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Study reveals new therapeutic target for slowing the spread of flu virus

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | 06-22-2018

Influenza A (flu A) hijacks host proteins for viral RNA splicing and blocking these interactions caused replication of the virus to slow, according to new research published in Nature Communications …

Our intestinal microbiome influences metabolism — through the immune system

Boston Children's Hospital | 06-21-2018

Research tells us that the commensal or “good” bacteria that inhabit our intestines help to regulate our metabolism. A new study in fruit flies, published June 21 in Cell Metabolism, shows one surprising way they do this. …

Novel therapy makes oxidative stress deadly to cancer

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University | 06-21-2018

Oxidative stress can help tumors thrive, but one way novel cancer treatments work is by pushing levels to the point where it instead helps them die, scientists report. …

Having a meal activates the functioning of human brown fat

University of Turku | 06-20-2018

The importance of the human brown adipose tissue (BAT) has become clearer during the past ten years. Using positron emission tomography, PET, it was shown that adult humans have functional BAT. …

Long-term estrogen therapy changes microbial activity in the gut, study finds

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | 06-19-2018

Long-term therapy with estrogen and bazedoxifene alters the microbial composition and activity in the gut, affecting how estrogen is metabolized, a new study in mice found. …

Bad habits that lead to cancer, chronic disease corrected by simple lifestyle intervention

Northwestern University | 06-19-2018

Does this sound like someone you know? He or she spends too much time in front of screens, gets little exercise and eats a diet high in fat and low in fruits and vegetables. …

How the brain plays a role in rheumatoid arthritis inflammation

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan | 06-18-2018

Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory and autoimmune condition with nasty levels of inflammation that can affect a person’s joints and the rest of their body, inducing fatigue, sleep and creating cognitive difficulties, …

Diabetes may be an early manifestation of pancreatic cancer

Oxford University Press USA | 06-18-2018

A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that recent-onset type 2 diabetes may be early expression of pancreatic cancer. …

Gut microbes may contribute to depression and anxiety in obesity

Joslin Diabetes Center | 06-17-2018

Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center now have demonstrated a surprising potential contributor to these negative …

Greater levels of vitamin D associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer

University of California - San Diego | 06-15-2018

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest higher levels of vitamin D are associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer. Their epidemiological study is published in the June 15 online …

Biomedical Advances

Biomedical Advances

Novel therapy makes oxidative stress deadly to cancer

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University | 06-21-2018

Oxidative stress can help tumors thrive, but one way novel cancer treatments work is by pushing levels to the point where it instead helps them die, scientists report. …

Novel therapy makes oxidative stress deadly to cancer

Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University | 06-21-2018

Oxidative stress can help tumors thrive, but one way novel cancer treatments work is by pushing levels to the point where it instead helps them die, scientists report. …

Diet and Lifestyle

Diet and Lifestyle

Large international study links blood vitamin D levels to colorectal cancer risk

American Cancer Society | 06-14-2018

A new study authored by scientists from the American Cancer Society, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the U.S. National Cancer Institute, and more than 20 other medical centers and organizations finds that …

Large international study links blood vitamin D levels to colorectal cancer risk

American Cancer Society | 06-14-2018

A new study authored by scientists from the American Cancer Society, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the U.S. National Cancer Institute, and more than 20 other medical centers and organizations finds that …

Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Greater levels of vitamin D associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer

University of California - San Diego | 06-15-2018

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest higher levels of vitamin D are associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer. Their epidemiological study is published in the June 15 online …

Greater levels of vitamin D associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer

University of California - San Diego | 06-15-2018

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest higher levels of vitamin D are associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer. Their epidemiological study is published in the June 15 online …