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Probiotics Increases Bone Volume, Study Reports

A widely used probiotic stimulates bone formation in young female mice, according to a study published November 13th in the journal  Immunity. In response to treatment with  Lactobacillus rhamnosus  GG (LGG), other intestinal microbes produced a metabolite called butyrate, which in turn activated bone-enhancing immune cells, including regulatory T cells

Calcifications in The Eye Increase Risk for Progression to Advanced AMD By More Than Six Times

Calcified nodules in the retina are associated with progression to late stages of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Experts from Queen's University Belfast, working in partnership with the University of Alabama of Birmingham and in collaboration with UK material scientists and US clinical ophthalmology practices, made the ground-breaking discovery that the calcified nodules in the retina – the thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye – increase the risk for progression to advanced AMD more than six times

Human Cell Atlas Study Reveals Maternal Immune System Modifications in Early Pregnancy

The first Human Cell Atlas study of early pregnancy in humans has shown how the function of the maternal immune system is affected by cells from the developing placenta. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Newcastle University and the University of Cambridge used genomics and bioinformatics approaches to map over 70,000 single cells at the junction of the uterus and placenta. This revealed how the cells talk to each other to modify the immune response and enable the pregnancy.

Photoacoustic Imaging May Help Doctors Detect Ovarian Tumors Earlier

Ovarian cancer claims the lives of more than 14,000 in the US each year, ranking fifth among cancer deaths in women. A multidisciplinary team at Washington University in St. Louis have found an innovative way to use sound and light, or photoacoustic, imaging to diagnose ovarian tumors, which may lead to a promising new diagnostic imaging technique to improve the current standard of care for patients with Ovarian Cancer