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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

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

Team of Scientists Demonstrate Path for Tackling Rare Cancers With No Effective Treatment

Mar. 23, 2017 — New cancer study results indicate the importance of treatment based on genetic mutation rather than location of ... read more

Weight-Bearing Exercises Promote Bone Formation in Men

Mar. 22, 2017 — Osteoporosis affects more than 200 million people worldwide and is a serious public health concern, according to research. Now, newly published work is the first in men to show that long-term, ... read more

Significant Increase in Number of Women Tested for BRCA Gene, but Many High-Risk Patients Still Missing out

Mar. 22, 2017 — Previously, mainly women with a history of cancer were referred for genetic testing, but as awareness has grown, more low-risk women are undergoing BRCA testing. A new study found that the proportion ... read more

Potential Early Warning Signs of Osteoporosis Found in South Asian Women

Mar. 21, 2017 — Pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life than white Caucasian women, a new study ... read more

Researchers Discover Key to Drug Resistance in Common Breast Cancer Treatment

Mar. 20, 2017 — Three-quarters of all breast cancer tumors are driven by the hormone estrogen. These tumors are frequently treated with drugs to suppress estrogen receptor activity, but unfortunately, at least half ... read more

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