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08 Feb New treatment for MS

By studying interactions between testosterone and the immune system in male mice, scientists from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, have discovered a molecule that seems to protect against multiple sclerosis. In a paper on the findings that was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy...

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05 Feb New treatment for breast cancer

New research published in the journal Oncogene uncovers a protein that helps breast cancer to spread. The findings may lead to new therapies for invasive breast cancer. Breast cancer (shown here, under the microscope) needs a specific protein in order to spread, reveals new research. Despite many...

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05 Feb New information on diabetes

New insights from research on how insulin exits the bloodstream to metabolize glucose in cells could lead to new treatments for insulin resistance, a condition that usually precedes type 2 diabetes. Tracking insulin's journey through the bloodstream could yield new treatments for insulin resistance and type...

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05 Feb Mitoflavoscins

New research published in the journal Aging finds a compound that stops cancer cells from spreading by starving them of vitamin B-2. The findings may revolutionize traditional chemotherapy. Current chemotherapy has a wide range of serious side effects, but that may be about to change, suggests...

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05 Feb How long does it take to build muscle

Healthy and strong muscles are essential for proper body functioning. Skeletal muscles are composed of contracting muscle fibers that make movement possible. Muscle contraction also plays a role in how a person sits and stands – in other words, their posture. Similarly, muscles affect joint stability,...

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05 Feb Exercise can help ward off dementia

New research recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society explores the benefits of exercising for delaying Alzheimer's disease. Aerobic exercise, such as power walking or jogging, may be the best form of exercise for preventing Alzheimer's disease. Last year, a review by scientists at...

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05 Feb Diabetic? Clean your gums

A new study highlights the importance of oral hygiene for people with type 2 diabetes, after finding that those with the condition may have better blood glucose levels if they look after their teeth. Researchers say that people with type 2 diabetes may improve their blood...

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