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April 28, 2017

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April 28, 2017

Intense Training Without Proper Recovery May Compromise Bone Health in Elite Rowers

Apr. 25, 2017 — Bone mineral density, an indicator of bone strength, typically increases with regular exercise, acting as a protective mechanism against bone fractures and osteoporosis. But a new study suggests that ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Cells in the brain’s master circadian clock synchronize voltage rhythms despite asynchronous calcium rhythms, which might explain how a tissue-wide rhythm is ... read more

Novel Molecular Pathway in Aggressive Breast Cancer Offers Potential Therapeutic Targets

Apr. 21, 2017 — A novel molecular mechanism involved in progression and metastasis in the most aggressive form of breast cancer has now been identified by researchers. The gene MAFK is known to be induced by the ... read more

Hot Flashes Could Signal Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Apr. 12, 2017 — Hot flashes, one of the most common symptoms of menopause, have already been shown to interfere with a woman's overall quality of life. A new study shows that, particularly for younger midlife ... read more

Genetic Basis for Drug Response in Childhood Absence Epilepsy

Apr. 11, 2017 — Consider two children who have childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), the most common form of pediatric epilepsy. They both take the same drug -- one child sees an improvement in their seizures, but the ... read more

Cause of an Inherited Neurological Disorder Discovered

Apr. 10, 2017 — Researchers have identified the basis for how a single gene mutation can cause a rare neurological movement disorder known as ... read more

Sodium Citrate Spray Could Temporarily Restore Sense of Smell

Apr. 5, 2017 — A substance commonly used to treat bladder issues could temporarily treat people who have lost their sense of smell, according to new ... read more

Ultrasound and Microbubbles Flag Malignant Cancer in Humans, Study Finds

Apr. 4, 2017 — A new way to diagnose cancer without resorting to surgery has now been demonstrated by scientists, raising the possibility of far fewer ... read more

New Experimental Drug Offers Hope for Menopausal Women With Frequent Menopausal Hot Flushes

Apr. 3, 2017 — Women plagued by frequent hot flushes during the menopause could cut the number of flushes by almost three-quarters, thanks to a new drug ... read more

New Measurement Technique Lowers Estimated Vitamin D Recommended Daily Allowance

Apr. 3, 2017 — After re-measurement of vitamin D by improved technology, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D intake drops from 800 to 400 International Units (IU) per day, new research ... read more

Exposure to BPA Substitute, BPS, Multiplies Breast Cancer Cells

Apr. 3, 2017 — Bisphenol S (BPS), a substitute for the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in the plastic industry, shows the potential for increasing the aggressiveness of breast cancer through its behavior as an ... read more

Prolonged Sleep Disturbance Can Lead to Lower Bone Formation

Apr. 2, 2017 — Insufficient sleep, a common problem that has been linked to chronic disease risk, might also be an unrecognized risk factor for bone ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — A kind of bacteria found in the vagina may trigger recurrent UTIs, according to researchers. The findings help explain why sexual activity is associated with UTIs. When it gets into the bladder, the ... read more

Making Bones Stronger

Mar. 29, 2017 — New treatments for osteoporosis are desperately needed. Now scientists report estimates of potentially the most effective dosage of a particular peptide, with results that could raise density levels ... read more

Vitamin D, Calcium Supplementation Among Older Women Does Not Significantly Reduce Risk of Cancer, Study Finds

Mar. 28, 2017 — Among healthy postmenopausal women, supplementation with vitamin D3 and calcium compared with placebo did not result in a significantly lower risk of cancer after four years, according to a ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — A miniature female reproductive tract that fits in the palm of your hand has now been developed by researchers. It could eventually change the future of research and treatment of diseases in ... read more

Does Vitamin D Decrease Risk of Cancer?

Mar. 28, 2017 — In a new study, women who were given vitamin D3 and calcium supplements had 30% lower risk of cancer than women taking placebos. The difference did not quite reach statistical significance. However, ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new way to approach breast cancer treatment. First, they search for the proteins that drive tumor growth, and then test in the lab drugs that potentially neutralize these ... read more

Unique Wheat Passes the Test

Mar. 27, 2017 — A unique, patented wheat can have significant importance to agriculture, the environment and undernourished people in developing countries. Animal tests recently demonstrated that this special wheat ... read more

Possible New Target for Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Mar. 23, 2017 — In the relentless battle against multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers recently discovered an entirely new cellular mechanism -- an underlying defect in brain cells -- that may to be blame for the ... read more

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