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Study Shows Massage Helps Ease Arthritis Pain, Improve Mobility

Patients with arthritis in their knees experienced significant improvement in pain and mobility after undergoing a weekly, whole-body massage for two months, according to a study led by researchers at Duke Health.
13-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Roadmap Reveals Shortcut to Recreate Key HIV Antibody for Vaccines

A team led by Duke Human Vaccine Institute researchers, publishing online Dec. 11 in the journal Immunity, reported that they have filled in a portion of the roadmap toward effective neutralization of HIV, identifying the steps that a critical HIV...
6-Dec-2018 9:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Identify ‘Youth Factor’ in Blood Cells That Speeds Fracture Repair

Duke Health researchers have previously shown that introducing bone marrow stem cells to a bone injury can expedite healing, but the exact process was unclear. Now, the same Duke-led team believes it has pinpointed the “youth factor” inside...
3-Dec-2018 4:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Expanded Cord Blood Shows Potential for Use in Adult Bone Marrow Transplants

Umbilical cord blood stem cells that are cultured and expanded outside the body before being used for bone marrow transplant in adult blood cancer patients appear safe and restore blood count recovery faster than standard cord blood. The findings,...
30-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Weight Likely Cause for One-Fourth of Asthma Cases in Kids With Obesity

A study including health data for more than 500,000 children in the U.S. suggests obesity might be to blame for about a quarter (23 to 27 percent) of asthma in children who are obese. This could mean about 10 percent of all kids ages 2 to 17...
19-Nov-2018 1:15 PM EST Add to Favorites


Using Mice, Duke Researchers Identify How Allergic Shock Occurs So Quickly

Researchers at Duke Health, publishing in the Nov. 9 issue of the journal Science, used mouse models to track how immune cells are triggered during anaphylactic shock. They describe a previously unknown mechanism in which a newly identified immune...
5-Nov-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

High Blood Pressure Poses Risk of Heart/Stroke Events for People Under Age 40

People younger than age 40 who have high blood pressure are at increased risk of heart failure, strokes and blood vessel blockages as they age, according to a study in JAMA led by Duke Health.
6-Nov-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Adding Flavors to E-Cigarette Liquids Changes Chemistry, Creates Irritants

New research from Duke and Yale universities shows flavorings are transforming more than marketing. The chemical additives react to e-liquid, or e-juice, creating new compounds that could trigger irritation and inflammation when inhaled.
16-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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