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Protein Pathways Are Closely Linked To Heart Disease And Diabetic Patients

In this study, researchers analyzed the protein pathways that are closely linked to changes in both triglyceride and hemoglobin A1c levels in diabetic patients have been identified. The findings of two related studies bring new interest in additional research that will help healthcare providers understand the links and identify ways to intervene earlier and prevent the onset of heart disease or diabetic complications.

Effects Of Estrogen-Like Compounds Found In Soy-Based Formulas

According to a new study, researchers examined infants who consumed soy-based formula as newborns had differences in some reproductive-system cells and tissues, compared to those who used cow-milk formula. The differences, measured in the months after birth, were subtle and not a cause for alarm, but reflect a need to investigate further the long-term effects of exposure to estrogen-like compounds found in soy-based formulas. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

FDA Approves Blincyto Use In ALL

On March 7, the FDA's Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee (ODAC) voted 8-4 in Amgen's favor on the question of whether current research demonstrated a potential benefit for a new use of blinatumomab. The drug has been approved for the treatment of relapsed or refractory BCP ALL in adults and children.