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Developmental biology

Genetic Switches: Control Process Of Whole-body Regeneration

When it comes to regeneration, some animals are capable of amazing feats — if you cut the leg off a salamander, it will grow back. When threatened, some geckos drop their tails as a distraction, and regrow them later. Other animals take the process even further. Planarian worms, jellyfish, and sea anemones can actually regenerate…

Radiation therapy

Predictive Model For Secondary Cancer Onset

A University of North Texas researcher and a 16-year old student are working together to fight cancer with mathematics. Julia Christina Ayalde Camacho, a student in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science and Xuexia Wang, an associate professor and researcher of statistics in UNT’s Department of Mathematics, are working together as mentor and student…

Family medicine

Most Americans Report Excellent Good Health

Most Americans report having excellent or good health and have a usual place to go for medical care, according to a report published March 13 for the National Health Interview Survey Early Release Program. Tainya C. Clarke, Ph.D., from the National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsville; Maryland, and colleagues provide update estimates for select…

Pharmacology

New Drug Help Those With Tough To Treat Cholesterol

People whose high cholesterol is resistant to treatment with statin drugs may soon have a new treatment option. This new class of drugs helps block synthesis of artery-clogging cholesterol; researchers explained. The drugs target an enzyme called ATP citratelyase (ACL), part of the production pathway for “bad” LDL cholesterol in the body. Increasing the dose In…

Heamatology

Ingredient Vital For Blood Vessel Formation

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered an ingredient vital for proper blood vessel formation that explains why numerous promising treatments have failed. The discovery offers important direction for efforts to better treat a host of serious conditions ranging from diabetes to heart attacks and strokes. Functional blood vessel Until now,…

Heart Attack

SOS Signal Of Heart Muscle Sending Out After Heart Attack

Human cells shed exosomes. These tiny extracellular, membrane-bound vesicles can carry cargo for cell-to-cell communication, ferrying diverse loads of proteins, lipids or nucleic acids. University of Alabama at Birmingham and Chinese researchers now report that exosomes are key to the SOS signal that the heart muscle sends out after a heart attack. After the heart…

Tuberculosis

Immunotherapy: Effective For Fighting Tuberculosis

In part because of its resistance to many antibiotics, tuberculosis kills approximately 1.7 million people worldwide each year. But new research from the University of Notre Dame suggests that structures released by the infected cells may be used in tandem with antibiotics to boost the body’s immune system, helping fight off the disease. The paper,…

Epidemics

To Halt DRC Ebola Outbreak Within Six Months

The deadly Ebola outbreak raging in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; should be over within six months; the head of the World Health Organization said. Seven months since the outbreak erupted; in DRC’s violence-torn North Kivu province; WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters; there were clear signs the spread of the virus was “contracting”. “Our…

Medical genetics

Gene Behind Mitochondrial Disease Has More Varied Effects

For more than two decades, mutations in a gene located in the DNA of mitochondria have been classified as a mitochondrial disease and linked to a particular set of symptoms. However; according to new findings from researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP); mutations in this gene, which encodes an essential part of the mitochondrial…

Skin aging

Improvement Of Skin Viscoelasticity And Density

Skin aging is a characteristic that causing many concerns in the present population; with different types of treatments being developing. It can characterize by a progressing process of drying; changes on the skin microrelief, loss of firmness, and elasticity that results on wrinkles and sagging. The combination of oral supplementation and topical formulations; to the…

Marine alga

Anti-Diabetic Activity Of Symphyocladia Latiuscula

Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar levels. As the disease progresses, it can lead to blurred vision, cardiovascular diseases; kidney and/or other organ damage and dysfunction, and even depression. But diabetes is caused by a failure of the pancreas to produce insulin (type I diabetes) or by insulin resistance…

Medicaid work

Judge Vows To Rule On Medicaid Work Requirements

The federal judge who shot down a Medicaid work requirement plan last June remained deeply skeptical Thursday of the Trump administration’s renewed strategy to force enrollees to work. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, who last year blocked Kentucky’s work requirement, heard testimony on a revised federal approval. He also had a hearing on Arkansas’ Medicaid work…