Section: Health Sciences

Skeletal muscle degeneration in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is worsened by stiffening of the microtubule cytoskeleton that provide structure inside muscle cells.


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Scientists have discovered what may possibly be a key ingredient in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. Researchers have demonstrated that the nuclear receptor liver X receptor beta may play a role in the prevention and treatment of this progressive…


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When it comes to prostate cancer, there’s a lot of confusion about how to prevent it, find it early and the best way – or even whether – to treat it. Here are six common prostate cancer myths along with research-based information from scientists …


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New research suggests learning how to stop enjoying unhealthy food sooner may play a pivotal role in combating America’s obesity problem. The research explores how satiation, defined as the drop in liking during repeated consumption, can be a positive …


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Humans inherit more than three times as many mutations from their fathers as from their mothers, and mutation rates increase with the father’s age but not the mother’s, researchers have found in the largest study of human genetic mutations to date.


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It is well known that passive smoking is harmful for cardiovascular health, but the mechanism has not yet been discovered, researchers said. They investigated the effects of passive smoking on the levels of three parameters – mean platelet volume (MP…


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Preliminary results from the Aliskiren Trial in Type 2 Diabetes Using Cardio-Renal Endpoints (ALTITUDE) do not support administration of aliskiren on top of standard therapy with renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockade in type 2 diabetics …


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Successive, vigorous bouts of leg compressions following a stroke appear to trigger natural protective mechanisms that reduce damage, researchers report.


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Each year as many as 40,500 critically ill U.S. hospital patients die with an unknown medical condition that may have caused or contributed to their death, patient safety experts report in a recent study. The researchers say that although diagnostic er…


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Up to 400 cardiac events and 200 deaths in Swedish PCI patients could be avoided by following a heart healthy lifestyle, according to new research.


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Mice develop pancreatic diabetes when they lack certain genes in the E2F group, and to understand how this happens, scientists have focused on the molecular mechanism behind it.


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Scientists have identified how a kind of immature immune cell responds to a part of influenza virus and have traced the path those cells take to generate antibodies that can neutralize a wide range of influenza virus strains.


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