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Wound-Healing Properties of Marine Sponge

Recently, the bioactive properties of marine collagen and marine collagen hydrolysates have been demonstrated. Although there is some literature assessing the general chemical features and biocompatibility of collagen extracts from marine sponges, no data are available on the biological effects of sponge collagen hydrolysates for biomedical and/or cosmetic purposes.

A New Blood Test May Help Monitor Celiac Disease Activity

A new biomarker assay may detect celiac disease and monitor its progress, new research suggests. "We identified immunogenic epitopes of the tTG-DGP (tissue transglutaminase-deamidated gliadin-derived peptide) complex and found that an assay to measure the immune response to epitopes accurately identified patients with celiac disease, as well as patients with mucosal healing," the authors write in Gastroenterology, online October 17.

Breast Cancers Grow By Recruiting Cells From Bone Marrow

Researchers in Israel have discovered that breast tumors can boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells originally formed in the bone marrow.  The study, which will be published November 23 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals that the recruitment of bone marrow-derived fibroblasts lowers the odds of surviving breast cancer, but suggests that targeting these cells could be an effective way of treating the disease.

Health Surrogates For Older Adults And Care Preferences

When it comes to making health decisions for an older adult, what health surrogates do not know can be harmful, according to new research. While 75% of surrogates feel extremely confident in their knowledge of a loved one's preferences, only 21% of them actually know what the older patient would want in the event of a serious illness, the researchers said.