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Fever alters immune cells so they can better reach infections

Cell Press | 01-15-2019

Fever is known to help power up our immune cells, and scientists in Shanghai have new evidence explaining how. They found in mice that fever alters surface proteins on immune cells like lymphocytes …

Pioneering surgery restores movement to children paralyzed by acute flaccid myelitis

Hospital for Special Surgery | 01-15-2019

An innovative and complex surgery involving nerve transfers is restoring hope and transforming lives torn apart by a mysterious and devastating illness. …

Genes reveal clues about people’s potential life expectancy

University of Edinburgh | 01-15-2019

Scientists say they can predict whether a person can expect to live longer or die sooner than average, by looking at their DNA. …

Fecal transplant effective treatment for ulcerative colitis

University of Adelaide | 01-15-2019

Fecal transplant or “Fecal microbiota transplantation” (FMT) can successfully treat patients with ulcerative colitis, new research from the University of Adelaide shows. …

Engineered T cells promote long-term organ transplant acceptance

University of Basel | 01-15-2019

Organ transplant rejection is a major problem in transplantation medicine. Suppressing the immune system to prevent organ rejection, however, opens the door to life-threatening infections. …

Physical activity reduces mortality in patients with diabetes

European Society of Cardiology | 01-15-2019

Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health. That is one of the recommendations in a position paper of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), …

B-group vitamins can improve concentration among people with first episode psychosis

Orygen | 01-14-2019

B-group vitamins may be beneficial for maintaining concentration skills among people experiencing a first episode of psychosis, …

Gut microbes from healthy infants block milk allergy development in mice

NIH-NIAID | 01-14-2019

New research suggests that the gut microbiome may help prevent the development of cow’s milk allergy.

Suicide risk more than quadruples for people with cancer

Penn State | 01-14-2019

People with cancer are more than four times more likely to commit suicide than people without cancer, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. …

Scientists connect dots between colitis and colon cancer

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University | 01-14-2019

Lingering inflammation in the colon is a known risk factor for colorectal cancer and now scientists report one way it resets the stage to enable this common and often deadly cancer. …

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Biomedical Advances

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Fever alters immune cells so they can better reach infections

Cell Press | 01-15-2019

Fever is known to help power up our immune cells, and scientists in Shanghai have new evidence explaining how. They found in mice that fever alters surface proteins on immune cells like lymphocytes …

Fever alters immune cells so they can better reach infections

Cell Press | 01-15-2019

Fever is known to help power up our immune cells, and scientists in Shanghai have new evidence explaining how. They found in mice that fever alters surface proteins on immune cells like lymphocytes …

Diet and Lifestyle

Diet and Lifestyle

How much is too much? Even moderate alcohol consumption is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation

Elsevier | 01-10-2019

Alcohol is ubiquitous in Western society, and rates of excessive use among adults remain high. Excessive alcohol consumption is an established risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF), …

How much is too much? Even moderate alcohol consumption is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation

Elsevier | 01-10-2019

Alcohol is ubiquitous in Western society, and rates of excessive use among adults remain high. Excessive alcohol consumption is an established risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF), …

Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Physical activity reduces mortality in patients with diabetes

European Society of Cardiology | 01-15-2019

Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health. That is one of the recommendations in a position paper of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), …

Physical activity reduces mortality in patients with diabetes

European Society of Cardiology | 01-15-2019

Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health. That is one of the recommendations in a position paper of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), …