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Human fetal lungs harbor a microbiome signature

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...
17-Jan-2020 12:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Pathogenic Alzheimer’s disease cascade is activated by faulty norepinephrine signaling

Preclinical research has revealed a key missing piece of the Alzheimer’s disease puzzle. That allowed proof-of-concept experiments — using an existing drug — that dramatically reduced Alzheimer’s pathology and symptoms in mouse models,...
15-Jan-2020 10:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Persistence of gut microbial strains in twins, living apart after cohabitating for decades

Using a genomics strain-tracking bioinformatics tool, analyzed two metagenomic sequencing databases from pairs of twins — one for children who were still living together and the other from adult twins, ages 36 to 80, who then lived apart for...
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Extra benefit from epilepsy neurostimulators — reducing comorbid neuropsychiatric symptoms

Researchers report cases of five epilepsy patients who found better treatments for deleterious neuropsychiatric symptoms like anxiety and depression using data collected — while the patients were at home — from implanted neurostimulators placed...
2-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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How to stay healthy while avoiding the dirtiest places at the gym

During the colder months, many exercise routines transition indoors, especially in gyms. However, the gym may be one of the dirtiest places you walk into. Numerous studies have shown that gyms can be covered in cold and flu viruses, as well as E....
2-Jan-2020 12:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Cancer therapy may be aided by induced macropinocytosis, a rarely reported form of cell death

A metabolic inhibitor was able to kill human cancer cells of the skin, breast, lung, cervix and soft tissues through a non-apoptotic route — catastrophic macropinocytosis. The inhibitor acted synergistically with the chemotherapy drug,...
18-Dec-2019 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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75 Million-Year-Old Sea Turtle Fossil Discovery Is a New Genus and Species That Sheds Light on the Evolution of Its Modern Relatives

Scientists are racing to determine which genealogy most accurately represents the evolutionary history of sea turtles — a challenging proposition.
18-Dec-2019 11:25 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The smart-dumb question, a key to writing about — and understanding — immunology

A New York Times journalist shared his key to reporting with a UAB honors seminar class. Both the reporter and the class want to understand how — for good or for bad — the human immune system works. UAB has one of the few in-depth undergraduate...
13-Dec-2019 10:20 AM EST Add to Favorites


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Infectious disease expert able to discuss coronavirus

21-Jan-2020 4:40 PM EST

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5 ways to be a healthy holiday party pro

Lavish get-togethers with delicious treats by the sleigh-full will abound, but will that cause your waistline to bulge as well?
17-Dec-2019 10:10 AM EST

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Nutrition expert available to comment on BMJ food labeling research

12-Dec-2019 4:10 PM EST

FDA approves drug that improves lung function in most Cystic fibrosis patients.

22-Oct-2019 12:30 PM EDT

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Nutrition expert available to discuss controversial red meat guidelines

1-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT

What You Need to Know About Sinus Infections

As the fall months approach, the potential for seasonal allergies, runny noses and sinus infections increases.
1-Oct-2019 5:05 AM EDT

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Vaping Expert, Pediatrician, Available to Discuss Concerning Deaths and Related Illnesses Affecting Teens

6-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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PTSD is not just for veterans, it’s a trauma disorder that affects millions

Research shows that individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder are not just war veterans, but anyone who has experienced some form of severe life trauma.
5-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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