nutrition supplement may also help, according to a new study. The paper, published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for November.
14-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Red Blood Cell Function, Creation and Renewal the Focus of Sickle Cell Conference Symposium

Researchers will meet to discuss the physiology, function and future of red blood cells (RBCs) in sickle cell disease (SCD) at the “Red Cell Physiology” symposium during the American Physiological Society’s Physiological and Pathophysiological...
3-Nov-2017 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Out of Balance: Gut Bacterial Makeup May Exacerbate Pain in Sickle Cell Disease

An overabundance of the bacteria Veillonella in the digestive tract may increase pain in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Researchers from Howard University will present their findings today at the American Physiological Society’s...
3-Nov-2017 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gene Marker Could Identify Sickle Cell Patients with Highest Risk of Complications

Researchers have found a genotype that could help identify sickle cell disease (SCD) patients at greatest risk of developing disease-related complications. The findings will be presented at the APS Physiological and Pathophysiological Consequences...
3-Nov-2017 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stress, Fear of Pain May Be Cause of Painful Sickle Cell Episodes

Mental stress and the anticipation of pain may cause blood vessels to narrow and trigger episodes of severe pain (vaso-occlusive crisis, or VOC) in sickle cell disease (SCD). A team of researchers from California will present their findings today at...
3-Nov-2017 3:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Alzheimer’s Drug Elicits Quality of Life, Red Blood Cell Function Improvements in Sickle Cell Patients

A popular drug commonly used to treat Alzheimer’s disease has shown promise in laboratory and clinical trials for treating patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). Researchers have found that the molecule memantine stabilizes the development,...
3-Nov-2017 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sickle Cell Conference to Focus on Causes and Pathways to a Cure

Leading experts in the field of sickle cell disease (SCD) research will convene in Washington, D.C., for the Physiological and Pathophysiological Consequences of Sickle Cell Disease conference (November 6–8). The conference, organized by the...
31-Oct-2017 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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