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Clinical trial of novel approach to treating osteoporosis

  Clinical trial of novel approach to treating osteoporosis The results of a large-scale multi-centre international phase 3 clinical trial shows that an innovative drug combination can significantly lower the risk of fracture among high risk patients with osteoporosis A …

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New technology will increase supply of donor lungs

  New technology will increase supply of donor lungs Erasmus MC expects that the number of lung transplants can be increased by 35% by using the new circulation machine wich makes it possible to make donor lungs that were previously …

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First Patient Recruited to ASAC Trial

  First Patient Recruited to ASAC Trial Trial to determine how aspirin can improve disease free survival in patients treated with resection for colorectal cancer liver metastases (CRCLM) is now underway. A clinical trial that aims to determine whether taking …

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Gut Reaction

Salmonella food poisoning causes chronic intestinal inflammation (bright green) via disrupting the body’s ability to detoxify resident gut bacteria.   Gut Reaction Scientists discover that repeated food poisoning can trigger chronic disease By Julie Cohen Food poisoning may be the …

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5 Things to Know About Coughing Kids

Pediatrician Annette Cameron, MD, connects with a young patient. Credit: Robert A. Lisak   5 Things to Know About Coughing Kids By Carrie Macmillan Pediatric specialists explain that lingering cough—and what to do Parents know the drill. First comes the …

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New test shows when body is fighting a virus

photo credit: adobestock   New test shows when body is fighting a virus By Ziba Kashef A new test that measures RNA or protein molecules in human cells can accurately identify viral infection as a cause of respiratory symptoms, according …

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Personalizing Heart Health

Image: iStock/Natali_Mis   Personalizing Heart Health Genetic analysis links hormone GLP-1 with cardiovascular mortality risks By Eric Bender Harvard Medical School scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have taken another step toward solving a long-standing puzzle about heart health in type …

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Pulmonary fibrosis caused by single transcription factor

New therapeutic approach to treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. A key factor in the development of the disease is low levels of activity of the FoxO3 transcription factor. Experiments on mice have shown that treatment with UCN-01 stops progression of the …

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Hearing is believing in gene therapy’s promise

In a new Nature paper, a Rice University professor outlines a strategy that uses gene editing to slow the progression of a genetic hearing disease. Illustration by Xue (Sherry) Gao   Hearing is believing in gene therapy’s promise Mike Williams …

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Boosting resilience to be ready for MS

Professor Kenneth Pakenham   Boosting resilience to be ready for MS A resilience training program to improve the quality of life for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) has been developed by University of Queensland researchers. UQ School of Psychology’s Professor …

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Can Interventions Reduce Antibiotic Overuse?

  Can Interventions Reduce Antibiotic Overuse? Overuse Contributes to Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria This article was originally published in the Northwestern University News Center. It has been edited and expanded for the Breakthroughs in Care audience. Simple behavioral interventions can …

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