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  • Alzheimer's breakthrough: Brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed

    Posted 2018-06-22 08:00:00 by: Mahammad A. Tafida

    Alzheimer's disease could be better treated, thanks to a breakthrough discovery of the properties of the metals in the brain involved in the progression of the neurodegenerative condition, by an international research collaboration including the University of Warwick. Dr Joanna Collingwood, from Warwick's School of Engineering, was part of a research team which characterised iron species associated with the formation of amyloid protein plaques in the human brain - abnormal clusters of proteins in the ...

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  • Probiotics can protect the skeletons of older women

    Posted 2018-06-21 08:00:00 by: Mahammad A. Tafida

    For the first time in the world, researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have demonstrated that probiotics, dietary supplements with health-promoting bacteria, can be used to affect the human skeleton. Among older women who received probiotics, bone loss was halved compared to women who received only a placebo. The research opens the door to a new way to prevent fractures among the ...

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  • In mice, stem cells seem to work in fighting obesity! What about stem cells in humans?

    Posted 2018-06-20 10:00:00 by: Mahammad A. Tafida

    Obesity is an increasing global health problem associated with several comorbidities and a high risk of mortality. A wide spectrum of interventions has been proposed for weight management in clinical settings, but most are effective only in the short term, since it is common for patients with obesity to gradually regain the weight lost. This unfavourable outcome continues to stimulate researchers to search for an effective long-lasting treatment for ...

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  • Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in China - and it is on the rise

    Posted 2018-06-20 08:00:00 by: Mahammad A. Tafida

    Among women in China, rates of breast cancer rose around 3.5% each year between 2000 and 2013. In comparison, breast cancer among American women decreased by about 0.4% a year over the same timeframe. China's rapid urbanisation and development of multiple 'megacities' - a city with 10 million or more inhabitants - reveals higher rates of breast cancer in urban areas, and in more densely-populated ...

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  • 'Kiss of death' cancer

    Posted 2018-06-19 10:00:00 by: Mahammad A. Tafida

    It's called the 'kiss of death'. Triple negative breast cancer has no targeted drug therapy and, as such, the only hope for these patients is chemotherapy. Triple negative breast cancer is aggressive and deadly. Patients are currently treated by chemotherapy but there is no guarantee of success - and unfortunately, for those that chemotherapy does not work, the survival rate remains only 12 ...

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  • Kallyope and Novo Nordisk announce collaboration to discover novel therapeutics for obesity and diabetes

    Posted 2018-06-19 08:00:00 by: Mahammad A. Tafida

    Kallyope, Inc and Novo Nordisk A/S today announced that they have entered into a research collaboration and option agreement to discover novel peptide therapeutics to treat obesity and diabetes. Kallyope will receive an upfront payment and research support for activities conducted in the collaboration. Under the terms of the agreement, Novo Nordisk has an option to license exclusive worldwide rights to develop and commercialise up to six products discovered in the ...

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  • Research shows how a moderate dose of alcohol protects the heart

    Posted 2018-06-18 10:00:00 by: Mahammad A. Tafida

    For at least 20 years, research has shown that for many people, moderate consumption of alcohol can protect the heart, but the reason for this is poorly understood. A study conducted at the University of São Paulo's Biomedical Science Institute (ICB-USP) in Brazil suggests that this cardioprotective mechanism may be associated with activation of ALDH2 (aldehyde ...

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